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Actor Marvin Kaplan, a diner patron on 'Alice,' dead at 89

Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.

Obituary: Supercentenarian Marion Hunter danced through life


Secret Service agent who protected LBJ dies in Texas

Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas. He was 80.


Obituary: Richard Rust was devoted soil scientist who broke new ground in agriculture

From the field to the classroom to the garden, Richard Rust devoted his life to the soil. Rust, a former professor of soil science at…


Muckraking SF journalist Warren Hinckle dies at 77

Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.


Ron Vander Kelen, former Badgers, Vikings quarterback

In his first three seasons with the University of Wisconsin football program, Ron Vander Kelen had only 90 seconds of playing time with the varsity…


Steven Hill, who played 'Law & Order' DA Schiff, dies at 94

Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV's long-running "Law & Order," died Tuesday. He was 94.


Wisconsin families fight drug addiction through obituaries

Some people who have lost loved ones to drug addiction are speaking out in obituaries as heroin and prescription opioid abuse continue to cause a rising toll of fatal overdoses in Wisconsin and across the nation.


Former Biloxi mayor dies at 93; was WWII fighter pilot

Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He was 93.


Alabama funeral planned for journalist George Curry

Funeral plans are set for George E. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned newspapers around the United States.


Filmmaker who made illustrations into moving images dies

An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died at his Connecticut home. Morton Schindel was 98.


Last resident of historic Chinese shrimping village dies

The last remaining resident of a shrimping village established by Chinese immigrants on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay has died.


Researcher who led fight to eradicate smallpox dies at 87

The American epidemiologist whose unwavering leadership resulted in the eradication nearly 40 years ago of smallpox, one of the world's most feared contagious diseases, has…


Former AP correspondent Mark Chellgren dies at age 62

Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.


Funeral being held for son of late DC Mayor Marion Barry

A funeral is being held for the son of the late District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry.


Trump family unity aided by bulldozers, hard hats

There's something about bulldozers and hard hats that brings a family together.


Prominent black journalist, publisher George Curry has died

George E. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned newspapers around the United States, has died. He was 69.


Donald "D.A." Henderson led international effort that eradicated smallpox

Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson, an American epidemiologist who led the international war on smallpox that resulted in its eradication in 1980, the only such success…


Italian soprano Daniela Dessi dies at 59 after brief illness

Italy's La Scala opera house says soprano Daniela Dessi has died. She was 59.