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Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82.

Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

An assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died.

Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, dies

Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden's best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died. He was 81.

Obituary: Jane Nelson Glaser Mooty leaves legacy of community service

Jane Nelson Glaser Mooty was the first woman to serve on the board of the Minneapolis YMCA and the Minneapolis Automobile Association. She was on…

Authorities release detail on 911 calls to Prince estate

Authorities and emergency responders were called to Prince's suburban Minneapolis home over the last five years for everything from mundane reports of tripped fire alarms to more serious medical calls.


Daniel Aaron, groundbreaking scholar, dead at 103

Daniel Aaron, a founding scholar and ambassador of American studies who explored and explained his country through books, essays and diplomatic missions and helped preserve the literary canon as the first president of the Library of America, has died.


Afeni Shakur, mother of rap legend Tupac Shakur, dies at 69

Afeni Shakur, mother of the late rap star Tupac Shakur, has died. She was 69 years old.The Marin County, California, Sheriff's Department confirmed her death…


George Weymouth, artist who hid Wyeth's 'Helga' works, dies

A Pennsylvania conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth's "Helga" portraits has died.


Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies

Remo Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound, has died.


Scalia's loss raises questions for Supreme Court

Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?


Funeral for ex-Patriot Ron Brace scheduled for Monday

Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is being laid to rest in his home town.


Born on Iron Range, peace activist and priest Daniel Berrigan dies

His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War. And they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.


Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94.


Obituary: Ruth Johnson showed gunnery sergeants what expert meant

Her children described her as demure, but it turned out Ruth Johnson had an instinct for firearms. Before all those decades of faithful attendance at…


Olympic weightlifting champion Tommy Kono dies in Hawaii

Tommy Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died. He was 85.


Olympic weightlifting champion Tommy Kono dies in Hawaii

Tommy Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for the Japanese and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died.


ABA team owner and envied dealmaker Ozzie Silna dies

Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what's commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83.


Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy

Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81.


ABA team owner and envied dealmaker Ozzie Silna dies

Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what's commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83.