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Obituary: Rev. Theodore Hesburgh fought for human rights

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it …

Duquesne University football player from Florida kills self

A Duquesne University football player who also played for the University of Florida has killed himself.

Obituary: Rosie Iverson taught thousands the art of a good golf swing

She was named one of the top 50 golf instructors in the country by Golf for Women magazine and was twice named LPGA’s Midwest Teacher of the Year.

'American Horror Story' actor Woolf dies after accident

Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34.

Spock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature — and a nuisance — for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:


Reaction to death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

Reaction to the death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who helped transform the University of Notre Dame while serving as its president from 1952 to 1987:


Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself.


Fashion publishing legend John B. Fairchild dead at 87

John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87.


Former AIG CEO Robert Benmosche dies of cancer at 70

Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday.