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B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi

Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit.

AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

American Express said company President Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. Gilligan, 55, was coming back from a business …

Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral

Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.

'Friday' actor-comedian Reynaldo Rey dies at 75

Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as "Friday" and "White Men Can't Jump," has died. He was 75.

Michael King, innovative syndicator of 'Oprah,' dies at 67

Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.


CDC: 150 possibly had contact with Lassa fever victim

Federal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.


Obituary: Cherie Lovelace Price was a rock for her family and community

For Cherie Lovelace Price, helping people and the community was both a source of employment and a faith calling. Price, matriarch of an influential extended Twin Cities family, died …


Peace Corps volunteer from Minnesota dies in Tanzania crash

Robbie Lehman, 23, of Minneapolis, wanted to make a difference.


Blues legend B.B. King honored with Memphis processional

A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse and a crowd of thousands followed as the city of Memphis said farewell Wednesday to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street.