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Princeton's 17th president, William Bowen, dead at 83

Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.

Drew Sharp, longtime Detroit sports columnist, dies at 56

The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois soldier, Oklahoma man

A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

Central Ohio firefighter hit by lightning dies 2 years later

A central Ohio firefighter struck by lightning at a charity event two years ago has died from an infection attributed to his injuries.

Betsy Bloomingdale private collection going to auction

Personal belongings of the late fashion icon, socialite and philanthropist Betsy Bloomingdale will be auctioned in New York later this year and next year.

Obituary: Dr. Frederick Hass, 97, founder of North Clinic in the Twin Cities

Dr. Frederick M. Hass was a patient’s doctor, quick on his feet during the most trying of times. When he was a young doctor, a…

Phil Chess, co-founder of blues label Chess Records, dies

Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess, who with brother Leonard helped launch the careers of Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and others and amassed a catalog of rock and electric "Chicago" blues that profoundly influenced popular music in the 1950s and beyond, has died. He was 95.

Obituary: Varjo Jurisoo, drafted by three armies, immigrated to U.S.

"He went through more in his first 25 years of life than I ever will in my whole life," said his son David Jurisoo.

Thom Jones, author of 'The Pugilist at Rest,' dies at 71

Thom Jones, an acclaimed short-story writer who drew upon family tragedy and his own painful struggles for "The Pugilist At Rest" and other collections, has died.

Robert 'Big Sonny' Edwards, member of The Intruders, dies

An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.

Ohio dad of girl who was starved, beaten gets death sentence

The father of a 2-year-old girl who was starved and badly beaten before she died was sentenced to death Monday for aggravated murder.

Former Louisiana congressman Clyde Holloway dies at 72

Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.

Obituary: Dance pro Dean Constantine invited black musicians downtown

Downtown Minneapolis clubs wouldn’t book black musicians in the late 1960s. Then Dean Constantine threw open the doors to the Foshay Tower. Constantine’s King Solomon’s…

Motorcycle crash kills owner of well-known Lake Minnetonka saloon

The Narrows owner Jimmy Anderst died four days after a motorcycle crash; friends remembered him Sunday.

Mystery writer Edward Gorman dies at 74

Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.

Winningest UConn hockey coach, Bruce Marshall, dies at 54

The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.

Family: State Sen. Gudex suffered from depression

The family of the late state Sen. Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac says he suffered from depression.

Developmental disability service helps Winona man thrive

Tony Habeck rhythmically rummaged through the drawers and cabinets of his sister Brenda Tryan's home on a recent weekday, moving swiftly from room to room to the next available set of cabinetry.

Obituary: Robert J. 'Bob' Fenlon, 91, attorney and one of 'The Boys' at Town & Country Club

Robert J. “Bob” Fenlon was a St. Paul guy, born and raised on the West Side, and when he settled in for a legal career,…