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Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.

Obituary: Journalist, free-speech advocate Richard Kleeman loved to play with language

Living-room Scrabble games were vicious in the Kleeman home, where Dick Kleeman taught his children to love writing and language. An education and political reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, Kleeman …

Innovative California Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies

Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader and scholar who fostered bold change, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.

AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

An Associated Press investigation has found that at least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span while in plain view of child protection officials.

Obituary: Lifelong learner George Gleeson loved to teach

George Gleeson called it the “rent-a-kid” program. It was his humorous way of talking about the students he sponsored to attend DeLaSalle or other private high schools, one of the …


Rescued dolphin dies at SeaWorld San Diego

A wounded dolphin rescued by Los Angeles County lifeguards and taken to SeaWorld in San Diego has died.


Member of German rocket team dies in Alabama

A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.


Ohio man acquitted after insanity defense dies

Billy Milligan, an Ohio man believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.


Richard C. Hottelet, last of original 'Murrow's Boys,' dies

Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97.