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Obituary: Humble beginning shaped interior designer Ann Birt's deep sense of style

Ann Carlson Birt could transform any room. She’d walk in, take a look and then start moving things around — a chair here, a plant there. Suddenly, the space …

Jack Carter, brash comic, dies at 93

Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said.

Chris Squire, bassist of progressive rock band Yes, dies

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.

Obituary: Fred Dereschuk championed workers' rights

Fred Dereschuk made it his business to fight for the working man and woman. “Fred exemplified what a labor leader is meant to be,” said Vincent Giblin, former general president …

Authorities: Anti-vaccine doctor dead in apparent suicide

Authorities say anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina.


Patrick Macnee, star of 1960s TV series 'The Avengers,' dies

Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.


Obituary: Andrea Taylor Langworthy, car salesperson and trailblazer

Andrea Taylor Langworthy was a rebel — one with many causes. As the Twin Cities’ first full-time car saleswoman, she saw herself as a torchbearer for all women, her family …


Mario Biaggi, former congressman from NYC, dies at 97

Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97.


Agents: 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in plane crash

James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.