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Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies in Los Angeles at 89

Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, 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.


Freed American endured years of declining health

Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison, losing hope that he would ever be free and at one point apparently contemplating suicide. He dropped more than 100 pounds, developed hip problems and lost most of the vision in one eye.


Obituary: Nordic ski champ John Burton was lifelong athlete

Half a century ago, John Burton looked out over Lake Calhoun just before the start of a race and saw the wind rising on the water. On shore, planning to …