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Co-founder of Mr. Coffee company dies in Ohio at age 91

Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 91.

Obituary: Crystal Police's Susan Carstens kept kids on the straight and narrow

Children and vulnerable adults in trouble and teens who ran afoul of the law found a tenacious yet empathetic advocate in Susan Carstens. In her 35 years as a juvenile …

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization …

Longtime NPR literary critic Alan Cheuse dies at 75

Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75.

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___ Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy NEW YORK (AP) — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to …


Doctor who was father of in vitro fertilization in US dies

Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, died Friday at a Virginia hospital surrounded by family.


Pro wrestler ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dies at age 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization …


Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67.


Obituaries: Ursula and Jerry Choromanski, founders of New Hope care center

The couple, who died a week apart, thrived on work, family, faith.