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Biden, Clinton among hundreds who honor former Senator Ford

Former Kentucky governor and U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford is being remembered for his ability to get things done at the highest levels of government without compromising his love for his state or its people.

Federal government failing to protect children, report says

The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by …

Obituary: Emily West Day was 101

Emily West Day never let age get in the way of doing what she loved. Well into her late 90s she traveled, helped raise money for park benches at her …

Melissa Rivers files lawsuit in mother Joan Rivers' death

While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa.

Notre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies

The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.


Notre Dame theologian known for books, liberal stands, dies

The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78.


Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer's family said Sunday.


TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.


First Vikings draft pick, Tommy Mason, dies at 75

The first draft pick and the first All-Pro in team history died on Thursday at the age of 75.