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'American Horror Story' actor Woolf dies after accident

Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34.

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also did so on science itself.

Fashion publishing legend John B. Fairchild dead at 87

John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87.

Former AIG CEO Robert Benmosche dies of cancer at 70

Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday.

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies + Photo Gallery + Video

In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel.


Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.


Obituary: Joseph Cecere, 78, founder of Giuseppe's restaurant

Joseph Cecere sailed to America from Italy in 1952 with little more than a lemon in his coat pocket as a home remedy for seasickness. He learned the baking trade …


Twin Cities teen pleads guilty to conspiring to join ISIL

A Somali-American teenager from Inver Grove Heights pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to conspiring to join terrorists fighting in the Middle East. Abdullahi Yusuf, 18, is the first defendant …


Col. Paul Green, member of Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 91

Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen — the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II — has died in a Southern California senior care home. He was 91.