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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. He was 89.

Carol Brown Janeway, award-winning editor, dead at 71

Carol Brown Janeway, a prize-winning editor, executive and translator for Alfred A. Knopf whose authors ranged from biologist E.O. Wilson to Nobel Prize-winning fiction writer Imre Kertesz, has died, Knopf said Monday. She was 71.

Forrest Bird, inventor of medical respirators, dies at 94

Forrest Bird, an inventor whose medical respirators breathed life back into millions of patients around the world, has died. He was 94.

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

A co-founder of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew has died. Vincent Marotta 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.


Business Highlights

___ 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.