Obituaries

 
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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies

By Jim Long
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Obituaries | Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” “Shining Star”

Top chef’s suicide shows the high stakes of haute cuisine

By Victoria Queen
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Obituaries | Benoit Violier, known as the “world’s best chef,” shocked foodies worldwide when he apparently shot and killed himself on Sunday. As other ambitious…

Rock icon David Bowie dies

By Jim Long
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Obituaries | David Bowie, the British glam rock chameleon whose innovative career lasted five decades and included hits like “Fame,” “Heroes” and “Let’s…

Deaths

Deaths

By Edward E. Plowman
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2015 News of the Year | Members of an Islamic State affiliate walk (and later behead) captured Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Libya.

Midday Roundup: Washington rolls out the red carpet for Pope Francis

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Popemania. Pope Francis traveled through Washington, D.C., this morning in a slow-moving motorcade past throngs of excited well-wishers on his way to meet…

Disney star Dean Jones remembered for faith, films

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | Dean Jones, beloved star of nearly a dozen Disney films, died Tuesday of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 84. Jones’ appearances in…

Midday Roundup: Dogs pick up fresh scent in hunt for escapees

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hot on the trail. Schools and a highway near a New York state prison have closed as the manhunt for two escaped killers continues. More than 450 law…

Las Vegas kicks off B.B. King memorials

By Heather Bridges
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Obituaries | The public viewing of B.B. King’s body in Las Vegas today begins a weeklong tribute to the great blues musician, who died May 14 at age 89. Next up: A…

Midday Roundup: East, Midwest brace for bone-chilling cold

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extra cold. Dangerously cold temperatures are arriving in the East and Midwest as arctic air moves in. Frigid temperatures and snow already battered some…

Departures

By Edward E. Plowman
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2014 News of the Year | Edmund Abel April 2 | 92 | Contract engineer who designed the Mr. Coffee drip brewing machine launched in 1972. Fouad Ajami June 22 | 68 | Middle East scholar…

2013 departures

By Edward E. Plowman
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2013 News of the Year | Patty Andrews | 94 Jan. 30  Last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters, a top recording, stage, and film vocal trio in the Big Band Era that sold more…

Author Tom Clancy dies

By Samantha Gobba
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Obituaries | Best-selling novelist Tom Clancy, whose spy thrillers made him one of the most popular writers of the last three decades, died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital…

 
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