Jane Eidson, who got a college degree at 56, dies at 98

The experience solidified Eidson's belief in the power of education.

Democratic New Jersey state Senator Jim Whelan dies at 68

August 22
Jim Whelan, a Democratic New Jersey state senator and former mayor of Atlantic City who worked to help revitalize the struggling seaside resort, has died. He was 68.

When being a doctor was not an option, she became a nurse

August 21

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Stage & Arts
August 22

Thomas Meehan, Tony-winning story writer of 'Annie,' dies

Three-time Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, best known for transforming the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip into the smash Broadway musical "Annie," has died at age 88.
Celebrities
August 22

Hall of Fame baseball announcer Rafael 'Felo' Ramirez dies

Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, a Hall of Fame baseball radio broadcaster who was the signature voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans over three decades, has died. He was 94.
Celebrities
August 21

Coroner: Jerry Lewis death was from end-stage heart disease

Authorities in Las Vegas say Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death certificate differs from what was reported earlier.
Music
August 21

Rockabilly pioneer Sonny Burgess dies in Arkansas at 88

Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his native Arkansas.
National
August 21

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future.
National
August 21

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future.
Celebrities
August 21

Jerry Lewis, Hollywood survivor, showman, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis epitomized what it meant to be a survivor in Hollywood.
Movies
August 21
Jerry Lewis performs during the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon in 2005.

Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.
Movies
August 21

Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis knew how to laugh and cry

Jerry Lewis sometimes didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Celebrities
August 20

Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

Reaction to the death of comedy legend Jerry Lewis:
National
August 20

The Latest: White House praises Lewis for comedy, charity

The Latest on the death of comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis (all times local):
Movies
August 20

Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.
National
August 20
Dick Gregory speaks at the D.C. Full Democracy Freedom Rally and March...

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
Local
August 19

Anna Gibbs, a spiritual leader who worked to preserve Ojibwe language and culture, dies at 72

Gibbs, or Waasabiikwe (Moonlight Shining on the Water Woman), will be remembered for her laughter and for her work as the first woman from the reservation to officiate at the sacred medicine dance.
National
August 18

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future.
Local
August 18

Dorothy McNeill Tucker dies at 93, funded U women's sports research

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport remains the only research center of its kind.
Movies
August 18

'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dead at 76

Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," has died. He was 76.
Variety
August 18

Boy, 13, who had heart transplant dies on 1st day of school

A 13-year-old boy who received a heart transplant months ago has died on the first day of school.
Stage & Arts
August 18

Bruce Forsyth, veteran British TV host and entertainer, dies

Bruce Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quizmaster on English television whose career spanned the history of TV, has died.
Nation
August 18

Francis DiLorenzo, bishop of Diocese of Richmond, dies at 75

The Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, who served as bishop of the Diocese of Richmond for 13 years and made a return to conservative values his top priority, has died. He was 75 years old.