John Fawcett, business owner who inspired others, dies at 82

His awkward gait, the result of cerebral palsy, made the Duluth man instantly recognizable walking down the street.

Longtime AP sports writer Ed Shearer dies at 82

June 24
Ed Shearer, a longtime sports writer with The Associated Press who covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and Hank Aaron's 715th homer but left his most lasting mark as the "SEC Seer," a prognosticator of Southern football known throughout the nation, died Monday. He was 82.

Funeral planned for 6-year-old girl who died at US border

June 24
The parents of 6-year-old girl who died while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border say her body will be flown to New York for a funeral.

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Obituaries
June 24
Retired Lt. Col. Bob Friend presented Loni Anderson with an award during a benefit in Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 2013. Into his 90s, Friend, one of the

Robert Friend, one of last of fabled Tuskegee Airmen, dies

Robert Friend, 99, a decorated fighter pilot who flew 142 combat missions with the fabled Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, then became an…
Obituaries
June 24
Judith Krantz, best-selling author of romance novels and former Good Housekeeping editor, died Saturday at 91. Above is an undated photo of Krantz in

Judith Krantz, bestselling author of racy romance novels, dies at 91

Judith Krantz, whose steamy, glitzy romance novels — about the obscene exploits of the obscenely wealthy — were devoured by millions of readers and transformed…
Variety
June 24

Correction: Obit-Charles Reich story

In a story June 17 about the death of Charles Reich, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the author graduated from Oberlin University. The school's name is Oberlin College.
National
June 24

Jan Meyers, Kansas' 1st GOP congresswoman, dies at age 90

Longtime Rep. Jan Meyers, the first Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Kansas, has died at the age of 90.
Books
June 23
Author Judith Krantz shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, May 18, 2000. Krantz, who reigned for decades as the international queen of poolside re

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died Saturday at her Bel-Air home. She was 91.
Music
June 23

Dave Bartholomew, co-wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," dies at 100

Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let the Four Winds Blow," has died. He was 100.
National
June 23

In Wisconsin, cannabis and CBD users close as Main Street

In a tiny room inside a hair salon in Viroqua, Wisconsin, two women gaze over a glass case. They have driven 30-some miles down the Mississippi River from La Crosse just to check out Kickapoo Kind, a shop established last summer in the heart of the state's politically liberal Driftless region.
Music
June 22

Elliot Roberts dies; manager for Neil Young, Joni Mitchell

The manager of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and many other rock stars has died. Elliot Roberts was 76.
TV & Media
June 22

Journalist who exposed corruption, wouldn't name source dies

Jim Taricani, an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69.
Local
June 20

Daniel I. Moga, a former priest who preached pacifism, dies at 87

Moga and his wife, Moira, who died early this year, emerged as intellectual leaders of the local antiwar movement during the 1960s and beyond.
Music
June 19

Jim Pike, co-founder of Lettermen vocal group, dies at 82

Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of The Lettermen, whose lush vocal harmonies made the Grammy-nominated trio one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1960s, has died at age 82.
Local
June 19

Trailblazing Hennepin County probation officer Emmett 'Corky' Galloway dies

The 77-year-old was among the first black probation officers in Hennepin County.
Nation
June 19

Jeanne O'Laughlin dies at 90; played key role in Elian case

Barry University officials say a former university president who played a key role in the polarizing Elian Gonzalez case has died. Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin was 90.
West Metro
June 18

Florence Olson of Chaska, early recycling advocate, dies at 83

Olson was active as a volunteer for decades and served on Chaska's Planning Commission, as well as the City Council.
Music
June 18

Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John.
Variety
June 18

Racehorse takes lead, dies at Laurel Park; Maryland's 12th

A 5-year-old horse died of a suspected heart attack during a race at Laurel Park, the 12th racehorse to die in Maryland this year.
Obituaries
June 17
Alan Brinkley when he was a professor at Columbia University.

Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

NEW YORK – Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century,…
Local
June 17

Mary Kim, who rose from a war-torn childhood to leadership positions, dies at 80

She came to the United States as a penniless teenager, speaking no English. Her family was shattered, forced to move into a refugee camp when…
Celebrities
June 17
FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt attend the premiere of "Nothing Left Unsaid" at the Time War

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95.
National
June 17

Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70.