Richard Caire, rock 'n' roll musician known as Kai-Ray, dies at 81

Richard Caire, rock 'n' roll musician known as Kai-Ray, dies at 81

Caire, known as Tony to his friends and Kai-Ray (a play on his surname) to his fans, was there first. A guitarist and songwriter who inspired local legends such as the Trashmen, Caire died June 2 at his home in Farmington. He was 81.

Obit mourns death of Nationals fan _ but also blown lead

June 26

Daisy Josiah, refugee who became mother to an entire community, dies at 53

June 23
She died June 7 while riding in a truck that was struck outside an airport in Buffalo, N.Y., by a driver who left the scene.

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Celebrities
June 23

Mary Valastro, mother of 'Cake Boss' star, dies at 69

The mother of "Cake Boss" reality star Buddy Valastro has died. Mary Valastro was 69 years old.
TV & Media
June 23

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

Gabe Pressman, an intrepid, Emmy-winning journalist who still relished going to work at the age of 93, died in his sleep early Friday at a Manhattan hospital.
Nation
June 23

Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies

The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies.
Home & Garden
June 22

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.
Minneapolis
June 22

Teacher Sara Sexton, who died at age 79, taught her Minneapolis students to cherish learning

The beloved teacher spent her four-decade career in the Minneapolis Public Schools.
Movies
June 22

Former Kansas football standout Keith Loneker dies at 46

Keith Loneker, the former Kansas offensive lineman who spent three years in the NFL before becoming a modestly successful actor, died Thursday. He was 46.
Nation
June 22

Jerry Nelson, astronomer who built advanced telescopes, dies

Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in California. He was 73.
Nation
June 22

The Latest: North Korea detainee mourned at Ohio funeral

The Latest on the death of a U.S. college student who was held by North Korea (all times local):
Variety
June 21

Bethlehem Lutheran Pastor Chris Nelson dies at 64

Nelson died June 18 at home in Eden Prairie with family and friends after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis in November.
Nation
June 21

The Latest: Diplomat in student's release to attend funeral

The Latest on the death of U.S. college student who was held by North Korea (all times local):
Nation
June 21

529s make it easier to ask family, friends for college cash

People have used crowdfunding sites to raise money for business ideas, help afford medical emergencies and even to pay for vacations. Now the concept is coming to college savings.
Nation
June 21

The Latest: No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

The Latest on the death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier after months of detention in North Korea (all times local):
Music
June 20

Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

Rapper Prodigy, a member of the hardcore New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42.
Nation
June 20

Coroner still probing death of US student held by N. Korea

A cause of death hasn't been determined for a 22-year-old college student who was detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma, an Ohio coroner's office said Tuesday.
Nation
June 20

Slain Georgia prison guard recalled as fun-loving family man

Family, friends and law enforcement officers from across Georgia gathered Tuesday to honor the memory of the second of two slain prison guards to be laid to rest.
Celebrities
June 20

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

Carla Fendi, one of five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a luxury fashion house that was one of Italy's first to win global renown, has died in Rome following a long illness. She was 79.
Music
June 20
Sonny Knight and the Lakers perform at the Palm Door at the South By S...

Minnesota soul singer Sonny Knight's second act cut short by cancer at 69

The 1960s singer and Vietnam veteran enjoyed a career revival with the Lakers in his 60s.
Nation
June 20

U.S. student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at age 22

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said.
National
June 19

The Latest: Student's death 'touches the American heart'

The Latest on the death of an American college student days after he was freed from North Korea in a coma (all times local):
Business
June 19

Jim Stanton, a leading builder of suburban homes and downtown lofts, dies at 81

Stanton was the most influential developer of his generation.