Former Tennessee senator, judge Sugarmon dies in Memphis

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Russell Sugarmon Jr., a former Tennessee state senator, civil rights leader, and Memphis judge, has died.

'Fight Back!' consumer reporter David Horowitz dies

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David Horowitz, whose "Fight Back!" syndicated program made him perhaps the best-known consumer reporter in the U.S., has died. He was 81.

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Variety
February 20

Mississippi doctor, civil rights pioneer James Anderson dies

Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82.
TV & Media
February 19

Former AP photographer Peter Cosgrove dies at age 84

Peter Cosgrove, a former Associated Press photographer in Florida who covered more than 100 space shuttle launches, the Elian Gonzalez saga, and the presidential recount, has died. He died of a heart attack in his sleep on Saturday in Orlando, Florida at the age of 84.
Music
February 19

'What a talent': Celebrities react to death of Lagerfeld

Some reaction to the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld."His humor, wit, love and passion for fashion will live on forever. Thank you for the…
Books
February 18

W.E.B. Griffin, prolific military novelist, dead at age 89

W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died at age 89.
Nation
February 18
FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008, file photo, Wallace Smith Broecker, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia Univer

Scientist who popularized term "global warming" dies at 87

A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.
Local
February 18

Hope Crolley, 29, was lifelong Vikings fan with a huge heart, 'jovial soul'

Hope Crolley’s stepdad teased that her heart was so big, she loved the Vikings even when they were losing. Crolley knew the stats of every…
Nation
February 18
Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.
National
February 17

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said. He was 68.
Nation
February 17

Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85.
National
February 17

Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praised

The family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday.
National
February 16

Former Army Secretary John Marsh laid to rest in Virginia

Former Secretary of the Army John Marsh Jr. was laid to rest Friday at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia where he developed a love for history and the military.
Minneapolis
February 16

Ida-Lorraine Wilderson, Minneapolis civic leader and educator, dies at 86

Her home became a meeting ground for minds interested in civic and social change.
Obituaries
February 16

Betty Ballantine, half of publishing duo who changed Americans' reading habits, dies at 99

Betty Ballantine, who with her husband helped transform reading habits in the pre-internet age by introducing inexpensive paperback books to Americans, died Tuesday in Bearsville,…
Variety
February 15
Architect James Dayton.

Celebrated Minnesota architect James Dayton dies unexpectedly at 53

Frank Gehry protégé designed the MacPhail Center for Music.
Movies
February 14

Producer of 'Silent Scream' anti-abortion film dies

Donald S. Smith, who produced the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream" and, with help from Ronald Reagan's White House, distributed copies to every member of Congress and the Supreme Court, has died at 94.
National
February 14
In this Feb. 3, 1994, file photo, Lyndon LaRouche gestures during a news conference in Arlington, Va..

Perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche dead at 96

Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96.
Local
February 13

LeRoy Miller, D-Day veteran and former Minnesota mayor, dies at 96

Miller had at least two close calls while working for the family plumbing and heating business, near-misses that he turned into stories and jokes.
Books
February 13

Paperback pioneer Betty Ballantine dead at 99

Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died.
Variety
February 13

Anne Firor Scott, groundbreaking historian, dead at 97

Anne Firor Scott, a prize-winning historian and esteemed professor who upended the male-dominated field of Southern scholarship by pioneering the study of Southern women, has died. She was 97.
National
February 13

1 of Houston-area 'Black Girl Magic' judges dies

One of the 17 black women elected as Houston-area judges last year as part of a "Black Girl Magic" campaign has died at age 57.