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  • Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox News, dies at 66

    Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox News, dies at 66

    Alan Colmes, the longtime liberal TV and radio host for Fox News, has died after a brief illness, the network announced Thursday. He was 66. Colmes was best known as the left-leaning foil to conservative Sean Hannity on the prime-time Fox News show “Hannity & Colmes” when the cable news network...

  • Ed Garvey, labor lawyer who led NFL players on two strikes, dies at 76

    Ed Garvey, labor lawyer who led NFL players on two strikes, dies at 76

    Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Assn. through strikes in 1974 and 1982, has died at age 76. Garvey died Wednesday at a nursing home outside Madison, Wis., after a battle with Parkinson's disease, the Capital Times reported. Garvey had  been the players' union...

  • Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Prize winner whose theories changed modern economics, dies at 95

    Kenneth Arrow, Nobel Prize winner whose theories changed modern economics, dies at 95

    Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel Prize-winning Stanford economist whose groundbreaking work redefined the world’s understanding of the free marketplace, has died at his home in Palo Alto. Stanford University, where Arrow spent much of his career, reported that the economist died Tuesday at the age of 95....

  • Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies at 73

    Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies at 73

    Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73. His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. Nishimura says he had just performed two shows at the Iridium on Friday and Saturday. Coryell’s highly...

  • Russia's ambassador to U.N. dies suddenly after falling ill in New York City

    Russia's ambassador to U.N. dies suddenly after falling ill in New York City

     Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission.  Vitaly Churkin, 64, was taken to a hospital in New...

  • Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, portrayed by Mel Gibson in 'We Were Soldiers', dies at 94

    Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, portrayed by Mel Gibson in 'We Were Soldiers', dies at 94

    Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died at the age of 94. Joseph Galloway, who with Moore co-authored the book "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young," confirmed that...

  • 'Band of Brothers' paratrooper Edward Tipper dies at 95

    'Band of Brothers' paratrooper Edward Tipper dies at 95

    Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers," has died at the age of 95. He died Feb. 1 in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, his daughter said. Tipper was a member of the famed Easy Company, part of the 101st Airborne Division, and parachuted...

  • Influential jazz artist Al Jarreau, singer of 'We're in This Love Together,' dead at 76

    Influential jazz artist Al Jarreau, singer of 'We're in This Love Together,' dead at 76

    Al Jarreau, the legendary jazz artist and seven-time Grammy winner, has died. He was 76. The singer died about 6 a.m. Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital surrounded by family and friends, his agent said. The cause of death was not immediately known, but news of his passing comes two days after he...

  • Anthony Marquez, intern who rose to L.A. bureau chief for Associated Press, dies at 55

    Anthony Marquez, intern who rose to L.A. bureau chief for Associated Press, dies at 55

    Anthony Marquez, an Associated Press intern who rose to Los Angeles bureau chief, where his calm hand brought stability to news coverage in Southern California amid upheaval in the journalism industry, has died. He was 55. Marquez died Thursday due to complications from cancer. Unfailingly courteous...

  • Red Wings, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch dies at 87

    Red Wings, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch dies at 87

    Mike Ilitch, founder of the Little Caesars Pizza empire and owner of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, has died. He was 87.  Ilitch, who was praised for keeping his professional hockey and baseball teams in Detroit as other urban sports franchises relocated to new suburban stadiums,...

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