| Mar 4, 2012
| 12:18 PM
After Benedict Freedman and his wife, Nancy, turned the true-life adventure of a teenager who married a Canadian Mountie into the bestselling 1947 novel "Mrs. Mike," one reviewer theorized that the couple partly based the book's happy marriage on their...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Frontman for the R&B band Trammps
Jimmy Ellis, 74, the frontman for the Trammps R&B group who belted out the refrain "Burn, baby, burn!" in a 1970s-era disco hit, died Thursday at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C., according to the Bass-...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Mort Lindsey, a conductor, arranger and composer best known as the music director for Judy Garland in the 1960s and for his more than two decades as music director for "The Merv Griffin Show," has died. He was 89.
Lindsey, who was in declining health...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:20 PM
LeRoy Walker, the first African American to lead the U.S. Olympic Committee and the first black man to coach an American Olympic team, died Monday in Durham, N.C. He was 93.
Walker's death was confirmed by Scarborough & Hargett Funeral home, but no cause...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Bishop Kuang-hsun Ting, who was one of the most influential Christian figures in China as the longtime leader of the country's government-sanctioned Protestant church, has died. He was 97.
Ting died Nov. 22 at his home in Nanjing, according to...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Da Chen hit bestseller lists in 1999 with his first book, the memoir "Colors of the Mountain." That, and its sequel, "Sounds of the River," told of the hardships he experienced while growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Chen had moved...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 10:28 PM
Barry Commoner, a scientist-activist whose ability to identify and explain complex ecological crises and advocate radical solutions made him a pillar of the environmental movement, died of natural causes Sunday in New York City. He was 95.
| Oct 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo is the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, it was announced Friday morning. Publishing couldn't be happier -- the American Assn. of Publishers sent a release saying it "joined with publishing colleagues all over the......
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Evan Williams is spending less and less time these days around the San Francisco offices of Twitter, a company he co-founded and once ran as CEO. But Williams isn't gone from Twitter altogether -- despite former-COO Dick Costolo taking over as chief...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Jack Dorsey is looking to take Twitter mainstream. The co-founder is stepping into a new full-time job as executive chariman to lead product development, all while maintaining his CEO position at his mobile payments startup, Square. Dorsey is also looking...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Manning Marable, the author of a significant new biography of Malcolm X, has died three days before its publication....