| Aug 23, 2011
John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known...
| Nov 5, 2010
Prime minister of Russia in 1990s
Viktor Chernomyrdin, 72, who served as Russia's prime minister in the turbulent 1990s as the country was throwing off communism and developing as a market economy, died Wednesday in Moscow. The cause...
| Oct 5, 2010
Puppeteer for 'Pufnstuf,' 'Pee-wee's Playhouse
Van Snowden, 71, who inhabited the costumed character H.R. Pufnstuf in the 1970 film and was the lead puppeteer on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" on television, died of cancer Sept. 22 at a Burbank...
| Apr 28, 2011
In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
| Mar 20, 2011
Warren Christopher, the former secretary of State and eminence grise of the Democratic Party whose achievements in a wide-ranging public career include brokering the Bosnian peace agreement for the Clinton administration and leading an independent...
| Jul 29, 2011
As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
| Aug 20, 2010
Mount SAC track and field announcer
Scott Davis, 66, a longtime track and field announcer and statistician who added to the prestige of the Mount San Antonio College Relays by attracting such stars as Marion Jones, Carl Lewis and Asafa...
| Dec 22, 2010
Beloved Italian soccer coach
Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the Italian soccer team to its first World Cup triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years.
Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first...
| Jan 19, 2011
R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95.
| Nov 25, 2010
Huang Hua, a former translator for Mao Tse-tung who oversaw China's formation of diplomatic ties with the United States in 1979, died Wednesday in Beijing. He was 97.
State broadcaster CCTV said Huang died of an undisclosed illness.
Huang, who was named...
| Dec 14, 2010
Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's emissary to Afghanistan and Pakistan and one of the most celebrated American diplomats of the last half-century, died Monday, the State Department said. He was 69.
Holbrooke, who in 1995 brokered the...