Born Mac Rebennack, the musician died "toward the break of day" of a heart attack, his family said in a statement.
By Kevin McGill, Cain Burdeau, Associated Press
Two U.S. senators from opposing parties praised their former colleague, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, as one of their closest friends and as a gentleman who cared about the people of his state and worked across party lines.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, died Monday.
By Associated Press
Her owners say Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss demeanor became an internet sensation, has died at age 7.
By Associated Press
By Kathy McCormack, Associated Press
Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102.
By Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
Tauscher, who served in Congress for more than a decade before joining the Obama administration, died of complications from pneumonia, her family said Tuesday.
By Jake Coyle, Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Singleton, the director of "Boyz N the Hood," made movies that probed the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond.
By Dave Collins, Associated Press
The handsome scion of a prominent literary family, Van Doren was the central figure in the TV game show scandals of the late 1950s and eventually pleaded guilty to perjury for lying to a grand jury that investigated them.
By Mesfin Fekadu, Andrew Dalton, Associated Press
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut. He…
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