Barbara Bush, a former first lady and linchpin of one of American's leading political families, has died in Houston, Texas. A statement from the family did not immediately identify a cause of death.
By Christopher Torchia, Associated Press
South Africa's state broadcaster says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. Her own activism against apartheid led to her being imprisoned for months and years under house arrest.
By Associated Press
"Sixty-four years ago, a young girl from Topeka, Kansas sparked a case that ended segregation in public schools in America," Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said in a statement.
By PBS NewsHour
Betty Ann Bowser, a long-time correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, died Friday night at the age of 73. After working for CBS News during the Walter Cronkite era, she joined the NewsHour as a correspondent in 1986, covering natural disasters,…
Stephen Hawking overcame the loss of his working limbs and voice to become the best-known theoretical physicist of his era, upending the scientific consensus that nothing escapes the intense gravity of black holes. Earning countless honors, he used his fame…
By Tom Foreman Jr., Jonathan Drew, Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham's children remembered "America's Pastor" as a man devoted to spreading the Gospel, living his life at home as he preached it in stadiums, with a personable humility and an unwavering focus on the…
By Fay Abuelgasim, Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Indian actress Sridevi drowned in her hotel bathtub after losing consciousness, the Dubai police said in a statement Monday, though two police officials said she was also under the influence of alcohol at the time.
Billy Graham, one of the most significant American evangelical voices and religious leaders of the past century, died Wednesday at the age of 99. Graham carried his message of peace and equality to millions around the world and on TV,…
By Rachel Zoll, Associated Press
Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, died Wednesday at age 99. Known for his signature catch phrase "The Bible says," he reached more than 210 million people worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.
By Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe who publicly vented his frustration at not being the social equal of his wife or their son in line to become Denmark's king, died late Tuesday. He…
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