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L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:53:26 GMT2017-09-21T16:53:26Z

PARIS (AP) -- The family of L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, says she has died at her home in France at the age of 94....



Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:09:43 GMT2017-09-20T21:09:43Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a confession to an adulterous affair, has died at age 99....



Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin dead at 72

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:41:58 GMT2017-09-20T15:41:58Z

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama musician and recording engineer who produced songs for groups including the Allman Brothers Band has died....



Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:27:03 GMT2017-09-20T15:27:03Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95....



Stanislav Petrov, who averted nuclear war, dies at 77

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:08:39 GMT2017-09-19T15:08:39Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile warning at the height of the Cold War, has died at 77....



Former Pennsylvania congressman Bill Goodling dies at 89

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:24:41 GMT2017-09-18T23:24:41Z

YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Goodling, a former Republican congressman who represented parts of central Pennsylvania in the U.S. House for more than a quarter century has died. He was 89....



Bolshoi opera singer Zurab Sotkilava dies at 80

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:39:51 GMT2017-09-18T16:39:51Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Moscow's Bolshoi Theater has announced that renowned Soviet and Russian opera singer Zurab Sotkilava has died. He was 80....



Albert Speer Jr., son of Nazi architect, dies in Germany

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:30:45 GMT2017-09-18T15:30:45Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Albert Speer Jr., the son of Adolf Hitler's chief architect who had his own accomplished architectural career but struggled to distance himself from his father's legacy, has died. He was 83....



Penny Chenery, owner of Triple Crown champ Secretariat, dies

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:16:19 GMT2017-09-17T18:16:19Z

Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her disabled father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95....



US aviator who helped form Israeli Air Force dies at 94

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 04:51:28 GMT2017-09-17T04:51:28Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mitchell Flint, an American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel's first fighter squadron has died. He was 94....