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  • Legendary Singer Etta James Remembered at Funeral

    Legendary Singer Etta James Remembered at Funeral
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CNN) -- Mourners remembered legendary singer Etta James on Saturday as an authentic voice whose velvety vocals bridged genres from blues to rock. The Rev. Al Sharpton presided over her funeral in southern California where she was...
  • John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence

    John McCarthy dies at 84; the father of artificial intelligence
    In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting. He called...
  • Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist

    Eve Arnold dies at 99; pioneering photojournalist
    Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99. Arnold died...
  • 'He's the last of the bluesmen'

    'He's the last of the bluesmen'
    He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues. David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
  • Larry Evans dies at 78; five-time U.S. chess champion and writer

    Larry Evans dies at 78; five-time U.S. chess champion and writer
    Larry Evans was a rarity in competitive chess — a five-time U.S. champion who wrote widely about the game, including a book once considered the chess players' bible. A chess grandmaster, he also gained fame for helping Bobby Fischer train for,...
  • Voters warm to Jerry Brown's pension plan, poll finds

     
    A majority of California voters like Gov. Jerry Brown's pension plan for state workers, according to a new poll....
  • Eric Brody -- A human being, not just a cause

     
    The name Eric Brody has come up a lot in news coverage over the last few years, as his family fights to get a multimillion claims bill passed by the Florida Legislature. The problem is that we've come to know......
  • Around Town: Max von Sydow plays chess with death again

     
    One of international cinema’s most acclaimed actors, Max von Sydow, best known for his iconic work for director Ingmar Bergman, visits the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre on Monday evening....
  • 'Justified' recap: Nest egg

     
    'Justified' has some of the best supporting characters on television, but is it losing sight of its hero?...
  • Niles North team, Prospect’s Moskwa are state’s best in chess

     
    Niles North’s chess team won its third Illinois High School Association state championship in the past seven years when it claimed the title Saturday in …...
  • Moscow protest draws more than 100,000 anti-Putin marchers

     
    More than 100,000 people took to the streets Saturday in the biggest show of protest in Russia's capital since the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s....