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2016 Olympic Games (INACTIVE)

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  • In president's hometown, Mitt Romney criticizes Obama's economic policies

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney swung throughChicago on Thursday to raise money and put together a state campaign team for another run at the White House. Romney named state Treasurer Dan Rutherford as hisIllinois chairman. Rutherford did the...
  • Mitt Romney scores endorsement from Sen. John Thune

    Mitt Romney scores endorsement from Sen. John Thune
    Mitt Romney has earned the endorsement of a leading Republican who himself was thought to be presidential timber, South Dakota Sen. John Thune. Thune's support could boost Romney's campaign in the leadoff caucus state in Iowa, where the former...
  • Wes Santee dies at 78; track star set records in 1,500 meters and indoor mile

    Wes Santee dies at 78; track star set records in 1,500 meters and indoor mile
    Wes Santee, a track star whose career ended when he was declared ineligible by the Amateur Athletic Union, died Sunday of cancer. He was 78. Santee died at his home in Eureka, Calif., said his daughter, Susie. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Wes...
  • Edward Derwinski dies at 85; first VA secretary

    Edward Derwinski dies at 85; first VA secretary
    Edward Derwinski, who represented Chicago's south side and adjoining suburbs in Congress for nearly a quarter-century before becoming the nation's first secretary of Veterans Affairs, died Sunday of cancer at a nursing home in Oak Brook, Ill., his...
  • Huntsman and Romney on a collision course

    Huntsman and Romney on a collision course
    Jon Huntsman Jr. arrived here from Beijing on Friday to mull a White House bid against the man who made him ambassador to China, a matchup that would offer no shortage of personal drama. But before taking on President Obama, Huntsman would face another...
  • Robert J. Wussler dies at 73; former head of CBS helped create CNN

    Robert J. Wussler dies at 73; former head of CBS helped create CNN
    Robert J. Wussler, a CNN co-founder and a longtime CBS executive, has died after a long illness. He was 73. Wussler died June 5 at his home in Westport, Conn., spokesman Arthur Sando said. Robert Joseph Wussler was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Newark, N.J.,...
  • Bud Greenspan dies at 84; Olympic documentarian

    Bud Greenspan dies at 84; Olympic documentarian
    Bud Greenspan, award-winning filmmaker, writer, character and, arguably, the world's No. 1 fan of the Olympics, has died. He was 84. Greenspan died Christmas Day at his home in New York City, his companion Nancy Beffa said. He had Parkinson's disease....
  • Anton Geesink dies at 76; Olympic gold medalist popularized judo

    Anton Geesink dies at 76; Olympic gold medalist popularized judo
    Anton Geesink, who helped make judo a universally popular sport by winning a gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has died. He was 76. Geesink died Friday, according to the Dutch state broadcaster NOS. He had spent several weeks in a hospital in his...
  • Norman Barker Jr. dies at 88; former executive with First Interstate Bank of California

    Norman Barker Jr. dies at 88; former executive with First Interstate Bank of California
    Norman Barker Jr., a top executive with First Interstate Bank of California and, before that, United California Bank, from the 1960s until the mid-1980s, died of natural causes Saturday at his Los Angeles home, said family spokeswoman Elizabeth Douglass....
  • David L. Wolper dies at 82; producer of 'Roots,' 1984 L.A. Olympics opening ceremonies

    David L. Wolper dies at 82; producer of 'Roots,' 1984 L.A. Olympics opening ceremonies
    David L. Wolper, the award-winning television documentary producer best known for the blockbuster TV miniseries "Roots" and for the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies he created for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, has died. He was 82....
  • Norma Merrick Sklarek dies; pioneering African American architect

    Norma Merrick Sklarek dies; pioneering African American architect
    Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades....