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  • Sarkis Soghanalian dies at 82; international weapons dealer

    Sarkis Soghanalian dies at 82; international weapons dealer
    Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who was nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" for selling arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died Oct. 5 at a hospital in Hialeah, Fla. He was 82. The cause was heart failure, said his son,...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Jarrott, Frank Chirkinian, Edward Stephenson, Mikhail Simonov, Arnost Lustig

    PASSINGS: Charles Jarrott, Frank Chirkinian, Edward Stephenson, Mikhail Simonov, Arnost Lustig
    Charles Jarrott Directed TV and film, including 'Mary, Queen of Scots' Charles Jarrott, 83, a British film and TV director best known for the Hal Wallis productions "Anne of the Thousand Days" and "Mary, Queen of Scots," died Friday at the Motion...
  • PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu

    PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu
    Poly Styrene Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website. Styrene, whose real name was...
  • PASSINGS: Betty Sarah Wouk, Hazel Rowley

    Betty Sarah Wouk Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
  • Yaffa Yarkoni dies at 86; Israeli singer

    Yaffa Yarkoni dies at 86; Israeli singer
    Yaffa Yarkoni, a singer who entertained Israeli soldiers on the front lines for half a century and later reaped public censure for her outspoken criticism of the military's treatment of Palestinians, died Sundayof Alzheimer's disease in Tel Aviv. She...
  • Mark O. Hatfield dies at 89; longtime Oregon senator was bedrock of moderate Republicanism

    Mark O. Hatfield dies at 89; longtime Oregon senator was bedrock of moderate Republicanism
    Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89. Hatfield died Sunday in...
  • Deltona airman Tara R. Brown killed in gunfire near Kabul airport

    Deltona airman Tara R. Brown killed in gunfire near Kabul airport
    A Deltona airman was among nine Americans killed this week in gunfire at a military compound near Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday. Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, and eight other Americans died when a...
  • Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize

    Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize
    Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
  • My Word: Occupiers should spell out specifics

    I have mixed emotions about the Wall Street demonstrations that are taking place worldwide. I understand the protesters' frustrations, but frankly, unless they articulate specific policy changes, their efforts will have no practical results. I have...
  • Gainesville pastor plans to burn Islamic holy book despite general's plea

    Gainesville pastor plans to burn Islamic holy book despite general's plea
    The pastor of a tiny Gainesville church refused to heed pleas Tuesday from Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and religious leaders to abandon plans to mark Saturday's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a bonfire fueled by 200...
  • Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary

    Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary
    President Obama on Thursday joined the growing chorus of top U.S. officials calling on a Florida pastor to abandon his plans to stage a Koran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "This is a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda," Obama...