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  • Adele Starr dies at 90; unflagging gay-rights activist

    Adele Starr dies at 90; unflagging gay-rights activist
    Adele Starr, a Brentwood mother of five who overcame dismay at her son's homosexuality to become a leading voice for gay rights and marriage equality, has died. She was 90. Starr died in her sleep Friday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica,...
  • Al LaMacchia dies at 89; longtime baseball scout pushed Dodgers to hire Andre Ethier

    Al LaMacchia dies at 89; longtime baseball scout pushed Dodgers to hire Andre Ethier
    Al LaMacchia, a longtime baseball scout who pushed the Dodgers to acquire Andre Ethier, died Wednesday at his home in San Antonio after suffering a stroke earlier this month. He was 89. LaMacchia, who pitched 16 games in the major leagues in the 1940s,...
  • Edwin Newman dies at 91; NBC news reporter and commentator

    Edwin Newman dies at 91; NBC news reporter and commentator
    Edwin Newman, known to several generations of television viewers as the dry-witted NBC reporter and commentator who covered coronations and assassinations and wrote two bestselling books on Americans' mangling of the English language, has died. He was 91....
  • Chicago All-Stars team up for Obama kickoff

    Chicago All-Stars team up for Obama kickoff
    President Obama personally kicks off his re-election effort with a set of events in his home town of Chicago Thursday, and he's lined up A-list talent to help him get things started. According to a Democratic source, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, All-...
  • Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years

    Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years
    Former Sen. Ted Stevens, 86, who died in a plane crash Monday, was a brusque political patron who dominated Alaska's transformation from wild frontier to modern state until he became entangled in corruption charges. Stevens was the longest-serving...
  • Randall Dale Adams dies at 61; wrongfully convicted of murdering a policeman

    Randall Dale Adams, a former death row inmate who gained freedom after flaws in his conviction for the murder of a Dallas policeman were exposed in a critically acclaimed documentary, has died. He was 61. Adams died Oct. 30, 2010, of a brain tumor,...
  • Maxcy Dean Filer dies at 80; 'Mr. Compton' served on City Council and sought to empower blacks

    Maxcy Dean Filer dies at 80; 'Mr. Compton' served on City Council and sought to empower blacks
    To supporters he was affectionately known as "Mr. Compton" for his unabashed promotion of the city he loved and called home for almost 60 years. Admirers lauded his relentless efforts to help empower African Americans. But many will perhaps remember civic...
  • Daniel Schorr dies at 93; controversial CBS and CNN broadcaster became elder statesman at NPR

    Daniel Schorr dies at 93; controversial CBS and CNN broadcaster became elder statesman at NPR
    Daniel Schorr, who became the elder statesman of public radio after decades as a feisty television broadcaster for CBS and CNN, has died. He was 93. Schorr died Friday morning after a short illness at a Washington hospital, National Public Radio...
  • Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82; former U.S. representative from Chicago

    Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82; former U.S. representative from Chicago
    Dan Rostenkowski, an old-style Chicago ward boss who became one of the nation's most powerful legislators during the Reagan era before a stunning fall to corruption charges that left him branded a political anachronism, has died. He was 82. Rostenkowski,...
  • PASSINGS: Jean Sieroty

    Jean Sieroty Beverly Hills activist and philanthropist Jean Sieroty, 102, an activist and philanthropist, died July 14 at her home in Beverly Hills, her family said. Sieroty founded and sustained for more than 20 years an annual holiday art show to...
  • Charles Benjamin Gittings Jr. dies at 57; activist against abuse of terror prisoners

    Charles Benjamin Gittings Jr., who for nearly nine years ran a website dedicated to stopping prisoner abuse in the war on terrorism, died Wednesday at his home in Fort Bragg, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. He would have been 58 next week....