Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Oct 22, 2014

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93. Bradlee died at his home of natural causes, the Post reported. ...

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably ...

Gough Whitlam, former Australian prime minister, dies at 98

Oct 21, 2014

Gough Whitlam, former Australian prime minister, dies at 98

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died on Tuesday at the age of 98, was one of his country’s most revolutionary yet divisive statesmen, forging ties with China but triggering a constitutional crisis that split the country. Whitlam, who held office from 1972 ...

Oct 5, 2014

Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday at age 63. Duvalier died from a heart attack ...

Convicted former U.S. congressman James Traficant dies

Sep 28, 2014

Convicted former U.S. congressman James Traficant dies

James Traficant, the colorful politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from the U.S. Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant was seriously injured Tuesday after a vintage tractor flipped ...

Northern Ireland's Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies

Sep 13, 2014

Northern Ireland's Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies

For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: “no” and “never.” The Protestant minister, who became the province’s most divisive politician, used the slogan “Ulster says no!” to oppose Anglo-Irish negotiations over the future of Northern ...

Aug 22, 2014

Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81. His eldest son, Philip, said he ...