Apr 5, 2016

Killer of New York's 'Kitty' Genovese dies in prison

The convicted murderer of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, a 28-year-old New York City bartender whose 1964 slaying became a notorious symbol of urban indifference, has died in prison at age 81, corrections officials said Monday. Winston Moseley was serving a life sentence for the rape ...

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65

Apr 1, 2016

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65

Internationally renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose designs included the London Aquatics Centre used in the 2012 summer Olympics, has died aged 65, her company said on Thursday. “It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid died ...

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Mar 9, 2016

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Legendary British music producer George Martin, who turned the Beatles into the best-selling band in history, has died at the age of 90, the band’s drummer Ringo Starr said on Wednesday. “God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love ...

Noted Sudanese Islamist al-Turabi dies aged 84

Mar 6, 2016

Noted Sudanese Islamist al-Turabi dies aged 84

Hassan al-Turabi, the Sudanese Islamist who played a key role in the 1989 coup that brought President Omar al-Bashir to power and who once hosted al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, died Saturday at the age of 84. Al-Turabi championed radical Islam in the 1990s, ...

'Name of the Rose' author, philosopher Umberto Eco dies at 84

Feb 20, 2016

'Name of the Rose' author, philosopher Umberto Eco dies at 84

Italy’s Umberto Eco, who has died at age 84, leaped from being an internationally renowned philosopher to becoming an author of best-selling novels. Best known for his 1980 historical mystery novel “The Name of the Rose,” which has been translated into more than 40 ...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Feb 14, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79. The ...