Biden announces son Beau's death from brain cancer

May 31, 2015

Biden announces son Beau's death from brain cancer

Vice President Joe Biden announced Saturday that his son, Beau, has died of brain cancer. Beau Biden was 46. “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled ...

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

May 15, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname “King of the Blues,” died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told ...

Model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' painting dies at 92

Apr 23, 2015

Model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' painting dies at 92

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 “Rosie the Riveter” painting, which symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92. Keefe died Tuesday in Connecticut after ...

Actor, TV personality Kinya Aikawa dies at 80

Apr 17, 2015

Actor, TV personality Kinya Aikawa dies at 80

Kinya Aikawa, an actor and host of TV shows, died Wednesday of lung cancer at his home in Tokyo, his management office said Friday. He was 80. Aikawa, whose real name was Toshiaki Igawa, was popular for his appearance in a number of TV ...

Getty oil heir dies in the latest in a string of family tragedies

Apr 2, 2015

Getty oil heir dies in the latest in a string of family tragedies

The Getty family name has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy. The mysterious death of J. Paul Getty’s grandson Andrew Getty is just the latest example of the latter. Andrew Getty, 47, was found dead Tuesday after authorities said his ...

Grieving Singaporeans pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 25, 2015

Grieving Singaporeans pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans wept on the streets and gathered in their thousands Wednesday to pay their respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew as his flag-draped coffin was transported on a gun carriage to parliament for public viewing. After a two-day private wake for the family, ...

Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

Mar 16, 2015

Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

The Chinese military’s former second-highest ranking officer, Xu Caihou, who was being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes and brokering promotions, has died in a hospital of cancer, the state Xinhua News Agency reported early Monday. He was 71. A former deputy chairman of ...

Canadian 'Trekkies' take to 'Spocking' their $5 bills

Mar 4, 2015

Canadian 'Trekkies' take to 'Spocking' their $5 bills

The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up 5-dollar Canadian bank notes that show former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy’s famous “Star Trek” character. For years, Canadians have been ...