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 ...

Feb 3, 2016

Celebrated noh actor Kan Hosho dies at 81

Kan Hosho, a celebrated actor of noh classical musical drama, died Monday at his home in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward. He was 81 and had been suffering throat cancer. Hosho, the first son of Yaichi Hosho, also a noh actor, was given the state honor ...

Kantner, counterculture icon with Jefferson Airplane, dead at 74

Jan 29, 2016

Kantner, counterculture icon with Jefferson Airplane, dead at 74

Paul Kantner, co-founder of the group Jefferson Airplane, whose psychedelic sound and free-spirited mindset helped define 1960s counterculture, died Thursday at age 74, media in his native San Francisco said. With hits such as “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit,” Jefferson Airplane wrote anthems ...

Deposed shah of Iran's twin sister, Princess Ashraf, dies at 96

Jan 9, 2016

Deposed shah of Iran's twin sister, Princess Ashraf, dies at 96

Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the shah’s twin sister whose glamorous life epitomized the excesses of her brother’s rule before he was deposed, has died after decades in exile. She was 96. Many in Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution believed that Princess Ashraf served ...