'Legendary franchisee' who invented Big Mac dies at 98

Dec 1, 2016

'Legendary franchisee' who invented Big Mac dies at 98

The man who invented the quintessential American fast-food burger, the Big Mac, and inadvertently set off a race to create ever more expansive fast-food menus, has died. Michael “Jim” Delligatti passed away Monday surrounded by family at his home in a Pittsburgh suburb, according ...

Raul Castro, stepping from Fidel's towering shadow

Nov 27, 2016

Raul Castro, stepping from Fidel's towering shadow

Cuban President Raul Castro has proved far more pragmatic than his late brother Fidel, ushering in a gradual opening on the communist island and a historic thaw with the United States. Now, he finally steps out of his big brother’s shadow for good. Fidel’s ...

'Brady Bunch' mother Florence Henderson dies at 82

Nov 25, 2016

'Brady Bunch' mother Florence Henderson dies at 82

Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of “The Brady Bunch,” has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82. Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ...

Former Justice Minister Seisuke Okuno dies at 103

Nov 17, 2016

Former Justice Minister Seisuke Okuno dies at 103

Seisuke Okuno, a former Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker known for his controversial views on Japan’s wartime aggression against other Asian countries, died at his home in Tokyo on Wednesday, the LDP said Thursday. He was 103. Okuno, a native of Nara Prefecture, began his ...

Freediver Enzo Maiorca of 'Big Blue' fame dies at 85

Nov 14, 2016

Freediver Enzo Maiorca of 'Big Blue' fame dies at 85

Renowned freediver Enzo Maiorca, whose rivalry with Frenchman Jacques Mayol was immortalized in the Luc Besson film “The Big Blue,” has died in Sicily, Italian media said on Sunday. Maiorca, who was 85, was the first man to dive to a depth of 50 ...