Obituaries

July 13, 2018 - 2:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Christine Noestlinger, an Austrian author best known for her children's books such as "Fiery Frederica" and "Fly Away Home," has died at the age of 81. The Residenz publishing house in Vienna said on Friday that Noestlinger died June 28 after a short illness. Drawn from her childhood...
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Honor Guard members stand over the casket of former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray during a memorial service, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 13, 2018 - 12:53 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa residents remembering the legacy of former Gov. Robert D. Ray are reflecting on the difference between his administration and today's politics. Ray will be eulogized Friday during a funeral in Des Moines. The Republican governor is known for being a centrist who put...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2018, file photo, Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog owned by Megan Brainard, stands onstage after being announced the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. The 9-year-old English bulldog died just weeks after winning the contest. Brainard told NBC’s “Today” Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday, July 10. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 11, 2018 - 8:57 am
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest. Owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, told NBC's "Today " that Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday. Brainard says the dog was staying with her father and he found she had...
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July 10, 2018 - 7:01 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A utility company representative was told about a 68-year-old woman's medical condition about a month before she died after her electricity was turned off because of a past due balance, the woman's daughter said Tuesday. Desiree Washington said the representative from Public...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1984, US President Ronald Reagan and NATO Secretary General Lord Carrington, left, pose for photographers in the Rose Garden prior to talks at the White House in Washington, D.C., United States. Peter Carrington, a long-serving British politician who was the last survivor of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's government, died aged 99 on Monday July 9, 2018, according to the House of Lords website. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma, FILE)
July 10, 2018 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — Peter Carington, a long-serving British politician who was the last survivor of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's government, has died, the government said Tuesday. He was 99. The House of Lords website said he died Monday. Known for being both refined and personable, Carington...
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FILE - In this April 3, 1967 file photo shows actor Tab Hunter. Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was the heartthrob of millions of teenage girls in the 1950s, and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, died Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was 86. (AP Photo/File)
July 09, 2018 - 1:59 pm
Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees" and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. Producer and spouse Allan Glaser said Hunter died...
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FILE - In this June 17, 1956 file photo Hans-Guenther Winkler of Germany on "Halla" crosses an obstacle in first round of the Olympic Grand Prix jumping in Melbourne, Australia. Five-time Olympic gold medal winner Winkler has died the German Equestrian Federation said Monday, July 9, 2018. He was 91. (AP Photo/file)
July 09, 2018 - 5:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hans Guenther Winkler, a German showjumping great who won five Olympic gold medals, has died. He was 91. The German Equestrian Federation confirmed Winkler died early Monday in the western town of Warendorf. After taking gold at the 1954 and 1955 World Championships, Winkler and his...
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FILE - In a Jan. 12, 1982 file photo, Iowa Governor Robert Ray, left, enjoys a light moment at the Statehouse podium with Lt. Governor Terry Branstad after the Condition of the State speech. Former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray, who helped thousands of Vietnam War refugees relocate to the state and defined Iowa’s GOP politics for years, died Sunday, July 8, 2018, according to Ray’s former chief of staff David Oman. He was 89. (AP Photo/Bill Daniel, File)
July 08, 2018 - 6:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray, who helped thousands of Vietnam War refugees relocate to the state and defined Iowa's Republican politics for years, has died. He was 89. Ray, who never faced a serious election challenge during his 14 years as governor, died Sunday...
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July 07, 2018 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradford Smith, a NASA astronomer who acted as planetary tour guide to the public with his interpretations of stunning images beamed back from Voyager missions, has died. Smith's wife, Diane McGregor, said he died Tuesday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of complications from...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2013 file photo, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, center, announces the newly elected pope from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the longtime Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous "habemus papam," has died. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at age 75. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 06, 2018 - 2:57 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase "habemus papam (we have a pope)," has died. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He had been in...
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