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Peter Frates, known for ice bucket challenge, laid to rest

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To honor Peter Frates — the former Boston College baseball player whose public battle with ALS helped make the ice bucket challenge a phenomenon — do as he did, the priest who officiated at his funeral said Friday.

Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86

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Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in "Fort Apache, the Bronx," "Moonstruck" and "Once Upon a Time in America" and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," has died. He was 86.

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Sports
December 12

Jim Dimick, legendary St. Olaf baseball coach, dies at 91

Dimick is "one of the icons of the game in our state," according to University of Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson.
Variety
December 11
For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals.

More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals

It's a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want.
TV & Media
December 10

Philip McKeon, "Tommy" on '80s sitcom "Alice," dies at 55

Philip McKeon, who as a child actor was featured as the son of Linda Lavin's Alice Hyatt in the 1980s CBS situation comedy "Alice," has died in Texas at age 55, a family spokesman said.
Business
December 10

Woman rescued from West Virginia mine enters guilty plea

A West Virginia woman who was rescued along with two other people from an inactive coal mine last year has pleaded guilty to destruction of property and conspiracy.
National
December 10

Longtime Patriot Ledger editor Chazy Dowaliby dies at 69

Chazy Dowaliby, a longtime newspaper editor and consultant and a onetime aide to former U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, has died. She was 69.
Local
December 9
Chandra Kreyer, emergency management coordinator for Anoka-Hennepin Schools showed school principals at the district's headquarters new radios they wi

Minn. schools rethink shooter drills as parents worry about trauma

School shootings elsewhere prompt parental concerns about emergency plans.
Local
December 9

James Renier, former Honeywell CEO and humanitarian, dies at 89

Jim Renier’s daughter Jessica remembers being a high schooler, dreaming of getting a driver’s license and one day owning a car. Her fantasy? Maybe a…
Obituaries
December 9
Secret Service agent Winston Lawson, third from left, with President Kennedy greeting a crowd at Castle Air Force Base in California.

Winston Lawson, Secret Service agent who advanced JFK's trip to Dallas in 1963, dies at 91

Winston Lawson had been a Secret Service agent for four years when, on Nov. 22, 1963, he was in an unmarked police car in Dallas…
Business
December 9

George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94

George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94.
Business
December 9
Paul Volcker, shown in a 2010 file photo when he was an advisor to the White House on economic recovery, died on Sunday at age 92. He was chairman of

Ex-Fed Chair Volcker dies, tamed inflation with recession

Paul Volcker, who as Federal Reserve chairman in the early 1980s elevated interest rates to historic highs and triggered a recession as the price of…
Celebrities
December 9
FILE - In a May 21, 2000 file photo, Carroll Spinney, center, best known for his TV character "Big Bird" from Sesame Street, receives an honorary doct

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on "Sesame Street," died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop.
Celebrities
December 8
FILE - This Nov. 9, 2013, file photo shows Rene Auberjonois at the International Myeloma Foundation 7th Annual Comedy Celebration in Los Angeles. Aube

'Benson,' 'Star Trek' actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows "Benson" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and his part in the 1970 film "M.A.S.H." playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79.
Celebrities
December 8
FILE - In this May 15, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD performs in concert during his "Death Race for Love Tour" at The Skyline Stage at The Mann Center f

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit "Lucid Dreams," died early Sunday after a "medical emergency" at Chicago's Midway International Airport.
Variety
December 7

Co-inventor of New Orleans 'hand grenade' cocktail dies

The co-founder of a chain of bars in New Orleans' French Quarter who helped create an iconic cocktail known as the "hand grenade" has died.
Local
December 7

Ingrid Maslow, who survived the Holocaust thanks to nuns and her own resourcefulness, dies at 86

Maslow learned her State Fair prize-winning needlepoint skills from the nuns who sheltered her from the Nazis.
Stage & Arts
December 6

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play "Ängels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82.
National
December 6

S. Carolina civil right lawyer, 1st Amendment champion dies

A South Carolina civil rights lawyer who helped redefine free speech rights for attorneys has died.
TV & Media
December 6

Veteran producer of 'WarGames,' 'Blue Bloods" dies at 85

Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from "Starsky and Hutch" in the 1970s to the current drama series "Blue Bloods" and whose independent movies included "WarGames" and "Sleeping with the Enemy," has died. He was 85.
TV & Media
December 5

Veteran producer of 'WarGames,' 'Blue Bloods," dies at 85

Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from "Starsky and Hutch" in the 1970s to the current drama series "Blue Bloods" and whose independent movies included "WarGames" and "Sleeping with the Enemy," has died. He was 85.
Minneapolis
December 5

Robert Rose, educator and president of the Minneapolis teachers' union, dies at 93

Rose remained active politically and in the lives of his former students even after he entered his 90s, his daughter said.