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Gough Whitlam, 98 (1916 - 2014)
ROD McGUIRK, The Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.Although national leader for only three turbulent years until 1975, the legacy of Whitlam's Labor Party government remains to this day. Many of its...
Jean-Claude Duvalier (2014)
EVANS SANON, The Associated PressPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack, his attorney said.Reynold George said the 63-year-old ex-leader died at his home.Duvalier, looking somewhat frail, made a surprise...
Shlomo Lahat, 56 (1957 - 2014)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87.Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died in a Tel Aviv hospital. Israeli media said Lahat had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years.Born in Germany in 1927, Lahat rose...
James Traficant (2014)
MARK GILLISPIE, The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from the U.S. Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.Traficant was seriously injured Tuesday after a vintage tractor flipped over on him as he tried to park it inside a barn on the family...
Mike Harari, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympics team, has died. He was 87.Harari was also involved in planning Israel's rescue of hostages held by militants in Uganda in 1976.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (2014)
ALAN FRAM, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it...
Stefan Andrei, 83 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Stefan Andrei, a foreign minister under communism who decreased Romania's dependency on the Soviet Union, has died. He was 83.Andrei died Sunday at...
Joseph Persico, 84 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressGUILDERLAND, New York (AP) — A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84.His wife, Sylvia...
Roger Clarke (2014)
DAVID McFADDEN, The Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died...
Edmund Szoka, 86 (1927 - 2014)
MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II...
Albert Reynolds, 81 (1932 - 2014)
SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his...
James Jeffords, 80 (1934 - 2014)
DAVE GRAM, The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an...
Sophie Masloff (2014)
KEVIN BEGOS, The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Sophie Masloff, who rose from a tax clerk to become Pittsburgh's first female mayor, died Sunday. She was 96.She died at an area hospice, said...
Ricardo Izurieta, 71 (1943 - 2014)
The Associated PressSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Ricardo Izurieta, the general who succeeded dictator Augusto Pinochet as head of Chile's military, died Sunday at age 71.A statement from the Chilean army...
Fernand St Germain, 86 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man who represented Rhode Island in Congress for 28 years and co-sponsored a 1982 bill that deregulated savings and loans has died. Fernand St...
George Hansen, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressBOISE, Idaho (AP) — George Hansen, a former Idaho Republican congressman, died Thursday of natural causes at a medical center in Pocatello, Cornelison Funeral Home said. He was...
James Brady, 73 (1940 - 2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family...
Paul Schell, 76 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was 76.Schell died Sunday morning at a...
Vic Atiyeh, 91 (1923 - 2014)
JONATHAN J. COOPER, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died...
Ken Gray, 89 (1924 - 2014)
The Associated PressWEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" for bringing $7 billion in...
Eduard Shevardnadze, 86 (1928 - 2014)
The Associated PressTBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia, has died at the age of 86.His...
Alan Dixon (2014)
The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died. His son Jeffrey Dixon tells The Associated Press that the 86-year-old died Sunday at his home...
Leslie Manigat, 83 (1930 - 2014)
EVENS SANON, The Associated PressPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Leslie Manigat, a prominent figure in the Haitian political establishment whose term as president was cut short by a military coup in...
Sen. Howard Baker, Jr., 88 (1925 - 2014)
CONNIE CASS, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard Baker's question sliced to the core of Watergate: "What did the president know and when did he know it?" Repeated over and again in...
Ramon Jose Velasquez, 97 (1916 - 2014)
Associated Press, The Associated PressCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former Venezuelan president Ramon Jose Velasquez, known for his role in opposing dictatorship in the South American country, has died...
Fouad Ajami, 68 (1945 - 2014)
The Associated PressPALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Fouad Ajami, a Middle East scholar who rallied support for the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and advised policy makers in the Bush administration,...
Avraham Shalom, 86 (1928 - 2014)
YOUSUR ALHLOU, The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Avraham Shalom, a former director of Israel's Shin Bet security service who led the agency through some of its greatest achievements before...
Gopinath Munde , 64 (1949 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — India's Rural Affairs Minister Gopinath Munde was killed in a car accident Tuesday in New Delhi.Munde was on the way when his car was hit by another vehicle. He...
Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, 90 (1923 - 2014)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, the survivor of a Siberian labor camp, was an unlikely servant to the Soviet Union and its communist ideology...
Gen. Wojciech Jaruzlski (2014)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has died at a military hospital where was being treated after a stroke, a hospital...