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Yehuda Avner, 56 (1958 - 2015)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Avner, a former Israeli diplomat and aide to a string of prime ministers who turned his insider stories about the country's leaders into a best-selling memoir, has died.Avner, who was 86, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, his family said.The British-born Avner immigrated to Israel when he was 17. He later joined the Foreign Ministry and was...
Lee Kuan Yew , 91 (1923 - 2015)
By JEANETTE TAN, The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as Lee Kuan Yew's coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the presidential palace to Parliament, where thousands waited for hours to pay respects to the city-state's founder before a funeral this weekend. Lee, 91, died Monday at Singapore General Hospital after more...
Malcolm Fraser, 84 (1930 - 2015)
By ROD McGUIRK, The Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Malcolm Fraser, the former Australian prime minister who was notoriously catapulted to power by a constitutional crisis that left the nation bitterly divided, died on Friday his office said. He was 84.Fraser was active in public life until the end and his death shocked the nation."It is with deep sadness that we inform you that...
Jerry Warren (2015)
The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He was 84.Warren died Friday at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia, after entering hospice care for cancer and pneumonia, U-T San Diego reported.Warren was assistant managing editor of The San Diego...
Bob Kastenmeier, 91 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was 91.Kastenmeier's wife, Dorothy, tells The Associated Press he died Friday at their home in Arlington, Virginia. She says his heart had been failing.Kastenmeier, who represented the Madison area, served...
Providencia Paredes (2015)
JULIET LINDERMAN, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The special assistant to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, believed to be one of the first persons of Latino descent to work in...
Jim Molyneaux, 94 (1920 - 2015)
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated PressDUBLIN (AP) — Jim Molyneaux, a soft-spoken, cautious politician who led the Ulster Unionist Party through some of Northern Ireland's bloodiest years and...
F. Ray Keyser, Jr., 87 (1927 - 2015)
By WILSON RING, The Associated PressMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — F. Ray Keyser Jr., the former Republican governor of Vermont whose 1962 defeat by a Democrat is seen as a turning point in the state's...
Claude Dilain, 66 (1948 - 2015)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Claude Dilain, a Socialist politician who became a leading advocate for France's most troubled and impoverished neighborhoods as mayor of a town at the heart of...
Deedee Corradini, 70 (1944 - 2015)
The Associated PressSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.Corradini died...
Natalia Revuelta Clews, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, The Associated PressHAVANA (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a...
Tom Schweich, 54 (1960 - 2015)
By DAVID A. LIEB, The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, is expected to speak...
Deng Liqun, 99 (1915 - 2015)
The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — Deng Liqun, a former conservative propaganda chief known for his criticism of China's economic reforms, died Tuesday in Beijing of illnesses, according to the...
U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, 56 (1958 - 2015)
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, The Associated Press TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest...
Richard von Weizsaecker, 94 (1920 - 2015)
By GEIR MOULSON, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany's World War II surrender a "day of liberation" for his country as he...
Zhelyu Zhelev, 79 (1935 - 2015)
The Associated PressSOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Zhelyu Zhelev, a philosopher and communist-era dissident who became Bulgaria's first democratically elected president, died Friday, his family said. He...
John Myers, 87 (1927 - 2015)
The Associated PressCOVINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.Owner Robert Shelby of Shelby Funeral Home in...
King Abdullah, 90 (1924 - 2015)
By LEE KEATH and ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI, The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — His changes looked minute to the outside world. But in a kingdom where ultra-conservative Muslim clerics long...
Wendell Ford, 90 (1924 - 2015)
By BRUCE SCHREINER and ADAM BEAM, The Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. and Kentucky Gov. Wendell Ford, an unapologetic smoker whose unfiltered chats and speeches endeared...
Robert E. White, 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Robert E. White, a former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador and strong critic of U.S. policy in the region during the Central American wars, has died at age 88,...
Jozef Olesky (2015)
The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jozef Oleksy, a communist-era party leader who in democratic Poland served as a left-wing prime minister until he was forced to resign over unproven...
Arch Alfred Moore, Jr., 91 (1923 - 2015)
The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former West Virginia Gov. Arch Alfred Moore Jr. possessed personal charisma, strong oratory gifts and an uncanny ability to recall names —...
Martin Anderson, 78 (1936 - 2015)
The Associated Press PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Martin Anderson, a top domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan and author of several books about his life and legacy, has died. He...
Edward W. Brooke, 95 (1919 - 2015)
By SYLVIA WINGFIELD and MARK PRATT, The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to...
Omar Karami, 80 (1934 - 2015)
The Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) — Former Lebanese Prime Minister Omar Karami died Thursday at the age of 80 after suffering from an undisclosed illness, the government said.Karami died Thursday...
Mario Cuomo, 82 (1932 - 2015)
By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL HILL, The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mario Cuomo had a loud and liberal voice that inspired a generation of politicians to turn to public service, and a...
James B. Edwards, 87 (1927 - 2014)
By BRUCE SMITH, The Associated PressCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan...
Mike Mokrzycki (2014)
The Associated PressWEST NEWBURY, Massachusetts (AP) — Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business...
David Garth (2014)
By KILEY ARMSTONG and JONATHAN LEMIRE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Powerful political adviser David Garth, who spearheaded the creation of the modern political TV commercial and helped...
Rose Clayton Cochran (2014)
By JACK ELLIOTT JR., The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Rose Clayton Cochran — who became a focal point in the re-election campaign of her husband, Sen. Thad Cochran, when a man was...