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Willard Scott, rollicking weatherman of TV's 'Today' show 35 years, dies at 87

Sep 04 2021

Willard Scott, the ebullient former "Today" show weatherman, venerator of centenarians, pitchman extraordinaire and the original hamburger-hawking Ronald McDonald, died on Saturday, his successor on the morning show Al Roker said. He was 87.

Factbox: Eight quotes by and about former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards

Jul 12 2021

Edwin Edwards, the corruption-tainted, quick-witted former governor of Louisiana who served four terms until he went to prison in 2002, died on Monday at age 93.

Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is dead at 93

Jul 12 2021

(Reuters) -Edwin Edwards, the roguishly charming Louisiana politician who scoffed at the clouds of corruption that shrouded his four terms as governor until he went to prison in 2002, died on Monday at age 93, according to a statement from current Governor John Bel Edwards.

F. Lee Bailey, lawyer at O.J. Simpson 'trial of the century,' dies at 87

Jun 04 2021

(Reuters) -F. Lee Bailey, who brought drama, swagger and cunning to the courtroom in representing football star O.J. Simpson, heiress Patty Hearst and the "Boston Strangler" suspect before his career ended in disbarment, died on Thursday. He was 87. | Video

Prolific actor and director Norman Lloyd dies at age 106

May 11 2021

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -American actor, producer and director Norman Lloyd, whose career of more than 80 years included collaborations with legends such as Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles, has died at the age of 106, Variety and Deadline Hollywood reported on Tuesday.

Disgraced Ponzi scheme architect Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

Apr 14 2021

NEW YORK Bernard Madoff, who for decades masqueraded as a successful and trustworthy Wall Street kingpin before admitting to running the largest known Ponzi scheme in history, died on Wednesday in prison where he was serving a 150-year sentence. He was 82. | Video

Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy dies at age 90

Mar 30 2021

G. Gordon Liddy, a brash former FBI agent who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime that began the unraveling of Richard Nixon's presidency, died on Tuesday at the age of 90.

Popular children's book author Beverly Cleary dies at 104

Mar 26 2021

LOS ANGELES American children's book author Beverly Cleary, who responded to a young reader's plea for realistic characters by bringing rare insight and humor to the lives of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins and the other children who populated her more than 40 books, has died at age 104, publisher HarperCollins said.

Vernon Jordan, U.S. civil rights activist and lawyer, dies at age 85

Mar 02 2021

WASHINGTON Vernon Jordan, who grew up in the segregated South to become an influential leader in the American civil rights movement, Washington politics and Wall Street, has died at age 85, his daughter said on Tuesday. | Video

Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at age 101

Feb 23 2021

Poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, whose City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco became a West Coast literary haven for Beat Generation writers like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, has died at the age of 101, City Lights said on Tuesday.

World News

U.S. will re-open to international travelers with vaccine requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States will re-open to air passengers from China, India, Britain and many other European countries who have received COVID-19 vaccines in early November, the White House said Monday, rolling back tough pandemic-related travel restrictions that started early last year.