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Police: On-the-Lam Torture Suspect Is Dead

Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, per Oregon cops

(Newser) - Police on Tuesday said the case of a man wanted in Oregon for a violent kidnapping case had been "resolved." Now, an update: Benjamin Obadiah Foster is dead. A Grants Pass Police Department rep tells KTVL that the 36-year-old suspect died after being taken to the hospital with...

On Path to Med School, He Became 'Father of Peeps' Instead

Ira 'Bob' Born, the brains behind mechanizing process for marshmallow chicks, is dead at 98

(Newser) - Ira "Bob" Born, a candy company executive known as the "Father of Peeps" for mechanizing the process to make marshmallow chicks, has died. He was 98. Just Born Quality Confections, the 100-year-old family-owned company Born led for much of his life, said Monday that he died peacefully on...

TV's Cutest Grim Girl Is Dead at 64
Goodbye to
'Wednesday
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Goodbye to 'Wednesday Addams'

Lisa Loring, who originally played the character on 'The Addams Family,' dies of stroke at age 64

(Newser) - Younger fans of the macabre fictional Addams family will identify the character of Wednesday Addams with actors Christina Ricci or, more recently, Jenna Ortega. But for kids of the mid-'60s (and '70s, thanks to syndication), Lisa Loring played Wednesday, bringing a magnetic cuteness to the otherwise gloomy-looking, braided...

Memphis on Edge as Video in Cop Beating Set for Release
Biden Speaks
Ahead of Release
of Tyre Nichols Video
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Biden Speaks Ahead of Release of Tyre Nichols Video

Biden urges calm ahead of footage being made public that shows cops beating man during traffic stop

(Newser) - Friday evening is likely to be a tense one in Memphis, Tennessee, as authorities are set to release video that shows the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols , a 29-year-old Black man who died three days after the Jan. 7 confrontation during a traffic stop. Police have said Nichols experienced shortness...

He Followed in His Famous Dad's Daredevil Footsteps

Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, has died at the age of 60

(Newser) - Robbie Knievel, son of stuntman Evil Knievel and a daredevil performer in his own right, has died at the age of 60. Robbie Knievel died Friday in hospice in Reno, Nevada, after fighting pancreatic cancer, his brother, Kelly Knievel, tells the AP . Robbie's three daughters were at his side...

'They're Trying to George Floyd Me!'

Keenan Anderson, cousin of BLM co-founder, dead after police tasing incident in Los Angeles

(Newser) - The cousin of a Black Lives Matter co-founder is dead in Los Angeles after police tased him several times following a car crash. The Washington Post IDs the man as 31-year-old Keenan Anderson, a father and high school English teacher visiting from DC. The incident in LA's Venice neighborhood...

'Gifted' NYT Political Journalist Dies Suddenly at 44

Police investigating Blake Hounshell's death as a suicide

(Newser) - Journalist Blake Hounshell, who became editor of the New York Times' "On Politics" newsletter after roles as editor-in-chief at Politico Magazine and managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, died Tuesday at the age of 44. His family said he died in Washington "after a long and courageous battle...

MMA Prodigy Victoria Lee Dies at 18
MMA Prodigy
Victoria Lee
Dies at 18
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MMA Prodigy Victoria Lee Dies at 18

'Life will never be the same,' says sister Angela Lee, a ONE champion

(Newser) - An undefeated mixed martial arts prodigy has died at 18. Victoria Lee, a junior world champion in a form of ancient Greek wrestling called pankration who notched a 3-0 record in ONE Championship's atomweight division, died Dec. 26, her sister Angela Lee announced Saturday on Instagram. Nicknamed "the...

In His Books' Pages, the Working Class Came Alive

'Cloudsplitter,' 'Affliction' author Russell Banks is dead at 82

(Newser) - Russell Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical abolitionist John Brown in Cloudsplitter, has died. He was 82....

Goodbye to an American Said to Be the Nation's Oldest

Iowa's Bessie Laurena Hendricks has died at age 115

(Newser) - Bessie Laurena Hendricks was born in Iowa, and she died in Iowa, with more than a century sandwiched in between those two dates. A local funeral home delivers the news that the Lake City resident—thought to be the oldest person in the United States, per the Gerontology Research Group—...

'Violent' Avalanche Kills University President's Son

Andy Feinstein says he dug himself out, sought help before Nick's body was found in Colorado

(Newser) - A New Year's Eve avalanche fully buried the president of the University of Northern Colorado and his 22-year-old son, and the latter died. UNCO President Andy Feinstein says he and his son, Nick, were skiing in the backcountry beyond the boundaries of Breckenridge Ski Resort on Saturday when both...

Woman Dies After Rideshare Driver Leaves Her on Interstate

Woman was struck on busy road in Colorado

(Newser) - A woman is dead following a hit-and-run on I-25 in Thornton, Colorado, a Denver suburb. The suspected driver is now under arrest, but as CBS News reports, many people—at least on social media—are "focusing their anger on the rideshare driver" who left the victim and her friends...

Star Stunt-Driver Dies in Snowmobile Crash

Rally champ Ken Block killed at the age of 55 in Wasatch County, Utah

(Newser) - Ken Block, a motor sports champ and sportswear company co-founder who became an internet sensation for his nail-biting stunts , has died in a snowmobiling accident in Utah, per his Hoonigan Racing team. He was 55. The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office says Block was riding on a steep slope around...

Modest Mouse Drummer 'Laid Down to Rest,' Then 'Faded Out'

Pacific Northwest rock band had just announced Jeremiah Green's cancer diagnosis days ago

(Newser) - Jeremiah Green, the founding drummer for the rock band Modest Mouse, has died just days after the band announced he'd been diagnosed with cancer. He was 45. Green was barely in his teens when he joined the newly formed Modest Mouse, which featured singer-guitarist Isaac Brock and bassist Eric...

ABC News Staff Shocked at Death of Executive Producer, 37
His Passion
'Shined Every
Sunday Morning'
on ABC
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His Passion 'Shined Every Sunday Morning' on ABC

Dax Tejera, EP for 'This Week With George Stephanopoulos,' dies suddenly of heart attack at 37

(Newser) - The ABC News team is mourning an executive producer of one of its most well-known programs after his shockingly sudden death earlier this week. In a Saturday memo sent to staffers, ABC News President Kim Godwin relayed that 37-year-old Dax Tejera, EP on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, "died...

Mall of America Shooting: "Whoever Did This, We Will Catch Them'

19-year-old is dead after being gunned down Friday night at nation's largest shopping mall

(Newser) - Shoppers searching for last-minute holiday gifts at the nation's largest shopping mall instead found themselves on lockdown after a shooting that left one person dead. Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, say a 19-year-old man was killed at the Mall of America on Friday night after a fight broke out between...

Report: Dancer, DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen Dies by Suicide
DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen
Is Dead at 40
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DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen Is Dead at 40

'His positive impact will continue to be felt,' wife says of Stephen Boss, said to have died by suicide

(Newser) - Stephen "tWitch" Boss, a key part of the long-running Ellen DeGeneres Show, has died at age 40. The man known for his incredible dance moves was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Los Angeles-area hotel on Tuesday, TMZ reports. He was a contestant on MTV's...

An 'Air Raid' Coaching Legend Dies at 61
An 'Air Raid' Coaching
Legend Dies at 61
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An 'Air Raid' Coaching Legend Dies at 61

Colorful Mike Leach of Mississippi State dies of heart complications

(Newser) - Mike Leach, the gruff, pioneering, and unfiltered college football coach who helped revolutionize the passing game with the Air Raid offense, has died following complications from a heart condition, Mississippi State said Tuesday. He was 61. Leach, who was in his third season as head coach at Mississippi State, fell...

Her Wife by Her Side, Hawaii's 'Last Princess' Dies

Abigail Kawananakoa, 96, descended from royal family that first ruled islands, Irish businessman

(Newser) - Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, the so-called last Hawaiian princess whose lineage included the royal family that once ruled the islands and an Irish businessman who became one of Hawaii's largest landowners, died on Sunday. She was 96. Her death was announced Monday morning outside Iolani Palace, America's only...

Man Who Stood Up Wife at Airport Found 10 Years Later
Man Who Stood Up Wife at
Airport Found 10 Years Later
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Man Who Stood Up Wife at Airport Found 10 Years Later

Robert Hoagland, who moved from Connecticut to NY and changed his name, died Monday

(Newser) - Almost a decade ago, Connecticut police were called to check on a man who'd failed to pick up his wife from the airport. Officers found Robert Hoagland's wallet, cellphone, and blood-pressure medication, but Hoagland himself had seemingly disappeared without a trace, reports NBC News . Over the ensuing years,...

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