The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.

Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school's greatest all-around athlete, has died. He was 88.

When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen.

Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school's greatest all-around athlete, has died. He was 88.

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.

Bel Kaufman, who wrote the 1960s hit novel "Up the Down Staircase," about teaching in an inner-city school, lectured widely on the topic "surviving through humor."

Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was 76.

Elaine M. Brody interviewed old people for admission to a Philadelphia nursing home, but the ones who especially worried her were the family members who brought them in.

Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died Friday at age 103.

Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.

Over his career as an astronaut, Henry "Hank" Hartsfield Jr. spent many years in training and only 20 days in orbit - but they were very good days.

The man who played Wallace Snead on the "Wallace and Ladmo Show," a children's program that aired on Phoenix television for over three decades, has died.

Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64.

Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 11 years and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64.

Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse, who is remembered most for throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Richards in Super Bowl XII, died Tuesday night. He was 64.

Robert Panara, who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of studies of deaf culture, has died. He was 94.

Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.

Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, died July 10 in San Francisco. He was 83.

Karl Albrecht, a reclusive German billionaire who with his younger brother Theo turned his mother's corner store into a worldwide grocery empire, has died. He was 94.

Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.

In a story July 22 about the death of author Thomas Berger, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the main character in his novel "Little Big Man" fought with the Cherokees at the Battle of Little Big Horn. He fought with the Cheyenne.

Rufus McKay, a lead vocalist for the popular dance band The Red Tops, died Sunday in Vicksburg. He was 87.

If Sam Spade was a tough guy, Jim Rockford was ... well, he could throw a punch, but he didn't like to because it hurt his hand.

Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.

Bob McNamara, an All-American football player for Minnesota in the 1950s and later a major fundraiser for the university, has died. He was 82.

On Kawara, the acclaimed but enigmatic Japanese artist whose body of conceptual works addressed the passage of time in detached, numerical ways, has died. He was 81.

Dr. Robert May, who coached the University of North Dakota to its first NCAA hockey championship and later became a dentist, has died. He was 87.

Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch (coke), who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer.

Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94.

In the early part of his basketball life, Louis "Red" Klotz did plenty of winning.

Martin Tahse, a stage and television producer best known for his work on "ABC Afterschool Specials" and other programs aimed at young audiences, died July 1 in a nursing home in Los Angeles. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, said his friend, Michael Vodde. Tahse was 84.

Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.

"Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." — Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."

James Garner, a master of light comedy who shot to fame in the 1950s as the charming and dry-witted gambler on the TV western "Maverick" and later won an Emmy as the unconventional Los Angeles private eye on "The Rockford Files," has died. He was 86.

Longtime University of Maine baseball coach John Winkin has died. He was 94.

James Garner, a master of light comedy who shot to fame in the 1950s as the charming and dry-witted gambler on the RV western "Maverick" and later won an Emmy as the unconventional Los Angeles private eye on "The Rockford Files," has died. He was 86.

State Rep. Jim Fulghum has died, weeks after announcing he was being treated for cancer.

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.

"Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I will miss him." — Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files."

Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

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