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emmy winner barbara hale, who played perry mason’s secretary, has died at 94


barbara hale, best known for her emmy award-winning role as perry mason’s loyal secretary della street on the long-running 1950s and ’60s tv series starring raymond burr, has died. she was 94. hale died thursday, according to her son, actor william katt, who posted the news on his facebook page. katt’s agent, jacqueline sander, said hale…






wisconsin artist who cast mary tyler moore sculpture dies


madison, wis. — gwendolyn gillen, a wisconsin artist whose bronze sculpture of mary tyler moore tossing her hat be e a downtown minneapolis landmark, has died. she was 76.gillen's daughter, alessandra gillen, says her mother died friday in hospice care at madison heights senior community in madison, where she had lived since 2013. gwendolyn gillen died two days after moore died at the age of 80.alessandra gillen tells the milwaukee journal sentinel (http://bit.ly/2ks4dve ) her mother was most proud of the moore statue.in 2002, gillen's life-sized statue of moore was dedicated on nicollet mall, a pedestrian mall near where moore threw her tam in the opening credits of her 1970s tv show, "the mary tyler moore show."the statue is now on display in the minneapolis visitor center during mall re






suspect arrested after 5-hour standoff in elgin


a man who barricaded himself from authorities in bartlett tuesday died of a self-inflicted wound, authorities confirmed.the standoff sprouted from a domestic dispute turned violent, according to a bartlett police news release late tuesday. while the suspect died, a female victim is recovering...






john hurt, british actor known for roles in 'elephant man,' 'alien,' dies at 77


mary tyler moore, the star of tv's beloved "the mary tyler moore show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.moore died wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, mara buxbaum, said. she was 80.moore gained fame in the...mary tyler moore, the star of tv's beloved "the mary tyler moore show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.moore died wednesday with her husband and friends nearby, her publicist, mara buxbaum, said. she was 80.moore gained fame in the... (tribune news services)






entertainment news - los angeles times


obituaries ociated pressthe ver ile actor sir john hurt, who could move audiences to tears in “the elephant man,” terrified them in “alien,” and spoofed that very same scene in “spaceballs,” has died. he was 77. hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died friday in london, according to his agent, charles mcdonald. twice...






masaya nakamura, ‘father of pac-man,’ dies at 91


tokyo—masaya nakamura, the “father of pac-man” who founded the japanese videogame company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. he was 91.nakamura, who died on jan. 22, founded namco, part of bandai namco, in 1955. it started out as just two mechanical horse rides on a department store rooftop but went on to pioneer game arcades and...






20-year-old city councilman dies after car wreck in idaho


wilder, idaho — a 20-year-old city councilman who was one of the youngest people ever elected in idaho, has died after being involved in a car accident.the idaho press-tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2kerye8) that city councilman ismael fernandez died friday in a collision on highway 19 in canyon county.fernandez was just a 19-year-old freshman at the college of idaho when he was elected in 2015 to the four-member wilder city council. his win made national headlines.fernandez was also part of idaho's first all-latino city council.wilder has about 1,500 residents and is in southwestern idaho near the oregon border.idaho state police say fernandez was traveling west on highway 19 when he crossed the center line and crashed into a truck hauling beets.fernandez died at saint alphonsus regional






quebec city police confirm fatalities in mosque shooting


quebec city police say people have died during a shooting at a mosque in the provincial capital. police did not say how many died in the sunday shooting.media reports from reuters and the washington post said as many as five people were dead following the shooting but the number of casualties remained unconfirmed. quebec city police spokesman constable pierre poirier said two suspects were arrested.check back for details ociated press






p og her behind p os of fetus developing in womb dies


copenhagen, denmark — the swedish p og her lennart nilsson, whose pictures of fetuses developing in the womb illustrated a 1965 book that was translated into several languages, has died. he was 94.nilsson died urday, his stepdaughter told sweden's tt news agency. no cause of death was given.nilsson's p os of the developing fetal stages first appeared in life magazine and eventually in the book "ett barn blir till," or "a child is born."he started as a freelance p og her in the 1940s but later experimented with p og hic techniques to take extreme close-ups. by combining that with very thin endoscopes that be e available in the mid-1960s, he was able to take the p os that made him famous.






arlington heights man dies after car falls on him during repairs


authorities said a 52-year-old arlington heights man was killed urday after a car fell on him while he was making repairs underneath.george schober, of the 300 block of north pine avenue, died of compressional asphyxia, according to the cook county medical examiner's office.schober had been working on a lexus on the driveway of his home around 4 p.m. and was underneath the vehicle when a jack holding up the car gave way, arlington heights police sgt. chuck buczynski said.the death has been ruled an accident, officials said.officials are uncertain as to the exact time of the accident but said schober died at the scene, buczynski [email protected] @kcullotta






japanese arcade pioneer, ‘father of pac-man’ has died


tokyo (ap) — the japanese games company bandai namco says masaya nakamura, the “father of pac-man” who founded the japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died at age 91.nakamura, who died on jan. 22, held an honorary position at bandai namco, formed in 2005 from a merger of two game companies. he founded namco in 1955. its beginnings were humble — just two mechanical horses on the rooftop of a department store.pac-man, designed by video game maker toru iwatani, went on sale in 1980. guinness world record has named it the world’s most successful coin-operated arcade game.bandai namco reported nakamura’s death monday, but would not comment on the cause of his death or other personal details, citing his family’s wishes.most read storiesunlimited digital access.






‘this is not what he died for’


marie tillman, the widow of the late army ranger and former nfl player pat tillman, has taken a stance against president donald trump’s travel ban for citizens of seven different muslim-majority countries.mediaite notes that marie tillman over the weekend wrote a facebook post expressing her disgust with the president’s travel ban executive order, and said that this was not the sort of thing her late husband, who famously ended his nfl career to join the army after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, would have supported.“today i am deeply saddened by the news of the executive order banning immigration,” wrote tillman, whose late husband died in a friendly fire incident in afghanistan in 2004. “this is not the country he dreamed of, not what he served for and not what he died for.”despite her sadn






former secretary of nazi propagandist goebbels dies at 106


berlin — brunhilde pomsel, a former secretary of nazi propaganda minister joseph goebbels, has died. she was 106.pomsel lived most of her life in relative obscurity until a german newspaper published an interview with her in 2011, prompting a flurry of interest in one of the last surviving members of the nazi leadership's inner circle.her death was confirmed sunday to the ociated press by christian kroenes, a director and producer of the film "a german life ."in the documentary, pomsel talks about her three years working for the man responsible for spreading adolf hitler's ideology in newspapers and across the airwaves.kroenes said pomsel had been lucid when he last spoke to her on her birthday jan. 11. he says she died at her munich home friday.






pat tillman's widow blasts trump's refugee ban


the widow of pat tillman seemingly despises president donald trump’s executive order banning refugees from entering the country.“this is not the country he dreamed of, not what he served for and not what he died for,” marie tillman wrote urday on facebook.pat tillman’s story is well-known, especially around the bay area. the fremont native and leland high graduate left a lucrative nfl career to join the army rangers after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and died during his service.“in 2002 my husband enlisted in the us army, he stood up to serve because he believed in the principles on which our country was founded and, recognizing it wasn’t perfect, was p ionate about what it could be,” marie tillman, president and co-founder of the pat tillman foundation, wrote in full. “today i am deeply sad






fatal crash on i-94 in st. paul is among at least three on minnesota roads


at least one person died urday afternoon in a crash on interstate 94 in st. paul, bringing the day’s death toll on minnesota roads to at least three, according to the state patrol.details were few urday night, but the patrol said the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of the freeway near prior avenue at 2:36 p.m.earlier urday, two people died in separate one-vehicle crashes on icy roads in southern minnesota.an iowa man was killed when a pickup in which he was a p enger lost control on westbound interstate 94 in jay township, in martin county, went into the median and rolled over. charles e. bilek, 61, of clinton, iowa, was killed. he was wearing a seatbelt, the patrol said.bilek was in a vehicle driven by cynthia ann pleau, 60, of siren, wis., who suffered noncritical injuries, as did






tunisia attack: man died after delay in going to hospital


image copyrightpaimage caption james and ann mcquire were s by a el pool as they fled a gunman in tunisia a scottish man injured in a terror attack on a tunisian resort died on his way to hospital after a 20-minute wait in an ambulance, an inquest has heard.james mcquire, 66, and his wife ann, 63, were s near a el swimming pool as they tried to flee an islamist gunman in june 2015.the inquest at the high court in london heard mrs mcquire died at the scene.but her husband of 43 years died in the back of an ambulance after the delay in taking him to hospital.seifeddine rezgui killed 38 people - 30 of them britons - at the five-star riu imperial marhaba, near sousse in central tunisia. he was later killed by security forces.the couple, from cumbernauld, north lanarkshire, were on their first






japanese arcade pioneer, 'father of pac-man' has died


tokyo — masaya nakamura, the "father of pac-man" who founded the japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. he was 91.nakamura, who died on jan. 22, held an honorary position at bandai namco, formed in 2005 from a merger of two game companies.he founded namco in 1955. its beginnings were humble — just two mechanical horses on the rooftop of a department store. but it went on to pioneer game arcades and amusement parks.pac-man, designed by video game maker toru iwatani, went on sale in 1980. guinness world record has named it the world's most successful coin-operated arcade game.the idea for the game e from the image of a pizza with a slice carved out. it launched at a time when there were few rival games, such as space invaders. it's estimated to have been






artist who created bronze mary tyler moore statue dies two days after star


the artist who created the bronze statue of the hat-tossing mary tyler moore for minneapolis’ nicollet mall has died.wisconsin artist gwendolyn gillen died jan. 27, two days after moore died, according the milwaukee journal sentinel. she was 76.last week, a steady stream of moore’s fans visited the statue to pay tribute the iconic television actress, who played mary richards, a spunky minneapolis newswoman. the statue, which was erected in 2002, is temporarily housed in the meet minneapolis visitors center while nicollet mall is under construction.the 8-foot statue captures the moment after richards jubilantly spins around on nicollet mall and flings her hat into the air.“she helped break the stereotype of womanhood that our generation grew up believing was our destiny,” gillen said when t






gordon goldsmith dies; wwii p og her, ex-educator was 91


advertisement | advertise on newsdaygordon goldsmith, 91, of halesite, died jan. 16, 2017, of natural causes at southside hospital in bay shore, said his son, scott, of chapel hill, n.c. (credit: goldsmith family) gordon goldsmith spent his navy service in world war ii peering down the open bomb bay door of a bomber — era in one hand, clinging to a metal overhang with the other — as he took reconnaissance p og hs of japanese-held islands in the pacific.while goldsmith’s future activities were not as physically dangerous or daring, they were a fitting foretaste of his later life, according to...






survivor of b-52 crash in maine dies at age 94 in nebraska


omaha, nebraska — one of two survivors of a bomber crash that claimed seven people in the unforgiving wilderness of maine has died more than 50 years later.retired col. dante "dan" bulli went on to continue flying the strategic b-52 bombers during the height of the cold war after a long recovery from his injuries following the crash. he was 94 when he died dec. 30 in omaha, nebraska, his son, john, said.bulli was at the controls jan. 24, 1963, when the vertical tail broke off in turbulence over maine after the b-52 departed westover air force base in m achusetts during a simulated low-level bombing run. the bomber crashed into elephant mountain in western maine.seven people died. bulli and the only other survivor, gerald adler, spent 20 hours in the bitter cold before being rescued.john bu






ex-guatemalan leader denies knowledge of alleged executions


madrid — former guatemalan president oscar berger has told a madrid court he had no knowledge of an alleged plan to execute 10 prisoners in his country a decade ago.berger testified tuesday as a defense witness in the trial of his former interior minister carlos vielmann, who denies overseeing the summary execution of inmates at two guatemalan prisons between 2005 and 2006.state and private prosecutors allege that, on one occasion, seven people died when security forces stormed the pavon prison to quell a mutiny. vielmann has previously said the prisoners died while fighting security forces.vielmann, who has spanish nationality, faces up to 40 years in jail if found guilty. he was arrested in madrid in 2010 after a united nations-backed commission linked him to the deaths.






survivor of wwii secret escape from nazis dies in oregon


medford, ore. — harold hayes, an army medic and the last survivor o roup of medics and nurses who spent nine weeks evading capture in nazi-occupied albania during world war ii, has died. he was 94.all 30 men and women in the group eventually made it out, but it was kept secret to protect partisan fighters who helped them.hayes' daughter, margaret bleakley, told the new york times (http://nyti.ms/2kivlwo) that he died jan. 22 in a hospital in medford, oregon, following an operation to remove a blood clot from his leg.hayes was among 13 medics, 13 nurses and four crew members to board a twin-engine cargo plane in november 1943 in sicily expecting a two-hour flight to help wounded troops in italy.bad weather caused the plane to go off course, and it crashed in albania after being attacked by






20-year-old city councilman dies after car wreck in idaho


wilder, idaho — a 20-year-old city councilman who was one of the youngest people ever elected in idaho, has died after being involved in a car accident.wilder city councilman ismael fernandez died friday in a collision in canyon county, according to the idaho press-tribune (http://bit.ly/2kerye8).fernandez was a 19-year-old freshman at the college of idaho when he was elected in 2015 to the four-member wilder city council, the newspaper said. he decided to run for the council just three days before the election. his win made national headlines and placed him on the state's first all-latino city council.during his paign, he went door-to-door with his grandmother, the paper said."the lack of a youth voice leads to cynicism in politics," fernandez said at the time. "when you don't have that o






fatal crash on i-94 in st. paul is among at least three on minnesota roads


at least one person died urday afternoon in a crash on interstate 94 in st. paul, bringing the day’s death toll on minnesota roads to at least three, according to the state patrol.the 31-year-old minneapolis man killed in the crash was not wearing a seat belt and the car's air bag deployed, the state patrol said late urday. the man of the man, killed in the eastbound lanes of the freeway near prior avenue at 2:36 p.m., is to be released monday.the car, a 2017 hyundai elantra, left the road and rolled in the right shoulder of i-94, the patrol said.earlier urday, two people died in separate one-vehicle crashes on icy roads in southern minnesota.an iowa man was killed when a pickup in which he was a p enger lost control on westbound interstate 94 in jay township, in martin county, went into t






cops: woman charged with dui said she would have sobered up had she kept driving


a man who was s by police tuesday after he allegedly tried to rob a bank in north riverside and then used elderly man as a "human shield" has died, authorities said.alfonso d. lopez, 41, of berwyn, was pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m. tuesday at loyola university medical center, north riverside...a man who was s by police tuesday after he allegedly tried to rob a bank in north riverside and then used elderly man as a "human shield" has died, authorities said.alfonso d. lopez, 41, of berwyn, was pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m. tuesday at loyola university medical center, north riverside... (ted gregory)






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a clinic in paris after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, it won the academy award for best foreign language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke. "amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival.but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that year, for her performance as a young widower in "silver linings playbook."






pomsel, former secretary of nazi propagandist, dies at 106


berlin — brunhilde pomsel, a former secretary of nazi propaganda minister joseph goebbels, has died. she was 106.pomsel lived most of her life in relative obscurity until a german newspaper published an interview with her in 2011, prompting a flurry of interest in one of the last surviving people who had access to the nazi leadership's inner circle.her death was confirmed sunday to the ociated press by christian kroenes, a director and producer of the film "a german life."in the documentary, pomsel talks about her three years working for the man responsible for spreading adolf hitler's ideology in newspapers and across the airwaves.she described goebbels as a vain man, whose hate-filled public speeches were difficult to reconcile with what she said was his considerable charm when not in th






infant died of starvation after parents’ overdose deaths


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many clouds, winner of 2015 grand national, dies after race


london — many clouds, the winner of britain's 2015 grand national, collapsed and died after producing one final stunning victory on urday.at cheltenham, many clouds shocked thistlecrack to win the cotswold chase by a head before falling after the winning post. he was treated by veterinary staff before his death was confirmed."we've got to look forward and not look back," trainer oliver sherwood said. "he's been the horse of a lifetime and i always said he would die for you and he's died for me and the team today doing what he does best."he wanted to win that race. he was beaten and then fought back in the last 50 yards to win."many clouds was owned by trevor hemmings and ridden by leighton aspell, who was also on board for the 2015 victory in the grand national — the world's most grueling






california death row inmate dies; convicted in san jose murder trial


fernando caro, 1982 san quentin — a killer convicted in a high-profile santa clara county trial died urday at san quentin state prison.fernando eros caro, 67, was sentenced to death for the 1980 murders of two bicycling teenagers and a man in citrus fields near fresno. he was tried in san jose because of pretrial publicity in fresno county.his death sentence was reversed in 2002 by the ninth circuit federal appeals court, which found that caro did not have adequate legal representation.the court commuted caro’s sentence to a life term, though he remained on death row after fresno county prosecutors declared their intention to retry him and again seek the death penalty.caro was pronounced dead around 11:45 p.m. urday. the cause of death is unknown pending the results of an autopsy.caro had






president of quebec city mosque says five have died in shooting at mosque


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california death row inmate dies; convicted in san jose murder trial


fernando caro san quentin — a killer convicted in a high-profile santa clara county trial died of unknown causes urday at san quentin state prison.fernando eros caro, 67, had been sentenced to death for the 1980 murders of two bicycling teenagers and a man in citrus orchards near fresno. he was tried in san jose because of pretrial publicity in fresno county.his death sentence was reversed in 2002 by the ninth circuit federal appeals court, which found that caro did not have adequate legal representation.the court commuted caro’s sentence to a life term, though he remained on death row after fresno county prosecutors declared their intention to retry him and again seek the death penalty.caro was pronounced dead around 11:45 p.m. urday. the cause of death is unknown pending the results of a






another baby dolphin apparently dies after beachgoers pull it out of the water


nearly a year after disturbing videos and pictures of a baby dolphin apparently dying after being p ed around by selfie-seeking beachgoers in argentina went viral, it appears history is once again repeating itself.another baby dolphin reportedly died last week in san bernardo, argentina after tourists dragged the creature out of the water so they could “play” and take pictures with it.a video shared by c5n, a tv channel in argentina, on twitter shows a group of about a dozen people surrounding the beached dolphin, each reaching their arms out to pet the motionless creature.one witness told argentinian newspaper la capitalthat after the p os were taken, “they left [the dolphin] for dead.”“he was young and e to the shore. they could have returned him to the water — in fact, he was breathing,






japanese arcade pioneer, ‘father of pac-man’ has died


tokyo (ap) — masaya nakamura, the “father of pac-man” who founded the japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. he was 91.nakamura, who died on jan. 22, held an honorary position at bandai namco, formed in 2005 from a merger of two game companies.he founded namco in 1955. its beginnings were humble — just two mechanical horses on the rooftop of a department store. but it went on to pioneer game arcades and amusement parks.pac-man, designed by video game maker toru iwatani, went on sale in 1980. guinness world record has named it the world’s most successful coin-operated arcade game.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the idea for the game e from the image of a pizza with a slice carved out. it launched at a time when there were few r






firefighter alan bannon's widow and child plead for stolen ipod return


image copyrightcharlotte bannonimage caption abi bannon was five when her dad died in the fire at shirley towers in 2010 the widow of a "hero" firefighter has urged thieves to return his ipod which was a " al hug" for his daughter.alan bannon, 38, died alongside his colleague jim shears in a fire at shirley towers in southampton in 2010.charlotte bannon said the ipod "was priceless" to the couple's daughter abi.mrs bannon said she discovered on thursday it had been stolen from her car parked on her drive in bitterne.abi, aged 11, who was five when her dad died, listened to the blue ipod every day.she said: "i just want it back - every day i have this time when i listen to the and i think of him."the device had 353 songs on it - including from pink floyd, korn, acdc, def leppard and limp bi






firefighter alan bannon's widow and child plead for stolen ipod return


image copyrightcharlotte bannonimage caption abi bannon was five when her dad died in the fire at shirley towers in 2010 the widow of a "hero" firefighter has urged thieves to return his ipod which was a " al hug" for his daughter.alan bannon, 38, died alongside his colleague jim shears in a fire at shirley towers in southampton in 2010.charlotte bannon said the ipod "was priceless" to the couple's daughter abi.mrs bannon said she discovered on thursday it had been stolen from her car parked on her drive in bitterne.abi, aged 11, who was five when her dad died, listened to the blue ipod every day.she said: "i just want it back - every day i have this time when i listen to the and i think of him."the device had 353 songs on it - including from pink floyd, korn, acdc, def leppard and limp bi






homicide detectives investigating suspicious stabbing death


a man found suffering from multiple stab wounds in city heights later died sunday night, and detectives are investigating the death as suspicious. police went to an apartment on towle court near landis street after someone called 911 about a possible ault with a deadly weapon about 8:40 p.m., san diego police lt. ray valentin said. when officers arrived, they found a man in his 50s suffering from stab wounds to the upper torso. he was rushed to a hospital, but died soon after, valentin said. it’s unclear why detectives dubbed the death suspicious.the man’s identity is known, but will not be released until his family has been notified. the medical examiner’s office will determine his cause of death. three must-see headlines <h1>1,700 volunteers hit the street to count the homeless<






ap exclusive: judy garland's remains moved from ny to la


los angeles — judy garland's remains were moved cross-country to a mausoleum intended as the resting place for daughters liza minnelli and lorna luft and other family members.the transfer from a crypt in new york's ferncliff cemetery to hollywood forever cemetery was completed last friday, noelle berman, a hollywood forever spokeswoman, told the ociated press."the move to hollywood was made after many years of family consultations and deliberations," berman said monday. "ms. garland's three children now reside in southern california and wished to have their mother resting near them."the space in the mausoleum, renamed the judy garland pavilion, has room for all her family including the famed actress-singer's daughters, her son, joey luft, and her grandchildren, berman said in an interview.






ap exclusive: judy garland's remains moved from ny to la


los angeles — judy garland's remains were moved cross-country to a mausoleum intended as the resting place for daughters liza minnelli and lorna luft and other family members.the transfer from a crypt in new york's ferncliff cemetery to hollywood forever cemetery was completed last friday, noelle berman, a hollywood forever spokeswoman, told the ociated press."the move to hollywood was made after many years of family consultations and deliberations," berman said monday. "ms. garland's three children now reside in southern california and wished to have their mother resting near them."the space in the mausoleum, renamed the judy garland pavilion, has room for all her family including the famed actress-singer's daughters, her son, joey luft, and her grandchildren, berman said in an interview.






tunisia attack: man died after delay in going to hospital


image copyrightpaimage caption james and ann mcquire were s by a el pool as they fled a gunman in tunisia a scottish man injured in a terror attack on a tunisian resort died on his way to hospital after a 20-minute wait in an ambulance, an inquest has heard.james mcquire, 66, and his wife ann, 63, were s near a el swimming pool as they tried to flee an islamist gunman in june 2015.the inquest at the high court in london heard mrs mcquire died at the scene.but her husband of 43 years died in the back of an ambulance after the delay in taking him to hospital.seifeddine rezgui killed 38 people - 30 of them britons - at the five-star riu imperial marhaba, near sousse in central tunisia. he was later killed by security forces.the couple, from cumbernauld, north lanarkshire, were on their first






tunisia attack: man died after delay in going to hospital


image copyrightpaimage caption james and ann mcquire were s by a el pool as they fled a gunman in tunisia a scottish man injured in a terror attack on a tunisian resort died on his way to hospital after a 20-minute wait in an ambulance, an inquest has heard.james mcquire, 66, and his wife ann, 63, were s near a el swimming pool as they tried to flee an islamist gunman in june 2015.the inquest at the high court in london heard mrs mcquire died at the scene.but her husband of 43 years died in the back of an ambulance after the delay in taking him to hospital.seifeddine rezgui killed 38 people - 30 of them britons - at the five-star riu imperial marhaba, near sousse in central tunisia. he was later killed by security forces.the couple, from cumbernauld, north lanarkshire, were on their first






artist who created bronze mary tyler moore statue dies two days after star


the artist who created the bronze statue of the hat-tossing mary tyler moore for minneapolis’ nicollet mall has died.wisconsin artist gwendolyn gillen died jan. 27, two days after moore, according to the milwaukee journal sentinel. she was 76.last week, a steady stream of moore’s fans visited the statue to pay tribute to the iconic television actress, who played mary richards, a spunky minneapolis newswoman. the statue, which was erected in 2002, is temporarily housed in the meet minneapolis visitor center while nicollet mall is under construction.the 8-foot statue captures the moment after richards jubilantly spins around on nicollet mall and flings her hat into the air.“she helped break the stereotype of womanhood that our generation grew up believing was our destiny,” gillen said when t






japanese arcade pioneer and ‘father of pac-man’ has died – the denver post


by yuri kageyamatokyo — masaya nakamura, the “father of pac-man” who founded the japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. he was 91.nakamura, who died on jan. 22, founded namco, part of bandai namco, in 1955. it started out as just two mechanical horse rides on a department store rooftop but went on to pioneer game arcades and amusement parks.bandai namco, formed in 2005 from a merger of two game companies, confirmed monday that nakamura had died.pac-man, designed by namco engineer and video game maker toru iwatani, went on sale in 1980, at a time when there were few rival games, such as space invaders. the plucky yellow circle with the huge mouth was a huge hit.it’s estimated to have been played more than 10 billion times: guinness world record has name






construction worker deaths are up, but overall workplace deaths are down in colo


kathryn scott osler, the denver postmembers of the colorado state patrol attend to the casket of trooper jaimie jursevics on nov. 15, 2015, at denver first church of the nazarene in englewood. jurservics was among 75 workers to die on the job in the state in 2015.colorado experienced a surge in construction deaths in 2015, but transportation-related deaths dropped sharply, pushing workplace fatalities lower than in the previous year, according to a report monday from the colorado department of public health and environment.“overall it has been going in a good direction,” said roberta smith, occupation health manager at cdphe. “safety professionals  are doing a good job of making sure our workers are safe.”in 2015, 75 colorado workers died on the job, down from 84 workplace fatalities in 20






det. steven mcdonald’s death cl ified a homicide, nypd says


nypd det. steven mcdonald’s death last month from an apparent heart attack has been cl ified as a 2017 homicide, even though he survived being s by a teenager in central park in july 1986, officials said tuesday.the nypd’s cl ification of mcdonald’s death as a homicide decades after he was injured is often done in cases where crime victims die as a result of aults and shootings that take a toll later in life, a police spokesman said. advertisement | advertise on newsdaymcdonald, of malverne, was s by shavod jones and left a quadriplegic, though a wheelchair gave him mobility and a respirator he used to breathe allowed him to talk. he was an active member of the nypd until he died at age 59.storyrangers honor steven mcdonald, their inspirationopinionopinion: he was a symbol of unfathomable






actor john hurt dead at 77


two-time oscar nominee sir john hurt, who starred in blockbuster films like “the elephant man,” “midnight express ,” “alien” and the “harry potter” movies in a career spanning six decades, died friday at the age of 77, his agent confirmed to . the cause of his death was not immediately reported, but hurt had been diagnosed…






jim mateja, former tribune autos columnist, dies at 71


longtime chicago journalist charles leroux saw newspapering as an adult education course."for me, the city has been an open university with a press card as paid tuition," he wrote in 2008, a year before retiring from the chicago tribune.leroux, 75, who died jan. 3 at the university of chicago... (ron grossman)






japanese arcade pioneer and ‘father of pac-man’ has died


tokyo (ap) — masaya nakamura, the “father of pac-man” who founded the japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. he was 91.nakamura, who died on jan. 22, founded namco, part of bandai namco, in 1955. it started out as just two mechanical horse rides on a department store rooftop but went on to pioneer game arcades and amusement parks.bandai namco, formed in 2005 from a merger of two game companies, confirmed monday that nakamura had died.pac-man, designed by namco engineer and video game maker toru iwatani, went on sale in 1980, at a time when there were few rival games, such as space invaders. the plucky yellow circle with the huge mouth was a huge hit.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.it’s estimated to have been played more than 1






ap exclusive: judy garland’s remains moved from ny to la


los angeles (ap) — judy garland’s remains were moved cross-country to a mausoleum intended as the resting place for daughters liza minnelli and lorna luft and other family members.the transfer from a crypt in new york’s ferncliff cemetery to hollywood forever cemetery was completed last friday, noelle berman, a hollywood forever spokeswoman, told the ociated press.“the move to hollywood was made after many years of family consultations and deliberations,” berman said monday. “ms. garland’s three children now reside in southern california and wished to have their mother resting near them.”the space in the mausoleum, renamed the judy garland pavilion, has room for all her family including the famed actress-singer’s daughters, her son, joey luft, and her grandchildren, berman said in an inter






ap exclusive: judy garland’s remains moved from ny to la


los angeles (ap) — judy garland’s remains were moved cross-country to a mausoleum intended as the resting place for daughters liza minnelli and lorna luft and other family members.the transfer from a crypt in new york’s ferncliff cemetery to hollywood forever cemetery was completed last friday, noelle berman, a hollywood forever spokeswoman, told the ociated press.“the move to hollywood was made after many years of family consultations and deliberations,” berman said monday. “ms. garland’s three children now reside in southern california and wished to have their mother resting near them.”the space in the mausoleum, renamed the judy garland pavilion, has room for all her family including the famed actress-singer’s daughters, her son, joey luft, and her grandchildren, berman said in an inter