‘Happy’ Rockefeller, widow of former vice president, dies

Margaretta “Happy” Rockefeller earned her nickname as a child because of her pleasant personality.

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Detective who led John Wayne Gacy investigation dies

Joseph Kozenczak, the suburban Chicago police detective credited with leading the investigation that nabbed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, has died. Gacy, a contractor and amateur clown, was convicted of luring 33 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangling them between 1972 and 1978. He was executed in 1994.

Ed Fouhy, network news executive, dead at age 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Fouhy, a longtime television news executive whose Emmy Award-winning career ranged from producing Walter Cronkite's evening broadcasts to twice overseeing presidential debates, has died. Fouhy died Wednesday at a nursing home in Chatham, Massachusetts, according to his daughter Beth Fouhy, a former Associated Press reporter and now a senior editor...

Last known member of moon-rocket-design team dies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that came to the United States after World War II and designed the rocket that took astronauts to the moon has died. Oscar Carl Holderer died Tuesday in Huntsville, Alabama, son Michael Holderer said Wednesday. He was 95. Holderer said his...

Jim Wright, U.S. House speaker forced out over ethics, dies

Jim Wright, a Texas Democrat, was the first speaker of the U.S. House of Representative to resign under a cloud of misconduct. His ouster in 1989 was a milestone in the ascendancy of political warfare and the demise of camaraderie in Congress. He was 92.