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NYC's first African-American mayor, David Dinkins, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African-American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling o...

Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy veteran Jerry Stiller, who launched his career opposite wife Anne Meara in the 1950s and reemerged four decades later as the hysterically high-strung Frank Costanza on the smash...

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

NASHVILLE (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R...

Scion of wealthy NYC family, Morgenthau was DA for deacades

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost like he was out of Central Casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgentha...

Remembering author Tom Wolfe, 'a magician' with words

NEW YORK (AP) — You only had to look at him — in his white suits and two-tone shoes — or read such books as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff" to know that Tom Wolfe was like no other...

Tom Wolfe, pioneering 'New Journalist,' dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to su...