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Salvatore Riina, Mafia ‘boss of bosses,’ dies in prison at 87

MILAN — Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore (Toto) Riina, who was serving 26 life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate both rivals and Italian prosecutors and law enforcement trying to bring down the Cosa Nostra, died ...

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Vanu Bose, Who Brought Cellular Service to Remote Areas, Dies at 52

Vanu Inc., in Lexington, Mass., harnessed cellular technology to reach people living with little or no service. Focusing on the radio components of wireless networks, Mr. Bose developed durable cellular sites that could run on solar power and that required ...

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Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, dies at 68 with loved ones nearby

Jimmy Fallon’s mother died at a Manhattan hospital Saturday. She was 68. Gloria Fallon’s death came a day after her son canceled a taping of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her ...

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Man dies at hospital after being shot in head during argument

A man was fatally shot during an argument in Alphabet City Friday afternoon, police said. Malik Campbell, 23, was hit once in the head outside a building in the Jacob Riis Houses complex on Ave. D by E. 8th St. ...

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Robert Guillaume, Emmy-winning 'Benson' actor, dies at 89

Robert Guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in St. Louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the TV sitcoms “Soap” and “Benson,” has died at age ...

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AC/DC producer George Young dies at 70

George Young, the decades-long music man known for producing his brothers in AC/DC, has died at 70. The death of Young, born in Scotland but a longtime Australian who also led the 1960s group the Easybeats, was announced by record ...

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Woman suffers from actual broken heart after her dog dies

Losing a pet can be heartbreaking — literally. A Texas woman suffered “broken heart syndrome” after the death of her dog, Meha. According to the case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Joanie Simpson woke up experiencing ...

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Woman in Japan dies from ‘overwork,’ a common cause of death

Media worker Miwa Sado logged 159 hours of overtime in one month before she died of heart failure. A 31-year-old employee of Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, only took 2 days off during the July 2013 when she worked nearly double ...

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Paul S. Otellini, Who Led Intel and Saw It Grow Even More, Dies at 66

Mr. Otellini battled back by listening to customers, former colleagues said. That approach was recognized when he got an onstage hug in June 2005 from Steve Jobs, then Apple’s chief executive, who had agreed to switch to Intel technology for ...

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'Topper' star and opera singer Anne Jeffreys dies at 94

Anne Jeffreys, the actress and opera singer who likely had her greatest impact on TV audiences as Marion Kerby “the ghostess with the mostess” in the 1950s TV series “Topper,” has died. She was 94. Jeffreys, whose husband, actor Robert ...

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