With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over nearly a century.
Arlen Specter, who spent much of his pugnacious 30-year career in the U.S. Senate warning of the dangers of political intolerance, lost a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at a time when Congress is more politically polarized than anyone serving there — or living in America — can remember.
In the PBS American Experience documentary “Death and the Civil War” premiering Tuesday night, bloated Union and Confederate bodies are shown scattered on battlefields and in trenches and bleached skulls and body parts are stacked like cordwood.
Andrew Breitbart, Washington Times contributor, former editor at Drudge Report and most recently, news aggregation host for his own website, is dead at age 43.
Sunday night rumors began to spread about former Redskins running back Clinton Portis passing away in a car crash. On Monday, a very alive Portis joined Holden Kushner on “The Mike Wise Show with Holden Kushner,” and revealed that his mother called him in a panic to make sure he was safe.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have evacuated a South Charleston hotel after one guest died and four others fell sick. South Charleston fire Capt. Virgil White says firefighters detected high levels of carbon monoxide […]
North Korean television networks are reporting that supreme leader Kim Jong Il died Saturday morning.