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Romana Acosta Bañuelos, first Latina U.S. treasurer and Mexican American pioneer, dies at 92

January 22, 2018 |

Romana Acosta Bañuelos sat quietly at a White House budget meeting in 1971 and listened intently to the economists discussing numbers of a size she couldn’t have even dreamed of when she was young.

When a man asked for a math calculation, Acosta Bañuelos piped up with the answer, but none of the…


L.A. Times – Business

San Jose mom, 40, dies days after coming down with flu, reports say

January 16, 2018 |

A 40-year-old mother in San Jose died two days after catching the flu, The San Francisco Chronicle reported, citing local media.
FOX News

Colorado Woman Dies in 70-Foot Bungee Fall

January 15, 2018 |

Authorities in Colorado are investigating how a 20-year-old nurse died in a bungee jump accident—when the equipment was apparently working properly. Ciara Romero died after a fall Jan. 4 at the 70-foot Get Air attraction at the Silo Trampoline Park in Grand Junction, the Denver Post reports. The jump…
Newser

Hall of Fame Umpire Nicknamed ‘God’ Dies

January 15, 2018 |

Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond, he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco and flung it on home plate. “I never did have any doubt in my mind,” he once said. “The only…
Newser

Klansman Convicted in Killing of Civil Rights Workers Dies

January 13, 2018 |

A KKK member responsible for the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi has died while serving a 60-year-sentence for manslaughter, the Clarion Ledger reports. The Mississippi Department of Corrections tells NPR that Edgar Ray Killen died Thursday night at the age of 92. He was suffering from…
Newser

Elderly Couple Dies Hours Apart in Freezing Cold

January 8, 2018 |

Funeral services were being held today for an elderly Ontario couple who died within hours after get caught outside during a brutal cold snap. Police in the small southwestern farming community of Bluewater, Ont., say they found the bodies of Grant Triebner, 90, and his wife, Ada, 83, on Wednesday…
Newser

Judge Bans Frat After Pledge Dies in Hazing

January 8, 2018 |

A judge in Pennsylvania has banned a fraternity from operating in the state for 10 years after the organization was found criminally liable for the death of a pledge four years ago. In December 2013 , Chun Hsien Deng, a student at Baruch College, died after falling unconscious during a hazing…
Newser

Prog-Rock Pioneer Ray Thomas Dies

January 8, 2018 |

Ray Thomas, a founding member of British rock group The Moody Blues, has died at 76, months before the band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His music label, Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records, said Thomas died suddenly Thursday at his home in Surrey,…
Newser

Coach Star Jerry Van Dyke Dies at 86

January 6, 2018 |

Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-nominated actor for his work on Coach and brother of Dick Van Dyke, has died at the age of 86, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Van Dyke’s wife tells TMZ he died Friday at their ranch in Arkansas. She says his health had been declining since a…
Newser

Compass Group CEO Dies in Plane Crash

January 2, 2018 |

A prominent British businessman and his family have been identified as victims of a seaplane crash in Australia, the AP reports. Officials said Monday that Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins, his fiancée and her daughter, and his two sons were killed. Australian pilot Gareth Morgan from the tour company Sydney…
Newser