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Neil Armstrong: The Death of an American Hero

Ana Abraham

September 5, 2012


Filed under Global News, West Haven News

As recently as 50 years ago, the idea of putting a man on the moon was viewed as—no pun intended—an astronomical impossibility. In mid-1961, President John F. Kennedy announced a goal to see an American safely to the moon by the end of the decade, thus adding new pressure to the “Space Race” agains...

UNH student dead from fall

Brandon T. Bisceglia

November 6, 2011


Filed under Campus News and Events, University of New Haven, West Haven News

The UNH student who fell from a fourth-story at Sheffield Hall Saturday evening has died of his injuries, according to sources. Samuel Milano, a sophomore majoring in criminal justice from Cary, N.C., student suffered severe injuries when he landed on the pavement below the window. The incident occurred...

Boxer Edwin Valero Found Dead

The Associated Press

April 21, 2010


Filed under National Sports, Sports

CARACAS, Venezuela – Former boxing champ Edwin Valero committed suicide in his jail cell on Monday just hours after he was arrested in his wife's killing, police said. The former lightweight champion used his own clothes to hang himself from a bar in his cell early Monday, Venezuelan Federal Police...

Polish leader, 96 others dead in Russia jet crash

Liz De La Torre

April 10, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press SMOLENSK, Russia – Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing 97, officials said. Russian and...

Parents of dead SoCal teen urge new predator laws

Liz De La Torre

March 9, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press ESCONDIDO, Calif. – The father of a 14-year-old girl whose bones were found more than a year after she vanished walking to school urged supporters to behave like his late daughter's favorite animal, the wolf, to hunt down child predators. "Wolves hunt to survive, wolves...

2 of oldest people in US die: in NH 114, Mich. 113

Liz De La Torre

March 9, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press WESTMORELAND, N.H. – Two of the oldest people in the world have died on the same day. Mary Josephine Ray, who was certified as the oldest person living in the United States, died Sunday at age 114 years, 294 days. She died at a nursing home in Westmoreland but was active...

Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson dies at 76

Liz De La Torre

February 10, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press DALLAS – Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose backroom dealmaking funneled millions of dollars in weapons to Afghanistan, allowing the country's underdog mujahedeen rebels to beat back the mighty Soviet Red Army, died Wednesday. He was 76. Wilson died...

‘Catcher in the Rye’ author J.D. Salinger dies

Liz De La Torre

January 28, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press NEW YORK – J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91. Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, the author's son, actor...

2 dead in Ga. shooting; suspect was ex-employee

Liz De La Torre

January 12, 2010


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press KENNESAW, Ga. – A disgruntled ex-employee stormed a truck rental business in camouflage and opened fire with a handgun, killing two people and critically wounding three others at his former workplace, police said. The lone gunman fled the scene in a pickup truck and was arre...

2 rare Siberian tigers among dead circus cats

Maideline Sanchez

December 24, 2009


Filed under Animals & Wildlife

From the Associated Press  MOSCOW – Two rare Siberian tigers were among a group of big cats in a Russian traveling circus that died during a 20-hour truck journey this week, a circus administrator said Thursday. Veterinarians suspect the animals were suffocated by exhaust fumes in the enclose...

NYC victim’s mom: EMTs were ‘inhuman’ not to help

Liz De La Torre

December 22, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press NEW YORK – Two EMTs on a coffee break who failed to help a dying pregnant woman acted "to the best of their abilities," their lawyer said Tuesday, while the woman's mother condemned them as "inhuman." The EMTs, Jason Green and Melissa Jackson, were suspended without pay ...

Hospital: Actress Brittany Murphy dies at age 32

Liz De La Torre

December 20, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit "Clueless" and rose to stardom in "8 Mile," died Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 32. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Spokeswoman Sally Stewart said Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. She would not provi...

Pilot who endured torture at ‘Hanoi Hilton’ dies

Liz De La Torre

December 3, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. – Retired Air Force Col. Jack Pitchford, a fighter pilot from Mississippi who survived seven years in the Vietnamese prison camp known as the "Hanoi Hilton," has died. He was 82. Pitchford's brother, Jim Pitchford, says the former pilot died Wednesday afte...

Police: Gunman caught after killing 1 in Orlando

Liz De La Torre

November 6, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – A gunman opened fire Friday in the offices of an engineering firm where he was let go more than two years ago, killing one person and injuring five others. Jason Rodriguez, 40, surrendered to police about three hours later, after officers saw him through...

Neighbor: Fort Hood suspect emptied his apartment

Liz De La Torre

November 6, 2009


Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas – An Army psychiatrist suspected of opening fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood cleaned out his apartment in the days before the rampage that left 13 people dead, a neighbor said Friday. The neighbor, Patricia Villa, said Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan came o...

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