The Army general helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He...
Colin L. Powell, who helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,...
“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement.
His short, flexible board made catching a wave accessible to millions.
He fought with Free French Forces in North Africa and Europe, helping liberate France from Nazi occupation.
The field of African American religious studies scarcely existed before he took it on in the 1970s with writings distinguished by both their scholarship and...
His books were often drawn from his own experiences as a sled-dog racer and outdoorsman.
After a famous All-Star Game collision with Pete Rose in 1970, he had a 35-year career as an Oakland A’s broadcaster.
His band played traditional jigs, reels, airs and ballads while also collaborating with artists including the Rolling Stones and Willie Nelson.
The metallurgical engineer launched Pakistan on the path to becoming a nuclear weapons power in the early 1970s.
The suave Hall of Famer won four Grand Slam titles in the 1940s and ’50s.
The Catholic sister, in an act of protest, broke into a weapons facility at age 82.
After a brief term, he fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy.
The classically trainer mezzo-soprano replaced Jennifer Holliday in the Broadway production of “Dreamgirls” in 1983.
He was a key architect of the “surge” in U.S. forces during the Iraq War and later served as the Army’s top-ranking general.
He partnered with Kai Bird to publish “American Prometheus,” one of three books he wrote on the Cold War and nuclear weapons.
He led the Office of Special Investigations, which helped find and deport onetime Nazis living in the United States.
He was known for the breadth of his repertoire, and folklorists regarded him as one of the last of the Black “songsters.”
He used FOIA requests to pry loose government records. He also edited “The Graphic Canon,” a book series that reinterpreted literary works as comics and...
The saxophonist arranged and co-wrote such classics as “Cold Sweat” and “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud.”