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Dorothy Olsen was a pioneering pilot in the Second World War

Olsen, who died at the age of 103, was one of 1,879 women accepted and one of 1,074 to complete the training program to become Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs → Read More

Luis Alvarez, Champion of 9/11 Responders, Dies at 53

A former New York City police officer, he developed cancer 16 years after spending three months seeking survivors and victims’ remains in Lower Manhattan in 2001. → Read More

Immunologist Teruko Ishizaka contributed to groundbreaking allergy research

Along with husband Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka, Japanese scientist produced myriad key findings in her field over a career that included 119 publications → Read More

Gary Burrell, Who Helped People Find Their Way (With GPS), Dies at 81

He and Min Kao built the world’s largest maker of consumer navigation devices, relying on the global positioning system for planes, boats and people. → Read More

How I Found Out Nicky Barnes Was Dead

The former drug dealer had been in witness protection. “Nicky? He used to call me all the time,” a source said. “But I haven’t heard from him in years.” → Read More

Tony Horwitz, Prize-Winning Journalist and Author, Dies at 60

A Pulitzer winner at The Wall Street Journal, he wrote the best sellers “Blue Latitudes” and “Confederates in the Attic” and seven other books. → Read More

Baby Jane Dexter, Singer Who Knew Heartbreak, Dies at 72

A fixture of the New York cabaret scene, she took a long hiatus in the 1980s to deal with depression but, she said, “was able to take my life back through music.” → Read More

Larry J. Hanley, 62, Dies; Helped Rid Transit Union of Corruption

A former bus driver, he won the presidency of the Amalgamated Transit Union after accusing the incumbent of failing to discipline a local linked to the mob. → Read More

Thomas Silverstein, Killer and Most Isolated Inmate, Dies at 67

Convicted of murdering a guard and two fellow prisoners, he had been in solitary confinement since 1983, personifying, to some, cruel and unusual punishment. → Read More

Bobbie Raymond, 80, Visionary on Racially Integrated Housing, Dies

In Oak Park, bordering Chicago’s West Side, she fought for a fair housing law and helped curb white flight using a strategy that became a model. → Read More

Robert Pear, Who Covered Washington for 45 Years, Dies at 69

Despite his shy persona, he was known as a relentless reporter whose beat for The Times was health care and other social policy issues. → Read More

Robert Pear, Authoritative Times Reporter on Health Care, Dies at 69

An understated but tenacious journalist who mastered national issues with in-depth coverage that became a must-read in the capital and beyond. → Read More

Actress Fay McKenzie, 101, spent a century on screen

McKenzie made her screen debut in 1918, when she was 10 weeks old, cradled in Gloria Swanson’s arms in Station Content → Read More

Is New York City’s ‘Remarkable Growth Story’ Ending?

City planning officials dispute the latest census figures, which suggest that New York’s post-recession growth has finally slowed. → Read More

Michel Bacos, Hero Pilot of Jet Hijacked to Entebbe, Dies at 94

An Air France commander, he insisted on remaining with his Jewish and Israeli hostages until they were rescued by Israeli commandos in a daring raid. → Read More

Janet Lieberman, 97, a Force in Community College Education, Dies

From its inception she was a guiding spirit at LaGuardia Community College in Queens with national influence in helping underserved students. → Read More

Mike Greco, Salami King of Bronx’s Little Italy, Dies at 89

The “Mayor of Arthur Avenue” came from Calabria in 1947 and opened a deli that endures as a magnet for locals, politicians and Bronx expatriates. → Read More

Peter B. Kaplan, Daredevil Photographer From on High, Dies at 79

He overcame his fear of heights to capture unique views, from the Statue of Liberty ‘s torch and the antennas of the Empire State and World Trade Center. → Read More

Harry Hughes, Governor Who Brought Change to Maryland, Dies at 92

Delivering a rebuke to his state’s culture of corruption, he promised voters an honest and understated administration — and largely delivered. → Read More

Sidney Verba, Innovative Scholar of Democracies, Dies at 86

His pioneering research compared civic participation and democracy in five countries. In a parallel career, he headed, and digitized, Harvard’s library. → Read More