Ferdinand Porsche, 76, designed the iconic Porsche 911 (and his own toys as a kid)

SALZBURG, Austria – Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who designed the first 911 sports car and went on to found a consumer products design firm that also carried the Porsche name, died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. The Porsche 911, developed directly from

Ferdinand Porsche, 76, designed the iconic Porsche 911 (and his own toys as a kid)

SALZBURG, Austria – Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who designed the first 911 sports car and went on to found a consumer products design firm that also carried the Porsche name, died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. The Porsche 911, developed directly from

Mike Wallace interviewing people on ’60 Minutes’ was as interesting as those he interviewed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – CBS News legend Mike Wallace, the “60 Minutes” pit-bull reporter whose probing, brazen style made his name synonymous with the tough interview – a style he practically invented for television more than half a century ago

Mike Wallace interviewing people on ’60 Minutes’ was as interesting as those he interviewed

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – CBS News legend Mike Wallace, the “60 Minutes” pit-bull reporter whose probing, brazen style made his name synonymous with the tough interview – a style he practically invented for television more than half a century ago

Fang Lizhi’s speeches inspired student protesters at Tiananmen Square

TUCSON – Fang Lizhi, the Chinese academic and dissident who inspired the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died at the age of 76 in the US. Fang was labelled the “grand puppet-master” by the Communist regime, which blamed him

Fang Lizhi’s speeches inspired student protesters at Tiananmen Square

TUCSON – Fang Lizhi, the Chinese academic and dissident who inspired the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died at the age of 76 in the US. Fang was labelled the “grand puppet-master” by the Communist regime, which blamed him

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Jamma Fanaka wrote, directed and released hit movie “Penitentiary” while still in film school

LOS ANGELES – Jamaa Fanaka, who emerged as a dynamic black filmmaker with his gritty independent 1979 film “Penitentiary” and later made headlines with his legal battles alleging widespread discrimination against women and ethnic minorities in the film and television

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Jamma Fanaka wrote, directed and released hit movie “Penitentiary” while still in film school

LOS ANGELES – Jamaa Fanaka, who emerged as a dynamic black filmmaker with his gritty independent 1979 film “Penitentiary” and later made headlines with his legal battles alleging widespread discrimination against women and ethnic minorities in the film and television

Helen Rice, 89, left Broadway behind for love, family and opera in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – Helen Rice of Minneapolis saw it all as a gifted soprano: performing on Broadway, mingling among stage stars — with a little bit of murder and devoted love thrown in. After graduating in 1945 with a sociology degree

Helen Rice, 89, left Broadway behind for love, family and opera in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – Helen Rice of Minneapolis saw it all as a gifted soprano: performing on Broadway, mingling among stage stars — with a little bit of murder and devoted love thrown in. After graduating in 1945 with a sociology degree

Volatile and headstrong, Giorgio Chinaglia, 65, was international soccer player with grit and fire

NAPLES, Fla. – When Giorgio Chinaglia, who has died aged 65 after suffering a heart attack, was asked if it was true that he had played with Pelé, the Italian striker is said to have replied: “No, Pelé played with

Volatile and headstrong, Giorgio Chinaglia, 65, was international soccer player with grit and fire

NAPLES, Fla. – When Giorgio Chinaglia, who has died aged 65 after suffering a heart attack, was asked if it was true that he had played with Pelé, the Italian striker is said to have replied: “No, Pelé played with

Reading Harry Crews, you couldn’t believe you were laughing, so dark is his comedy

(Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southern writer, died in Gainesville, Fla. on March 28, 2012 at age 76. This interview by Jesse Pearson appears on VICE three years ago. Read the rest here.) Harry Crews is one of the most original

Reading Harry Crews, you couldn’t believe you were laughing, so dark is his comedy

(Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southern writer, died in Gainesville, Fla. on March 28, 2012 at age 76. This interview by Jesse Pearson appears on VICE three years ago. Read the rest here.) Harry Crews is one of the most original