Child dies from brain-eating amoeba after playing at splash pad

A boy died from a brain-eating amoeba he picked up while playing at a Texas splash pad, authorities said. Health officials determined the unidentified child “likely” contracted Naegleria fowleri during a visit to Don Misenhimer Park in Arlington, prompting the city to

Florida deputy dies after being shot by ex-Marine

A Florida sheriff’s deputy died Sunday – two days after he was shot twice by a former Marine he had pulled over, authorities said. Nassau Deputy Joshua Moyers, 29, was shot in the face and back Friday morning and doctors had announced

Charles W. Mills, Philosopher of Race and Liberalism, Dies at 70

Charles W. Mills, a London-born, Jamaican-raised philosopher whose incisive criticism of liberalism and race both foreshadowed and framed contemporary debates about white supremacy and structural racism, died on Sept. 20 in Evanston, Ill. He was 70. The cause was cancer, The Graduate

Frances T. Farenthold, Liberal Force in Texas and Beyond, Dies at 94

(The winner was Thomas F. Eagleton, who would step down as George S. McGovern’s running mate after it was learned that he had been treated for depression. He was replaced by R. Sargent Shriver Jr.) Ms. Farenthold left electoral politics after her 1974 gubernatorial loss. “What

Penny Harrington, Who Broke a Blue Ceiling, Dies at 79

Penny Harrington, who, after years of fighting gender discrimination in the Portland, Ore., Police Bureau became its first female police chief — and the first woman to head a major city police department in the country — died on Sept. 15 at

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