Alan Rickman, the British actor who played the brooding Professor Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" series years after his film debut as the "Die Hard" villain Hans Gruber, died Thursday, January 14, after a short battle with cancer, a source familiar with his career said. He was 69.
Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin died Monday, January 11, at the age of 96. Irvin was regarded as one of the best hitters and all-around players in the Negro League, making five All-Star teams. He became one of the first African-Americans to play in the majors, and he played a vital role...
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