LOS ANGELES - Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.
Ruth Leger Sivard, an internationally known economist who sought to demonstrate the cost of militarism by compiling and comparing statistics on global spending for soldiers and doctors, defense and literacy, as well as other measures of national priorities, died Aug. 21 at her home in Washington. She was 99.
Yvette R. Long, 50, of Philadelphia, who pushed to obtain quality health-care services for Pennsylvania's low-income residents, died Saturday, Aug. 22, of a pulmonary embolism while visiting her family in Delaware.