Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 8:05 am
David "Deacon" Jones, a hall of fame defensive lineman credited with coining the term "sack" for how he would tackle opposing teams' quarterbacks, has died.
He was 74.
According to the NFL's Washington Redskins, the last team Jones played for, he "passed away [Monday] from natural causes at his home in Southern California."
Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 4:53 pm
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg wasn't a regular on the Sunday talk shows. He never ran for president or cut much of a national profile.
Still, the liberal Democrat, New Jersey's longest-serving senator, left his mark as a legislator on a wide range of issues, from transportation to public health to the environment.
Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 9:07 am
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early Monday, his office says in a statement sent to reporters.
He was 89. According to the statement, the Democratic senator "passed away due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. today at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell."
As the senator's office adds, Lautenberg was "the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the Senate."
He announced in February that he would not be seeking a sixth term in the Senate.