Ronnie Spector, pioneering rock ‘n’ roll singer behind ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78 – National |

Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock `n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ronettes, has died. She was 78. Spector died Wednesday after a brief battle with cancer, her family said. “Ronnie lived … Read more

Former child actor in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ killed in shooting – National |

Jonshel Alexander, a onetime child actor who played a supporting role in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, was killed in a weekend shooting in her native Louisiana. She was 22. Police said Alexander and a man were shot inside a vehicle Saturday in New Orleans and she was pronounced dead at … Read more