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Obituaries in the newsBy The Associated Press (AP) â€" 13 hours agoWalter CronkiteNEW YORK (AP) — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," died Friday.

He was 92.Cronkite's longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite died at his Manhattan home surrounded by family.

She said the cause of death was cerebral vascular disease.Cronkite was the face of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981, when stories ranged from the assassinations of President John F.

Kennedy and the Rev.

Martin Luther King Jr.

to racial and anti-war riots, Watergate and the Iranian hostage crisis.It was Cronkite who read the bulletins coming from Dallas when Kennedy was shot Nov.

22, 1963, interrupting a live CBS-TV broadcast of the soap opera "As the World Turns."Cronkite was the broadcaster to whom the title "anchorman" was first applied, and he came so identified in that role that eventually his own name became the term for the job in other languages.A former wire service reporter and war correspondent, he valued accuracy, objectivity and understated compassion.As many as 18 million households tuned in to Cronkite's top-rated program each evening.

Twice that number watched his final show, on March 6, 1981.Cronkite won numerous Emmys and other awards for excellence in news coverage.

In 1978, he and the evening news were the first anchorman and daily broadcast ever given a DuPont award.

Other honors included the 1974 Gold Medal of the International Radio and Television Society, a 1974 George Polk journalism award and the 1969 William Allen White Award for Journalistic Merit, the first ever to a broadcaster.___Henry AllinghamLONDON (AP) — Henry Allingham, one of the last surviving veterans of World War I and the world's oldest man, died Saturday.

He was 113.Allingham's longtime friend Dennis Goodwin said he died in his sleep at St.

Dunstan's care home in Ovingdean, near Brighton on England's south coast.Allingham was one of only two surviving serviceman from World War I in Britain.

The other is Harry Patch, who served in the trenches during the conflict.

There are no surviving French veterans.

The last remaining American veteran is Frank Woodruff Buckles of Charles Town, West Virginia.Allingham joined the Royal Naval Air Service — precursor to the Royal Air Force — in 1915, and a year later took part in the Battle of Jutland, the war's largest naval battle.

During World War II he worked on measures to counter magnetic mines.He co-wrote an autobiography, "Kitchener's Last Volunteer," — a reference to Britain's war secretary who rallied men to the cause — and was made an Officer of France's Legion of Honor.Allingham spent the last years of his life reminding others of the 9 million soldiers killed in the conflict, anxious that people should remember their sacrifice.___Beverly RobertsLAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.

(AP) — Beverly Roberts, who co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in the 1936 film "Two Around the World," died Monday.

She was 96.Roberts died at her home in Laguna Niguel of natural causes, according to Christina Baker, her second-cousin.A Warner Bros.

contract player from 1935, Roberts made her first film with Al Jolson in "The Singing Kid." She also appeared with Bogart and Pat O'Brien in "China Clipper" and with Errol Flynn and Joan Blondell in "Perfect Specimen."After leaving Warner Bros.

in 1940, she toured the country as a singer with the Dorsey Brothers band.In 1950, she became administrator of Theater Authority, a post she held for 25 years.

In her later years, she worked in watercolor painting.Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press.

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