Latest from Ellie Silverman

Juan Corona, ‘machete murderer’ convicted of killing 25 migrant workers, dies at 85

At the time of his 1973 conviction, he was considered the worst serial murderer in American history.
  • Mar 4, 2019

Donald Peterson Sr., who spacewalked from the shuttle Challenger, dies at 84

Mr. Peterson was on the 1983 maiden voyage of the spacecraft.
  • May 29, 2018

Alexander Orr, co-founder of experimental Hawthorne School, dies at 94

The Washington private school garnered a reputation for academic excellence but drew controversy for its open embrace of progressive causes in the 1960s.
  • May 29, 2018

Luis Posada Carriles, militant anti-communist who tried to overthrow Castro, dies at 90

A former CIA operative, he allegedly engaged for decades in terrorist actions to topple the Cuban regime.
  • May 24, 2018

Howard M. Sachar, GWU scholar and ‘trailblazer’ of Jewish history, dies at 90

Dr. Sachar published more than a dozen books, including a two-volume history of Israel.
  • May 22, 2018

The lives lost at Santa Fe High School

Ten people — eight students and two adults — were killed during first-period classes on Friday, the result of the latest mass shooting during school hours.
  • May 21, 2018

Crosbie Saint, four-star Army general, dies at 81

He was the commanding general of the U.S. Army Europe from 1988 to 1992.
  • May 15, 2018

Ninalee Allen Craig, subject of iconic ‘American Girl in Italy’ photos, dies at 90

The 1951 image became a rallying cry against sexual harassment, but Mrs. Craig said it was “a symbol of a woman having an absolutely wonderful time.”
  • May 3, 2018

A. Theodore Eastman, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, dies at 89

He was a moderate church official at a time when women’s ordination and gay rights were major issues.
  • Apr 28, 2018

‘I felt God’s hand was there’: Mothers reflect on faith and fertility at world’s largest gathering of IVF babies

Photos from Boston IVF's "Baby Bowl," which is believed to be the largest gathering of IVF children in history.
  • Apr 27, 2018