World News

Lautenberg, Oldest U.S. Senator, Dies at 89

The U.S. Senate's oldest member has died of complications from pneumonia. Aides to New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg say he died Monday at the age of 89.

Lautenberg served two separate periods in the Senate, being first elected in 1982 and retiring in 2001. He was re-elected to the Senate and had served since 2003. He had announced he would retire at the end of his term in 2015.

The Democrat was the Senate's last World War Two veteran.

Lautenberg's death means New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, will appoint a replacement.

Featured Story

FILE - Indian physiotherapy students hold placards at a rally on the first anniversary of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in a bus New Delhi, India, Dec. 16, 2013.

India Blocks Controversial BBC Rape Documentary

One of six men who raped student, who later died, tells filmmaker 'a girl is far more responsible for rape than a man'; New Delhi condemns rapist's comments that victim was responsible More