Deaths of note from around the world:
Betty Fletcher, 89: Longtime federal appeals judge on the 9th Circuit in the western U.S., known for her rulings upholding affirmative action, overturning death penalty cases and protecting endangered whales from sonar tests by the U.S. Navy. Died Monday.
Lincoln Alexander, 90: First black member of Canada's parliament and its first black cabinet minister as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. Died Friday in Hamilton, Ontario.
William Walker, 99: Pilot in the Battle of Britain whose poem, “Our Wall," is inscribed on a memorial on the cliffs of Dover to the nearly 3,000 men who flew in the battle. Died Sunday at his home in London.
Yash Chopra, 80: Bollywood movie mogul whose classic love tales made him the Indian film industry's “King of Romance." Died Sunday in Mumbai.
Leon Jaroff, 85: Writer and editor for Time magazine who persuaded the company to publish Discover and became editor there. Died Saturday in East Hampton, N.Y.