Milestones

DIED

Emile Griffith, 75, Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and five-time welterweight and middleweight champion. He gained unwanted fame for the fatal beating he gave Benny Paret in their 1962 title bout.

DIED

Dennis Farina, 69, Chicago cop turned actor who switched careers permanently in 1986 and was best known for his hard-edged roles in Midnight Run, Get Shorty and TV's Law & Order.

APPOINTED

Kate O'Brian, former senior vice president at ABC News, as president of Al-Jazeera America. The Qatari-owned cable network will launch on August 20 from its headquarters in New York City.

DIED

Elmer T. Lee, 93, master...

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