Former US Sen. Richard Lugar, foreign policy expert, dies
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a foreign policy expert who helped spur the dismantling and securing of thousands of nuclear weapons in the former Soviet states, has died. He was 87.
The Lugar Center issued a statement saying Lugar died early Sunday at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia.
Lugar was a Rhodes Scholar who was first elected to the Senate in 1976, after eight years as Indianapolis mayor.
He was a generally loyal conservative but lost his bid for a seventh Senate term in the 2012 GOP primary after attacks over his reputation for cooperation with Democrats and friendliness with President Barack Obama.
Lugar gained little traction with a 1996 run for president, but he focused on the threat of terrorism years ahead of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Brownsville city leaders meet to discuss ways to forward local businesses amid...
Tire recycling event to take place Saturday in Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy counties
CON MI GENTE: Band of three brothers perform at fire stations
ACLU reminds protesters of their rights
STC professor highlights authors who educate about cultural oppression