(CNN) - Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo - who rose from the Depression-era streets of Queens to serve three times as governor and whose passionate keynote address at the 1984 Democratic political convention vaulted him onto the national political scene - died Thursday. He was 82.
Cuomo had been hospitalized recently to treat a heart condition. His family said he passed away, at home, from "natural causes due to heart failure."
Cuomo was governor for three terms, from 1983 to 1995.
He was married to his wife, Matilda, for more than six decades. They had five children, including current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was sworn in for his second term Thursday, and Chris Cuomo, host of CNN's "New Day."
(CNN) - With crews from around the world aiding in the search, 30 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, Indonesian officials said Friday.
What appears to be a piece of the fuselage was found, Singapore's Defense Ministry said. It resembles a window panel.
Finding the fuselage and the plane's "black boxes" are a priority, Indonesia's search and rescue agency said Friday. There are 59 teams of divers involved, the agency's chief Bambang Sulistyo said, according to the state-run Antara news agency.
The USS Sampson, the U.S. Navy ship that is helping with the search, recovered two of the bodies, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said Friday.
The Democratic Party loses one of its icons. Bad weather slows AirAsia search. And the college football national championship is set.
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1. MARIO CUOMO
Party standard-bearer: The Democratic Party has lost one of its giants. Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died yesterday at the age of 82. He had been hospitalized recently to treat a heart condition, but passed away, at home, from "natural causes due to heart failure," his family said. Cuomo's passionate and powerful keynote address at the 1984 Democratic political convention vaulted him onto the national political scene. President Barack Obama praised Cuomo for his faith in God and championing of progressive values in a statement issued by the White House.