Pulitzer Prize winning New York columnist Breslin dead at 88 Mar 20, 2017 0 132 12345 dpaWashingtonColumnist Jimmy Breslin, a Pulitzer Prize winner who famously documented American life and still wrote weekly to the end of his life in the New York Daily News, died Sunday at age 88, the newspaper reported.During a nearly 70-year career, he wrote for a succession of papers in the United States' largest metropolis: The News, Newsday, the New York Herald Tribune and New York Journal American.Breslin started in news rooms as a copy editor and moved to sports writing before turning his eye for the common man to news and eventually column writing. He was a recognizable figure on television, too, where he was a regular on talk shows as a cigar-chomping, hard-bitten commentator.His Herald Tribune story about the labourer who made 3.01 dollars an hour to dig President John F~Kennedy's grave after the 1963 assassination remains a landmark of US journalism.During his career, Breslin's produced a score of best-selling novels and non-fiction books, including works on politics, literature and collections of his columns. But the Pulitzer committee, in citing Breslin's commentary, noted that his columns"consistently championed ordinary citizens." The winning pieces exposed police torture in a Queens precinct, and took a sympathetic look at the life of an AIDS patient. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES No proof of Russia collusion with Trump team: Lawmaker Mar 20, 2017 0 159 Meetup takes risky leap into the Trump resistance Mar 20, 2017 0 159 While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force Mar 20, 2017 0 442 Healthcare overhaul to help older citizens, says House Speaker REUTERS WASHINGTON US House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the .. Lawmakers say no evidence Trump Tower bugged Reuters WASHINGTON US lawmakers from both parties said on Sunday they had seen no proof to support the claim by Republican President Donald Trump that his predecessor Barack Obama had wiretapped him last year, adding .. Meetup takes risky leap into the Trump resistance AP NEW YORK Meetup is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. The New York-based networking site will unveil plans in the coming days to partner with a labor groupunder the guidance of a former Hillary Clinton aide to ..