Trailblazer dies in US
GERALDINE Ferraro, the former New York congresswoman who made history as the first woman to run for vice president on a major US party ticket, died Saturday from complications of blood cancer, her family said. She was 75. Ferraro, who was repeatedly hailed after her death as a trailblazing figure who changed the world for future generations, ran on the 1984 ticket with Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale. She died in Boston after battling multiple myeloma for 12 years. President Barack Obama said Geraldine would forever be remembered as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women.