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Slain Phoenix-area deputy honored at funeral

Oct. 19, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy who died after being beaten by a suspect was remembered as man who lived his dream to protect and serve. Mourners and fellow law enforcement officers packed a church Tuesday in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale to honor...

Syria buries former lawmaker shot near Israeli border

Oct. 18, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A former Syrian lawmaker allegedly felled by Israeli sniper fire was laid to rest Monday in an official funeral attended by hundreds of people near Damascus. Midhat Saleh, a well-known figure in Syria, was fatally shot Saturday in Ein el-Tineh, a...

Services for Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person announced

Oct. 17, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Funeral services for Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person are set for Friday morning, with other opportunities to pay respects to the longtime leader during the week. Old Person died of cancer on Oct. 13. He was 92. On Tuesday...

Biden: 'Democracy survived' Capitol riot because of police

Oct. 16, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Framed by the Capitol, President Joe Biden paid tribute Saturday to fallen law enforcement officers and honored those who fought off the Jan. 6 insurrection at that very site by declaring “because of you, democracy survived.” Biden spoke at the...

WWII veterans, civilian home front workers to be honored

Oct. 16, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's World War II veterans and the civilian workers who supported them from the home front are being honored this weekend in Woonsocket with the dedication of a new memorial. The lighting of the Eternal Flame ceremony that starts at...

Lebanon buries 7 killed amid street battles over port probe

Oct. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon on Friday mourned seven people killed in gunbattles on the streets of Beirut the previous day, a confrontation that erupted over a long-running probe into last year’s massive port blast in the city and raised fears of the country being drawn into further violence. ...

Gunbattles erupt during protest of Beirut blast probe; 6 die

Oct. 14, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Heavy gunfire broke out Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Hezbollah group against the judge leading the probe into last year’s blast in the city's port. At least six people were killed and dozens wounded in the most violent street fighting in the Lebanese...

Memorial planned for slain real estate agent

Oct. 14, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday afternoon to honor a real estate agent in Virginia's Hampton Roads region who police say was killed by a client who had just bought a house in Portsmouth. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the...

Neo-Nazi's burial in Jewish gravesite causes stir in Germany

Oct. 13, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The burial of a Holocaust denier in the gravesite of a Jewish music professor has caused an uproar in Germany. The top German government official tasked with combating antisemitism, Commissioner for Jewish Life Felix Klein, criticized the action Wednesday,...

Slain Utah football player remembered for optimism, kindness

Oct. 11, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Utah football player Aaron Lowe was remembered as an optimist, role model and friend at his funeral Monday, and coach Kyle Whittingham announced the school would retire Lowe's number and establish a scholarship in his name. Lowe's coaches and...