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Remains of revered Kansas priest returned to family

Sep. 21, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a Catholic priest from Kansas who is being considered for sainthood were returned to his family during a ceremony Tuesday in Hawaii. U.S. Defense officials gave the remains of Rev. Emil Kapaun to his family and officials with the...

Mayor of small coastal Georgia town dies from COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

RICEBORO, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of a small coastal Georgia town has died from complications due to COVID-19 Riceboro Mayor Joe Harris died Tuesday, Pearlie Axson, the town's mayor pro tem, told local news outlets. Harris died at Liberty Regional...

Korean War soldier killed in 1950 buried after remains IDed

Sep. 20, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Cpl. Walter Smead was finally laid to rest Monday near his rural upstate New York hometown, seven decades after he was killed in the Korean War and months after his remains were officially accounted for with help from DNA analysis. He was...

Funeral set for southern Indiana state Rep. Davisson

Sep. 20, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Funeral services have been set for a state legislator from southern Indiana who died over the weekend. Republican Rep. Steve Davisson of Salem died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to the Indiana House speaker’s office. Davisson...

Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

Former Algerian leader Bouteflika buried with quiet honors

Sep. 19, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military...

BU plans memorial service for professor killed in fall

Sep. 19, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University has planned a memorial service for the professor apparently killed in a fall from a closed staircase. The service for David K. Jones, an associate professor in the university’s School of Public Health, is scheduled for Thursday...

Two arrests in fatal bicycle crash south of Reno in June

Sep. 17, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The driver and a passenger in a car that struck and killed a bicyclist on U.S. Highway 395-A south of Reno in June have been arrested after investigators say the female passenger lied to state troopers about who was driving at the time of the crash. ...

Omaha Marine recalled as hero who died while helping others

Sep. 17, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha Marine killed last month in Afghanistan was remembered at his funeral Friday as a hero who died while trying to help others. The Rev. Suzanne Howe recalled Bible scripture in describing the actions of Marine Cpl. Daegan Page, who was one of...

Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

Sep. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and one of his employees have built a “vessel” they hope will usher in a more environmentally...