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Slain sheriff's sergeant memorialized in Southern California

Jun. 11, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff's sergeant who was shot and killed last week after an attempted traffic stop was memorialized Friday as an inspiring leader and a role model for his grieving family. Relatives, law enforcement personnel and...

Afghan Hazaras being killed at school, play, even at birth

Jun. 11, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just running errands in the mainly Hazara neighborhoods of west Kabul can be dangerous. One day last week, Adila Khiari and her two daughters went out to buy new curtains. Soon after, her son heard that a minibus had been bombed — the fourth to be blown up in...

City honors officer who died trying to save drowning boy

Jun. 10, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The death of a Massachusetts police officer who drowned while trying rescue a teenager from a pond is a powerful lesson in self-sacrifice, the priest who presided over the funeral Mass said Thursday. Worcester Officer Enmanuel “Manny”...

Swimmer drowns on Alabama beach days after deputy's death

Jun. 09, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — A drowning vacationer who was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico died Wednesday just three days after an Alabama sheriff's deputy died while trying to save another person, authorities said. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said the person, whose...

Marine killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest in California

Jun. 09, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eighty years after he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and just months after his remains were finally identified, a California Marine has been laid to rest with full military honors. About 50 people attended the ceremony Tuesday for Pfc. John...

Today in History

Jun. 09, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 9, the 160th day of 2021. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, 1969, the Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the...

Documentary celebrates Muhammad Ali 5 years after his death

Jun. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

When Muhammad Ali died five years ago, his name was known worldwide. But it was home, to Louisville, Kentucky, where he returned. From his death on June 3, 2016, to his funeral a week later, the Bluegrass community that raised him joined visitors from around the globe to...

Services set this week for Phoenix officer who died in crash

Jun. 08, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Services will be held this week for a Phoenix police officer who died last week in an on-duty collision, the Police Department announced Tuesday. Visitation for Officer Ginarro New will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hansen's Mortuary, followed by a...

Another official resigns over censored Memorial Day speech

Jun. 08, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Both organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony have now resigned under pressure after they silenced a retired U.S. Army officer’s microphone while he was talking about how freed Black slaves honored fallen soldiers just after the Civil War. Cindy...

Today in History

Jun. 07, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 7, the 158th day of 2021. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7, 1942, the Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for American naval forces...