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In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry, military personnel carry the flag draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a scientist who was killed on Friday, in a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Iran held the funeral service for Fakhrizadeh, who founded its military nuclear program two decades ago, with the Islamic Republic's defense minister vowing to continue the man's work

Iran says Israel killed military nuclear scientist remotely

Nov. 30, 2020 12:55 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program in the 2000s. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security...

Spectators run from the scene after a shot was fired during the burial service of Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Cocoa, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Pierce was one of two teens shot and killed by a Brevard County Sheriff's deputy on Nov. 13. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)

Mother of slain Florida teen shot during burial service

Nov. 29, 2020 2:46 PM EST

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — An unknown gunman fired into a crowd gathered at a Saturday afternoon burial service of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff's deputy earlier this month, officials said. The deceased teen's mother was wounded by the bullet, Florida Today reported. The shooting happened as...

A group of protesters burn pictures of the U.S. President Donald Trump, top, and the President-elect Joe Biden in a gathering in front of Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, a day after the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh an Iranian scientist linked to the country's nuclear program by unknown assailants near Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran's supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Nov. 28, 2020 4:45 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the...

Mourning fans wave from an overpass at the caravan carrying the remains of Diego Maradona to his resting place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos

Nov. 27, 2020 12:19 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral. The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death threats, across a nation that venerated Maradona, who died Wednesday...

Body of former Sudan's prime minster Sadiq al-Mahdi arrives to Khartoum, Sudan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Al-Mahdi, Sudan's last democratically elected prime minister and leader of the country's largest political party, has died of COVID-19 in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates (AP Photo / Marwan Ali)

Thousands come out for funeral of former Sudan PM al-Mahdi

Nov. 27, 2020 9:48 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese came out Friday in the city of Omdurman for the funeral of the country's last elected prime minister and prominent political party leader Sadiq al-Mahdi, who died of COVID-19. Al-Mahdi's body arrived earlier in the day from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where he...

Sara Steen stands in front of the COVID-19 memorial honoring the Larimer County residents who have died from the virus as of early October in Fort Collins, Colo., on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. After the emblems on the memorial were vandalized, a neighborhood-wide effort restored the memorial in less than two weeks. (Bethany Baker/The Coloradoan via AP)

Neighbors help restore COVID memorial after vandalism

Nov. 27, 2020 9:27 AM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Rounding the corner of Sara Steen’s Fort Collins home, walkers, cyclists and passers-by are greeted with dozens of circles. Roughly the size of small dinner plates, each one boasts a different color scheme and, at their center, a small stick-figure person. There are 63...

Mourners embrace as they wait to see Diego Maradona lying in state outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup died Wednesday at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Argentines bid a raucous farewell to Maradona amid clashes

Nov. 26, 2020 6:33 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honors with...

Memorial planned for slain police dog

Nov. 26, 2020 12:38 PM EST

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police department has set a December memorial service for a K-9 officer fatally shot last week. The La Vergne Police Department on Thursday said a memorial service for the K-9 Sjaak will be held December 1 at 10 a.m. at Lifepoint Church in Smyrna. Seating is limited due...

Joana Moore holds a portrait of her mother Patsy Gilreath Moore who died at age 79 from COVID-19 as she poses for a photograph at a symbolic cemetery created to remember and honor lives lost to COVID-19, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami. Officials announced that a new COVID-19 testing site will be opening in the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida families warn against gatherings as they mourn

Nov. 24, 2020 3:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — At a Miami park that has been turned into a memorial for COVID-19 victims, families and officials gathered Tuesday to honor people who have died as they pleaded with others to avoid Thanksgiving dinners with those outside their home. U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson and other local officials spoke...

Memorial planned for 2 Nebraska boys murdered in 1983

Nov. 23, 2020 5:43 PM EST

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Sarpy County plans to put up a permanent memorial for two young Nebraska boys who were brutally murdered in 1983. The memorial for Danny Joe Eberle and Christopher Walden will serve as a reminder of their lives and represent the county's commitment to seeking justice for crime...