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No. 13 Iowa State women bury Penn State with 18 3-pointers

Nov. 27, 2021 21:50 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Aubrey Joens scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, older sister Ashley Joens had 13 points and No. 13 Iowa State made 18 3-pointers in a 93-59 rout of Penn State on Saturday at the Gulf Coast Showcase. For Aubrey Joens, it was a career night. She tied...

Honor Guard's funeral duty triples due to COVID-19 pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard in the number of funerals in which these volunteer men and women have provided military honors. Since latter 2019 to date, Minot Air Force Base Honor...

Widow of SKorean dictator issues apology over brutal rule

Nov. 27, 2021 01:05 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator issued a brief apology over the “pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital on Saturday to pay their final respects to Chun...

Iraqi baby buried as death toll in EU-Belarus crisis grows

Nov. 23, 2021 13:21 PM EST

BOHONIKI, Poland (AP) — A Polish imam recited prayers Tuesday over the tiny white casket of an unborn Iraqi boy, the latest life claimed as migrants from the Middle East have tried to slip into the European Union illegally and found their path blocked by soldiers in the forests of Poland...

Funeral scheduled for Georgia couple found slain in home

Nov. 22, 2021 15:50 PM EST

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled for a Georgia firefighter and his wife who were found shot and killed inside their home. Investigators say they believe a man charged with stabbing a suburban Atlanta police officer also shot and killed Justin and Amber...

Locals gather to pay respects to longtime British lawmaker

Nov. 22, 2021 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of residents in the southeast English coastal resort of Southend gathered Monday to pay their respects to their longtime member of Britain's Parliament who was fatally stabbed last month while meeting with his constituents. Following a funeral...

Kansas town honors deceased man with a parade

Nov. 22, 2021 07:58 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. (AP) — Dale “Duster” Hoffman didn't want a sorrowful funeral, so instead he got a parade. KWCH-TV reports that residents of the small town of Minneapolis, Kansas, turned out Sunday for a parade honoring Hoffman, who died earlier this month at age...

Community gathers for veteran's funeral, family not located

Nov. 20, 2021 08:11 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Many of the 100-plus attendees at the recent funeral for Army Spc. Michael J. Gilmer at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery had never met the veteran. Gilmer, 52, died in late October in the Fort Harrison Veterans Affairs Medical Center's intensive...

South Carolina bids farewell to late Sen. Hugh Leatherman

Nov. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina’s oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, was remembered Friday as an astute public servant and family man who wielded his considerable power without pomp or pretense. “He was usually the humblest...

Memorial held for slain University of Chicago student

Nov. 19, 2021 11:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a University of Chicago student who was fatally shot as he walked near campus flew to the city from China to talk about shattered dreams and to promise to return home with her son’s body. “I went abroad for the first time in my life not...