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Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin victims at city square

Oct. 20, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow authorities have refused permission for an annual commemoration of Stalin-era political repression victims to be held in Lubyanka Square outside the former KGB headquarters and the event's organizers have objected to a proposed alternative site. For the past decade, the historical and...

Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

Oct. 20, 2018 7:33 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before opening the Invictus Games as he and wife Meghan continued their visit to Australia and the South Pacific. A thus-far joyous debut royal tour by the couple, buoyed by news that...

Stakes high in Afghan election as US seeks peace pact

Oct. 19, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The stakes in Saturday's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have never been higher, coming just two days after the Taliban assassinated two top provincial officials in an audacious attack on a security conference attended by the top U.S. military commander in the country. The...

The Latest: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attack

Oct. 19, 2018 4:42 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 1 p.m. Afghanistan's election commission has postponed Saturday's elections in Kandahar province for a week, following a deadly attack there that killed at least...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

Final goodbye to college football coaching great Gagliardi

Oct. 15, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have turned out to say goodbye to John Gagliardi, college football's winningest coach. About 1,500 people filled St. John's Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minnesota, on Monday for Gagliardi's funeral. He died Oct. 7 at the age of 91. The St. Cloud Times...

Man with grudge who drove car into mourners gets 80 years

Oct. 15, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man who drove his car into a group of mourners at a South Carolina cemetery, hurting 11 of them, has been sentenced to 80 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge Clifton Newman called James Kester a terrorist for attacking the people at the July 2017 graveside service because he had...

Calls for new regulation mount as limo crash victims mourned

Oct. 14, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — The day after a mourning community said last goodbyes to eight of 20 victims of a limousine crash — four sisters and four other relatives — the Senate's top Democrat called on federal regulators to formulate new safety standards for the vehicles. Sen. Chuck Schumer on...

Mourners pack funeral for 8 of 20 killed in NY limo crash

Oct. 14, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners at a funeral for four sisters and their family members killed in a New York limousine crash were assured Saturday that their loved ones can still see their tears and feel their heartache. On a damp, chilly day, hundreds of people packed the pews of an old brick church in...

Palestinians bury woman killed in West Bank, 7 slain in Gaza

Oct. 13, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

BIDYA, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians on Saturday buried eight of their dead — a woman killed when a stone hit her in the head while riding in a car in the West Bank, an attack blamed on Jewish settlers, and seven who were shot by Israeli troops during protests in Gaza the previous day. It was the...