Latest State funerals News

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...

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...

De Klerk's death sparks debate over his role in apartheid

Nov. 19, 2021 02:29 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Liberator of Nelson Mandela? Or a leader responsible for racist murders? South Africa is engrossed in debate over the legacy of apartheid's last president, F.W. de Klerk, who died last week at 85 and is to be buried Sunday. The controversy following...

South Africa's last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, dies

Nov. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died aged 85. Frederik Willem de Klerk died after a battle against cancer...

S Koreans send off former President Roh in small funeral

Oct. 30, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of relatives and dignitaries gathered in South Korea’s capital on Saturday to pay their final respects to former President Roh Tae-woo, a key participant in a 1979 military coup who later won a landmark democratic election before his political career ended...

Funeral held for Iowa trooper killed in NE Iowa crash

Oct. 27, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — Flags across Iowa were lowered to half-staff and hundreds of people and law enforcement officers filled the Waukon High School gymnasium on Wednesday for the funeral of an Iowa State Patrol trooper who died from injuries he received in a car crash in the line of duty. ...

Controversial father of Pakistan nuclear bomb dies at age 85

Oct. 10, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Abdul Qadeer Khan, a controversial figure known as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, died Sunday of COVID-19 following a lengthy illness, his family said. He was 85. Khan, who launched Pakistan on the path to becoming a nuclear weapons power in...

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark lies in state

Sep. 29, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark, who died last week, lay in state at the State Capitol on Wednesday. According to court officials, Clark was the first active member of the judiciary to lie in state and the second woman after former...

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. ...

Connecticut trooper swept away in Ida flooding laid to rest

Sep. 09, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from across the nation, gathered at an outdoor music theater in Connecticut Thursday for the funeral of a state police trooper who was swept away in floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Sgt. Brian Mohl,...