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UConn scraps plan to move memorial for club seats

Aug. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has postponed plans to put a club for season ticket holders inside its football stadium, because it would have displaced a memorial statue to slain player Jasper Howard. Spokesman Pat McKenna says the school had planned to move the statue from behind the west end zone to another...

The Latest: WWII remains returned, brothers pay last respect

Aug. 13, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the return of a Marine whose remains were returned Monday after 70 years (all times local): 3 p.m. The remains of a Marine lost since the early days of World War II have been identified and returned to his family in Philadelphia more than 70 years after he was killed....

Women's group behind rebel memorials quietly battles on

Aug. 10, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture...

A coral reef cemetery is home to life in the afterlife

Aug. 7, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A year after Will and Daniel Payne lost their mom, and nearly two decades since their father's death, it was time to follow their wishes for the afterlife. As they board a boat with three generations of family, the brothers slip into flippers and de-fog their masks. Will, who...

Funerals held for 3 Russian journalists killed in Africa

Aug. 7, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Funerals have been held in Moscow for three Russian journalists who were killed during a reporting trip in Central African Republic. Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguyev and Kirill Radchenko were shot last week while investigating a Russian military contractor and Russia's interests in the...

Peruvian official: Food poisoning kills 9 funeral goers

Aug. 7, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Authorities in Peru say at least nine people have died from food poisoning following a funeral ceremony. Health officials said Tuesday that another 20 people were hospitalized with stomach pains and vomiting after a wake the previous day in the Ayacucho region of south-central Peru....

The Latest: Evacuation orders issued for parts of 2 counties

Aug. 4, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Authorities are calling on residents in Glenn and Colusa counties in Northern California to evacuate as a fire there continues to grow. Cal Fire issued the evacuation order Saturday night to people who live in several...

Indian army targets rebel funeral; 1 killed, 2 injured

Aug. 4, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A young man was killed and two other people wounded when India's army fired at a funeral of a rebel in disputed Kashmir on Saturday, police and residents said, as seven rebels and an Indian soldier were killed in gunbattles in the region. Soldiers descended on a village in the...

Boys say they put black doll in noose at playground as prank

Aug. 3, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two pre-teen boys say they pulled a prank by putting a black doll hanging from a noose above a playground that partly sits on top of a burial site for 5,000 black Philadelphia residents. The doll was discovered Thursday morning and prompted Mayor Jim Kenney to call it "a despicable...

Arizona trooper remembered as young officer with promise

Aug. 3, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers, friends and relatives remembered a rookie Arizona state trooper Friday, not only mourning him but also the seasoned officer he would never become. Some at the funeral for 24-year-old Tyler Edenhofer still seemed in disbelief that his life was cut...