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Memorial service, burial in Bozeman for World War II soldier

May. 25, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains were identified last year. A memorial and funeral with full military honors was held Saturday in Bozeman for Army Pvt. William A. Boegli, who...

The Latest: World War II soldier buried in Montana

May. 25, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for a WWII solider from Montana whose remains were identified last year. (all times local): 5 p.m. A World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains were...

Mourners gather for Chicago woman whose baby cut from womb

May. 25, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

STICKNEY, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners, some carrying flowers and balloons, have gathered for the funeral of a Chicago woman who authorities say was strangled and her baby cut from her womb. Nineteen-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was remembered as a tireless, loving mother at the funeral Saturday in...

Cracks appearing in World War II Memorial in Washington

May. 24, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is assessing a series of cracks that have begun to appear in the World War II Memorial as Washington, D.C., prepares for an increase in visitors over Memorial Day weekend. The Park Service says in a statement Friday that a large crack is visible on the memorial's...

Defaced war veterans memorial restored for Memorial Day

May. 24, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A vandalized memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston has been restored ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. The Boston Globe reports volunteers on Friday helped clean up the swastikas and other graffiti that had been scrawled on the memorial at the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus...

Sports legends honor basketball great John Havlicek

May. 24, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek. Former Celtics and Bruins stars gathered at Trinity Church in Boston on Thursday for a memorial service. The Hall of Fame Celtics player died in April at the age of 79. The Boston Herald reports that Celtics greats Bill...

Funeral set for Alabama police officer killed by gunman

May. 24, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A police officer killed by a gunman in Alabama is being honored with a funeral at the 9,100-seat Auburn Arena. The ceremony for Auburn police officer William Buechner is being held Friday afternoon. City offices are closed for the day, and residents are being asked to line a street to...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

May. 23, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Anti-government protesters wore masks to hide their identities from Nicaraguan security forces during a funeral for a staunch foe of President...

Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial Day

May. 23, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid his respects Thursday to those who died in service to the United States by placing American flags at several gravesites during an early Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, participated in a...

The Latest: Memorial held for Texas woman shot by officer

May. 23, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Houston area woman who was shot and killed by a police officer (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Community leaders, elected officials and relatives of a Houston-area woman shot and killed by a police officer say her death must be a call to action. The Rev. Al Sharpton...