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Portrait fills last vacancy on Sept. 11 memorial photo wall

Jun. 29, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A portrait filled the last vacancy on the photo wall at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Wednesday, concluding the almost 16-year-long project to memorialize the hundreds killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Antonio Dorsey Pratt's...

3 killed as train hit car were headed to funeral fundraiser

Jun. 27, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Three women killed when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into their car in Northern California were headed to a fundraiser at a vineyard for a Brentwood resident who died less than a week ago. The crash occurred Sunday around 1 p.m. in a rural area near...

2 priests killed in northern Mexico buried in village

Jun. 27, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

CEROCAHUI, Mexico (AP) — Two Jesuit priests killed last week in remote mountains of northern Mexico were buried Monday in the lawn of the church where a gunman attacked them last week. The Revs. Javier Campos, 79, and Joaquín Mora, 80, had spent much of their lives serving...

Norway: Suspect in Pride Month attack won't talk to police

Jun. 26, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks, police and his defense lawyer said Sunday. The man, whom authorities described as a...

West Virginia aviator honored at memorial service

Jun. 26, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia aviator who trained more than 40,000 pilots has been honored at a memorial service, officials said. The Kanawha County Commission said the flag at the courthouse in Charleston was lowered to half-staff Saturday in honor of Benny Mallory, who...

Charleston to add new items to site for fallen firefighters

Jun. 26, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston plans new remembrances at a memorial honoring nine firefighters who died trying to put out a blaze at a furniture store in 2007. Charleston 9 Memorial Park was built several years ago next to Charleston Fire Station 11, which is on the site of the...

'Loving' boy last Texas school shooting victim laid to rest

Jun. 25, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Like millions of 10-year-olds, Uziyah Sergio Garcia loved video games, swimming and trampolines. He was also a natural at football, taking to it seamlessly when he and his grandfather started tossing the ball together over spring break. “Such a fast...

Couple sues Boston hospital over loss of baby's body

Jun. 24, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts couple whose prematurely born baby girl died less than two weeks after she was delivered has sued one of Boston's most prestigious hospitals for losing the infant's body, denying the parents the opportunity to hold a proper funeral and burial. The...

Slain deputy remembered as friend, role model, protector

Jun. 23, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot last week as he tried to arrest a fugitive was remembered Tuesday as a protector, a father and a beloved friend with an infectious smile. Friends, family, dignitaries and more than 1,000 officers from...

Unknown soldier no more: World War I gravestone gets a name

Jun. 21, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ECOUST-SAINT-MEIN, France (AP) — For more than a century, the British soldier lay in an anonymous grave, one of so many unidentified victims buried beneath the killing fields of World War I. But now, his headstone finally bears a name: 2nd Lt. Osmund Bartle Wordsworth — a...