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Thousands expected at memorial for slain California officer

Jan. 18, 2019 2:01 AM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Police officers from across the country are expected at Friday's memorial service for a 22-year-old rookie who had long dreamed of being an officer and was slain just weeks into the job in a Northern California college town. The service for Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, who was...

Slain mayor lies in state at Solidarity museum in Poland

Jan. 17, 2019 4:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The slain mayor of Gdansk lay in state Thursday at a museum devoted to Poland's pro-democracy Solidarity movement, which started in a local shipyard and the late city leader was active in as a student. Residents lined up to file past the coffin of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, which was...

Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country

Jan. 16, 2019 1:01 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial. The new area with a path...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump isn't holed up nonstop at White House

Jan. 14, 2019 4:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he's holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. He's also rewriting history regarding his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall. Trump says he...

Poles unite in grief over assassination of Gdansk mayor

Jan. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The popular liberal mayor of Poland's port city of Gdansk died Monday after being stabbed at a charity event by an ex-convict with a history of violent crime. The killing plunged the politically divided country into shock and grief and brought Poles into the streets for solemn vigils...

The Latest: Poland mayor mourned as critic of anti-Semitism

Jan. 14, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The president of the World Jewish Congress says the fatal stabbing in Poland of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was an attack "on the very value of tolerance." In a statement issued in New York on Monday, Ronald...

Missouri city to honor 17 killed in tour boat accident

Jan. 14, 2019 12:34 PM EST

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri city where 17 people died in a tour boat accident last year plans to honor the victims somehow but is still determining how to do so. A Branson businessman in September proposed building a lighthouse-shaped monument to the victims of the July 19 "duck boat " accident on...

Van Morrison sings at friend's funeral in Northern Ireland

Jan. 14, 2019 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and politician Ian Adamson. Morrison sang "Into the Mystic" — one of his most mysterious, evocative songs — at Adamson's funeral Monday at Conlig Presbyterian Church in...

16 injured in Kashmir protests after 2 rebels killed

Jan. 13, 2019 7:52 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, leading to injuries to at least 16 people after a gunbattle between militants and government forces overnight killed two rebels, police and residents said. The clashes erupted after government forces in...

Palestinians mourn woman killed by Israeli fire at protest

Jan. 12, 2019 5:29 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians gathered Saturday for the funeral of a woman killed by Israeli forces during a protest near the perimeter fence, this year's first fatality from the weekly mass demonstrations, and Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas targets in response to rocket fire....