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Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

Mar. 22, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left the country broken-hearted but not broken. In a day...

The Latest: Mass funeral held to bury 26 slain in N. Zealand

Mar. 22, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 5 p.m. Thousands of people have gathered for a mass funeral to bury 26 of the victims of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. The funeral is taking place at a Muslim cemetery where more than a...

New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks

Mar. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others planned...

The Latest: NZ imam preparing for emotional Friday prayer

Mar. 20, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 11:30 a.m. An imam says he's expecting thousands of people at an emotional Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, a week after a gunman killed 42 people at his mosque and 50 people in all. Gamal Fouda...

Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral

Mar. 20, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his...

Remains of Utah pilot killed in WWII are finally home

Mar. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot shot down in Germany have arrived back in his home state of Utah, where they are expected to be buried. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield's remains are set to be buried Thursday, 74 years to the day of Hadfield's crash, the Salt Lake Tribune...

The Latest: Trump steps up attacks on late Sen. John McCain

Mar. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump's attacks on the late Sen. John McCain (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain, saying that he gave the longtime lawmaker "the kind of funeral he wanted" and "I didn't get a thank you." Trump went on a...

New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a 3rd attack

Mar. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse....

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 20, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NEW ZEALAND HOLDS FIRST FUNERALS FOR MOSQUE SHOOTING VICTIMS A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" are buried before hundreds of mourners. 2. DISNEY CLOSES...

The Latest: Police say mosque gunman planned another attack

Mar. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 5:25 p.m. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he believes police officers stopped the gunman who killed 50 people at two mosques on his way to another attack. Bush says they believe they know...