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Gravestones are lined up at the memorial cemetery in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A quarter of a century after they were killed in Sreberenica, eight Bosnian men and boys will be laid to rest Saturday, July 11. Over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter after the town was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces in the closing months of the country’s 1992-95 fratricidal war. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

25 years on, Srebrenica dead still being identified, buried

Jul. 9, 2020 3:42 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A quarter of a century after they were killed in Europe’s worst massacre since World War II, eight Bosnian men and boys will be laid to rest Saturday in a cemetery just outside of Srebrenica — their marble gravestones joining thousands more, each with the...

Dr. Joseph Varon, right, leads a team as they try to save the life of a patient unsuccessfully inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Houston. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the second-largest state in the U.S. have more than doubled in the last two weeks. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital

Jul. 8, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A few weeks after more than 100 people attended her husband's funeral, the widow herself was on the brink of death. Her oxygen levels had fallen deadly low due to complications from COVID-19, and her heart stopped. Ten people, each in two layers of protective equipment, surrounded her...

CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 6, 2020 INSTEAD OF JULY 7, 2020 - Parishioners receive the sacrament from the Rev. Luis Gabriel Medina during Communion at Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, July 6, 2020. This was the first in-person Mass at the church in almost four months. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Two COVID-19-ravaged churches take different recovery paths

Jul. 8, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus. Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Queens,...

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows Sgt. Ben Jenkins, 47, a medal of valor winner who was shot and killed by a motorist early Friday, March 27, 2020, on U.S. 93 near Ely, Nevada. (Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)

Flags at half-staff to honor slain Highway Patrol sergeant

Jul. 8, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered that flags at state buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of a Highway Patrol sergeant killed in March in the line of duty. Sisolak said in a statement that he ordered the honor “as a mark of solemn respect and...

A hearse parks during the funeral service for Priest Georg Ratzinger in front of St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg, Germany, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The elder brother of the emeritus Pope Benedict XVI had died on July 1 at the age of 96 years. (Armin Weigel/dpa via AP)

Mourners attend funeral mass for retired pope's brother

Jul. 8, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A memorial mass was held Wednesday in Germany for the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. Following the Pontifical Requiem at the High Cathedral of St Peter’s in Regensburg, Ratzinger, who died on July 1 at the age of 96, was to be buried at the...

FILE - Donnie, left, and Ronnie Galyon sit inside their Beavercreek, Ohio, home, in a Wednesday, July 2, 2014 file photo. The world’s longest surviving conjoined twins died on July 4, 2020 at the age of 68. Ronnie and Donnie Galyon of Beavercreek, Ohio were born joined at the abdomen. In 2014, earned the distinction of being the world’s oldest set of conjoined twins shortly before their 63rd birthday. (Drew Simon/Dayton Daily News via AP, File)

Brother of longest-surviving conjoined twins: 'They made 68'

Jul. 7, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

A custom casket is being built for the funeral of the world's longest-surviving conjoined twins, who died July 4 in Ohio of natural causes. Donnie and Ronnie Galyon, who were born joined at the abdomen, claimed the world record in 2014 shortly before they turned 63. Their younger brother Jim Galyon said he's...

Toledo Police Chief George Kral bows his head with other officers during a news conference at the Safety Building after Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Toledo, Ohio early Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Dave Zapotosky/The Blade via AP)

Fallen officer's letter: 'I hope I died with bravery'

Jul. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city said during a memorial service Tuesday that a police officer shot and killed over the weekend was loyal throughout his life and during his final moments. “In his last gasp, he demonstrated his truth and loyalty. ‘Tell my family I...

Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Hisham al-Hashimi during his funeral, in the Zeyouneh area of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July, 7, 2020. Al-Hashimi, an Iraqi analyst who was a leading expert on the Islamic State and other armed groups, was shot dead in Baghdad on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Outspoken Iraqis fear rogue groups after analyst killed

Jul. 7, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The killing of a prominent security analyst who had received threats from Iran-backed militias has struck fear in the hearts of outspoken Iraqis concerned that they, too, could be targeted by armed groups. The death of Hisham al-Hashimi also highlighted the limits of Prime Minister Mustafa...

Roanoke begins process to remove Lee memorial from downtown

Jul. 7, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Officials in the Virginia city of Roanoke have started a process to remove a memorial marker to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Roanoke Times reports that the city council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to remove the 60-year-old granite shaft from a downtown plaza. ...

FILE - In this June 3, 2012, file photo, Jack Nicklaus, left, talks with Tiger Woods after Woods won the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The PGA Tour has a deal that would bring a one-time event to Muirfield Village a week before the Memorial, giving it tournaments in consecutive weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

PGA Tour, Memorial scrap plans to have limited spectators

Jul. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described as rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Memorial, hosted by Jack Nicklaus at his Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, was in line to be the first tournament with...