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Army pilot killed in Afghanistan to be buried Monday in Utah

Dec. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A 25-year-old Army helicopter pilot killed in a crash in Afghanistan will be buried Monday at Brigham City Cemetery in northern Utah. CW2 Kirk Fuchigami Jr. was one of two Army pilots killed in the Nov. 20 crash while providing security for ground troops in eastern Logar Province...

Detroit police officer suspended after cop's death retires

Dec. 6, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer responding to a home invasion was fatally shot by a man hiding in the basement, while a senior officer stayed at his patrol car a block away, investigators said. Sgt. Ronald Kidd, a 21-year veteran, suddenly retired this week after Chief James Craig suspended and...

Longtime S Carolina lawmaker remembered as 'true servant'

Dec. 6, 2019 4:43 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Approximately 300 family members, friends and public figures gathered at a memorial service for a longtime South Carolina lawmaker on Thursday, honoring him as a “true servant of the people.” Retired state Sen. Ralph Anderson died at his Greenville home on Saturday...

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 5, 2019 10:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Funerals set for Hmong American men shot at California party

Dec. 4, 2019 6:50 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Four California men shot at a backyard gathering of family and friends will be laid to rest this month with traditional Hmong funerals, as police continue to search for two assailants, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The victims were killed Nov. 17 when unknown gunmen entered a...

Remembering the Worcester 6

Dec. 3, 2019 10:11 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Inside the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse and Co. building, a monster was growing. As the calls came in nearly 20 years ago, Worcester firefighters did what they have done for decades. They went inside the building to save people they believed were inside. They were met with...

California says Neptune Society bilked cremation customers

Dec. 2, 2019 11:02 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general sued the Neptune Society on Monday, claiming the well-known company pocketed $100 million that it should have kept in reserve for those who signed up for its prepaid cremation service plans. As a result, many of the company’s customers...

Alabama sheriff remembered as dedicated peace officer

Dec. 2, 2019 3:03 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A slain Alabama sheriff was remembered Monday as a dedicated peace officer who loved serving the people of his county. More than 2,000 mourners filled an auditorium for funeral services for Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams. Williams was shot and killed Nov. 23 at a gas station...

France pays homage to 13 soldiers killed in Mali air crash

Dec. 2, 2019 10:40 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France paid homage Monday to 13 soldiers killed while fighting Islamic State-affiliated extremists in Mali, with their coffins draped in the French tricolor at a solemn ceremony in Paris. “Freedom, alas, often carries the taste of spilt blood,” said French President Emmanuel...

Denis Leary scheduled to attend fatal fire memorial ceremony

Nov. 30, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Actor and comedian Denis Leary is scheduled to attend a ceremony in his hometown to mark the 20th anniversary of a warehouse fire that took the lives of six Massachusetts firefighters. The Telegram & Gazette reports that according to a city spokesman, the Worcester native is...