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Funeral set for Alabama officer killed in shooting

Sep. 21, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Funeral services are set in Tuscaloosa for a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. A memorial is planned for noon Sunday for investigator Dornell Cousette, who was shot to death while trying to make an arrest on Monday. The funeral will be held in the gymnasium of...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...

Funeral set for Milwaukee officer, hit by driver in 2017

Sep. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been made for a Milwaukee police officer who died years after he was intentionally hit by a motorist. Officer Mark Lentz was attempting to stop a speeding motorist Aug. 3, 2017, when he was intentionally hit by a driver. Police say Lentz began to show signs of...

Memorial service set for New Mexico lawmaker

Sep. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A memorial service for Sen. Carlos Cisneros is scheduled for Sept. 27 at the New Mexico State Capitol. The Questa Democrat died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 71. The memorial at the capitol will be followed by a service Sept. 28 at The Light at Mission Viejo Church in Santa Fe....

Michigan funeral home manager faces fraud-related charges.

Sep. 20, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — A man who formerly managed a funeral home in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula is facing charges after authorities say he didn't properly handle prepaid funeral contracts. WPBN-TV reports 69-year-old Denis Johnson was arrested this week and is facing fraud-related charges. He...

'Bigger than life' Pickens remembered at Texas funeral

Sep. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — T. Boone Pickens was remembered at a Dallas funeral on Thursday for his humor, tenacity and larger-than-life personality. "Boone was bigger than life. In fact, Boone was bigger than Texas itself," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at the service at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Abbott...

Joint funeral held in Woonsocket for 3 boys killed in crash

Sep. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WOONSOCKET, S.D. (AP) — A joint funeral has been held for the three boys killed in a crash near Woonsocket last weekend. Fifteen-year-old Jordan Klich, his 14-year-old brother, Dylan Klich, and 14-year-old Kristian Kesary died when their car collided with an SUV and another vehicle last Saturday night on...

Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to leader Pohiva

Sep. 19, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral. During a political career that began more than three decades ago,...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...

Family waits months for funeral home to release man's body

Sep. 18, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Palmer man who was shot and killed nearly nine months ago will be buried Friday after the resolution of a dispute between the man's family and a funeral company. Julian "Eddie" Myers, 51, died Dec. 24. Myers' mother and sister claimed Janssen Funeral Homes demanded full payment...