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LEADING OFF: Skaggs' funeral, White Sox debut full netting

Jul. 22, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAYING RESPECTS Ryan Braun will miss Milwaukee's home game against the Cincinnati Reds to attend the funeral of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room on July 1. Braun and Skaggs were workout buddies. Mike Trout and the...

Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs

Jul. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

PRIJEDOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several thousand people attended a funeral service in Bosnia on Saturday for 86 Muslims who were slain by Serbs in one of the worst atrocities of the country's 1992-95 war. Relatives of the victims, religious leaders and others gathered at a soccer stadium near the...

Updated Dyess Memorial Park opens in Texas, honors military

Jul. 20, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A West Texas park dedicated to Dyess Air Force Base personnel who died in crashes or other service to their country has been expanded to include memorial plaques. Ceremonies were held Friday in Abilene at updated Dyess Memorial Park, which was a project of the Abilene Chamber of...

Indiana museum to honor victims of 1915 SS Eastland disaster

Jul. 20, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana museum is planning a memorial for 844 people who died more than a century ago when a ship capsized on the Chicago River. The SS Eastland was loaded with employees from Chicago's Western Electric Company when it capsized before embarking on a planned trek across...

Teen murder victim eulogized as talented, generous artist

Jul. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Murder victim Bianca Devins was remembered at her funeral as a talented and generous girl whose smile could light up a room. The 17-year-old was eulogized Friday at a Utica church. She was described as an artist, aspiring model and animal lover. The man charged with killing her and...

Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan buried in Utah

Jul. 19, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An Army sergeant from Utah who died in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in Ogden. Family, friends, fellow military members and others gathered Thursday for the funeral of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins, The Standard-Examiner reported . Robbins, 31, is survived by his wife...

Argentina acts against Hezbollah, blamed for terror attacks

Jul. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Lebanese-based group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina's capital, killing 85 people. The nation's Financial...

Hundreds attend funeral for veteran with no known relatives

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NILES, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the funeral for a Vietnam veteran from Michigan who had no known living relatives. Sixty-seven-year-old Wayne "Sarge" Wilson of Niles died during heart surgery in May, years after he'd made funeral arrangements for himself at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation...

Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Jul. 17, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried at the cemetery. The gravestone they will share has stood at Arlington, inscribed with both their names,...

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Jul. 17, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above war-torn eastern Ukraine. Central to the memorial service at a Dutch...