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2nd NYPD officer dies, days after Harlem shooting

Jan. 25, 2022 21:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer gravely wounded last week in a Harlem shooting that killed his partner has also died of his injuries, the city’s police commissioner said Tuesday, adding to what she called “incalculable” grief within the department. Officer...

In mourning yet again, NYC prepares to honor fallen officer

Jan. 23, 2022 21:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A city reeling from a recent spate of violence prepared to lay to rest a rookie police officer being hailed as an inspiration to his immigrant community, as investigators sought to make sense of a domestic dispute that left another officer “fighting for his life.” ...

2 shot, wounded during gathering after Minneapolis funeral

Jan. 23, 2022 11:23 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people were critically wounded Saturday in a shooting at a gathering after a funeral, Minneapolis police said. Police said about 100 people were gathered for a meal at the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center when a man arrived and started an argument....

Mali holds funeral for ex-president deposed in 2020 coup

Jan. 21, 2022 13:24 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's military government paid a final tribute Friday to former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who died less than 18 months after being overthrown in a coup and as the junta that ousted him faces growing international isolation over election delays. Among...

Irish mourn slain 23-year-old teacher who was out jogging

Jan. 18, 2022 10:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners turned out Tuesday in Ireland for the funeral Mass of a 23-year-old elementary school teacher whose slaying has reignited debate about how to tackle violence against women. Police said Tuesday they arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder...

Funeral services held for 12 killed in Philadelphia fire

Jan. 17, 2022 14:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for nine children and three adults who died in a Philadelphia fire five days into the new year, the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a century. A funeral procession on the rain-soaked streets of the city Monday morning...

From Bergamo to Beijing, Italy aims for more Olympic success

Jan. 17, 2022 05:25 AM EST

MODENA, Italy (AP) — The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of...

Bronx fire victims' funeral draws huge outpouring of grief

Jan. 16, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building. Many hundreds more...

Inmate allowed to attend funeral doesn't return to jail

Jan. 16, 2022 13:11 PM EST

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have been searching for a suburban Chicago inmate who was allowed to leave jail to attend a family member’s funeral but did not return. An arrest warrant was issued for 23-year-old Bruce T. Berrier after he left DuPage County Jail on Tuesday at 8...

Western Circuit Bar remembers State Court Judge in Athens

Jan. 16, 2022 00:13 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When State Court Judge Kent Lawrence died in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the cancellation of traditional funeral services. On Monday, the Western Circuit Bar Association held a belated memorial service luncheon in Athens for the longtime Clarke...