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China party officials pay respects to former leader Jiang

Dec. 05, 2022 10:23 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and other current and previous top officials paid their respects Monday to former leader Jiang Zemin, who died last week at age 96. State broadcaster CCTV showed Xi, his predecessor Hu Jintao and others bowing to Jiang’s body at a...

China eases virus controls amid effort to head off protests

Dec. 01, 2022 07:18 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — More Chinese cities eased anti-virus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world’s most stringent COVID measures and head off more protests. Following weekend demonstrations at which...

2 get life for deadly shooting at San Francisco memorial

Nov. 30, 2022 21:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two San Francisco gang members who opened fire during a funeral reception for a pimp, killing one person and wounding four innocent bystanders, were sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison, prosecutors said. Robert Manning, 31, and Jamare Coats, 29, were...

Soldier dies nearly 20 years after being wounded in Iraq

Nov. 30, 2022 19:52 PM EST

ELWOOD, Ill. (AP) — A soldier who suffered catastrophic injuries while serving in Iraq nearly two decades ago has died and been laid to rest in northern Illinois with full military honors. Former U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Gomez, 42, of Wheaton died Nov. 22 after developing pneumonia and...

Belarus' top diplomat buried as his death raises suspicions

Nov. 29, 2022 14:10 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarus on Tuesday held a state funeral for its foreign minister who died suddenly at age 64, triggering speculation about possible foul play in his death after he leaned toward Western countries. Belarusian authorities didn't give the cause of Vladimir...

Virginia football team to attend 3rd funeral in 5 days

Nov. 28, 2022 18:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's football team will travel to its third funeral in five days Wednesday to honor the life of Lavel Davis Jr., who was fatally shot on a bus along with two teammates after they returned to campus from a field trip. Davis, 20, and teammates...

Landslide kills at least 14 at funeral in Cameroon's capital

Nov. 27, 2022 16:39 PM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A landslide during a funeral ceremony in Cameroon's capital on Sunday has left at least 14 people dead, the regional governor said. Dozens of others were missing as rescue crews dug through the rubble with flashlights. Centre Regional Gov. Naseri Paul Bea...

Georgia Speaker Ralston recalled for friendship beyond party

Nov. 27, 2022 16:14 PM EST

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston was remembered Sunday as not only a powerful politician, but someone whose care for others transcended partisan and other boundaries, as hundreds gathered in the Republican's hometown of Blue Ridge to remember him after he died on Nov. 16...

Drive-by shooting injures 2 at funeral at Nashville church

Nov. 26, 2022 20:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A drive-by shooting in Nashville on Saturday injured two people as they and others were walking out of church from the funeral of a woman who was fatally shot earlier this month, according to police. Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron...

Ex-Gov. John Y. Brown to lie in state at Kentucky Capitol

Nov. 26, 2022 10:42 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The body of former Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. will lie in state at the Kentucky Capitol. Gov. Andy Beshear’s office says people can pay their respects to Brown on Tuesday at the Capitol, including at a public visitation. A private Capitol...