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Funeral planned for former Florida congresswoman Carrie Meek

Dec. 06, 2021 09:20 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A wake and funeral services are being held in Florida for former U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek, who died last week at 95. Meek, the grandchild of a slave and a sharecropper’s daughter who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since...

Police: Graffiti in tunnels near Boise's Anne Frank memorial

Dec. 04, 2021 17:09 PM EST

BOISE (AP) — Someone painted anti-Semitic graffiti overnight Saturday in three tunnels near the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in downtown Boise, police said. The graffiti, which included spray-painted swastikas and other hate speech, was painted over Saturday...

Clergy abuse survivor Saviano lauded at funeral for courage

Dec. 03, 2021 13:00 PM EST

Phil Saviano was a clergy sex abuse survivor whose courage to go public and resolve to hold abusers and their enablers accountable inspired and strengthened survivors from around the world, his brother said at his funeral Mass on Friday. Saviano, who died Sunday at age 69...

Lawsuit: Crematorium didn't have capacity for bodies

Nov. 29, 2021 16:16 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine crematorium kept taking bodies it couldn't care for because the owner needed the money, according to a lawsuit. The Lewiston crematorium, Affordable Cremation Solution, was shut down and its funeral licenses were suspended in June by the...

No. 13 Iowa State women bury Penn State with 18 3-pointers

Nov. 27, 2021 21:50 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Aubrey Joens scored 21 points, all on 3-pointers, older sister Ashley Joens had 13 points and No. 13 Iowa State made 18 3-pointers in a 93-59 rout of Penn State on Saturday at the Gulf Coast Showcase. For Aubrey Joens, it was a career night. She tied...

Honor Guard's funeral duty triples due to COVID-19 pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard in the number of funerals in which these volunteer men and women have provided military honors. Since latter 2019 to date, Minot Air Force Base Honor...

Widow of SKorean dictator issues apology over brutal rule

Nov. 27, 2021 01:05 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator issued a brief apology over the “pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital on Saturday to pay their final respects to Chun...

Iraqi baby buried as death toll in EU-Belarus crisis grows

Nov. 23, 2021 13:21 PM EST

BOHONIKI, Poland (AP) — A Polish imam recited prayers Tuesday over the tiny white casket of an unborn Iraqi boy, the latest life claimed as migrants from the Middle East have tried to slip into the European Union illegally and found their path blocked by soldiers in the forests of Poland...

Funeral scheduled for Georgia couple found slain in home

Nov. 22, 2021 15:50 PM EST

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled for a Georgia firefighter and his wife who were found shot and killed inside their home. Investigators say they believe a man charged with stabbing a suburban Atlanta police officer also shot and killed Justin and Amber...

Locals gather to pay respects to longtime British lawmaker

Nov. 22, 2021 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of residents in the southeast English coastal resort of Southend gathered Monday to pay their respects to their longtime member of Britain's Parliament who was fatally stabbed last month while meeting with his constituents. Following a funeral...