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Hundreds gather to remember 4 victims of Tacoma shooting

Oct. 24, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Tacoma, Washington this weekend to leave flowers, candles and messages in a memorial for four people killed in a spate of shootings last week that police are still investigating. No one has been arrested in the shootings, and authorities...

A Wyoming farewell for Marine killed in Afghanistan bombing

Oct. 24, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. fellow Marines joined hundreds of Wyoming residents to bid a final farewell at a memorial for Rylee McCollum, one of 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a suicide bombing as they guarded a gate at a chaotic Kabul, Afghanistan airport during the final U.S....

Mississippi burial set for Marine killed in World War II

Oct. 24, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

NEWTON, Miss. (AP) — A Marine who died during battle in World War II will be buried with full military honors in Mississippi. Cpl. Quentin McCall was a a member of Company I, 6th Marine Regimen, known as the “Fighting 6th Marines." He was killed Nov. 23, 1943, during...

Blackfeet Nation celebrates life of Chief Earl Old Person

Oct. 22, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Nation honored Chief Earl Old Person with a weeklong memorial, ending with a funeral service Friday in the Browning High School gym. The gym smelled of sage, many women wore ribbon skirts and some men wore headdresses as they...

Memorial planned for Wyoming soldier killed in Afghanistan

Oct. 21, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A memorial service and celebration for a soldier from Wyoming who was among the last U.S. troops killed in the war in Afghanistan will be held in Jackson Hole. Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, of Bondurant, was among 13 U.S. soldiers killed in...

Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “There will be very limited seating and it will be...

Arkansas takes 3-game skid into matchup with Arkansas-PB

Oct. 21, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will face an in-state school for the first time since 1944 when the Razorbacks host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a nonconference game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Saturday. “Even as old as I am, I wasn’t born at that...

Slain Phoenix-area deputy honored at funeral

Oct. 19, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy who died after being beaten by a suspect was remembered as man who lived his dream to protect and serve. Mourners and fellow law enforcement officers packed a church Tuesday in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale to honor...

Syria buries former lawmaker shot near Israeli border

Oct. 18, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A former Syrian lawmaker allegedly felled by Israeli sniper fire was laid to rest Monday in an official funeral attended by hundreds of people near Damascus. Midhat Saleh, a well-known figure in Syria, was fatally shot Saturday in Ein el-Tineh, a...

Services for Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person announced

Oct. 17, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Funeral services for Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person are set for Friday morning, with other opportunities to pay respects to the longtime leader during the week. Old Person died of cancer on Oct. 13. He was 92. On Tuesday...