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Colombia church massacre victims ID’d with DNA put to rest

Nov. 18, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Relatives of those killed in a Colombia massacre put their loved ones to rest Monday nearly two decades after the attack – while also warning that the government hasn’t done enough to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. Family members held a memorial...

Texas A&M marks 20 years since bonfire collapse killed 12

Nov. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — More than 1,000 people attended a memorial Monday to honor the 12 people who died when a tower of logs collapsed at Texas A&M University 20 years ago. The Bonfire Remembrance Ceremony was dedicated to the 11 university students and one former student who died on Nov. 18,...

Michigan woman sues over priest who criticized son's death

Nov. 14, 2019 5:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a Michigan teenager who killed himself is suing the Archdiocese of Detroit for the alleged harm she suffered during his funeral when a priest questioned whether her son would go to heaven. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Wayne County on behalf of the teen’s mother, Linda...

Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of Palestinian

Nov. 11, 2019 4:53 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An amateur video taken in the West Bank indicated a Palestinian man killed by Israeli forces Monday was shot at close range, apparently while he was unarmed and posed no threat to soldiers. The army said it was investigating. It was the second video to emerge in the past week...

Funeral held for girl found dead in South Carolina landfill

Nov. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina community is mourning a 5-year-old girl whose body was found abandoned in a landfill. A funeral was held Sunday in Sumter for Nevaeh Adams. Her body was found last month after 400 people sifted through 4 million pounds (1.8 million kilograms) of trash for weeks at a...

Last victim of Mexico border killings buried as others leave

Nov. 9, 2019 8:05 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to the last victim of a cartel ambush that killed nine American women and children from a Mormon community in northern Mexico where cartels have disrupted an otherwise peaceful, rural existence. In the attack Monday, Christina Langford...

Stay or go? US residents of Mexico town torn after 9 killed

Nov. 8, 2019 8:42 PM EST

COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico (AP) — U.S. citizens living in a small Mexican farming community established by their Mormon ancestors are trying to decide whether they should stay or leave after burying some of the nine American women and children slaughtered this week in a drug cartel ambush. What had been a...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A mother and two sons were carried to the grave in hand-hewn pine coffins at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that...

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

Nov. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. Clad in shirt sleeves,...

Young relative creates tribute to family slain in Mexico

Nov. 7, 2019 8:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 15-year-old Arizona relative of three women and six children gunned down in a drug cartel ambush in Mexico stayed up until 3 a.m. the day of the first funerals to create a photo slide show that she voiced with a song. Madelyn Staddon was so affected by the family's loss, she created the...