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Buffalo supermarket victim Kat Massey, 72, laid to rest

May. 23, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In the late 1980s, Katherine “Kat” Massey was tired of the perpetually overgrown lot on state property on her street, so she sent a letter on “Cherry Street Block Club” letterhead to the governor which led to it being cleaned up. Massey was the only one...

Tourism thriving in Florida ahead of Memorial Day weekend

May. 23, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tourists have returned to Florida in numbers that are surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Officials at Miami International Airport are projecting the “busiest Memorial Day weekend ever," according to a news release sent Monday. Passenger traffic at the...

Mill Springs battlefield, cemetery partner for Memorial Day

May. 23, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

NANCY, Ky. (AP) — Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument and Mill Springs National Cemetery are working together to honor military service members who died in the line of duty. Memorial Day events will begin at the Mill Springs Battlefield with a remembrance ceremony at...

Kim, other N. Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry

May. 23, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A huge number of North Koreans including leader Kim Jong Un attended a funeral for a top official, state media reported Monday, as the country maintained the much-disputed claim that its suspected coronavirus outbreak is subsiding. Since admitting earlier...

Mississippi Red Snapper season opens Memorial Day weekend

May. 22, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Red Snapper season will open for private recreational anglers and state for-hire vessels at the start of the Memorial Day weekend. The season, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, will be open seven days a week in both state and federal waters, the...

Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; city marks 1 week

May. 21, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roberta Drury, a 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket, was remembered at her funeral Saturday for "that smile that could light up a room,” as the city marked one week since the shooting with sorrowful moments of...

Gas prices take another big jump in NJ, around nation

May. 21, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have increased dramatically again in New Jersey and around the nation as the Memorial Day weekend approaches. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $4.77, up 27 cents from last week. Drivers...

Buffalo families begin to eulogize victims of racist attack

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The first of several funerals for 10 Black people massacred at a Buffalo supermarket was planned for Friday, one day after victims' families called on the nation to confront the threat of white supremacist violence. A private service was scheduled Friday...

Israel approves ultranationalist Jewish march in Jerusalem

May. 18, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they have given the go-ahead for flag-waving Jewish nationalists to march through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem's Old City later this month, in a decision that threatens to re-ignite violence in the holy city. ...

Millennial Money: Learn your parents’ financial plans ASAP

May. 17, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents, will die. I promise I’m not trying to depress you. I want to prepare you, as this loss can happen sooner than you’d...