Latest State funerals News

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...

Late US Sen. Orrin Hatch honored at Utah Capitol

May. 04, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A procession of family, friends and colleagues gathered to honor late U.S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, who is lying in state in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Hatch died on April 23 in Salt Lake City at age 88 from complications stemming from a stroke. A broad range of...

Kenya honors former President Kibaki with state funeral

Apr. 29, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans paid their last respects to former President Mwai Kibaki in a state funeral service Friday that was attended by African leaders. Kibaki, whose death was announced last Friday, has been praised by Kenya's current leaders as a respected statesman. He...

Alaska's leadership lauds late congressman at memorial

Apr. 03, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of Alaska's political leadership lauded the late U.S. Rep. Don Young Saturday at a public memorial to celebrate his life. Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, died March 19. He was 88. “Don...

Palin joins 50 others in running for Alaska US House seat

Apr. 02, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin on Friday shook up an already unpredictable race for Alaska's lone U.S. House seat, joining a field of 50 other candidates seeking to fill the seat held for decades by the late-U.S. Rep. Don Young, who died last month. Palin filed paperwork Friday...

Washington honors Alaska's fiery, tireless defender in House

Mar. 29, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders on Tuesday hailed the late Republican Rep. Don Young, the only congressman Alaska has known for nearly the last half-century, as a gruff but pragmatic lawmaker who got things done for his constituents. Young, the longest-serving Republican in...

Poland holds composer Penderecki's state funeral after delay

Mar. 29, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The ashes of Poland’s award-winning composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki were laid to rest during a state funeral filled with his music Tuesday after a two-year delay brought on by the pandemic. Poland's President Andrzej Duda, Penderecki's widow...

Gross, Coghill say they plan to run for Alaska US House seat

Mar. 28, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A former state lawmaker and an orthopedic surgeon each announced plans Monday to run for Alaska's U.S. House seat following the death of Republican Rep. Don Young. Republican former state Sen. John Coghill said he filed to run in the race to fill the remainder...

Begich, Constant to run in special Alaska US House race

Mar. 21, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two prominent candidates who had announced plans to run for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat also intend to run to serve out the remainder of the late-U.S. Rep. Don Young’s term. Young died Friday at age 88. Special elections will be held to decide who...

Alaska Rep. Don Young to lie in state at US Capitol

Mar. 21, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving Republican in House history, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on March 29, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday. Young's office announced the congressman's death in a statement Friday night. He was 88. ...