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Teen murder victim eulogized as talented, generous artist

Jul. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Murder victim Bianca Devins was remembered at her funeral as a talented and generous girl whose smile could light up a room. The 17-year-old was eulogized Friday at a Utica church. She was described as an artist, aspiring model and animal lover. The man charged with killing her and...

Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan buried in Utah

Jul. 19, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An Army sergeant from Utah who died in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in Ogden. Family, friends, fellow military members and others gathered Thursday for the funeral of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins, The Standard-Examiner reported . Robbins, 31, is survived by his wife...

Argentina acts against Hezbollah, blamed for terror attacks

Jul. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Lebanese-based group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina's capital, killing 85 people. The nation's Financial...

Hundreds attend funeral for veteran with no known relatives

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

NILES, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the funeral for a Vietnam veteran from Michigan who had no known living relatives. Sixty-seven-year-old Wayne "Sarge" Wilson of Niles died during heart surgery in May, years after he'd made funeral arrangements for himself at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation...

Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Jul. 17, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried at the cemetery. The gravestone they will share has stood at Arlington, inscribed with both their names,...

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Jul. 17, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above war-torn eastern Ukraine. Central to the memorial service at a Dutch...

Funeral planned for Army sergeant who died in Afghanistan

Jul. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An Army sergeant from Utah who died in Afghanistan will be buried in Ogden this week. The Standard-Examiner reports a funeral for U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins is set for Thursday morning at St. James Catholic Church. A burial with military honors will follow at Ben Lomond...

H. Ross Perot's devotion to family, friends remembered

Jul. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, a hard-charging Texan with a folksy manner who made billions in business and twice sought the presidency, was celebrated at a Tuesday memorial service for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country. Earlier Tuesday, the U.S. Air Force conducted an F-16 flyover in...

The Latest: Services held in Dallas for H. Ross Perot

Jul. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on services held in Dallas for Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Colorful Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot, who twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, was remembered for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country. Family and friends...

Officers attend funeral for girl killed in cruise ship fall

Jul. 16, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Police officers were among the mourners at the funeral of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico. Chloe Wiegand died July 7 when she fell through an open 11th-story window on the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. WSBT-TV reports that...