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New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized sign

Oct. 19, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till was dedicated Saturday in Mississippi after previous historical markers were repeatedly vandalized. The brutal slaying of the 14-year-old black teenager helped spur the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The 14-year-old African...

Body of US Rep. Cummings will lie in state at Capitol

Oct. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The body of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office said in a news release that a formal ceremony open to members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests will be held...

Police seek motive in shooting on Minnesota reservation

Oct. 19, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a motive in a shooting that wounded a man attending a funeral on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota. Police say the 45-year-old Minneapolis man was shot in the head during the funeral Friday on the Fond du Lac Band reservation. WDIO-TV...

Hundreds mourn 3 brothers killed in Delaware canal crash

Oct. 19, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to mourn three young brothers who died after their car plunged into a canal in Delaware. The News Journal reports a funeral was held Friday in Wilmington for 18-year-old Willis Lindsey Jr., 16-year-old Kyree Lindsey and 6-year-old Ethan Lindsey. The...

The Latest: Service canceled for Texas woman shot by police

Oct. 19, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for Atatiana Jefferson (all times local): 10 a.m. A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer has been canceled. Saturday's service for Atatiana Jefferson was to be held at Potter's House Church in Dallas. Church representative Mara...

Sharpton looks to comfort families after police shootings

Oct. 19, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The 65-year-old civil rights activist has become a constant of the Black Lives Matter era with his presence in the pulpit after police shootings of African Americans, showing up in cities like...

Service canceled for Texas woman shot at home by officer

Oct. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer that had been scheduled for Saturday was canceled amid a family dispute over funeral arrangements. Atatiana Jefferson's funeral had been set to be held at Potter's House Church in Dallas. Church representative Mara Silverio...

Afghan village buries its dead after mosque bombing kills 66

Oct. 19, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of villagers attended the funerals held Saturday in eastern Afghanistan for the victims of a deadly bomb that killed 66 people during prayers at a local mosque. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said that the explosion also wounded 36...

Judge halts funeral plans for woman shot at home by officer

Oct. 18, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A probate court judge has halted a funeral scheduled for Saturday for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer. Dallas County Probate Court Judge Brenda Hull Thompson on Friday issued a temporary restraining order sought by Marquis Jefferson, the father of Atatiana Jefferson....

Connecticut memorial ceremony to salute fallen WWII pilots

Oct. 18, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

PRESTON, Conn. (AP) — A memorial is being organized to honor two World War II Navy pilots who were killed when their fighter planes collided midair and crashed in Connecticut. The Norwich Area Veterans Council has organized a 75th anniversary memorial ceremony on Saturday for the fallen aviators, Ensigns...