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Celestine Chaney, Buffalo supermarket victim, mourned

May. 24, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Images of Celestine Chaney's shooting death in a hate-fueled attack inside a Buffalo supermarket made their way across the internet in the days that followed. At her funeral Tuesday, images from a treasured life filled the space, showing her smiling and holding her family...

Thousands attend funeral for slain Guard colonel in Iran

May. 24, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of mourners poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday to pay their respects to a senior Revolutionary Guard member fatally shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle earlier this week, punching the air with their fists and chanting “Death to Israel.” ...

Officers to be remembered at memorial this week in Kentucky

May. 24, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Seven Kentucky law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year will be remembered during a ceremony this week. Gov. Andy Beshear will join the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and the Department of Criminal Justice Training for the...

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...