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Today in History

Jul. 29, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 29, the 210th day of 2021. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space...

Today in History

Jul. 28, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2021. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 28, 1976, an earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least 242,000 people,...

Service: auxiliary deputy, 82, killed in wreck at crash site

Jul. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Saturday for an 82-year-old sheriff's office volunteer whose patrol car was hit from behind as he worked at a crash site, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The service for Auxiliary Deputy Lonnie...

Service slated for NJ man killed outside cheesesteak shop

Jul. 25, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A funeral service is scheduled Thursday for a New Jersey man shot outside a well-known Philadelphia cheesesteak shop last week over what witnesses said was a dispute over a parking space. David Padro, 23, of Camden, New Jersey was shot shortly before...

Haitian president's hometown holds funeral amid violence

Jul. 23, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was briefly interrupted Friday by nearby gunfire and tear gas as well as agitated supporters that caused U.S. and U.N. officials to leave before his widow spoke publicly for the first time since the attack. ...

The Latest: Australia state declares emergency over COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY — An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, the biggest daily tally of new cases since the...

Violence, protests overshadow Mass for slain Haitian leader

Jul. 22, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — Demonstrations in Cap-Haitien turned violent on Thursday as gunshots rang out while supporters of slain President Jovenel Moïse blocked roads and demanded justice while threatening to disrupt his upcoming funeral. A heavily armed police convoy...

Memorial for Sandy Hook massacre victims nears construction

Jul. 22, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — After nearly eight years of discussion and planning, a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is nearing construction with the goal of offering a peaceful place for reflection. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned next...

Violence overshadows memorial Mass for slain Haitian leader

Jul. 22, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — A priest told mourners at a memorial service Thursday for slain President Jovenel Moïse that too much blood is being shed in Haiti as authorities warned of more violence ahead of his funeral. The Rev. Jean-Gilles Sem spoke to dozens of people...

South Africa's jailed ex-leader attends brother's funeral

Jul. 22, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma was allowed to leave prison briefly Thursday to attend his brother’s funeral. Zuma is currently serving a 15-month sentence for defying an order from the Constitutional Court, the country's highest court,...