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Women lean on a gravestone in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nine newly found and identified men and boys were laid to rest as Bosnians commemorate 25 years since more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter, after Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces during the closing months of the country's 1992-95 fratricidal war, in Europe's worst post-WWII massacre. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Leaders, survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 11, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Virtually joined by world leaders, the survivors of Bosnia's 1995 Srebrenica massacre on Saturday remembered the victims of Europe's only acknowledged genocide since World War II and warned of the perpetrators' persistent refusal to fully acknowledge their...

Trace Adkins performs during the funeral service for Charlie Daniels at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Friday, July 10, 2020. The Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP)

Country stars talk of Charlie Daniels' faith at funeral

Jul. 10, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars, veterans and longtime friends talked about the faith and patriotism of Charlie Daniels at a funeral Friday for the country singer and fiddler. Daniels, who died Monday at the age of 83, was given a star-studded salute by artists Travis Tritt, Trace Adkins, Vince...

Funeral next week for girl shot near Atlanta protest site

Jul. 10, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A funeral is scheduled next week for an 8-year-old girl who was shot on the Fourth of July near one of Atlanta's flash points for protests against police brutality. The private, invitation-only service for Secoriea Turner will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Calvary Missionary Church in...

The procession of firefighting pilot Bryan Boatman, who lost his life on the Polles Fire, makes it way through Mesa, Ariz., Friday, July 10, 2020. Boatman, 37, was killed in a helicopter crash July 7th in the Tonto National Forest while flying in supplies to firefighters in extreme remote area of the Tonto National Forest. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Procession carries pilot killed in Arizona wildfire crash

Jul. 10, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A procession that included fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles on Friday escorted a white hearse carrying the flag-draped coffin of an Arizona helicopter pilot killed in a crash while helping fight a wildfire. The procession led by Arizona Highway Patrol vehicles took Bryan Boatman of...

Trace Adkins tips his hat after performing during a memorial service for country music star Charlie Daniels Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Mount Juliet, Tenn. Daniels died Monday, July 6. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Country musician Charlie Daniels honored at memorial service

Jul. 9, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Fame musician Charlie Daniels received military honors at a memorial service in Tennessee on Wednesday night. The country music icon, who penned the hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died at the age of 83 on Monday after a stroke, according...

Gravestones are lined up at the memorial cemetery in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A quarter of a century after they were killed in Sreberenica, eight Bosnian men and boys will be laid to rest Saturday, July 11. Over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter after the town was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces in the closing months of the country’s 1992-95 fratricidal war. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

25 years on, Srebrenica dead still being identified, buried

Jul. 9, 2020 3:42 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A quarter of a century after they were killed in Europe’s worst massacre since World War II, eight Bosnian men and boys will be laid to rest Saturday in a cemetery just outside of Srebrenica — their marble gravestones joining thousands more, each with the...

Dr. Joseph Varon, right, leads a team as they try to save the life of a patient unsuccessfully inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Houston. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in the second-largest state in the U.S. have more than doubled in the last two weeks. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Window into virus surge: Death, recovery at Houston hospital

Jul. 8, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A few weeks after more than 100 people attended her husband's funeral, the widow herself was on the brink of death. Her oxygen levels had fallen deadly low due to complications from COVID-19, and her heart stopped. Ten people, each in two layers of protective equipment, surrounded her...

CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 6, 2020 INSTEAD OF JULY 7, 2020 - Parishioners receive the sacrament from the Rev. Luis Gabriel Medina during Communion at Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, July 6, 2020. This was the first in-person Mass at the church in almost four months. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Two COVID-19-ravaged churches take different recovery paths

Jul. 8, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus. Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Queens,...

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows Sgt. Ben Jenkins, 47, a medal of valor winner who was shot and killed by a motorist early Friday, March 27, 2020, on U.S. 93 near Ely, Nevada. (Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)

Flags at half-staff to honor slain Highway Patrol sergeant

Jul. 8, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered that flags at state buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of a Highway Patrol sergeant killed in March in the line of duty. Sisolak said in a statement that he ordered the honor “as a mark of solemn respect and...

A hearse parks during the funeral service for Priest Georg Ratzinger in front of St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg, Germany, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The elder brother of the emeritus Pope Benedict XVI had died on July 1 at the age of 96 years. (Armin Weigel/dpa via AP)

Mourners attend funeral mass for retired pope's brother

Jul. 8, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A memorial mass was held Wednesday in Germany for the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. Following the Pontifical Requiem at the High Cathedral of St Peter’s in Regensburg, Ratzinger, who died on July 1 at the age of 96, was to be buried at the...