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Charge added against 80-year-old former Michigan priest

Sep. 17, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have added a sexual assault charge against a former Catholic priest, accusing him of abusing a 5-year-old boy after a family funeral in Genesee County in 1987. Vincent DeLorenzo, who worked at several Michigan churches, was charged in May with criminal sexual conduct in...

WWII soldier's remains returned for burial in eastern Iowa

Sep. 17, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

BLAIRSTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the remains of a World War II soldier found in present-day Papua New Guinea will be given final rest in eastern Iowa. The Iowa National Guard says Pvt. Laurel Ebert, of Blairstown, was last seen Nov. 26, 1942, when he and eight other soldiers went on a mission to...

Correction: Illinois Tollway-Work Zone Memorial story

Sep. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — In a story Sept. 14 about a traveling memorial with names of people killed in work zone crashes coming to Illinois, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of an Illinois tollway worker who was killed. His name was David Schwarz, not Schwartz. A corrected version of the...

Long missing WWII soldier to be buried in Missouri

Sep. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A World War II soldier who went missing almost 75 years ago during fighting in Germany will be buried with full military honors in his home state of Missouri. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that services are planned for Monday at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis...

South Boston's Vietnam War memorial to be rededicated

Sep. 15, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The South Boston Vietnam Memorial, one of the nation's first formal memorials to Vietnam veterans, is being rededicated on its 38th anniversary. A memorial Mass is scheduled for St. Brigid Church on Sunday morning, followed by a rededication ceremony at the memorial in Medal of Honor Park....

Zimbabwe's Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed

Sep. 14, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. More than 10 African leaders and several...

Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe regains prominence for husband

Sep. 13, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The controversy swirling around the burial of Zimbabwe's founding leader, Robert Mugabe, centers on his widow, Grace, who has remained dramatically cloaked behind a heavy black veil as she succeeded in getting the country's president to scrap his plans for the ex-leader to be buried...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in 30 days, at new mausoleum

Sep. 13, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The burial of Zimbabwe's founding president, President Robert Mugabe , will be delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built at a prominent spot at the national Heroes' Acre monument, the latest turn in a dramatic tussle between his family and the country's...

Oklahoma State announces ceremony to honor Pickens

Sep. 13, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A public memorial is planned at Oklahoma State University to honor the late T. Boone Pickens, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to his alma mater during his lifetime. Pickens died Wednesday in Dallas at age 91. OSU says the university will honor Pickens on Sept. 25 at...

Memorial Sunday for longtime Reno journalist Dennis Myers

Sep. 12, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday in Reno for longtime northern Nevada journalist Dennis Myers. Myers wrote for decades about the legislature and state politics before he died Aug. 26 following a stroke at the age of 70. The veteran news editor and writer for the Reno News and...