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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, delivers a speech while Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, left, and Seine-Saint-Denis prefect Georges-Francois Leclerc listen, after a visit on the fight against separatism at the Seine Saint Denis prefecture headquarters in Bobigny, a northeastern suburbs of Paris, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. Authorities were looking into about 50 associations suspected of encouraging hate speech and the issue will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday after the history teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

French militant group, mosque to close after teacher slaying

Oct. 20, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s president on Tuesday named a domestic militant Islamist group as “directly implicated” in last week’s gruesome street beheading in a Paris suburb of a teacher who had shown his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Emmanuel Macron said the group will...

Services for Oklahoma soldier missing since 1950 in Korea

Oct. 20, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

MADILL, Okla. (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled on Saturday for an Oklahoma soldier missing in North Korea since 1950 and whose remains were identified in 2019. Services and burial will be held in Madill for Army Sgt. Kenneth Walker, the U.S. Army said in a statement Tuesday. Walker, from Madill, was...

Report: Massachusetts troopers who commit crime rarely fired

Oct. 18, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts trooper led fellow officers on a chase and had to be subdued, another took cash under the table for unauthorized police escorts for funeral processions and yet another partied in Las Vegas with people connected to organized crime. None of them were fired. The Boston Globe...

Detained left-wing activist Reina Mae Nasino in handcuffs and wearing a protective suit to prevent the spread of the coronavirus looks at the coffin of her three-month-old firstborn named River during funeral rites at Manila's North Cemetery, Philippines on Friday Oct. 16, 2020. Left-wing groups on Friday decried the treatment as brutal of a detained activist, who was allowed by a Manila court to attend her baby's burial but was restrained with handcuffs, a sweltering protective suit and swarms of armed escorts as she quietly wept. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine activists say detainee's treatment was cruel

Oct. 16, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine left-wing groups on Friday criticized the treatment of a detained activist who was allowed by a Manila court to attend her baby’s burial but was forced to wear handcuffs and a sweltering protective suit and was heavily guarded by armed escorts as she quietly...

'It was so abrupt': COVID-19 upends burial rites in Cameroon

Oct. 14, 2020 6:45 AM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The commotion broke out in the cemetery after dark, flashlights flickering wildly. Curious, neighbors stumbled upon a dispute between a grieving family and Cameroon's security forces. The family wanted to exhume their father's body from the Douala cemetery because the proper burial...

Funeral held for Arkansas detective who was fatally shot

Oct. 11, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas police officer who was fatally shot last week was remembered by officials, friends and family for his dedication to his job and community. The funeral for Pine Bluff Detective Kevin Collins, who was killed Monday in an exchange of gunfire at a hotel during an...

Beloit College faculty, students care for burial grounds

Oct. 10, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — A new wave of Beloit College students are actively working to help raise awareness of the indigenous burial mounds that span the college’s central campus, while recognizing past mistreatment of the sacred ground and native peoples. The mounds are estimated to have been built...

FILE—In this file photo from March 14, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at a coronavirus news conference at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine has issued a warning against Ohioans gathering for big events like weddings and funerals, while defending a decision to boost the number of fans allowed to attend NFL games in the state. The governor also said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 that even as cases rise in the state, the economy won't be shut down again. (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

Governor warns against large groups, defends more NFL fans

Oct. 8, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine pleaded Thursday with Ohioans to avoid crowded gatherings, citing the “absolutely heartbreaking” case of a wedding he said led to the coronavirus deaths of two grandfathers, while defending a decision to boost the number of fans able to attend Browns and...

This booking photo provided by the Hunt County (Texas) Sheriff's Office shows Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Lucas has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small East Texas town over the weekend, authorities said. (Hunt County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Affidavit: Man fatally shot by Texas cop offered handshake

Oct. 7, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a small East Texas city had offered a handshake to the officer, asking if he was “doing good,” as the officer arrived at a convenience store to check out a report of a fight, according to a court document released...

FILE - In this March 19, 2000, file photo, Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster addresses a joint session of the Legislature at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La. Foster, a folksy millionaire businessman who pushed major changes in education policy and lawsuit rules through an increasingly conservative state Legislature in the 1990s, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. He was 90. Marsanne Goolsby, who was Foster’s press secretary when he was governor, said that Foster died at his home in Franklin. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

Mourners gather for former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster burial

Oct. 7, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, La. (AP) — Mike Foster, Louisiana's popular two-term former governor, was buried Wednesday with military honors in a modest set of hometown ceremonies in keeping with his no-frills attitude when in office. Foster died Sunday at his home in coastal St. Mary Parish from age-related illnesses. He...