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Laughter, tears, cheers at funeral for Biz Markie

Aug. 02, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter and tears, songs and stories, friends and family of Biz Markie celebrated his life and legacy at a funeral Monday, remembering the rapper as larger than life and full of love. “He cared for people, he had a way of making us laugh...

Casino owner donating site for Las Vegas shooting memorial

Aug. 02, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino company that owns the former Las Vegas Strip concert venue that in 2017 became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history said Monday it is donating part of the property for a permanent memorial. MGM Resorts...

Gunmen kill 2 at funeral for Hezbollah commander in Lebanon

Aug. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — At least two people were killed on Sunday south of the Lebanese capital when gunmen opened fire at the funeral of a Hezbollah commander who was killed a day earlier, an official from the group said. The Lebanese military said they deployed in the coastal...

Child among injured in shooting by Indianapolis funeral home

Aug. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A shooting outside an Indianapolis funeral home left a 4-year-old in critical condition and may have injured up to four others, police said Saturday. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon as a funeral service was in progress at Sprowl Funeral...

US memorials to victims of COVID-19 pandemic taking shape

Jul. 31, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has planted a memorial grove of native trees to remember people who died of COVID-19, and governors and state lawmakers nationwide are considering their own ways to mark the toll of the virus. Temporary memorials have sprung up across the...

Viewing set for university president killed in bike wreck

Jul. 31, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Converse University is holding a viewing for its president who was found dead after a bicycle wreck. The viewing for Jeffrey H. Barker will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at J.W. Woodward Funeral Home in Spartanburg, the university said in a...

Memorial park to slain SC Sen. Pinckney opening in Marion

Jul. 31, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

MARION, S.C. (AP) — A park built as a memorial to South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney is celebrating its grand opening Saturday. Amazing Grace Park in Marion has a walking trail, a dog park, playground and a venue for gatherings, the Morning...

Iraq military: Many feared dead in terrorist attack in north

Jul. 30, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An attack on a funeral procession in northern Iraq has claimed a number of victims, Iraq's military said in a statement Friday. The military said the “terrorist” attack in the province of Salahaddin resulted in a “number of victims” but did not...

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash after West Bank funeral

Jul. 30, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces on Friday following the funeral of a Palestinian man killed by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank the previous day. Footage from The Associated Press shows dozens of protesters in the town of...

Funeral for ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming set for Aug. 6

Jul. 29, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A public ceremony to commemorate the life of former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi will be held Aug. 6 at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center, the Gillette Memorial Chapel announced. Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly...