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Police ask court to ban protest at Cardinal's Sydney funeral

Jan. 31, 2023 05:44 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police plan to ask a judge to ban gay rights protesters from demonstrating outside the funeral of Cardinal George Pell in Sydney on Thursday due to public safety concerns. Pell, who was once considered the third-highest ranking cleric in the...

Mexico confirms US resident was among 4 killed in Zacatecas

Jan. 25, 2023 17:12 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in north-central Mexico on Wednesday confirmed that a U.S. resident was among four people who were killed in the state of Zacatecas around Christmas. The state prosecutors office confirmed the identity of the man as José Melesio Gutiérrez. ...

Public viewing at palace for 'last Hawaiian princess'

Jan. 23, 2023 00:10 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The casket bearing the 96-year-old heiress long considered the last Hawaiian princess went on public display Sunday in the downtown Honolulu palace that benefited from her wealth. Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawānanakoa's casket, handcrafted from a 165-year-old koa...

Dora Jean Edwards, mother of Louisiana governor, dies at 87

Jan. 20, 2023 14:21 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dora Jean Edwards, the mother of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, has died, the governor announced in a Friday morning statement. The governor's office said she was 87. “She was the matriarch of our family and, along with my late father...

Memphis officials promise release of video of man's arrest

Jan. 17, 2023 16:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Video footage of Tyre Nichols ' arrest will be released to the public after an internal investigation into the actions of Memphis Police Department officers is completed and his family can review it, the city's mayor and police chief said Tuesday as friends and relatives...

Cardinal Pell will be interred in Sydney crypt in February

Jan. 17, 2023 11:50 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A once high-ranking Australian cardinal who spent more than a year in prison before his child abuse convictions were quashed on appeal will be interred Feb. 2 after a requiem Mass at Sydney’s St. Mary’s Cathedral, the church said Tuesday. Cardinal George Pell, 81,...

Thousands turn out to bid farewell to Greece’s former king

Jan. 16, 2023 08:32 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — As a crowd of thousands chanted “Long live the king” and “Constantine, Constantine,” the casket carrying the former and last monarch of Greece emerged from Athens' metropolitan cathedral Monday after a funeral service attended by royalty from across Europe. ...

Australian boy wakes from coma after helicopter collision

Jan. 16, 2023 00:09 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A 10-year-old Australian boy who was critically injured two weeks ago when two helicopters collided, killing four people, had woken from a coma in hospital and held his father’s hand, a family priest said. Nicholas Tadros remained in the Queensland Children’s...

Family cemetery uncovered in Henrico County

Jan. 15, 2023 09:04 AM EST

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — What started out as a quest to find out where the woman in the old family photo — her great-grandmother — was buried led Olivia J. Garland to a thicket in eastern Henrico County that, with the help of chain saws, loppers and mowers, revealed a lost family history and an...

7-year-old seriously wounded in London drive-by shooting

Jan. 15, 2023 08:42 AM EST

A drive-by shooting in central London wounded two children and four women, police said Sunday. The Metropolitan Police said officers were called Saturday afternoon to a church in the Euston area where a private memorial service was taking place. Police believe gunmen fired shotgun...