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Priest criticized teenager who killed himself at funeral

Dec. 14, 2018 8:42 PM EST

TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit says it regrets that a priest officiating at a teen's funeral questioned whether he would get to heaven after killing himself. Maison Hullibarger's father tells the Detroit Free Press that he asked the priest to stop talking during the Dec. 8...

Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary

Dec. 14, 2018 3:11 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators. Teachers and students at the school were sent home for the day...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 14, 2018 2:35 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: "The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and...

Police: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring others

Dec. 14, 2018 12:46 PM EST
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring others.

Top TV moments: 'Roseanne,' Oprah's speech, message funerals

Dec. 14, 2018 10:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a remarkably dramatic year on television, with much of it unscripted. While prime-series including "This Is Us" and "Atlanta" reached notable emotional and provocative highs, TV impressively fulfilled its role as witness to gripping real-life events. We had the chance to see it...

Memorial for cathedral victims, death toll rises to 5

Dec. 12, 2018 4:15 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Close to 1,000 people attended a memorial service Wednesday for the people gunned down inside a cathedral in southeastern Brazil, and authorities said the toll of dead had risen to five. Investigators said they were still trying to determine what led 49-year-old Euler Fernando Grandolpho...

Thousands flock to funeral of 2 teenage Kashmir rebels

Dec. 10, 2018 6:40 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir joined a funeral procession Monday for two teenage rebels who were killed over the weekend in a long gunbattle with Indian troops in the disputed region. Villagers carried the teens' bodies to a "martyr's graveyard" in the northern...

Funeral for 'Baby Jane Doe' found near California highway

Dec. 9, 2018 6:23 PM EST

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people bearing flowers or stuffed animals attended a funeral for a newborn girl found dead last summer along a Southern California highway. Authorities in Riverside County continue to investigate the death of the baby whose identity remains a mystery. The service on Thursday...

FBI: Man charged in kidnapping, death of North Carolina teen

Dec. 8, 2018 5:53 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a man with killing a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped last month from a North Carolina mobile home park. The FBI said early Saturday that Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Hania Noelia Aguilar. The...

Pelosi recalls Arizona's former US Rep. Pastor at funeral

Dec. 7, 2018 7:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of mourners on Friday bid farewell to Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, the former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who was remembered as a devoted public servant and doting family man in a ceremony that filled a large Phoenix church with laughter and sometimes tears. House Democratic...