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Biden, lawmakers pay tribute to slain Capitol Police officer

Apr. 13, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy" Evans was lauded for his dedication to country, love for his job and for a mischievous sense of humor as President Joe Biden and congressional leaders honored him during a memorial service Tuesday. ...

Public funeral planned Friday for slain Iowa trooper

Apr. 13, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — The funeral will be held Friday morning for Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith, who was killed while trying to arrest a man barricaded in his Grundy Center home. The patrol and Smith's family announced a visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m....

Stone Mountain Park denies permit for Confederate event

Apr. 13, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The Stone Mountain Memorial Association has denied a gathering permit from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who were looking to host their annual Confederate Memorial Day service at Stone Mountain Park outside Atlanta. The gathering was...

William, Harry remember Prince Philip's wit, service to UK

Apr. 12, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry paid tribute Monday to their grandfather, Prince Philip, remembering his wit, sense of duty and barbecue skills. The brothers issued separate statements amid a family rift that led to Harry's decision to step away from royal...

Prince Philip vs Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and fiction

Apr. 12, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In “The Crown,” a dishy naval officer captures the heart of a future queen. But he chafes at playing royal second fiddle and crosses the boundaries of decorum and, maybe, fidelity. He eventually finds his way as a trusted partner and family patriarch. ...

Flags of Hope remember COVID year at Jacksonville hospital

Apr. 11, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — They sprouted like yellow flowers early Wednesday in front of Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, planted there by nurses, doctors and staff to remember the past year’s battles against COVID-19. The Flags of Hope, some in bright sun while others...

Charles: Royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support

Apr. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles offered a heartfelt tribute to his “dear Papa" on Saturday as Buckingham Palace offered the broad outlines of a royal funeral that will be attended by the family and broadcast to the world. As Queen Elizabeth II and other...

English soccer changes schedule to avoid funeral clash

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — English soccer is altering its schedule to avoid a clash with the funeral of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on April 17. The English Football League, which runs the three divisions below the top-flight Premier League, said the matches...

Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip’s funeral will be April 17 at Windsor Castle in a private family service

Apr. 10, 2021 12:14 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip’s funeral will be April 17 at Windsor Castle in a private family service.

Family of boy killed by Chicago cop to view video next week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of the 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last month will watch the video of the shooting next week, the family's attorneys said Friday. In a brief statement issued shortly after the funeral for Adam Toledo,...