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Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in...

Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praised

Feb. 16, 2019 6:41 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday. The 50-year-old Laurie Holt died unexpectedly Feb. 10 at her Riverton, Utah, home, less...

Auburn beats Vanderbilt 64-53 for rare win at Memorial Gym

Feb. 16, 2019 3:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With shots not falling, the Auburn Tigers focused on defense to steal away from Memorial Gym with a very rare win. Jared Harper scored 16 points, and Auburn beat Vanderbilt 64-53 Saturday for the Tigers' first win at Memorial Gym since Feb. 16, 2000. "That's a long time, and so I'm...

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

Feb. 16, 2019 9:44 AM EST

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province. Men rhythmically struck their chests, a...

Woman in videotaped beach arrest accepts plea deal

Feb. 15, 2019 12:32 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia woman whose violent arrest at a New Jersey beach over Memorial Day weekend last year was captured on video has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Emily Weinman faced numerous charges stemming from the confrontation, including assaulting a police officer. She pleaded...

Rep. Walter Jones remembered at funeral for deep convictions

Feb. 14, 2019 5:32 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Friends and colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. remembered him Thursday as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right. Hundreds of people, including Gov. Roy Cooper and current and former members of...

Late Rep. John Dingell celebrated as 'a world-class doer'

Feb. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell was remembered Thursday as "one of the greats" and "a world-class doer" as lawmakers, longtime colleagues and a former president hailed his record-breaking service in the House. Dingell, who died last week at 92, served 59 years in Congress, longer than anyone...

Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in US illegally

Feb. 13, 2019 4:19 PM EST

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a year, federal authorities said Wednesday as the victim's loved ones gathered for her funeral. Javier Da Silva Rojas, who had been living in New...

Afghans mourn former president at palace ceremony

Feb. 13, 2019 2:02 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans mourned the country's first post-communist president, Sibghatullah Mujadidi, at a ceremony Wednesday attended by his former comrades-in-arms, including his one-time spokesman and protege, former President Hamid Karzai. The ceremony at Afghanistan's presidential palace was...

Biden: Longtime Rep. John Dingell treated all with 'dignity'

Feb. 12, 2019 6:49 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell knew that jobs were about more than collecting a paycheck, and that health care meant more than just good health. Both were about dignity, former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday while eulogizing the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history....