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AP Explains: Rare honor reserved for Graham at the Capitol

Feb. 23, 2018 12:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is reserving one of the nation's greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday. America's most famous evangelist died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina at age 99. The Rotunda has long...

The Latest: No answer at home of school's ex-armed officer

Feb. 22, 2018 10:51 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Lights in the home were on and cars were parked in the driveway, but no one answered the door bell during attempts to reach a former armed officer on duty at the Parkland, Florida, school where a shooter...

Funerals stir more tributes for school shooting victims

Feb. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EST

Honors and remembrances are continuing for the 17 students and employees who were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A student who wanted to attend West Point will get a posthumous acceptance to the prestigious military university, officials said Tuesday as funerals were...

Final tribute: Slain football coach is hailed as a 'hero'

Feb. 22, 2018 4:52 PM EST

When Joe LaGuardia heard there had been a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he said he knew in the pit of his stomach that his longtime friend Aaron Feis was doing everything possible to save students. LaGuardia was heading to an Ash Wednesday service when he got news of the shooting. "There...

The Latest: Spokesman: Graham planned own funeral carefully

Feb. 22, 2018 2:45 PM EST

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Billy Graham (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A family spokesman says the Rev. Billy Graham carefully planned and signed off on every detail of his funeral next week. The funeral March 2 will cap nine days of mourning for postwar America's most famous...

Billy Graham will lie in honor in the US Capitol Rotunda

Feb. 22, 2018 2:35 PM EST

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week, the first time a private citizen has been accorded such recognition since civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005. The two-day viewing in Washington on Feb. 28 and March 1 will be part of nine days of...

Funerals for school shooting victims continue in Florida

Feb. 22, 2018 3:53 AM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A week after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people, funerals continue. WPLG-TV reports that services for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School athletic director Chris Hixon and student Nicholas Dworet were held Wednesday morning. Hixon was serving in his role as a...

NYPD police dog named in honor of officer slain 30 years ago

Feb. 22, 2018 2:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The brother of a New York City police officer killed 30 years ago says a newly-minted police dog standing guard at his memorial mass was named in honor of the slain officer. The New York Post reports the German shepherd named Eddie sat quietly outside St. Patrick's Cathedral Wednesday...

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Feb. 21, 2018 11:40 PM EST

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99. "America's Pastor," as he was dubbed, had...

The Latest: Graham to lie in repose 2 days; private funeral

Feb. 21, 2018 8:44 PM EST

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local): 8 p.m. The Rev. Billy Graham will lie in repose for two days next week and a funeral will be held on March 2. Mark DeMoss is a spokesman for the DeMoss Group, a public relations firm handling the arrangements for...