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Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin victims at city square

Oct. 20, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow authorities have refused permission for an annual commemoration of Stalin-era political repression victims to be held in Lubyanka Square outside the former KGB headquarters and the event's organizers have objected to a proposed alternative site. For the past decade, the historical and...

Flags to be at half-staff in honor of late adjutant general

Oct. 20, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott has ordered flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Donald Edwards, the former adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, who died in August. The U.S. and Vermont flags will be lowered Saturday through Monday. A memorial...

Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

Oct. 20, 2018 7:33 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before opening the Invictus Games as he and wife Meghan continued their visit to Australia and the South Pacific. A thus-far joyous debut royal tour by the couple, buoyed by news that...

Officials announce funeral service for fallen trooper

Oct. 20, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials have announced funeral arrangements for a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who was shot and killed during a traffic stop. The N.C. Department of Public Safety said services for Trooper Kevin Conner are scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. at South Columbus High School in Tabor...

Stakes high in Afghan election as US seeks peace pact

Oct. 19, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The stakes in Saturday's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have never been higher, coming just two days after the Taliban assassinated two top provincial officials in an audacious attack on a security conference attended by the top U.S. military commander in the country. The...

The Latest: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attack

Oct. 19, 2018 4:42 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 1 p.m. Afghanistan's election commission has postponed Saturday's elections in Kandahar province for a week, following a deadly attack there that killed at least...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

Groundbreaking held for Michigan law enforcement memorial

Oct. 18, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Plans call for the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument to be completed by next fall following a 14-year fundraising effort in support of its construction. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday in Lansing. The monument's permanent home in Veterans Memorial Park...

Peoria County to dedicate new war memorial

Oct. 16, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois county is unveiling a new memorial to honor local veterans who've died in conflicts since World War II. The Peoria Journal-Star reports the formal dedication of the "Final Salute" memorial is scheduled for Saturday in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. The memorial...

Correction: Funeral Furlough Denied story

Oct. 16, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

SIOUS FALLS, S.D. (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about the denial of a funeral furlough, The Associated Press reported erroneously that both the victim and defendant were high on methamphetamine at the time of the shooting. Charges accuse only the defendant of being under influence of drugs at the time the...