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Queen Elizabeth marking 95th birthday in low-key fashion

Apr. 21, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 95th birthday in a low-key fashion at Windsor Castle, just days after the funeral of her husband, Prince Philip. Some members of the royal family are expected to be with the queen on Wednesday. Her birthday falls within...

New Zealand remembers Prince Philip at national service

Apr. 21, 2021 03:29 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prince Philip was remembered in New Zealand on Wednesday as frank, engaging and willing to meet people from all walks of life during his 14 visits to the country. New Zealand lowered its flags and held a national memorial service for...

US Sikh community traumatized by yet another mass shooting

Apr. 21, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ajeet Singh had to steel himself for a return to work at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday for the first time since a former employee shot dead eight people, including four members of Indianapolis’ tightly knit Sikh community. “I've...

Garland returns to Oklahoma City for bombing memorial

Apr. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Although 26 years have passed since a truck bomb ripped through a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, the same domestic extremism that led to the attack still exists today, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday. ...

Today in History

Apr. 19, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 19, the 109th day of 2021. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma...

Memorial planned for 25 people who weren't claimed by family

Apr. 18, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A coroner's office in South Carolina is holding its first public memorial service for people who died but their bodies weren't claimed by family or friends or were too poor to afford a burial. The Lexington County Coroner's Office will honor 25...

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Apr. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone. The queen sat apart from family members at the simple but somber ceremony at Windsor Castle, in...

A Black trans woman was killed. Her sisterhood asks why?

Apr. 17, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gray clouds, steeped with rain, swirled above Tuckaseegee Park when a short parade of cars pulled into the parking lot. One by one, the cars emptied, and dozens of women greeted each other, crying and laughing, having traveled from all over the...

AP PHOTOS: Reflections on a royal funeral amid a pandemic

Apr. 17, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — As military bands played and a procession of royals escorted his coffin to the church, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honored his lifetime of service to the U.K., the crown and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II. ...

Harry, William seen chatting together after royal funeral

Apr. 17, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A year after they last saw one another, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry put their fraught relationship aside as they said farewell to their grandfather at his funeral on Saturday. The brothers were somber and silent as they walked together in a...