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Palestinian dad expects no justice for son killed by Israel

Aug. 05, 2021 05:21 AM EDT

BEIT UMMAR, WEST BANK (AP) — A week after the death of his eldest son, Moayed al-Alami sat on the sofa on his ground floor patio, protectively hugging and kissing two of his remaining children. The Israeli military has opened an investigation into the killing of...

Wyoming governor, delegation plan to attend Enzi funeral

Aug. 04, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor and congressional delegation all plan to attend former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi's funeral in Gillette on Friday. The service is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center, which has a capacity of 4,000 people. A...

2 fatally hit by train at memorial for man killed in crash

Aug. 04, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A week after a man was killed in a crash with a Charlotte light rail train, two relatives attending a memorial at the site of the crash were fatally struck by a light rail train, police said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers responded to a...

Services set for West Virginia serviceman from World War II

Aug. 04, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

THOMAS, W.Va. (AP) — Services are set this week for a West Virginia service member who died during World War II. The remains of Navy Patternmaker 1st Class Stanislaw F. Drwall are set for burial in his hometown of Thomas in Tucker County, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting...

Community honors slain Washington detective

Aug. 03, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement and first responder vehicles lined up at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington on Tuesday for a procession to honor Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown, who was shot to death while doing surveillance work. ...

Services set for West Virginia soldier from Korean War

Aug. 03, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Services are set for a West Virginia soldier who went missing during the Korean War. The remains of Army Cpl. Pete W. Conley will be interred Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Logan County community of Pecks Mill, the U.S. Army said in a...

Laughter, tears, cheers at funeral for Biz Markie

Aug. 02, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — With laughter and tears, songs and stories, friends and family of Biz Markie celebrated his life and legacy at a funeral Monday, remembering the rapper as larger than life and full of love. “He cared for people, he had a way of making us laugh...

Casino owner donating site for Las Vegas shooting memorial

Aug. 02, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino company that owns the former Las Vegas Strip concert venue that in 2017 became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history said Monday it is donating part of the property for a permanent memorial. MGM Resorts...

Gunmen kill 2 at funeral for Hezbollah commander in Lebanon

Aug. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — At least two people were killed on Sunday south of the Lebanese capital when gunmen opened fire at the funeral of a Hezbollah commander who was killed a day earlier, an official from the group said. The Lebanese military said they deployed in the coastal...

Child among injured in shooting by Indianapolis funeral home

Aug. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A shooting outside an Indianapolis funeral home left a 4-year-old in critical condition and may have injured up to four others, police said Saturday. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon as a funeral service was in progress at Sprowl Funeral...