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Firefighter killed at Trump rally honored with bagpipes, gun salute and a bugle sounding taps

Jul. 19, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

CABOT, Pa. (AP) — The keen of bagpipes, a three-volley gun salute and a bugle sounding taps pierced the air of a small Pennsylvania town on Friday as hundreds gathered to honor an ex-fire chief who was shot and killed at a rally for former President Donald Trump. Following funeral...

The bodies of 4 Pakistanis killed in the attack on a mosque in Oman have been returned home

Jul. 19, 2024 05:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The bodies of four Pakistanis killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in Oman this week have been repatriated and handed to their families, officials said Friday. Relatives of the victims were present when the Pakistan International Airlines flights landed at the...

2 arrested related to the killing of a woman whose body was found in a toolbox on a river sandbar

Jul. 17, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

DERBY, Vt. (AP) — Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with the February killing of a Vermont woman whose body was found in a container on a Missisquoi River sandbar in northern Vermont, state police said. Aaron Camp, 34, of Derby, faces charges of unauthorized burial or...

Family vows during funeral to push for charges after Black man pinned to ground outside hotel

Jul. 11, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

With chants of “Justice for D'Vontaye,” family and friends gathered Thursday for the funeral of a Black man who died after being pinned to the ground by security guards outside a Milwaukee hotel. And while remembering D'Vontaye Mitchell as a son, husband and brother, they vowed...

Teen killed by police in New York laid to rest

Jul. 06, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy shot to death by police in upstate New York after he pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at officers was laid to rest Saturday. Hundreds of people turned out for the funeral for Nyah Mway in Utica, with mourners filling up the funeral home...

Thousands pay their respects to renowned Albanian writer Ismail Kadare at his state funeral

Jul. 03, 2024 08:23 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of people paid their last respects to Ismail Kadare in a state funeral held in Tirana Wednesday, with a minute's silence held nationwide in memory of the renowned Albanian novelist and poet who died earlier this week. Kadare's coffin, surrounded by...

Female suicide bombers kill at least 18 in coordinated attack in Nigeria, authorities say

Jun. 30, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Female suicide bombers targeted a wedding, a funeral and a hospital in coordinated attacks in northern Nigeria that killed at least 18 people, local authorities said Sunday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the the attacks in Borno state,...

Funeral for monk shot by soldiers highlights Myanmar army's delicate relationship to Buddhist clergy

Jun. 27, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Thursday of a senior monk who was fatally shot by soldiers in an incident that could undermine the cozy relationship that Myanmar’s military government has tried to maintain with the country’s Buddhist clergy. The body...

Funeral held in Houston for 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a creek

Jun. 27, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 12-year-old Texas girl who was found dead in a creek not far from her home was remembered on Thursday for her love of reading and animals. Among those attending funeral services for Jocelyn Nungaray were Democratic Houston Mayor John Whitmire and Cecilia Abbott,...

A US veteran died at a nursing home, abandoned. Hundreds of strangers came to say goodbye

Jun. 20, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. Marine Gerry Brooks died alone at a nursing home in Maine, abandoned and all but forgotten. Then the funeral home posted a notice asking if anyone would serve as a pallbearer or simply attend his burial. Within minutes, it was turning away...