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Hundreds attend funeral mass for the woman killed during a celebration of Chiefs’ Super Bowl win

Feb. 24, 2024 14:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral mass Saturday for a Kansas City-area DJ who was killed when she was shot during a celebration of the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory. Lisa Lopez-Galvan was one of about two dozen people who were shot when gunfire erupted...

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 13:14 PM EST

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday on his social media account. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked...

Kenya mourns as marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum is given a state funeral

Feb. 23, 2024 12:51 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in a car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries —...

Ally of late Kremlin critic Navalny says authorities threaten to bury him on prison grounds

Feb. 23, 2024 11:46 AM EST

An ally of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Friday that Russian authorities have given his mother a deadline to agree to forgo a public funeral or else they’ll bury him on prison grounds. Investigators gave Lyudmila Navalnaya three hours to accept a proposal for a...

Collapse of illegal gold mine in Venezuela lays bare feelings of abandonment in rural communities

Feb. 23, 2024 00:05 AM EST

LA PARAGUA, Venezuela (AP) — The collapse of an illegally operated gold mine in a remote area of central Venezuela has exposed the sense of abandonment felt by small or rural communities bypassed by a quasi-economic renaissance seen in the South American country's capital and cities. ...

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's mother says she's resisting pressure to agree to a secret burial

Feb. 22, 2024 17:37 PM EST

The mother of Russia’s late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that she has seen her son's body and that she is resisting strong pressure by authorities to agree to a secret burial outside the public eye. Lyudmila Navalnaya said investigators allowed her to see her...

Mother of chief Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says she’s seen son’s body, is resisting pressure to allow a secret burial

Feb. 22, 2024 11:39 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Mother of chief Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says she’s seen son’s body, is resisting pressure to allow a secret burial.

New York Archdiocese denounces transgender activist's funeral held at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Feb. 20, 2024 12:33 PM EST

The funeral of a renowned transgender activist in a New York cathedral elicited a denunciation of the event by a senior church official, who called the Mass a scandal within one of the preeminent houses of worship in U.S. Catholicism. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York...

Army Reserve soldiers, close friends killed in drone attack, mourned at funerals in Georgia

Feb. 17, 2024 16:07 PM EST

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Two young citizen-soldiers who became close friends after enlisting in the Army Reserve were remembered at funerals in southeast Georgia on Saturday, nearly three weeks after they died in a drone attack while deployed to the Middle East. A service for...

Woman's corpse and 30 cremated remains found after ex-funeral home owner gets evicted from house

Feb. 16, 2024 19:09 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A financially troubled former funeral home owner kept a deceased woman’s body in a hearse for two years at a house where police also found the cremated remains of at least 30 people, authorities said Friday in the latest case to underscore lax oversight of Colorado’s funeral...