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Iran's supreme leader and proxy militias pray for late president and others dead in helicopter crash

May. 22, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader and representatives of militia groups he backs in the Middle East prayed Wednesday over the coffins of the country's late president, foreign minister and other officials killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands...

Iran's supreme leader presides over a funeral for the country's late president and others killed in a helicopter crash

May. 22, 2024 01:43 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader presides over a funeral for the country's late president and others killed in a helicopter crash.

As killings surge, Haitians struggle to bury loved ones and find closure in violent capital

May. 19, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dressed in black and white, the crowd of angry teenagers squeezed into a narrow street in Haiti’s capital. They stopped in front of a cemetery and hoisted a coffin onto their shoulders, tears rolling down some faces. “Viv Ansanm manje...

Investigators continue search for the hit-and-run boater who killed a 15-year-old girl in Florida

May. 13, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Investigators continue to search for the boater who fatally struck a 15-year-old girl off a South Florida beach and fled without stopping, while friends and family members mourn her loss. A funeral service for Ella Adler was held Monday morning at Temple Beth Sholom in...

Former Florida Gov. and US Sen. Bob Graham remembered for his civility at memorial service

May. 11, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Family and friends remembered former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham on Saturday as a politician who usually avoided rancor, enjoyed meeting regular Floridians and always behaved civilly, even behind closed doors. About 200 people gathered for a...

The Rev. Al Sharpton calls for justice in eulogy for Ohio man who died last month in police custody

May. 08, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members of an Ohio man who died in police custody told mourners at his funeral on Wednesday that they and the community must fight to see that he gets justice. Sharpton gave the eulogy for Frank Tyson, a 53-year-old East Canton resident, during the...

The North Korean official whose propaganda helped build the Kim dynasty dies at 94

May. 07, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Ki Nam, a North Korean propaganda chief who helped build personality cults around the country’s three dynastic leaders, has died at 94, the North’s state media said. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country’s current...

Slain Charlotte officer remembered as hard-charging cop with soft heart for his family

May. 03, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Friends, colleagues and the wife of fallen Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Joshua Eyer remembered him Friday as a hard-charging outwardly stern cop who also peppered friends with “how's things” texts and showered love on his wife and young son. ...

Funeral services are held for a Chicago police officer fatally shot while heading home from work

Apr. 29, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of mourners lined the streets Monday to say farewell to a Chicago police officer who was shot to death while off-duty and heading home from work. Police officers, firefighters and others gathered along the funeral procession route to St. Rita of Cascia...

A funeral is held for 20 Cambodian soldiers killed in an arms depot explosion at an army base

Apr. 28, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

CHBAR MON, Cambodia (AP) — A funeral was held Sunday for 20 soldiers who died at an army base in southwestern Cambodia in a huge explosion of stored munitions that also wounded several others and damaged nearby houses. There has been no public explanation of what caused the...