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Lebanon buries 7 killed amid street battles over port probe

Oct. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon on Friday mourned seven people killed in gunbattles on the streets of Beirut the previous day, a confrontation that erupted over a long-running probe into last year’s massive port blast in the city and raised fears of the country being drawn into further violence. ...

Gunbattles erupt during protest of Beirut blast probe; 6 die

Oct. 14, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Heavy gunfire broke out Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Hezbollah group against the judge leading the probe into last year’s blast in the city's port. At least six people were killed and dozens wounded in the most violent street fighting in the Lebanese...

Memorial planned for slain real estate agent

Oct. 14, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday afternoon to honor a real estate agent in Virginia's Hampton Roads region who police say was killed by a client who had just bought a house in Portsmouth. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the...

Neo-Nazi's burial in Jewish gravesite causes stir in Germany

Oct. 13, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The burial of a Holocaust denier in the gravesite of a Jewish music professor has caused an uproar in Germany. The top German government official tasked with combating antisemitism, Commissioner for Jewish Life Felix Klein, criticized the action Wednesday,...

Slain Utah football player remembered for optimism, kindness

Oct. 11, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Utah football player Aaron Lowe was remembered as an optimist, role model and friend at his funeral Monday, and coach Kyle Whittingham announced the school would retire Lowe's number and establish a scholarship in his name. Lowe's coaches and...

Lighthouse to allow visitors again for Fitzgerald memorial

Oct. 11, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BEAVER BAY, Minn. (AP) — A Lake Superior lighthouse plans to welcome visitors back for an annual memorial honoring the sailors who died when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank. Every Nov. 10, the day the ship sank in a gale in 1975, the Split Rock Lighthouse just south of...

Controversial father of Pakistan nuclear bomb dies at age 85

Oct. 10, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Abdul Qadeer Khan, a controversial figure known as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, died Sunday of COVID-19 following a lengthy illness, his family said. He was 85. Khan, who launched Pakistan on the path to becoming a nuclear weapons power in...

Friends remember 2 men lost in Mississippi highway collapse

Oct. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — Kent Brown and Jerry Lee died on Aug. 30 after their vehicles fell into a collapsed portion of Highway 26 near Lucedale, Mississippi. The men were in separate vehicles and both were on their way home after running errands. A third victim,...

Police: 3 wounded in drive-by shooting after Chicago funeral

Oct. 09, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three people have been wounded in a drive-by shooting after a funeral Friday afternoon in Chicago. The shooting occurred about 5:40 p.m. Friday in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood, according to police. A 55-year-old man was...

DEA agent slain in Amtrak shooting remembered as key leader

Oct. 08, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal agent shot and killed while questioning a passenger on an Amtrak train in Arizona was remembered Friday as a venerated leader and mentor with an unparalleled work ethic. Dozens of family, friends and colleagues filled Calvary Chapel in...