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Funeral to praise Philip's 'courage' and support for queen

Apr. 17, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century. Philip, who died...

Veteran AP producer, cameraman in Iraq dies of COVID-19

Apr. 16, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Khodeir Majid, who covered Iraq’s numerous conflicts as a video producer and cameraman for The Associated Press for over 17 years, has died, relatives said Friday. He was 64. The cause of death was complications due to the coronavirus. Majid had been...

Former Democratic Tennessee lawmaker Roscoe Dixon dies

Apr. 16, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Roscoe Dixon, a former Democratic state lawmaker in Tennessee who worked for civil rights groups and served in the Legislature for 25 years before becoming embroiled in the “Tennessee Waltz” corruption scandal, has died, a friend said. He was 71. ...

Philip's 'fortitude and faith' to be remembered at funeral

Apr. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” at a martial but also personal funeral that will mark the death of a royal patriarch who was a beloved husband and father, and one of a dwindling number of World War II veterans. ...

Vartan Gregorian, longtime president of Carnegie Corp., dies

Apr. 16, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vartan Gregorian, the noted scholar and philanthropic leader who led the Carnegie Corporation of New York since 1997, died Thursday after being hospitalized for stomach pain. He was 87. “The Corporation has lost a devoted and tireless leader — an...

'Peaky Blinders' actor Helen McCrory dies of cancer at 52

Apr. 16, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” movies, has died, her husband said Friday. She was 52 and had been suffering from cancer. Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, said McCrory died...

Former city councilman in Jackson dies at 85

Apr. 16, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled next week for former Jackson City Councilman Frank Bluntson who died Tuesday. Bluntson represented the city's Ward 4 from 2005 to 2013, serving several years as president of the council. He was in bad health the last...

Prince Philip designed his own hearse, a modified Land Rover

Apr. 16, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, who liked Land Rovers and drove them for much of his life, will make his last journey in one — a no-nonsense vehicle customized at his direction, down to its military green color. The modified Land Rover TD5 130 will carry Prince Philip's...

German-Australian author Walter Kaufmann dies at 97

Apr. 16, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German-Australian author Walter Kaufmann, who survived the Nazi persecution of Jews and later played a prominent role in the literary scene of Communist East Germany, has died at the age of 97. Kaufmann's death was confirmed to The Associated Press on...

List of mourners attending the funeral of Prince Philip

Apr. 16, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here is the full list of mourners who will attend the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle: 1. Queen Elizabeth II 2. Prince Charles, eldest child of the queen and Prince Philip ...