Funerals and memorial services

Somalis bury a body of a victim who died in Saturday's truck blast, in Mogadishu's Medina hospital graveyard in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, Oct, 17, 2017. A United States military plane has landed in Somalia's capital with medical and humanitarian aid supplies after Saturday's massive truck bombing killed more than 300 people. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 17, 2017 - 10:26 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Anguished families gathered across Somalia's capital on Tuesday as funerals continued for the more than 300 people killed in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years. In a sandy cemetery at one Mogadishu hospital, mourners carried the coffin of a woman killed in...
Read More
In this image made from video released by the Bureau of the Royal Household, King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarankun lights candles at the Grand Palace marking one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. Bhumibol's death at age 88 after a reign of seven decades sparked a national outpouring of grief and a year of mourning that will culminate with his cremation on Oct. 26. (Bureau of the Royal Household via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 9:10 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with solemn ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month. Official commemorations of Bhumibol were organized at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where he died, and at...
Read More
Chantel Sosa cries at the graveside during a funeral for her brother Erick Silva, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. Silva was working as a security guard when he was killed during a mass shooting Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 12, 2017 - 8:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dozens of fellow "yellow shirt" security guards were among the hundreds of people mourning a man who died helping others escape the deadly Las Vegas concert shooting. At the funeral Thursday morning for Erick Silva, 21, loved ones and dignitaries hailed him as a hero for helping...
Read More
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. Police initially said Stephen Paddock stopped firing on the music festival concert crowd below to shoot through his door and wound a Mandalay Bay security guard who was outside. On Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, they said the guard actually was wounded before Paddock started the massacre. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP, File)
October 12, 2017 - 4:54 pm
Mandalay Bay hotel officials didn't notify police about a shooting in a hallway inside the high-rise until after Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at a country music festival outside, a federal official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The disclosure means there may have been a delay...
Read More
A mourner hugs family members during a memorial service for Jack Beaton at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Beaton was a victim of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Silvia Flores)
October 08, 2017 - 4:34 pm
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jack Beaton felt equally comfortable gripping a pair of barbecue tongs surrounded by friends or swinging his roofer's hammer on a hot day at work. He died a hero shielding his wife from a gunman in the nation's deadliest mass shooting in modern history. More than 800...
Read More
October 04, 2017 - 8:12 am
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A memorial service has been set for an engineer from southcentral Pennsylvania man killed in Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Bill Wolfe Jr. and his wife, Robyn, were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in Law Vegas when he was...
Read More
A sea turtle named Picasso carries the ashes of Tony Amos, 80, a renowned oceanographer, on it's back as it is released back into the Gulf of Mexico following a memorial service, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas. Amos died of complications from prostate cancer on Sept. 4, mere days after Harvey roared ashore as a fearsome hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
September 30, 2017 - 9:34 pm
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — A rescued green sea turtle named Picasso was released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, carrying the ashes of a self-taught Texas oceanographer who founded the rehabilitation center that helped nurse it back to health. Hundreds of well-wishers surged forward to...
Read More
September 28, 2017 - 9:12 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A park celebrating the legacies of Pittsburgh's greatest Negro League baseball players will soon come alive in the city. Pittsburgh's Station Square will be the site of the new Josh Gibson Heritage Park. The Josh Gibson Foundation held a groundbreaking on Wednesday. Josh Gibson,...
Read More
Thousands of Iranians attend the state funeral of Mohsen Hojaji, a young Revolutionary Guard soldier beheaded by the Islamic State group in Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Tehran, Iran. The death of 25-year-old Mohsen Hojaji has struck a nerve in Iran, which has suffered casualties while its troops are deployed into Iraq fighting the Islamic State group and in Syria. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
September 27, 2017 - 12:42 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader and thousands of others on Wednesday mourned a young Revolutionary Guard soldier beheaded by the Islamic State group, a killing that has struck a nerve within the Islamic Republic as its forces continue to suffer casualties in Iraq and Syria. The slaying in...
Read More
A man stands at the edge of a waterfall pool at ground zero during a ceremony on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks with a solemn and personal ceremony. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 11, 2017 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest news surrounding observances marking the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Two giant towers of light have lit up the lower Manhattan skyline as a visual memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The September 11 Memorial &...
Read More