Funerals and memorial services

People wait outside the Madeleine church to attend French rock star Johnny Hallyday's funeral ceremony, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a motorcycle parade — all under intense security. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 09, 2017 - 8:12 am
PARIS (AP) — France bid farewell Saturday to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a parade of motorcyclists — all under intense security. Few figures in French history have earned a send-off as...
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The hearse carrying the casket of French rock star Johnny Hallyday arrives at the Arc de Triomphe before rolling down the Champs Elysees avenue during a funeral procession, in Paris, France, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a motorcycle parade — all under intense security. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
December 09, 2017 - 6:46 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French rocker Johnny Hallyday's funeral (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Calling him France's equivalent of royalty, fans of rocker Johnny Hallyday have wept and sung to honor a man who was an icon under eight presidents and seemed to many almost eternal. Catherine Frichot-...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington during a hearing. Michigan state Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of Conyers' brother, told The New York Times for a story Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, that Conyers, who is battling sexual harassment allegations from former female staffers, won't seek re-election to a 28th term in Congress. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:38 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local): 11:35 a.m. A top House Democrat says word of 27-term Michigan Rep. John Conyers' retirement is a "sad end to a long career." Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California said Tuesday that people shouldn't...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels chant slogans during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts to fight pro-government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemenis in the war-torn country's capital crowded into basements overnight, Monday Dec. 4, 2017, as Saudi-led fighter jets pounded the positions of Houthi rebels, who are now fighting forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh for control of the city. A Sanaa-based protection and advocacy adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday that the violence left aid workers trapped inside their homes and was "completely paralyzing humanitarian operations." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:49 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition pounded Yemen's capital overnight, targeting Sanaa's densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of the former Yemeni president by the country's Shiite rebels, residents said. The body of ex-President Ali...
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Supporters of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta engage in rock-throwing clashes with police during his inauguration ceremony after trying to storm through gates to get in and being tear-gassed, at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is being sworn in on Tuesday, ending a months-long election drama that saw the first vote nullified by the country's top court and the second boycotted by the opposition. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 28, 2017 - 12:05 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country is opening an embassy in Rwanda as part of its warming relations with African countries. Netanyahu made the announcement...
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November 27, 2017 - 7:51 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about a funeral for a Border Patrol agent who died in West Texas, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the U.S. attorney general. His name is Jeff Sessions, not Session. A corrected version of the story is below: Funeral held for US border agent whose...
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This Nov. 24, 2017 photo released by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office shows Dabrett Montreal Black who was charged Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, with capital murder of Trooper Damon Allen during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas. (Brazos County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 24, 2017 - 7:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The suspect in the shooting death of a state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas was charged Friday with capital murder of a law enforcement officer. Dabrett Black, 32, was being held in the Brazos County jail in Bryan, Texas, about 100 miles (160 kilometers)...
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Police officers walk past a police car draped in black parked at a funeral home where a visitation for New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw was held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Lower Burrell, Pa. Shaw was shot and killed during a traffic stop Friday night. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 22, 2017 - 11:34 am
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The funeral is underway for a rookie Pennsylvania police officer who was fatally shot in a traffic stop last week. Officer Brian Shaw's funeral is taking place Wednesday at Mount St. Peter Church in New Kensington — the western Pennsylvania town where the 25-year-old was...
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Tunisian-born fashion model Afef Jnifen leaves the residence of Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia before attending his funeral ceremony in Sidi Bou Said, north of the Tunisian capital Tunis, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Azzedine Alaia, an iconoclast whose clingy dresses marked the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77. (AP Photo/Amine Landoulsi)
November 20, 2017 - 2:48 pm
SIDI BOU SAID, Tunisia (AP) — Models, government ministers, relatives and friends have attended the funeral in Tunisia of fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, a native of the North African country who won international acclaim. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who enjoyed a close relationship with Alaia,...
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Armed soldiers stand on the road leading to President Robert Mugabe's office in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Overnight, at least three explosions were heard in the capital, Harare, and military vehicles were seen in the streets. On Monday, the army commander had threatened to "step in" to calm political tensions over the 93-year-old Mugabe's possible successor. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 15, 2017 - 7:27 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ZIMBABWE UNDERGOES 'BLOODLESS CORRECTION' The army in the southern African nation says it has President Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the...
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