Funerals and memorial services

Actor Morris Chestnut, a cast member in director John Singleton's 1991 debut film "Boyz n the Hood," arrives at a memorial service for Singleton at Angelus Funeral Home, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. Singleton died on April 29 following a stroke. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
May 06, 2019 - 1:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on Monday. The private service was held at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, the neighborhood...
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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 7:58 pm
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled to mark the passing of a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. A memorial is scheduled Sunday evening for 21-year-old Riley Howell, who was fatally wounded while...
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Fire and military officials salute the casket of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman, as it leaves St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Friday April 26, 2019, in New York. The father of three died April 8 near Bagram Airfield U.S military base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 26, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan was honored by mourners from across the country at his funeral Friday in New York City, where he also was a decorated firefighter. The flag-draped casket of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman was carried atop a fire engine from a...
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CORRECTS TO DELAYED INSTEAD OF CANCELLED - Honor guards prepare for a wreath laying ceremony with participation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, that was delayed in Vladivostok, Russia, Friday, April 26, 2019. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's willing to share details with the United States about his summit on Thursday with Kim Jong Un, potentially raising Russia's influence in the stalemated issue of North Korean denuclearization. (AP Photo/Alexander Khitrov)
April 25, 2019 - 8:33 pm
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid his respects at a ceremony honoring the war dead Friday to wrap up a brief and generally successful visit to the Russian Far East for his first summit with President Vladimir Putin. Kim arrived about two hours later than expected at a...
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Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, left, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish President Michael D Higgins attend the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, northern Ireland, Wednesday April 24, 2019. The leaders of Britain and Ireland will join hundreds of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the young journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. (Brian Lawless/Pool via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 5:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Mourners wearing colorful Harry Potter scarves and Marvel superhero shirts were joined by the leaders of Britain and Ireland Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime...
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In this Thursday, Apri 18, 2019 photo, handcuffed and blindfolded Osama Hajahjeh, 16, runs away from Israeli soldiers near the village of Tekoa, West Bank. Hajahjeh said was shot in his legs last week by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded, shortly after being arrested. The military said it was investigating the incident, which it said occurred as Palestinian youths were throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hmeid)
April 22, 2019 - 7:06 am
BEIT JALA, West Bank (AP) — A hospitalized Palestinian teen said Monday he was shot in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded — the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers. The military...
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A man punches Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, during the funeral of a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels at Iraq border, outside Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, April 21, 201. The politician was not hurt, party officials said. Protestors at a village outside of Ankara threw punches at Kemal Kilicdaroglu as security officials tried to escort him away from the crowd, television footage showed. (DHA via AP)
April 22, 2019 - 5:28 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister says nine people have been detained in the assault of an opposition party leader, who was hit during a soldier's funeral. Several protesters threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu at the funeral outside Ankara on Sunday...
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April 21, 2019 - 5:36 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters have attacked the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during the funeral of a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. Television footage on Sunday showed some protesters hitting Kemal Kilicdaroglu on the head as security officials tried to...
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Workers place the stone onto the tomb of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of former strongman Slobodan Milosevic during her funeral at the yard of his estate in his home town of Pozarevac, Serbia, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Markovic died last week in Russia where she had been granted asylum. The ex-Serbian first lady had fled there in 2003 after Milosevic was ousted from power in a popular revolt and handed over to the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 20, 2019 - 11:17 am
POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband. Markovic's ashes were placed in her...
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Pallbearers for U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings carry his casket back to the hearse following a funeral service of Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. Hollings died earlier this month at age 97. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
April 16, 2019 - 1:01 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University. Clyburn, now the majority whip and...
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