Funerals and memorial services

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020. filer, relatives walk behind a hearse carrying a coffin inside the Monumentale cemetery, in Bergamo, the heart of the hardest-hit province in Italy’s hardest-hit region of Lombardy, Italy. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
March 20, 2020 - 3:44 am
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — The priest gave a final benediction. There were no flowers, no embraces. Francesca Steffanoni and her mother hurried away from Bergamo’s main cemetery, their furtive farewell lasting no more than 5 minutes. Bergamo is the epicenter of the hardest-hit province of Italy’s...
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Survivor of the Al Noor mosque shootings, Temel Atacocugu, center, exchanges a hongi with a member of the Tu Tangata motorcycle club outside the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 15, 2020. A national memorial in New Zealand to commemorate the 51 people who were killed when a gunman attacked two mosques one year ago has been canceled due to fears over the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 15, 2020 - 1:02 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — People in the New Zealand city of Christchurch honored the 51 worshipers who were killed in a mass shooting a year ago in small but poignant ways Sunday, after a planned national memorial event was canceled due to fears it might spread the new coronavirus. Outside...
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The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. The NHL is following the NBA's lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 13, 2020 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10 p.m. The New York Mets say the father of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested negative for the coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell Sr. works for the Mets as director of player relations and community...
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In this Feb. 28, 2020 file photo, Mayor David Depretis of Baldwin Borough brings in the sign announcing "Fish Fry Today," after Holy Angels parish sold out of fish in Pittsburgh, Pa. The parish church prepares 2,000 pounds of fish and often sells out early, according to organizer Cindy Depretis, who is married to the mayor. On March 12, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik suggested that people enjoy the fish fries with a take-out order rather than dining in due to virus concerns. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke)
March 13, 2020 - 7:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Across the United States, religious leaders are taking unprecedented steps to shield their congregations from the coronavirus - canceling services, banning large funerals and weddings, and waiving age-old requirements of their faiths. For Roman Catholics, attendance at Mass is...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, observes a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's northeastern coast nine years ago, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
March 11, 2020 - 4:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — Some residents along the Japanese northern coast stood on roadsides overlooking the sea, offering silent prayers for their loved ones lost in a massive earthquake and tsunami nine years ago Wednesday. But in Tokyo and many other places around Japan, the day was being remembered without...
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A notice in Italian outside a cinema reads: " We inform that we will sell tickets for a third of the capacity of the halls" also explaining that this is being done to comply with a the decree ordering a one-meter distance between spectators, in Rome, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Following the coronavirus outbreak Italy has asked people to maintain a one-meter (three-foot) distance from strangers in public, to refrain from unnecessary travel and to avoid gatherings. (AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia)
March 07, 2020 - 8:20 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak (all times local): 8:50 a.m. China says it has recorded 44 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours, the lowest level since it began publishing nationwide figures on Jan 20. Another 27 deaths were reported in the Sunday morning...
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A portrait of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson faces guests prior to a memorial service in her honor on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Hampton University Convocation Center in Hampton, Va. Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers died on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. She was 101. (Kaitlin McKeown /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
March 07, 2020 - 5:45 pm
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Three black astronauts joined hundreds of other mourners Saturday at a memorial service for pioneering African American mathematician and NASA researcher Katherine Johnson. Johnson, who calculated rocket trajectories and Earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later...
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Forensic officers work on a blast site near the US Embassy in Tunis, Friday, March 6, 2020. Tunisian media are reporting that two people on a motorcycle have set off a blast near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Tunis, the private Radio Mosaique said that five police officers were wounded and described it as a suicide attack. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)
March 07, 2020 - 11:41 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia paid homage Saturday to a police officer killed and five others injured in a double suicide bombing outside the U.S. Embassy. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, set off by two attackers on a motorcycle packed with explosives, and authorities are...
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Members turn their backs on Mayor Michael Bloomberg in protest as he speaks at Brown Chapel AME church Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Selma, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
March 01, 2020 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primary contest (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Mike Bloomberg is getting a rough reception to his remarks at a Bloody Sunday memorial service at a church in Selma, Alabama. The pastor who introduced him noted the mayor initially declined an...
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The Molson Coors facility is seen Thursday Feb. 27, 2020, in Milwaukee. An employee at the historic Molson Coors facility shot and killed five co-workers Wednesday afternoon and then turned the gun on himself. Six people, including the shooter, were killed on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at the facility. The brewery remained closed Thursday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 28, 2020 - 5:22 am
The five men who were killed by a co-worker at a Milwaukee brewery include an electrician, a Navy veteran, a father of two small children, a fisherman and a grandfather who is being remembered as someone who "always put his family's needs before his own.” Authorities said the five men were working...
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