Funerals and memorial services

European Parliament employees set up a giant portrait of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl before an European ceremony in Strasbourg, eastern France, Saturday Juny 1, 2017. Germany will later bid farewell to Kohl with a requiem Mass and military honors at the cathedral in Speyer, in his home region. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 01, 2017 - 4:59 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Current and former leaders from Europe and beyond are gathering in Strasbourg, France to bid farewell to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who died June 16 at 87. The ceremony Saturday at the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg, close to the border with Germany,...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2017, file photo, injured U.S. tourist Melissa Cochran, whose husband, Kurt Cohran, was killed in the March 22 London terror attack, arrives for a "Service of Hope" at Westminster Abbey, two weeks after the attack, in London. The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile attack London attack will be celebrated with the local music he loved on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed four people and injured scores more, including his Melissa Cochran, of West Bountiful, Utah. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 24, 2017 - 3:06 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack will be celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert is being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. Members of Cochran'...
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June 24, 2017 - 3:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio before he was killed in a high-profile attack London attack will be celebrated with the local music he loved. Organizers say the concert Saturday in a park in Bountiful, north of Salt Lake City, is being planned in lieu of a...
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Fred and Cindy Warmbier watch as their son Otto, is placed in a hearse after his funeral, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Wyoming, Ohio. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, died this week, days after returning to the United States. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
June 22, 2017 - 10:44 am
WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. Otto Warmbier's brother, sister and friends were among the scheduled...
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Mahmoud Hassanen Aboras, father of Nabra Hassanen, right, gets a hug from a supporter Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Reston, Va., prior to the start of a vigil in honor of Nabar, who was killed over the weekend. Islamic leaders are questioning Virginia detectives' insistence that the beating death of Nabar appears to have been a case of road rage, saying the attack looks all too much like a hate crime. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 22, 2017 - 3:57 am
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Whether a mourner in a black robe at a mosque or a soccer mom in a T-shirt and shorts at a community vigil, reaction to 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen's death carried a common refrain: That could have been my daughter. More than 5,000 people attended Hassanen's funeral Wednesday in...
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In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 photo, Mohmoud Hassanen Aboras, left, whose daughter Nabra Hassanen was killed, listens as Imam Mohamed Magid, center, of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, talks about the case in Reston, Va. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
June 21, 2017 - 2:29 pm
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Thousands of mourners left their cars as traffic overflowed and walked more than a mile to reach Wednesday's funeral of a 17-year-old Muslim girl whose beating death, blamed by police on road rage, has some in her community fearing for their safety. Nabra Hassanen, 17, was...
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In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 photo, Mohmoud Hassanen Aboras, left, whose daughter Nabra Hassanen was killed, listens as Imam Mohamed Magid, center, of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, talks about the case in Reston, Va. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
June 21, 2017 - 1:37 pm
STERLING, Va. (AP) — As thousands of people walked long distances to reach Wednesday's funeral for a Muslim teenager who police say was beaten to death by an angry motorist, a national advocacy group said it would keep pressuring authorities in Virginia to investigate whether her killing was a hate...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier speaks as he is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea. More than 15 months after he gave a staged confession in North Korea, he is with his Ohio family again. But whether he is even aware of that is uncertain. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File)
June 21, 2017 - 1:32 pm
WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — About 50 volunteers spent Wednesday morning tying blue and white ribbons along the road leading from the high school to a cemetery in the Ohio hometown of the 22-year-old college student who died this week after being detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea...
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June 17, 2017 - 3:00 pm
MCINTYRE, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners are remembering one of two Georgia prison guards killed when two inmates escaped from a prison transfer bus. WSB-TV reports ( http://2wsb.tv/2teEsDx ) that law enforcement officers from around the state joined relatives and friends of Sgt. Curtis Billue for...
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June 12, 2017 - 4:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Namibia is planning a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela during South Africa's era of white minority rule. Ya Toivo, 92, died on Friday, drawing tributes from Namibian President Hage Geingob and others...
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