Funerals and memorial services

FILE- In this May 24, 2010, file photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine Ann Berman, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut on May 9, 2017. The memorial service for her was held Wednesday, May 17, in Wallingford, Conn. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — A memorial service honoring the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has been held in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reports ( http://cour.at/2qtCwYU ) friends, colleagues and relatives of Berman and his wife gathered Wednesday at Seymour St. John Chapel at...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2016, file photo, Martin Truex Jr (78) and Joey Logano (22) lead the field out of Turn 4 for the start of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 15, 2017 - 2:45 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The longest race on the NASCAR schedule will now be one of the most valuable. NASCAR on Monday said the Coca-Cola 600 will be split into four stages when it is run at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. At 600 miles, the race is the longest by 100 miles over...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers' memorial service, Monday, May 15. 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 15, 2017 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks to law enforcement personnel (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is paying tribute to the "brave souls" who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Trump spoke outside the U.S. Capitol Monday at the 36th Annual...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2016, file photo, driver Steven Holcomb with Frank Delduca, Carlo Valdes and brakeman Samuel McGuffie, compete in the four-man bobsled World Cup race in Lake Placid, N.Y. Holcomb, the longtime U.S. bobsledding star who drove to three Olympic medals after beating a disease that nearly robbed him of his eyesight, was found dead in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was 37. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
May 07, 2017 - 7:56 pm
The cause of U.S. Olympic bobsledder Steven Holcomb's death will remain unclear until more tests are completed. An autopsy performed at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, New York, showed that the 37-year-old Holcomb died with fluid in his lungs, Essex County coroner Francis Whitelaw said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo Swiss climber Ueli Steck poses for a photo at the foot of a climbing wall in Wilderswil, Canton of Berne, Switzerland. Expedition organizers say famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal. (Christian Beutler/Keystone via AP)
May 04, 2017 - 9:56 am
GENEVA (AP) — The family of famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck has held a funeral ceremony in Nepal following his death in a still-unexplained mountaineering accident near Mount Everest. Steck spokesman Andreas Bantel announced that the family plans to take some of his ashes to Switzerland after...
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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) goes up to shoot against Washington Wizards' Otto Porter Jr. (22) during the second quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 30, 2017 - 3:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had 33 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics made 19 3-pointers to beat the Washington Wizards 123-111 Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup. Thomas played just a day after attending the funeral for his sister, who died in a...
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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) goes up to shoot against Washington Wizards' Otto Porter Jr. (22) during the second quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 30, 2017 - 3:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had 33 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics made 19 3-pointers to beat the Washington Wizards 123-111 Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup. Thomas played just a day after attending the funeral for his sister, who died in a...
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A woman waters flowers by grave of a fallen soldier on the eve of memorial Day in Kiryat Shaul military cemetery in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 30, 2017. Israel marks the annual Memorial Day in remembrance of soldiers who died in the nation's conflicts, beginning at dusk Sunday until Monday evening. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 30, 2017 - 1:46 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel paused to honor its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism Sunday evening as it began commemorating its annual Memorial Day. Sirens wailed across the country at 8 p.m. prompting Israelis to stop in their tracks and stand silently with heads bowed for a minute to remember...
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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens points up court during the first half in Game 6 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, April. 28, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 29, 2017 - 12:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Celtics kept reminding each other not to let up as they closed in on a lopsided victory and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals. No need to worry about that. Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their...
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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens points up court during the first half in Game 6 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, April. 28, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 28, 2017 - 10:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics simply torched Chicago to finish off a tougher-than-anticipated series and advance in the playoffs for the...
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