Funerals and memorial services

A relative mourns over the coffins of Livia Florentian Bunea, 36, from Romania and her eight year-old daughter Elena Natalia at a church in the village of Arediou southwest of Cyprus' capital Nicosia on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The mother and daughter are believed to be the first victims of a serial killer _ a 35 year-old Cypriot army captain _ who confessed to investigators of killing seven foreign women and girls over a 2 and a half year span. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
June 13, 2019 - 1:11 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Senior Greek Orthodox priests have presided at the funeral service of a mother and daughter who were among the seven people a military officer confessed to killing in Cyprus. The service for 36-year-old Livia Florentina Bunea and her 8-year-old daughter, Elena Natalia Bunea,...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2018, file photo, fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, along the National Mall in Washington, during the Fourth of July celebration. Independence Day is just over three weeks away, and nobody in Washington seems to know exactly what the July 4 celebrations in the nation’s capital will look like. President Donald Trump has stated he wants to reshape the annual event into a “Salute to America” that would feature Trump himself speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 12, 2019 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With three weeks to go, exactly what's going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to reshape the nation's premier celebration. Will Independence Day festivities be centered around the...
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CORRECTS THE NAME OF THE GROUP TO THE MYSTIC SEVEN SISTERS INSTEAD OF THE VOODOO PRIESTESSES - A group called The Mystic Seven Sisters participates in a funeral precession for Leah Chase from St. Peter Claver Church to her restaurant "Dooky Chase's" in New Orleans, Monday, June 10, 2019. Fellow chefs, musicians, family and friends were among hundreds of admirers who filed through the church on Monday to pay last respects to Leah Chase, the "Queen of Creole Cuisine" who ran a family restaurant where civil rights strategies were discussed over gumbo and fried chicken in the 1950s and '60s. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 11, 2019 - 12:44 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For celebrated Creole chef Leah Chase, the goodbye had all the ingredients of a typical New Orleans sendoff: warm reminiscences and mourning mixed with a Mardi Gras-style celebration of her life. Fellow chefs, musicians, family and friends were among hundreds who filed through a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr smiles during an NFL football news conference in Dallas. Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 09, 2019 - 6:45 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr was remembered Sunday at a public memorial event in his native Alabama. An event celebrating Starr's legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham. Starr...
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A makeshift memorial rests at the edge of a police cordon in front of a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting, Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va. DeWayne Craddock killed 11 employees and a contractor before engaging in a protracted gun fight with police officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 06, 2019 - 2:01 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have packed a Catholic church to remember a married mother of three who was killed at a Virginia Beach municipal building. Thursday's funeral mass in Virginia Beach for 42-year-old Katherine "Kate" Nixon was among the first memorial services for the...
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Thousands gather for the funeral ceremony for longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi at Kinshasa's Martyrs Stadium for his funeral ceremony Saturday June 1, 2019. Tshisekedi, father of the current Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi, died in Brussels in February 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
June 01, 2019 - 3:32 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Opposition icon Etienne Tshisekedi, whose son is now Congo's president, was laid to rest Saturday in his homeland more than two years after he died during a political stalemate over the country's long-delayed elections. A funeral procession joined by thousands made its way to...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on, Wednesday, July 31, 2016, Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi speaks during a political rally in Kinshasa, Congo. The body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is headed home more than two years after his death now that his son is president. Family members had accused the former government of Joseph Kabila of blocking a funeral for Tshisekedi because it feared demonstrations around the country's most popular opposition figure. His body has been in Belgium since his death in early 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompengo,File)
May 30, 2019 - 2:41 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The body of late opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi arrived home in Congo on Thuresday more than 2 years after his death. Tshisekedi's son Felix, who is now president of Congo, was at the airport Thursday evening to meet the plane coming from Brussels. Etienne Tshisekedi...
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John Stewart talks with Alice Greenwald, CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, before the start of a dedication ceremony in New York, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the new memorial glade at the World Trade Center site "helps us fulfill our duty" to those who were sickened or died after responding to the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 30, 2019 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Family members of recovery workers who died after digging through smoldering ruins joined city officials Thursday at a dedication ceremony for a new section of the Sept. 11 memorial at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. They were joined by recovery workers who themselves are...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains. But the justices are staying out of the debate over a broader provision that would prevent a woman in Indiana from having an abortion based on gender, race or disability. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 29, 2019 - 6:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood officials expect greater expenses for abortions in Indiana following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a state law requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains after an abortion. Abortion opponents cheer the court's decision as "recognizing the dignity...
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Birgit Lauda, center, widow of the former formular Formula One driver Niki Lauda, attends a funeral service for Lauda in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died on May 21, 2109. He was 70. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
May 29, 2019 - 5:22 am
VIENNA (AP) — Family, friends and fans gathered Wednesday at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna for a last farewell to Formula One great Niki Lauda. The wooden coffin of the three-time champion was decorated with his red racing helmet and surrounded by six white candles and rose wreaths with two...
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