Obituaries

Former President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. McCain died Aug. 25, from brain cancer at age 81. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 01, 2018 - 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Former President Barack Obama has paid tribute to his one-time political rival, delivering a eulogy for the late Arizona Sen. John McCain at Washington National Cathedral. Obama said: "We come to...
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AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
September 01, 2018 - 12:58 pm
Meghan McCain said her father was a "great man" and she encouraged others to live up to his example, setting a tone that echoed the senator's own fighting spirit as services began Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.
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The casket of Aretha Franklin is laid to rest at her burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
August 31, 2018 - 10:08 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Aretha Franklin is in her final resting place. The casket of the Queen of Soul was interred Friday evening in a mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, just over two weeks after she died of...
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Cindy McCain, wife of, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses at her husband's casket as he lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
August 31, 2018 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on memorial services for the late Sen. John McCain (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Thousands of people lined up for blocks outside the U.S. Capitol to say goodbye to Senator John McCain as officials, relatives and friends paid tribute to the Vietnam hero and longtime...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1976 file photo, Honolulu newsman Bob Barr sets up shop on the porch of his hotel room on the island of Ponape in Micronesia. Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in the U.K. from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking earlier this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer it was announced on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was 71. (AP Photo, file)
August 31, 2018 - 4:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in London who covered major news events ranging from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. One of the longest-serving AP...
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Cindy McCain walks with her son Jack as the honor guard carries the casket after a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 30, 2018 - 8:25 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former vice president, an NFL star and other friends remembered Sen. John McCain as a "true American hero" — and a terrible driver with a wicked sense of humor and love of a good battle — at a crowded church service Thursday for the maverick politician that ended to the tune of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1976 file photo, Honolulu newsman Bob Barr sets up shop on the porch of his hotel room on the island of Ponape in Micronesia. Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in the U.K. from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking earlier this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer it was announced on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was 71. (AP Photo, file)
August 30, 2018 - 7:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in London who covered major news events ranging from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. One of the longest-serving AP...
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Cindy McCain walks with her son Jack as the honor guard carries the casket after a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 30, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The motorcade carrying the casket of Sen. John McCain has arrived at the Phoenix airport for his final flight from Arizona to Washington, D.C. An Air Force plane will carry McCain and his family to the nation's...
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August 30, 2018 - 9:40 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the death of film director Costa Gavras. The story was based on what was believed to be a tweet from the Greek Culture Ministry. The ministry says it came from a fake Twitter account. Gavras is alive and spoke on Greek state...
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August 30, 2018 - 8:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Iosef Kobzon, a Russian lawmaker and iconic crooner who was dubbed "the Soviet Sinatra" during his decades-long career, has died. He was 80. The Russian State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, said in a statement that Kobzon died Thursday. Russian news agencies quoted...
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