Funerals and memorial services

An eleven-foot wooden sledge used on Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition on a table at Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, London, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. A sledge and flag once used in a famed 1900s expedition to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body, preventing the treasured artefacts leaving the country to an overseas buyer. The National Heritage Memorial Fund, a government-funded body founded in 1980, said Wednesday it had provided 204,000 British pounds to help purchase the two items, which will be donated to two English museums. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
December 16, 2020 - 8:18 am
LONDON (AP) — A sled and flag used in one of explorer Ernest Shackleton's famed expeditions to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body to keep the treasured artifacts in the U.K. The National Heritage Memorial Fund, a government-funded body, said Wednesday that it paid...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, EMT Giselle Dorgalli, second from right, looks at a monitor while performing chest compression on a patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the emergency room at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. Amid the coronavirus resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of sick patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point. Hospitals are bringing in mobile morgues. And funerals are once again being livestreamed or performed as drive-by affairs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
AP Newsroom
December 01, 2020 - 11:10 pm
Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling newspaper obituary pages and testing the capacity of morgues, funeral homes and hospitals. Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening...
Read More
In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry, military personnel carry the flag draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a scientist who was killed on Friday, in a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Iran held the funeral service for Fakhrizadeh, who founded its military nuclear program two decades ago, with the Islamic Republic's defense minister vowing to continue the man's work "with more speed and more power." (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)
November 30, 2020 - 8:08 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program in the 2000s. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, made the...
Read More
Spectators run from the scene after a shot was fired during the burial service of Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Cocoa, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Pierce was one of two teens shot and killed by a Brevard County Sheriff's deputy on Nov. 13. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)
November 29, 2020 - 2:45 pm
COCOA, Fla. (AP) — An unknown gunman fired into a crowd gathered at a Saturday afternoon burial service of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff's deputy earlier this month, officials said. The deceased teen's mother was wounded by the bullet, Florida Today reported. The shooting...
Read More
Mourning fans wave from an overpass at the caravan carrying the remains of Diego Maradona to his resting place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title died from a heart attack at his home Wednesday, at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 27, 2020 - 12:01 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three funeral workers have been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Maradona shortly before his funeral. The images distributed across social media created outrage, even death threats, across a nation that venerated Maradona, who died...
Read More
Mourners embrace as they wait to see Diego Maradona lying in state outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup died Wednesday at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 26, 2020 - 6:32 pm
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honors with...
Read More
Workers sit at the closed Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran's main business and trade hub, Satuday, Nov. 21, 2020. Iran on Saturday shuttered businesses and curtailed travel between its major cities, including the capital of Tehran, as it grapples with the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in the Mideast region. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 21, 2020 - 6:49 pm
As coronavirus cases surge globally, the COVID-19 deaths of two senior Serbian Orthodox Church clerics — one who died weeks after presiding over the funeral of the other — are raising questions about whether some religious institutions are doing enough to slow the spread of the virus. More reports...
Read More
People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
November 17, 2020 - 10:55 pm
SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most...
Read More
This Nov. 5, 2020, photo provided by the Sealaska Heritage Institute shows a Zoom memorial service for Tlingit elder David Katzeek, conducted by the Institute, showing highlights of Katzeek's life as people honored him over the internet as the pandemic had made in-person ceremonies impossible. (Sealaska Heritage Institute via AP)
November 10, 2020 - 8:21 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When a Tlingit elder dies, leaders from the Alaska Native tribe’s two houses, the Raven and Eagle clans, typically come together along with family and well-wishers for a memorial ceremony featuring displays of traditional tribal regalia. After elder, tribal leader and...
Read More
November 08, 2020 - 10:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Relatives and friends of Walter Wallace Jr. gathered over the weekend to mourn him amid renewed calls for peace during the investigation into the Black man's shooting death last month by Philadelphia police. Several hundred people crowded into the National Baptist Temple Church...
Read More