World leaders head to London for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

World leaders head to London for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

LONDON — Thousands of police, hundreds of troops and an army of officials made final preparations Sunday for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II — a spectacular display of national mourning that will also be the biggest gathering of world leaders for years. US President Joe Biden and other dignitaries are arriving in London … Read more

Thousands wait in the cold to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Thousands wait in the cold to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON — Thousands of people spent London’s coldest night in months huddled in line to view the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, and authorities warned Saturday that arriving mourners face a 16-hour wait. Police arrested a man after what the force described as a “disturbance” Friday night in Parliament’s Westminster Hall, where the queen’s coffin … Read more

Indiana funeral seen for GOP Rep. Walorski killed in crash

Indiana funeral seen for GOP Rep.  Walorski killed in crash

GRANGER, Ind. — The funeral for Indiana Republican US Rep. Jackie Walorski will be held Thursday in her home state of Indiana, where she and three other people were killed in a head-on highway crash. The funeral is scheduled to start at 11 am at Granger Community Church, Palmer Funeral Homes said on its website. … Read more

Japanese say final goodbye to former leader Abe at funeral

Japanese say final goodbye to former leader Abe at funeral

TOKYO – Japanese bid their final goodbye to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday as a family funeral was held at a temple days after his assassination that shocked the nation. Abe, the country’s longest-serving prime minister who remained influential even after he stepped down two years ago, was gunned down Friday during a … Read more

Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine – Russia on Thursday pulled back its forces from a strategically placed Black Sea island where they have faced relentless Ukrainian attacks, but kept up its push to encircle the last bulwark of Ukraine’s resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk. Russia’s Defense Ministry said it withdrew its forces from the Zmiyinyy (Snake) … Read more

As Ukraine loses troops, how long can it keep up the fight?

As Ukraine loses troops, how long can it keep up the fight?

ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine – As soon as they had finished burying a veteran colonel killed by Russian shelling, the cemetery workers readied the next hole. Inevitably, given how quickly death is felling Ukrainian troops on the front lines, the empty grave will not stay that way for long. Col. Oleksandr Makhachek left behind a widow, Elena, … Read more

Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend

Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK – Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 pm EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. That followed more than 2,300 cancellations … Read more

Youngest of 10 Buffalo shooting victims being laid to rest

Youngest of 10 Buffalo shooting victims being laid to rest

A 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket was remembered as big-hearted and quick with a laugh before her funeral TownThe Associated Press 21 May 2022, 05:06 • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SYRACUSE, NY – A 32-year-old woman who was … Read more

Biden, Obama, Pelosi to speak at Harry Reid’s funeral

Biden, Obama, Pelosi to speak at Harry Reid’s funeral

President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and congressional leaders speak at Harry Reid’s funeral in Las Vegas on Saturday ByAssociated Press January 5, 2022, 20:59 • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LAS VEGAS – President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will speak at Harry Reid’s … Read more