• Germany October 23, 2019 11:51 am

    Spanish Village Gears Up for Dictator Franco's Remains

    For visitors wondering why a tranquil cemetery outside Madrid suddenly needs around-the-clock police security, the answer is simple: an empty burial space awaits the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco, who is being reunited with his wife 44 years after he died. Weather permitting, the Spanish dictator’s preserved body will be flown Thursday by helicopter to the Franco family’s private chapel...

  • bank September 14, 2019 6:24 pm

    Zimbabwe's Mugabe Honored at State Funeral, Burial Delayed

    African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. More than 10 African leaders and several former presidents attended the service and viewing of the body of Mugabe, who...

  • Facebook March 19, 2019 12:21 pm

    Christchurch, NZ, Harbored White Supremacists Before Massacre

    The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the center of the country’s small but persistent white supremacist movement. An expert on such fringe groups says it’s probably more than coincidence that the accused...

  • Facebook March 18, 2019 9:22 pm

    Students Pay Tribute to New Zealand Shooting Victims With Hakas

    Two of the students’ peers were killed in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Facebook March 19, 2019 10:52 am

    Ardern Vows to Deny Accused Mosque Gunman Notoriety He Seeks

    The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his racist views. “I agree that it is absolutely something that we need...

  • King August 1, 2018 1:14 pm

    Swedish Crown Jewels Stolen in Brazen Daylight Heist

    Police used helicopters to chase thieves who stole priceless treasures from the Swedish royal regalia displayed in a cathedral, including a jeweled crown, but the bandits escaped by motorboat and remain at large. Two people allegedly stole the two crowns and an orb used by the 17th century King Karl IX and Queen Kristina, which had previously been stored in...

  • director April 28, 2018 1:14 am

    Archaeologists Find Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice in Peru

    Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world’s largest single case of child sacrifice. The pre-Columbian burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were between the ages of five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony about 550 years ago, experts who led the...

  • Florida April 23, 2018 12:31 am

    Laughter, Tears As Former First Lady Barbara Bush Remembered

    Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the greatest generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled the church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joked that his mother called her style of...

  • Broward County March 8, 2018 11:39 am

    A Grim Task: Preserving Mementos From the Florida Shooting

    Under the unforgiving Florida sun, the stuffed animals along the makeshift memorial are beginning to fade. The prayer candles have melted, and the roses have withered. Now it’s time to collect, archive and preserve the mementos that honor the 17 students and faculty who were killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The grim assignment falls to Parkland...

  • judge October 5, 2017 1:08 pm

    Ona Judge: The Slave Who Ran Away From George Washington

    Ona Judge, who was born into slavery and served Martha Washington for most of her young life, had slipped away from the president’s residence in Philadelphia and boarded a ship as the Washingtons prepared to return to their plantation house in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

  • Attorney June 8, 2017 11:33 pm

    'Serial' Star Adnan Syed Seeks New Trial

    An attorney for a man convicted of killing his high school sweetheart, and whose story is at the center of the popular podcast “Serial,” argued Thursday that Adnan Syed deserves a new trial.

  • Los Angeles May 27, 2017 1:21 pm

    At Funeral, Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Remembered as ‘Voice of Our Generation'

    Music’s elite and celebrities remembered Chris Cornell at a somber memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman’s love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements as one of rock’s leading voices.

  • Attorney February 9, 2016 6:51 pm

    Adnan Syed Defense: ‘We Proved Our Case' for Murder Retrial

    An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures more than justify a new trial for Adnan Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, closing an unusual hearing prompted by the popular “Serial” podcast’s extensive re-examination of the murder case.

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