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May 8, 2013 |
Authorities on Wednesday asked mourners not to place memorial items on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge where five women died after flames consumed their limousine. Leaving flowers or items on the bridge where the fiery tragedy occurred could create a safety hazard, the California Highway Patrol said. "In times of emotional pain such as this, we are sensitive but we must also remain diligent in our mission of safety," CHP officials said in a statement. PHOTOS: Fatal limo fire The victims, four of whom were nurses , were going to a bridal party for one of the women who was in the limousine.
April 24, 2013 |
With more of a sigh than a fanfare, Boylston Street, the scene of the twin bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line, reopened on Wednesday. Even as mourners began to gather on Wednesday for a memorial service for Sean Collier , the MIT officer slain during the frantic manhunt for the bombing suspects last week, the street where the week of terror began was open, hours after maintenance people removed the barricades. It was on the north side of Boylston Street where two devices exploded about 100 yards and 10 seconds apart April 15, killing three and injuring more than 200. The street has been closed since the attack.
March 6, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - Her neighborhood on the outskirts of this capital city is a dangerous, gang-infested barrio where homes are often made of corrugated tin and other collected refuse. It is by no means the ideal place to raise a family. But Taina Carrillo, a 35-year-old homemaker, said the slum of Petare was even worse before Hugo Chavez took over Venezuela. "Now we have a three-story medical clinic in the middle of the barrio," said Carrillo, one of hundreds of thousands of mourners who packed Caracas on Wednesday, crying and chanting as the coffin containing their fallen leader was pulled through the streets.
February 9, 2013 |
CHICAGO - The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away. Hadiya, a high school honor student whose majorette squad performed in inaugural festivities for President Obama last month, was fatally shot Jan. 29 at a park about a mile from Obama's family home. The killing of the bright 15-year-old incited public outrage that made its way from the streets of the South Side to the White House.
February 8, 2013 |
TUNIS, Tunisia - The slain Tunisian opposition leader's coffin was driven through rain-swept streets lined with soldiers and crammed with mourners who chanted against the Islamist-led government and marched with placards through the heart of this troubled capital. Chokri Belaid's funeral procession moved slowly through neighborhoods Friday while his compatriots clashed with police and demonstrated by the tens of thousands on the third day of unrest that has sharpened political divisions in the birthplace of the "Arab Spring.
January 15, 2013 |
Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Internet genius, was eulogized on Tuesday as a person who wanted to make the world better but was hounded into killing himself by harsh government policies. Swartz was “killed by the government,” his father, Robert Swartz, said at the service at Central Avenue Synagogue in Highland Park, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times . “He was killed by the government, and MIT betrayed all of its basic principles,” he said. Facing the possibility of a long prison sentence if convicted of charges that he illegally downloaded millions of academic journal articles, Swartz hanged himself in his New York apartment Friday.