December 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- At the South African Embassy in Washington, mourners left bouquets of roses in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela that was unveiled in honor of the revered civil rights champion just three months ago. Although the statue was shielded by a chain-link fence because of construction in front of the embassy, part of the cordon was opened to allow visitors to place bouquets and candles in memory of Mandela after word of his death Thursday...
July 3, 2013 |
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - They were simple yet personalized images of grief - shovels, crosses and toy firetrucks - assembled on a chain-link fence that served as the canvas for a town's collective sorrow over its lost crew of firefighters. Many of the memorials came in groups of 19, a grim flourish to symbolize the 19 members of the Granite Mountain hotshots who died Sunday fighting a wildland fire that doubled back on them, consuming them as they scrambled to don a last-ditch layer of protective gear.
May 22, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Hundreds of mourners packed a church Wednesday for the funeral of a 21-year-old university student accidentally shot by police responding to a break-in at her home, which her uncle says could have been avoided if the officer had tried to negotiate an end to the standoff. Several of Andrea Rebello's sorority sisters from Hofstra University on Long Island spoke about their friend at the service as they and her twin sister, Jessica, fought back tears. The Journal News of Westchester County, north of New York City, said St. Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow was filled nearly to capacity for the service, which came five days after an ex-con named Dalton Smith burst into the home the Rebello twins rented near the university. Two other students were in the house that night.
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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.