Photo of fans gathering at a memorial for Kobe Bryant

Bryant Memorial Set for Feb. 24 at Staples Center

LOS ANGELES — A public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Feb. 24 at Staples Center, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Thursday. No official announcem...
Photo of pictures of co-conspirators of the failed July 20, 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler

Germany Honors Resisters Who Tried to Assassinate Hitler

BERLIN — Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, honoring those who resisted the Nazis — who were stigmatized for decades as traitors — as pillars of the country's modern democracy amid growing concerns about the r...
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High Court Deciding Fate of Cross-Shaped Maryland Memorial

BLADENSBURG, Md. — Steven C. Lowe says he has always thought that a 40-foot-tall concrete cross that stands on a large, grassy highway median near his home was odd. For years, he says, he didn't know that the cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is a war memoria...
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Top UNC Leaders Condemn Confederate Statue Toppling

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Top leaders of the University of North Carolina system condemned the actions of protesters, who toppled a memorial known as "Silent Sam" that was dedicated more than 100 years ago with prais...
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Ferguson Fire Grows To 53 Square Miles, Is 13% Contained

MARIPOSA — Firefighters battling the huge Ferguson Fire in the Sierra Nevada will face increasingly difficult conditions this week as a heat wave sets in. Officials say the wildfire has scorched nearly 53 square miles of timber and brush west of Yosemite Na...