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Memorial Praises California Deputy Killed on Duty

SANTA CRUZ — Heartbroken mourners on Wednesday praised a Northern California sheriff's deputy who was killed in an ambush, calling him kind, unflappable and funny — the kind of officer that people want to keep a community safe. Hundreds of people, many in blue and green law enforcement uniforms, gathered...

Tears Shed, Joyful Times Recalled at Kobe Bryant Memorial

LOS ANGELES — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's shocking death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered outside the glistening steel-and-glass edifice where the Los Angeles Lakers legend made so much basketball history. The arrivals at downtown Staples Center began...

Public Viewing Includes Costume Change by the Queen of Soul

DETROIT — Mourners streamed in for a second day Wednesday to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, who was dressed in a different outfit for her final public viewing — as if making a costume change during a show. Fans waited festively outside, then walked in a solemn, single-file line...