Obituaries

Cindy McCain walks with her son Jack as the honor guard carries the casket after a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 30, 2018 - 7:47 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former vice president, an NFL star and other friends remembered Sen. John McCain as a "true American hero" — and a terrible driver with a wicked sense of humor and love of a good battle — at a crowded church service Thursday for the maverick politician that ended to the tune of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1976 file photo, Honolulu newsman Bob Barr sets up shop on the porch of his hotel room on the island of Ponape in Micronesia. Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in the U.K. from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking earlier this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer it was announced on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was 71. (AP Photo, file)
August 30, 2018 - 5:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in London who covered major news events ranging from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. One of the longest-serving AP...
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August 30, 2018 - 8:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Iosef Kobzon, a Russian lawmaker and iconic crooner who was dubbed "the Soviet Sinatra" during his decades-long career, has died. He was 80. The Russian State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, said in a statement that Kobzon died Thursday. Russian news agencies quoted...
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Well wishers leave hand written notes on boards outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 30, 2018 - 1:43 am
DETROIT (AP) — 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 into the...
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A Vietnamese group from Orange County, Calif., pays their respects near the casket of Sen. John McCain during a viewing at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 29, 2018 - 10:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of people paid their respects to U.S. Sen. John McCain on Wednesday, standing for hours in the broiling Arizona sun before filing past the flag-draped casket that his tearful wife, Cindy, lovingly pressed her face against after a ceremony for the former North Vietnam...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2008, file photo Roberta McCain, mother Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., stands on stage during a rally in Downingtown, Pa. John McCain’s rebellious streak didn’t come out of nowhere. His now 106-year-old mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. Told on a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she bought one instead. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 29, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain's rebellious streak didn't come out of nowhere. His mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. When told during a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she went out and bought a Peugeot. Her son once answered the...
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People in line reach for photos being handed out outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 29, 2018 - 1:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a second day of public events honoring Aretha Franklin in Detroit. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. People are continuing to stream in for a second day to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin as she lies in repose in the rotunda of Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of...
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The desk of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is draped in black on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain died at the age of 81, on Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer. (Senate Television via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 6:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain expressed his deep gratitude and love of country in his final letter and implored Americans to put aside "tribal rivalries" and focus on what unites. Rick Davis, former presidential campaign manager for McCain who is serving as a family spokesman, read the farewell...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks about Sen. John McCain on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell paid tribute to McCain by recalling their own legislative battles while echoing the late senator's belief that there's more that unites than divides Americans. Speaking from the Senate floor, McConnell says that while McCain served the state of Arizona in Congress, "he was America's hero all along." (Senate Television via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain and other related activities after his death (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The Senate chaplain is thanking God "for the gift" of the late John McCain. Chaplain Barry Black, a retired Navy rear admiral, is giving thanks for McCain's "...
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A wooden spike and an orange traffic cone mark the spot, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2018 where Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be buried on the grounds of the U. S. Navel Academy in Annapolis, Md. McCain is set to be buried next to his best friend, Adm. Chuck Larson, from his days at the U.S. Naval Academy _ and not in Arlington National Cemetery with his father and grandfather. (AP Photo/Laurie Kellman)
August 27, 2018 - 9:36 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. John McCain is to be buried next to his best friend from his days at the U.S. Naval Academy — and not in Arlington National Cemetery with his father and grandfather. The Arizona Republican remained best friends with Adm. Chuck Larson throughout his life and attended...
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