Funerals and memorial services

Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. McCain, 81, died at his ranch in Arizona after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
August 26, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain's service and he will lie in state in both the nation's capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape Sunday...
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Dozens line Interstate 17 as they wait for the procession with the hearse carrying the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Anthem, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 26, 2018 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, which is his birthday. In a tweet, Ducey described the event as a "rare and distinct occurrence for a truly...
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A ribbon for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts hangs on a light post, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Brooklyn, Iowa. Tibbetts was reported missing from her hometown in the eastern Iowa city of Brooklyn in July 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 26, 2018 - 9:54 am
BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — A Mass will be held for an Iowa college student less than a week after her body was found in a cornfield outside her small hometown. The funeral for 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts will be held Sunday afternoon in the gymnasium of BGM High School in Brooklyn, the city of 1,500 in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Davenport, Iowa. Arizona Sen. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. His office says McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He had battled brain cancer. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 26, 2018 - 1:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. John McCain's decades of service to his country in the hours after his death Saturday. President Donald Trump, who once criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his "deepest sympathies and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Davenport, Iowa. Arizona Sen. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. His office says McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He had battled brain cancer. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 26, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. John McCain's decades of service to his country in the hours after his death Saturday. President Donald Trump, who once criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his "deepest sympathies and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Davenport, Iowa. Arizona Sen. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. His office says McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He had battled brain cancer. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
August 25, 2018 - 11:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. John McCain's decades of service to his country in the hours after his death Saturday. President Donald Trump, who once criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his "deepest sympathies and...
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This combination photo shows Smokey Robinson at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 26, 2017, from left, President Bill Clinton at Game 6 of the NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics in Milwaukee on April 26, 2018 and Cicely Tyson at the premiere of the film "Last Flag Flying" in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2017. Robinson, Clinton and Tyson are scheduled to speak at the funeral of soul music great Aretha Franklin, 76, who died of pancreatic cancer on Aug. 16. (AP Photo)
August 24, 2018 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week. Franklin's rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says other speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, music mogul Clive...
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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, Faith Hill and Jennifer Holliday, and bottom row from left, Jennifer Hudson, Ron Isley, Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder, who will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Aug. 31. Franklin died of pancreatic cancer last Thursday at age 76. (AP Photo)
August 23, 2018 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week. The Queen of Soul's service will be held in Detroit on Aug. 31. Also slated to perform are Ron Isley, Chaka Khan,...
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This combination photo shows Faith Hill at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 2, 2017, left, and Jennifer Hudson at the Brit Awards 2018 in London on Feb. 21, 2018. Hill and Hudson are part of an all-star lineup expected to perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week. (AP Photo)
August 23, 2018 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week. Franklin's service will be held in Detroit on Aug. 31. Also slated to perform are Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda...
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Abdul "Duke" Fakir, the lone surviving original member of the Four Tops and a longtime friend of the late Aretha Franklin, poses in front of the Motown Museum Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Detroit. Fakir says he has stopped going to funerals in recent years, because he has lost so many close friends he can't take it anymore. But the Motown great says he won't miss the chance to pay his final respects to Franklin, who will be laid to rest on Aug. 31. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
August 22, 2018 - 5:01 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Abdul "Duke" Fakir said he stopped going to funerals in recent years because he has lost so many close friends and he can't take any more. But the lone surviving original member of the Four Tops said he won't miss the chance to pay his final respects next week to his "Baby Sis,"...
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