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Wife accused of dismembering man's body, collecting benefits

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 69-year-old Las Vegas woman is accused of defrauding Social Security for years after she allegedly dismembered her dead husband’s body and threw his remains in the trash, according ...

A more comfortable goodbye? Vets bring pet euthanasia home

NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner's life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family. She and her husband, Steve, had rece...

Body of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán cremated in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of Peru's brutal Shining Path insurgency who died on Sept. 11, was cremated Friday. The cremation took place after Congress i...

Peru says body of Shining Path leader to be cremated

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian prosecutor’s office on Thursday ordered the cremation of the body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency who died Sept. 11 in a military jai...

Taiwanese family accuses funeral home of cremating wrong body

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taoyuan resident surnamed Lee (李) whose father’s funeral was scheduled to take place on Sunday (Sept. 19) was angry to discover that the body had been mistakenly c...

Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and one o...

Peru: Abimael Guzmán, head of Shining Path insurgency, dies

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency in Peru who was captured in 1992, died on Saturday in a military hospital after an illness. He was 86. ...

Real cash accidently burned with ghost money in southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Funeral workers on Sunday (Aug. 29) found a large amount of cash being burned along with joss money at a crematorium in southwestern Taiwan, scrambling to salvage over NT$...

India: Suspected rape of Dalit girl puts spotlight on caste violence

The alleged rape, murder and forced cremation of a 9-year-old girl in the Indian capital recently has once again put the spotlight on the gruesome sexual crimes against women in the country, as well t...

William Regnery, who funded right-wing extremism, dies at 80

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. (AP) — William H. Regnery II, the heir to a family publishing fortune who was known for his quiet but influential support of extreme right-wing causes in the United States has died a...

AP PHOTOS: Scarf, comb show changes to Hindu cremation rites

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A comb. A toothbrush. A bangle. A cotton scarf — protection from the summer heat now used as a face mask. The personal belongings of cremated COVID-19 victims ...

Federal judge blocks Indiana ‘abortion reversal’ law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an Indiana law that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a disputed treatment for potentially stopping t...

Cremations in New Taipei City almost double in early June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's official crematorium saw the number of bodies it cremated during the first half of June almost double compared with the same period last year —...

Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their population...

US documents solve mystery of war criminal Tojo's remains

TOKYO (AP) — Until recently, the location of executed wartime Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo's remains was one of World War II's biggest mysteries in the nation he once led. No...