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Joe Paterno's Legacy Lives On Through Special Olympics

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

Three days of public memorial events for Joe Paterno will begin Tuesday afternoon, and mourners will have the chance to make sure the famed coach's mi...

Watching Mom Plan Your Funeral On 'Beyond Scared Straight'

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

Sometimes trying to scare sense into juvenile delinquents by taking them to prison isn't enough. On "Beyond Scared Straight" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on A&E...

Cremations On The Rise Due To Struggling Economy [WATCH]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

The economy is forcing households to cut back in many ways -- including how they rest in peace. Americans chose cremation in 41 percent of deaths ...

Funeral: Hundreds Mourn Slain Va. Tech Officer

AP | Posted 02.11.2012 | DC

BLACKSBURG, Va. — A Virginia Tech police officer ambushed in a shooting that revived memories of the 2007 massacre on campus was eulogized befor...

Family Sues Over Grandmother Casket Abuse

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion

PITTSBURGH -- The family of a deceased 91-year-old woman claims in a lawsuit that workers at a Roman Catholic cemetery near Pittsburgh jumped up and d...

Associated Press: America Is Dead -- Funeral Plans Under Debate

Mark Steinberg | Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

It was announced today that the United States of America, also known as the U.S., U.S.A. and the U.S. of A., died during the last week of August 2011 ...

Dear Westboro Baptist, Please Protest My Funeral

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

I can imagine that great day when Westboro heads out to protest and Americans shrug their shoulders. If a protest of my funeral takes them one step closer to future obscurity and irrelevance, then do your worst.

Women Busted For Dead Baby Funeral Scam

Posted 08.21.2011 | Crime

A phony story about a dead baby got two California women plenty of sympathy and more than $600. But it also earned them a number of criminal charges. ...

Should You Have A Divorce Funeral?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.05.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In my many years of family law practice, I have found that many spouses, especially the one who has been left behind, have a hard time letting go and ...

How Do I Deal with My Anger, Move On and Heal?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In my many years of family law practice, I have found that many spouses, especially the one who has been left behind, have a hard time letting go and moving forward...

5 Reasons Funerals Can Be Uplifting

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I actually enjoy going to funerals. Sure, they are sad occasions brought on by sad events. But they are also a joyous celebration of life that is at once poignant, edifying and, above all, calming.

WWI Soldier Representative of Connection Between Ireland and America

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Smolenyak

With St. Patrick's Day looming, then, I hope you'll understand that I have no choice but to surrender to my genetic urges and write of yet another link between our two countries: Private Thomas D. Costello.

Suicide Bomber Kills Pakistani Funeral Attendees

AP | By RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber struck a funeral attended by anti-Taliban militiamen in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 36...

Harrisonville, Missouri Gathers To Keep Phelps Protesters From Soldier's Funeral

The Kansas City Star | Donald Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

People drove from three or four counties away. Buses arrived, bellowing exhaust into the cold, bringing loads of schoolkids and senior citizens. Peopl...

Brazilians Broadcast Funerals Over Internet

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAO PAULO — A funeral home in Brazil is broadcasting its services live over the Internet, giving some of the millions of Brazilians living abroa...

PHOTOS: EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Pages From Ancient Egyptian Book Of The Dead At The British Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: 'Journey Through the Afterlife: The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead' WHEN: 4 November 2010 - 6 March 2011 WHERE: British Museum Great...

A Funeral on My 50th

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Smolenyak

Born twenty years to the day after John Lennon and married the day before 9/11, I need no calendars or tickler systems to remind me of the milestone b...

Funerals and Free Speech

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

A funeral is an occasion at which mourners should be free to grieve without having to confront offensive messages. As a matter of common sense, this is reasonable. As a matter of First Amendment law, however, it is flat-out wrong.

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

How We Treat Our (Legal) Immigrants

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Even people who share the social values of the Christian conservatives who come here to start businesses and pay taxes, are not welcome.

Her friendship suffers a sudden death

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a friend that I felt was my best friend. She was in my wedding and we were pretty much attached at the hip. She called m...

Arcade Fire Pick a Big, Glorious Fight With Madison Square Garden, Win (SLIDESHOW)

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

It's probably not helpful for me to say, "You guys, it was big." But, you guys? Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden was huge.

PHOTOS: The World's 15 Best Places To Die

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Great Britain is the best place in the world to die, according to a new report. The country tops the 2010 Quality of Death Index, prepped by Econom...

4 Weddings, a Graduation and a Funeral

Steve Poses | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Poses

Four Weddings I have attended a fair number of weddings including two of my own. Most of the weddings I've attended were viewed from the perspective o...

WWI Soldier Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Private Thomas D. Costello lost his life on September 16, 1918 in France and received full military honors today at Arlington National Cemetery. Hast...