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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II was remembered at a funeral Friday in Rhode Island. George Mendonsa's funeral was held at St. Mary's Church in Newport. Burial followed at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. He died Sunday. He was 95. Mendonsa kissed Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse's uniform, on Aug. 14, 1944, known as V-J Day, the day Japan surrendered. The two had never met.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is denying the deed but police in Jupiter Florida say the videotape tells the tale. Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute. Police said Kraft was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping center massage parlor. Police have not released details about the charges, filed as part of a six-month investigation of spas. Kraft, a 77-year-old billionaire, could also face trouble with the National Football League.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts have charged teenage girls ages 14 and 15 with robbing a bank. Fall River police say a 14-year-old girl walked into a BayCoast Bank branch in the city on Wednesday and told a teller she would "blow everything up and kill everybody" if the teller did not hand over cash. The 15-year-old girl allegedly drove the getaway vehicle. Both are charged with armed robbery. Their names were not released because of their ages.
BOSTON (AP) - Federal investigators have determined that the likely cause of the sinking of fishing boat off the coast of Nantucket in 2017 that claimed the lives of two crewmembers was flooding in a clam tank. The National Transportation Safety Board in its Feb. 6 report said although flooding in the Misty Blue's port clam tank was the "probable cause" of the sinking, how the water got in remains undetermined. The boat was harvesting clams nine miles southeast of Nantucket in December 2017 when it sank.
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