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The coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela is carried on a gun carrier for a traditional burial during his funeral in Qunu on December 15, 2013. (Credit: FELIX DLANGAMANDLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Buried In South Africa

Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute.

12/15/2013

Pet cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y. (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Change In State Regs Will Allow New Yorkers To Be Buried With Their Pets

The practice of burying an owners ashes with a pet was allowed, and then it wasn’t. Now, it is allowed again but restrictions have been placed on cemetery owners.

09/18/2013

Pet cemetery in Hartsdale, N.Y. (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

N.Y. Pet Cemeteries Can Now Bury Human Ashes

A new state regulation allows pet cemeteries to bury human ashes along with deceased pets.

09/14/2013

Employees of Green-Wood Cemetery install a headstone over the previously unmarked grave of a Civil War veteran at Green-Wood Cemetery in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Long Deceased Slave Given Funeral, Burial Plans Made In Connecticut

A slave who died more than 200 years ago in Connecticut but was never buried has finally been given a funeral and will be laid to rest.

09/12/2013

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Woman Turns Up Alive In Philadelphia 13 Days After Funeral

A woman showed up very much alive nearly two weeks after her family members thought they had buried her in Trenton. The case has caused confusion, embarrassment, and outrage.

08/24/2013

FILE - Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Bryan Cave LLP)

Bloomberg, Bill Clinton To Eulogize Former Mayor Ed Koch

Per Koch’s request, three flags will be on display during the service – the American flag, the Israeli flag and the flag of the City of New York. The service will end with the playing of a “hymn-like” slower version of “New York, New York.”

02/03/2013

The hearse carrying the body of singer Whitney Houston leaves the Whigham Funeral Home on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey, en route to a private funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Whitney Houston Laid To Rest Sunday

The 48-year-old singer died Feb. 11 in California, hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party.

02/19/2012

Pastor Joe Carter presides over Whitney Houston's funeral (credit: CBS 2)

Exclusive: Pastor Reflects On Whitney Houston’s Funeral, Burial

Pastor Joe Carter presided over Whitney Houston’s funeral Saturday. After attending her private burial Sunday, he spoke exclusively with CBS 2, sharing his thoughts on the emotional weekend.

02/19/2012

A worker searches through the debris field from the south tower of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Mar 7, 2002 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Supreme Court Rejects 9/11 Families’ Appeal

The relatives of victims of the 9/11 attacks have lost their bid to get proper burial for material taken from the WTC site because it could contain the ashes of victims.

10/04/2010

Jorge Martinez was shot while in his van in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Gunman In Fatal NYC Shooting On The Loose

Investigators said someone firing shots from the roof of a building in Gravesend Friday night sent two bullets tearing through the roof of Jorge Martinez’s white Ford van as he was driving along Avenue X.

09/05/2010