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Valentines Day is not only for romance

Valentine’s Day is not only for romance

By Ally Formeller | February 7, 2022
Valentine’s Day celebrations can include friends and family.
Valentines Day decor hangs up inside of Grant Towers on Saturday, January 30th. Many people think this holiday is very unnecessarily rushed.

Valentine’s Day is overhyped

By Parker Otto | January 31, 2022
Valentine's Day buildup can drive people insane when it's really not necessary.

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

February 23, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said.The man was...

Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over Zionism

February 22, 2020

WEST NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City is refusing to take a $20,000 reward from established Jewish groups because...

Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade

February 20, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is mourning the death of a woman who was run over by a parade float as the city celebrates the season leading up to Mardi Gras. Police are still investigating the accident, spokesman Juan Barnes said Thursday.The Orleans...

With virus, shops in China suffer a star-crossed Valentines

By YANAN WANG | February 14, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door.The note, scrawled on the front of their sealed order, states the body temperature of...

More businesses reopen in China, but many people stay home

By JOE McDONALD | February 10, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home.Public...

Ginsburg to present award named for her to philanthropist

February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg usually is on the receiving end of awards, but she'll be handing out one in her name next week to a prominent philanthropist.Agnes Gund, who has given millions of dollars to support criminal...

President upsets Mexicans with plan to end long weekends

February 5, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has floated a strikingly unpopular proposal to end the practice of creating long weekends by moving national holidays around.López Obrador is a student of Mexican history, and he was...

Hyundai halts Korea output as China outbreak fallout spreads

By PAUL WISEMAN and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) —Hyundai Motors is suspending production in South Korea, a sign that the economic fallout from China's viral outbreak is spreading.For other companies bracing for losses from coronavirus, the damage has so far been delayed, thanks to...

Annual White House Easter Egg Roll scheduled for April 13

February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is set for April 13.First lady Melania Trump announced the date for the time-honored tradition on Monday.Tickets are free and are available through an online lottery scheduled to open Feb. 18...

Pennsylvania groundhog declares early spring ‘a certainty’

February 2, 2020

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog on Sunday declared: “Spring will be early, it's a certainty.”At sunrise on Groundhog Day, members of Punxsutawney Phil's top hat-wearing inner circle revealed the cuddly oracle's prediction...

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