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Weddings rock at iconic Muscle Shoals recording studio

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 AM EST

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Wild horses couldn’t keep them away … from getting married at the actual place where The Rolling Stones recorded the song “Wild Horses.” Since September, four marriages have been held inside Muscle Shoals Sound, the funky little studio known for recording...

Kentucky mother makes gowns for stillborn babies

Jan. 10, 2021 1:12 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Marilyn Cleveland teared up when she saw the photos of her donated wedding dresses turned into burial gowns for preemies who are stillborn. “The gowns were lovely and so tiny. Seeing those pictures was most emotional for two reasons,” said Cleveland, a retired speech...

French soldiers stand in an honour guard on Thursday Jan.7, 2021 as the hearse convoy of late French forces soldiers rides on the Alexandre III bridge in central Paris. A ceremony was held to pay homage to two soldiers killed in Mali by an improvised explosive device that hit their armored vehicle on Saturday. Three other French soldiers died just five days earlier in similar circumstances . (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French minister insists troops didn't bomb Mali wedding fete

Jan. 10, 2021 11:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister on Sunday denied reports that its fighter jets struck civilians at a wedding party in central Mali a week ago, saying that only jihadis were targeted and hit and that she verified the information herself after claims that at least 20 civilians were killed. Some...

Ornate Indiana mansion to become venue for weddings, events

Jan. 9, 2021 9:37 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An ornate northeastern Indiana mansion that housed a funeral home for nearly a century is getting a new, more festive life as a venue for weddings, anniversaries and other occasions. The roughly 125-year-old Fort Wayne mansion had long been served as the home of the Klaehn, Fahl...

Victor Flores, 66, a third-generation owner of a gift shop, sweeps the steps of his store on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Millions of business owners are about to get additional help as they weather the coronavirus outbreak. The Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department are reviving the Paycheck Protection Program five months after its first two rounds of funding ended. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

More coronavirus relief on the way for small businesses

Jan. 8, 2021 10:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For Nancy Sinoway, a second coronavirus relief loan would increase the chances that her dressmaking business will survive. “I could use it for marketing, for new samples. I could use it as a lifeline,” says Sinoway, who designs and makes dresses for occasions like weddings and...

French soldiers stand in an honour guard on Thursday Jan.7, 2021 as the hearse convoy of late French forces soldiers rides on the Alexandre III bridge in central Paris. A ceremony was held to pay homage to two soldiers killed in Mali by an improvised explosive device that hit their armored vehicle on Saturday. Three other French soldiers died just five days earlier in similar circumstances . (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

France seeks strategy change to reduce troops in West Africa

Jan. 7, 2021 1:41 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — As it pays tribute Thursday to French soldiers killed in Mali and faces questions over a deadly airstrike, France is considering changing its military strategy against Islamic extremists in Africa’s Sahel region — and a possible partial troop pullout. President Emmanuel Macron is...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz inspects the first delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to the Minneapolis VA Hospital Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

Walz loosens virus rules for bars, restaurants, other venues

Jan. 6, 2021 6:40 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota bars and restaurants can resume limited indoor service starting Monday, Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday as he also loosened up coronavirus restrictions on youth sports, gyms, entertainment venues and churches. “The situation in Minnesota is undeniably better than it...

Witnesses say 20 are killed in an airstrike in central Mali

Jan. 5, 2021 2:48 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least 20 people have been killed in an airstrike on a village in central Mali where Islamic extremists had confronted a wedding party, witnesses said Tuesday. The French military said “several dozens” of extremists were killed in a Sunday afternoon airstrike led by...

Father's ashes stolen along with Mississippi woman's purse

Jan. 3, 2021 12:04 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman is looking for an urn carrying her father's ashes that was stolen along with her purse while she was celebrating her wedding. The Sun Herald reported that Jen Mullaney Jones had the ashes in a black and gold urn inside her purse when she got married on Friday...

Zoom call puts couple on path to marriage during a pandemic

Jan. 3, 2021 8:10 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The first time he saw her face? It was not at a crowded party. Or even in a cafe, or a bar. It’s 2020, after all, and so he gazed, from a tiny square on a computer screen ... Yes, they met on Zoom. And how could this romance-turned-life-commitment be typical in the year of the...