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Nevada 'Motorcycle Mama' celebrates 102nd birthday on Harley

Apr. 17, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

DAYTON, Nev. (AP) — A 102-year-old northern Nevada woman known locally as “Motorcycle Mama” celebrated her latest birthday on the back of a Harley Davison. Velma Thornburgh’s daughter organized the trek in Dayton on U.S. Highway 50 east of Carson City last weekend with a...

Family to blame for lively Puerto Rican bakery in Delaware

Apr. 17, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Laughter intermingles with the sharp and smoky smell of pork slow-cooking in the kitchen. One of the owners of My Sister’s Fault, Angie Robles, calls out from behind the counter, “Buenos días, Julio,” to a recently retired customer who has found himself...

Twins celebrate 96th birthday together after 2 years apart

Apr. 04, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — When Adene Hicks and her twin sister, Christine Benjamin, were youngsters, they went to the movies one night and came up with an idea to prank their dates. The sisters were going to play a game of switcheroo. The guys were two steps ahead of them. ...

Three-legged dog celebrates 15 years of inspiring others

Apr. 03, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Jeanie the three-legged dog is the oldest therapy dog in the Lake Charles area, and perhaps the most celebrated. She was flown to Hollywood after she won a national pet therapy award in 2019. She’s been on TV in commercials, on the Hallmark Channel and...

Dickinson woman celebrates 106th birthday with family

Mar. 30, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A Dickinson woman attributes her longevity to a healthy lifestyle and keeping busy. Helma Lein celebrated birthday number 106 with family and friends at her retirement home this week. “I will go to craft class and make crafts. I’ve made...

Dagny Carlsson, centenarian blogger, dies at age 109

Mar. 25, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Dagny Carlsson, dubbed the world’s oldest blogger, who wrote about her life in Sweden based on the attitude that you should never think you are too old to do what you want to do, has died, Swedish media and her fan page reported. She was 109. At the age of 99,...

Police: 10 shot, 1 critically, at Dallas spring break party

Mar. 21, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ten people were shot at a spring break party in Dallas and several others were injured as they tried to escape the gunfire, police said. One person was in critical condition following the shooting late Saturday at The Space Dallas, a party venue. Nine other shooting...

Kerouac still celebrated in St. Pete on 100th birthday

Mar. 06, 2022 03:12 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jack Kerouac lived in St. Petersburg only a handful of years before he died here in 1969. But the Sunshine City still claims him as its own. One hundred years ago on March 12, Kerouac was born in Lowell, Mass. While the Beat Generation legend was known...

NYCFC signs 14-year-old Maximo Carrizo to homegrown contract

Feb. 28, 2022 17:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City FC signed 14-year-old midfielder Maximo Carrizo to a homegrown contract Monday, making him the youngest first-team signing in MLS history. Carrizo celebrated his 14th birthday on the same day he signed his contract, which runs through the 2027 season...