Latest Birthdays News

Man who went missing during birthday celebration found dead

Nov. 27, 2021 10:35 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A body found floating in an Orlando lake has been identified as a man who went missing while celebrating his 24th birthday, police said. A paddleboarder discovered the body on Friday morning floating in Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando police spokeswoman Heidi...

Girl shot during teen's birthday party in Fresno

Nov. 22, 2021 10:37 AM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was shot and wounded during a Sunday night birthday party for a 16-year-old at an Airbnb rental in Fresno, police said. Lt. Paul Cervantes said no adults were present at the party, which was advertised on social media and turned...

SC woman honored for long life, work ethic on 109th birthday

Nov. 20, 2021 00:11 AM EST

CAMERON, S.C. (AP) — ​​Lillie Bell Preston doesn’t talk much, but her hearing and mind are sharp enough to let people know she’s doing just fine after having lived for more than 100 years. Born November 13, 1912, the Cameron resident celebrated her 109th...

VIRUS DIARY: Thwarted at the finish line, but finding luck

Nov. 12, 2021 08:43 AM EST

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — There it was, the finish line, beckoning me to cross it. There I was, running at top speed, eager to be over it. I'd been on my best behavior since March 2020, when the pandemic reached the United States. Twenty months of...

Mississippi woman hosts sugar skull decorating workshop

Nov. 06, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — When Carla Hobson lived in Mexico City, her family would commemorate the Day of the Dead by setting up an altar filled with portraits of loved ones, their favorite foods and colorful sugar skulls. In Mississippi, she continues the tradition and...

WWII veteran with colorful life celebrates 100th birthday

Nov. 06, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Herbert St. Romain Jr. has spent his life protecting and serving others. At 100, he stays active, and on Oct. 31, he celebrated his centennial birthday with over 60 family and friends at Hotel Bentley. “It was partly family but mostly...

Roll up your sleeves: Kids' turn arrives for COVID-19 shots

Nov. 03, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

Hugs with friends. Birthday parties indoors. Pillow fights. Schoolchildren who got their first COVID-19 shots Wednesday said these are the pleasures they look forward to as the U.S. enters a major new phase in fighting the pandemic. Health officials hailed shots for kids...

Decorating a cake with glitter? Check that it's edible

Oct. 28, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They make cakes and cupcakes sparkle and shine, but popular decorative glitters can contain toxic metals and aren’t always safe to eat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the products known as “luster dust"...

Alabama man dies after fall from Mississippi parking garage

Oct. 25, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama man who had been celebrating his birthday at a Mississippi casino died late Friday after he fell from the top of a parking garage, authorities said. Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified him as 45-year-old Joseph Baynes of...

At 105, Lily Julian can still throw a party

Oct. 17, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

PLEASANT VALLEY, WV (AP) — Renata “Lily” Julian celebrated her 105th birthday Saturday with a somewhat boisterous crowd at her residence at Conchetta’s Home Care Suites on Davis Street. When celebrating a triple-digit birthday, guests might expect a quiet...