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More than 200 fall ill after eating at Imelda Marcos party

Jul. 3, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 240 people were brought to hospitals in the Philippine capital Wednesday with suspected food poisoning in an event celebrating the 90th birthday of former first lady Imelda Marcos. Bryant Wong, a disaster-response officer, said dozens of ambulances transported at least...

Charlottesville scraps Jefferson's birthday as holiday

Jul. 2, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville, Virginia, will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson's birthday as an official city holiday and instead will observe a day recognizing the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. The city council voted Monday night to scrap the decades-old April 13 holiday...

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards

Jun. 16, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most. At a celebration on June 8, a day after his birthday, Frey ended up with well over 5,000 cards, the Daily Herald reports. According...

A Utah veteran turning 101 gets over 5,000 birthday cards

Jun. 16, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — When John Frey's family requested 101 birthday cards to celebrate the World War II veteran's 101st birthday in Utah, they were expecting to get 500 at most. At a celebration on June 8, a day after his birthday, Frey ended up with well over 5,000 cards, the Daily Herald reports. According...

UN marks what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday

Jun. 12, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A sapling from the horse chestnut tree that Anne Frank watched from her World War II hiding place in an attic in Amsterdam was planted and dedicated at U.N. headquarters Wednesday to mark what would have been the 90th birthday of the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp....

On Anne Frank's 90th birthday, her friends meet students

Jun. 12, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For Jacqueline van Maarsen, attending Anne Frank's 13th birthday party in 1942 was a welcome distraction from the grim reality of life in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. Enjoying movies and cookies at Anne's apartment meant "we didn't think about it at that moment," the...

Orlando bans plastics at parks, venues starting Oct. 1

Jun. 5, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Orlando have agreed to ban the use of plastic straws, bags, cutlery and plastic foam food containers at its city parks and venues. The Orlando City Commission agreed on the policy Monday and it takes effect Oct. 1. The Orlando Sentinel reports plastic straws will be...