Latest Birthdays News

Florida restaurant owner fighting for his life after COVID

Jan. 17, 2022 03:12 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Everyone thought it odd when Nino Pernetti called the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2020, to say he was skipping the annual New Year’s Eve dinner at his landmark Coral Gables restaurant of more than 30 years, Caffe Abbracci. He injured his ankle while playing...

One of 2 COVID cases at Hong Kong party was false positive

Jan. 08, 2022 06:22 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — One of two people who attended a large gathering with senior Hong Kong officials and was believed to be infected with COVID-19 turned out to be a false positive, meaning about 80 of more than 180 attendees may no longer face a lengthy quarantine. The birthday...

Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

Jan. 06, 2022 16:13 PM EST

Afternoons with Grammy. Birthday parties. Meeting other toddlers at the park. Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as an omicron variant-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases makes every encounter seem risky. For Maine business owner Erin Connolly, the...

Centenarian, community icon poised for street corner naming

Dec. 26, 2021 12:42 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of New Haven’s neighborhood icons is on the verge of having a street corner named after her as she marks her 100th birthday. Mary Etta Atkinson Joyner is the daughter of a Newhallville minister who has been a quiet source of inspiration for decades,...

Longtime Midland Historical Society volunteer turns 100

Dec. 26, 2021 01:05 AM EST

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Midlander Niki Hoyle’s love of history led her to volunteer at the Midland County Historical Society for many years. Hoyle, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 17, continues to be invested in preserving history for future generations. Hoyle often...

Woman whose daughter, 7, was slain brings joy to other girls

Dec. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nothing compares to the joy on the face of a child who gets exactly what they want for Christmas. They tear off the gift wrapping, and their ear-to-ear smile and gleaming eyes make all the work that parent did to get that gift under the tree worthwhile. On...

Indianapolis store showcases piece of man’s Lego collection

Dec. 18, 2021 00:10 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Just inside the door of It’s a Block Party’s recently opened Southport Road storefront, 10,000 small yellow faces wait to greet you. They are smiling, grimacing or masked. Some are attached to heavily armed bodies, while others wear princess dresses. ...

Former pro wrestler Lee Rosser finds his niche as a chef

Dec. 05, 2021 00:09 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — It doesn’t matter if Lee Rosser is cutting up lemons on a sidewalk outside of the Banneker Community Center or handing out appetizers during the grand reopening of the Lilly Library on the Indiana University campus — he’s putting on a production. ...

Japan crown prince says royals should refute extreme attacks

Nov. 30, 2021 02:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Crown Prince Akishino, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito, has complained about harsh criticism of his daughter’s recent marriage and suggested that the imperial family should be allowed to refute false and extreme attacks. Currently,...

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...