Joint birthday party for NY couple married 82 years

March 1, 2015

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212. The Journal News reports Duranord Veillard turned 108 on Saturday. His wife, Jeanne Veillard, won’t turn 105 until May. The couple...
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Vermont town could let those ages 16, 17, vote locally

March 1, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. Vermont’s current voting age is 18, and that wouldn’t change for state and federal elections. The proposal by Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims (DIMES) would move the minimum age two years...
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Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in the cold

February 28, 2015

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home on Feb. 6, when the temperature dipped below 40 degrees. Her owner Ed Davis says he didn’t expect to find...
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New Hampshire lake is Lower 48’s only ice runway

February 28, 2015

ALTON, N.H. (AP) — Winter on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes. After being grounded by bad ice and worse weather for most of the winter, the Alton Bay Seaplane Base and its ice runway are open. Dozens of pilots from all over...
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Oregon sheriff investigates case of ‘stolen’ log cabin

February 28, 2015

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Sheriff’s deputies in Oregon are investigating the peculiar case of a log cabin that was reported stolen only to be found two days later less than a mile from where it was taken, authorities said Friday. The mystery began earlier this week when a man identifying himself...
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Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief via TMZ

February 28, 2015
Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief via TMZ

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after finding out that the pearls on the dress were fake. TMZ said the thief took the Calvin Klein dress from...
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Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

February 28, 2015
Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They’re like, ‘No, the car is gone.'” The...
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