‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ cast reunites, ‘irreverence’ in store
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original stars of "Beverly Hills, 90210" are planning a high school reunion with a twist.
Fox said Wednesday that cast members including Jason Priestly and Jennie...
Curry ‘family reunion’ has special start at All-Star Weekend
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Curry family All-Star Weekend is off to a rousing start — a Curry knocked down a big shot on Friday.
Not surprising, except it was Sonya Curry. Yes, Dell's wife and the mother of Stephen and Seth showed she also hit a dramatic game-winning shot from deep.
Police officer resigns amid sex crime, brawl investigations
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Police Department sergeant has resigned after being accused of committing a sex crime against a teenage boy and being in a bar fight.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) says the resignation of former Sgt. Eric J. Elkins took effect Thursday.
Dallas police to investigate assault on Muslim as hate crime
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police plan to investigate an alleged assault on a Muslim woman from Oklahoma as a hate crime.
Police spokeswoman Tamike Dameron said Friday the probe into the attack is ongoing, but that it will be investigated as a hate crime.
Jenan Ayesh, who lives in Oklahoma City and Enid, says she was visiting Reunion Tower in Dallas with several family members on Sunday when a woman confronted her about wearing a hijab and told her to "go back to (your) country."
Demolition work begins on Iowa school
ALBION, Iowa (AP) — Since the time of its all-school reunion photoshoot in May 2018, alumni of the Albion School knew the building's days were numbered.
Since Dec. 3, a demolition crew has been working to raze the defunct school building, which for years had been used as a community center and is owned by the city of Albion.
Lawsuit accuses Hobbs police of wrongful arrests
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three New Mexico police officers have been named in a federal lawsuit that claims they wrongfully detained a man as he stood near a parked car, and arresting another after he asked officers what they were doing as they interrupted their family gathering.
The family believes race was a factor in police's decision to approach the men in Hobbs, their attorney said.
Pittsburgh’s Terrell, Trey Edmunds ready for family reunion
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ferrell and Felecia Edmunds didn't make things overly complicated for their sons Trey, Terrell and Tremaine growing up.
The rules of the house were pretty simple. Especially the first two: finish everything and try your best to win.
Germany, Netherlands get quick reunion in Euros qualifying
DUBLIN (AP) — Frustrated at seeing the Netherlands paired again with Germany, Ronald Koeman was candid.
"I wasn't happy because they are strong," the Netherlands coach said at the 2020 European Championship qualifying draw on Sunday. "Germany is also not happy with Holland I think."
One North Carolina family celebrates 100 years of reunions
RED SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — One long row of tables was for food. Another was for memories.
In the old Allendale schoolhouse and on the acres of farmland where it sits, the descendants of John McGugan gathered on Thanksgiving to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the annual family reunion.
Their kinship was forged during the ‘Forgotten War’
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — For the better part of four years during much of the Korean War, there was a band of American Air Force patriots more than 5,000 miles away in England who were working hard to strengthen NATO forces.
The men of the 79th Fighter Bomber Squadron made history with their meticulous work on the Republic F-84G Thunderjet.
The Latest: Victim’s family marks anniversary of shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting (all times local):
The family of a 21-year-old security guard who was shot and killed during the mass shooting in Las Vegas is marking the one-year anniversary of the tragedy by participating in planned events and visiting the man's grave.
Angelica Cervantes and her husband on Saturday attended a private reunion at a Las Vegas area park and took flowers to Erick Silva's grave.
Friendships set aside for Argentina-Australia rugby match
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — If Saturday's Rugby Championship match between Australia and Argentina is a family reunion, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika isn't planning to be too hospitable.
Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma was a former forwards coach with the Wallabies, and both Cheika and assistant coach Stephen Larkham consider the rookie Pumas coach a good friend.
High School class of 1948 still together after 70 years
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — With memories of WWII still fresh in their minds in the late 1940's, Palmer Township resident Phil Spaziani said Americans "tried to pull together to make everything better."
He believes it was that attitude that helped the Easton High School Class of 1948 maintain friendships that have lasted more than 70 years.
After decades lost, Korean brothers’ reunion ‘way too short’
DONGDUCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Ninety-three-year-old Ham Sung-chan's eyes widen with excitement as he describes the shock and euphoria of reuniting with his baby brother, now 79, during three days of family reunions in North Korea.
Love, murder bind children of man killed in northern Idaho
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — The children of a modern-day Casanova who was slain in Sandpoint in 1979 are gathering for a family reunion in Texas.
"This sort of thing only happens in books and made-for-TV movies," said Connie Hoye, one of the many offspring of Alton William "Dub" Barron.
Barron, who was also known as Allan Kain, fathered at least 15 children. His rakish ways earned him the nickname Johnny Appleseed. Hoye suspects there are other children who remain unaccounted for.
Elderly Koreans shut out of family reunions use backchannels
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Kyung-jae will probably never be chosen in the government lottery that would allow him to reunite one last time with his relatives in North Korea. But that's no problem, he said this week in an interview, even as a small group of the lucky South Koreans who won the lottery met with their loved ones in North Korea.
Koreas begin second round of tearful family reunions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Elderly North and South Koreans wept and embraced each other on Friday at the beginning of a second round of temporary reunions of family members separated for decades by the Korean War.
More than 300 South Koreans traveled to the North's Diamond Mountain resort on Friday for three days of meetings with their long-lost relatives. Earlier this week, about 200 other South Koreans went to the scenic resort for similar reunions.
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Tears, farewell hugs end 1st round of Korean reunions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As her two North Korean daughters, both in their 70s, wailed outside her bus, 99-year-old Han Shin-ja pounded the windows from inside in despair, moving her lips to say "don't cry" and "farewell."
As her bus left for South Korea on Wednesday, Han's daughters chased the moving vehicle before being stopped by a North Korean official, a predictable but no less heart-wrenching departure that's likely to be the last time they see each other after decades of separation.
At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know.
The scenes of Koreans meeting this week, likely for the last time before they die, are heartbreaking, but they often bely a highly political and tightly controlled event in which participants often struggle to have genuine conversations.
At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossible
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The reunions taking place this week between Korean families separated by the 1950-53 war produce heart-wrenching images of elderly relatives who are likely seeing each other for the last time before they die.
But they're also highly political and tightly controlled events where participants often find it difficult to have genuine conversations.
Eastern Kentucky music festival honors mountain music
OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) — Carter Caves State Resort Park in northeastern Kentucky is hosting a mountain music festival next month.
The annual Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin' began as a family reunion and now honors old-time music and eastern Kentucky traditions. It is named for the late master fiddler J.P. Fraley.
The musical range includes folk, old-time, western, western swing and early country. The festival runs from Sept. 5 to 8.
AP Explains: Reunions of war-split Korean kin are emotional
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the first time in three years, elderly North and South Korean relatives separated during the chaos of the 1950-53 Korean War are meeting at the North's scenic Diamond Mountain, where they'll embrace their loved ones after decades apart. Here are several things to know about the reunions, which will only last a few days and will likely be the last time these people see each other:
Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War.
"How many children do you have? Do you have a son?" Lee Keum-seom asked her son Ri Sang Chol during their long-awaited encounter at the North's Diamond Mountain resort.
New event center to bring music to downtown Scottsbluff
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — An entrepreneur in western Nebraska is turning a long-vacant downtown building into an event center.
‘Dream or reality?’ Koreans to meet after decades apart
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul to escape invading North Korean soldiers who were conscripting young men just weeks after invading South Korea to start the Korean War.
Ann Arbor ’60s rockers reunite for 50th class reunion
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A 1960s high school rock band that played alongside such legends as Jimi Hendrix and The Who returned to their roots for a 50th class reunion.
Three founding members of The Hideaways played Friday for the Ann Arbor High School class of '68 reunion.
PHOENIX (AP) — The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for "agua."
Then it was the child's turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration judge, who could hardly contain his unease with the situation during the portion of the hearing where he asks immigrant defendants whether they understand the proceedings.
MIAMI (AP) — It had been nearly two months since Buena Ventura Martin Godinez had seen her 7-year-old daughter after the frightened young mother was separated from her family trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S. They've spoken tearfully by phone, but seeing her at a Miami airport Sunday for the first time, Martin grabbed the child in a tight embrace, tears running down her cheeks during a reunion she feared may never happen.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say man has been shot in the head at a recreational center in middle Georgia.
Bibb County Sheriff's Office told news outlets that 38-year-old Jerlioundus Frederick Armstrong was wounded on the left side of his face at the Rosa Jackson Center on Sunday night. He was leaving the Fort Hill neighborhood's third annual family day reunion.
Authorities say no one else was hurt. Armstrong is listed in stable condition.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.
The reunions will take place at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort from Aug. 20 to 26, Seoul's Unification Ministry said after a nine-hour meeting between Red Cross officials from the two sides.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials agreed Friday to hold highly emotional temporary reunions in August of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. A look at key issues:
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.
Seoul's Unification Ministry said the meeting will discuss ways to carry out an agreement on the reunions made between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a summit in April.
Drake ‘I’m Upset’ video features ‘Degrassi’ reunion
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake is having a Degrassi Community School reunion.
The rapper played Jimmy Brooks in the Canadian teen drama, and a video released Wednesday night for his single "I'm Upset" features several of his "Degrassi: The Next Generation" cast mates.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties have agreed to toughen rules on family reunions for some asylum-seekers, ruling out such reunions for former extremists who have given up their beliefs.
The Cabinet last week approved legislation allowing up to 1,000 people per month granted protection short of asylum to apply for relatives to join them. Family reunions for people with that status, including many Syrians, were suspended over two years ago.
BERLIN (AP) — Asylum-seekers who are granted only limited protection in Germany will be able to apply for relatives to join them, more than two years after such reunions were suspended, under new rules approved Wednesday by the Cabinet.
Under the rules set to take effect Aug. 1, up to 1,000 close relatives per month will be granted visas to join migrants granted "subsidiary protection," which falls short of full asylum. Many people fleeing Syria's civil war have been given that status.
Longtime Madison residents Ben and Judy Sidran are calling their wide-ranging reunion of Madisonians from all over the world as well as locals, a “party with a purpose.”
When The Madison Reunion takes place in June, the 1960s will be revived for a three-day weekend through live music performances, film, art and a separate paid conference with 32 panel discussions.
NYC college alumna shows up for reunion at 103
NEW YORK (AP) — Florence Zimmerman showed up for a reunion of hundreds of her fellow Hunter College alumnae — at age 103.
The retired New York City judge joined former students Saturday at the school on Manhattan's Upper East Side that is part of the City University of New York. She was the oldest of a group of alumnae ages 66 and up.
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TYNGSBORO, Mass. (AP) — Ashley Makevich wants to hold a school reunion in Tyngsboro. But this wouldn't be a gathering for just one class to reminisce on their younger days. Makevich, a Tyngsboro High School history teacher, envisions a reunion for those who attended the Winslow School — like her.
TYNGSBORO -- Ashley Makevich wants to hold a school reunion in Tyngsboro. But this wouldn't be a gathering for just one class to reminisce on their younger days. Makevich, a Tyngsboro High School history teacher, envisions a reunion for those who attended the Winslow School -- like her.
Fifth-annual All St. Vrain Valley High School Reunion Set for Downtown Longmont in June
If you go
What: St. Vrain Valley All High Schools Reunion
When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 8
Where: Fourth Avenue and Kimbark Street
More info: Register at bit.ly/2EgT8Xf
On June 8, people will sport Mardi Gras beads in different hues, listen to local music and catch up with former classmates.
Watertown High School's class of 1998 will hold its 20-year class reunion Saturday, July 14, at 5 p.m. at the Watertown Elks Lodge, 117 N. First St.
Contact Mandy Lentz-Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Facebook group Watertown Class of 1998 Reunion to RSVP or for more information. Class members are encouraged to spread the word to other class of 1998 alumni.
Former and current faculty/staff of Lamar Consolidated High School (Rosenberg) will gather on Saturday, April 7, to celebrate memories and friendships of their days spent working at LCHS.
The reunion will be from 3-7 p.m. at The Swinging Door Restaurant in Richmond.
For generations, photo albums shared family stories as a way of preserving a family's genealogy, but mail-order DNA tests could potentially reveal more.
The process is simple: collect saliva, usually by spitting into a tube or swabbing a cheek, then send the sample off in a sterile package.
“On all my medical records, I’ve always put ‘adopted,’ because I have no medical history,” said Leigh Owens, wife of WRAL News anchor Gerald Owens.
With Koreas Olympic thaw, war-split families want reunions
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When Kang Hwa-seon married into a family that lived in a thatched house in this eastern coastal city in the early 1940s, she was in essence a mother to her little brother-in-law. She fed him, took him to school, watched him grow into a handsome boy who carried her baby daughter on his shoulder.
Then, during the Korean War, they were pulled apart.
WAYNE — Wayne High School is hosting an all-class reunion on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Flea market buy reunites family with relative’s burial flag
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A chance outing at a Florida flea market led to the reunion of the family of a Korean War veteran from Pennsylvania and his burial flag.
Black lab mix Abby went missing from her family's Washington Township yard 10 years ago; eventually, she was declared dead. But Abby turned up Jan. 27 on a Lower Burrell porch; Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley confirmed her identity via microchip, enabling her return to her family. All this underlines the value of such animal-welfare groups — and of microchipping pets.