COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Charges have been upgraded against a South Carolina woman accused of leaving her newborn daughter to die in a cardboard box in an empty field.
Robot helps Clark County boy, 6, attend school
SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (AP) — Levi Suttles is just like any other kindergartner. He learns numbers, plays with friends during recess and enjoys listening to his teacher read Dr. Seuss...
Babies receive hats with heart through program
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — What better way to celebrate American Heart Month and Valentine's Day than receiving a gift from the heart?
Rather, for the heart.
The Little Hats, Big Hearts program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, distributes little, red, handmade hats to babies born in February. The effort aims to spark conversations about congenital heart defects in newborn babies.
Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married.
A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new husband, Brendan Mcloughlin. She wrote that in honor of Valentine's Day, she wanted to share that she "met the love of my life. And we got hitched!"
21 students sickened after eating candy on Valentine’s Day
ATLANTA (AP) — School officials say 21 students from a middle school south of Atlanta have been taken to hospitals after eating candy and snacks on Valentine's Day.
Authorities with the city of South Fulton say it appeared that the Sandtown Middle School students became ill after eating some type of candy Thursday. They say the children experienced shortness of breath and other reactions.
City spokeswoman Ashley Minter-Osanyinbi says the students were taken to two local hospitals.
All students in Texas district get Valentine’s Day gifts
LONE OAK, Texas (AP) — Every student at an East Texas school district will receive a Valentine's Day present thanks to donated sweets and other treats that filled more than 1,100 gift bags.
The Latest: Gay couples sue for marital rights in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits challenging Japan's rejection of same-sex marriage (all times local):
Thirteen couples have filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the country's rejection of same-sex marriage.
Petal to metal: Rose inspections didn’t stop during shutdown
MIAMI (AP) — Throughout the five-week government shutdown, one essential government service continued at Miami International Airport: checking for exotic bugs in bunches of roses destined for Valentine's Day bouquets.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture inspectors kept up their round-the-clock inspections without pay just as the pre-holiday rush of flower imports started to peak.
Shutdown couldn’t stop Valentine rose inspections
Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine’s Day
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Penguins made a love connection at a San Francisco aquarium.
In what has become an annual Valentine's Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts Tuesday to African penguins at the California Academy of Sciences.
The birds grabbed the hearts in their beaks and waddled around their rocky enclosure toward their nests.
LAX inspectors stop pests in imported Valentine’s flowers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its agricultural specialists at Los Angeles International Airport are working hard to keep pests and diseases from entering the country with imported Valentine's Day flowers.
The agency says in a statement Tuesday that between Jan. 1 and Feb. 7, the specialists at LAX processed more than 16 million cut flower stems and intercepted 191 pests.
Matchmaking dinners aim at wedding immigrants, citizens
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nigerian chef-activist based in New Orleans — who gets people talking with projects like his "Blackness in America" series — is hosting Pittsburgh-based matchmaking dinners that pair immigrants with U.S. citizens for first dates.
Make your Valentines shine with colored foil
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Have you taken a shine to someone? Tell them how you feel with a handmade Valentine's Day card decorated with colorful foil.
Baker apologizes for ‘Build that Wall’ cookie
Washington baker apologizes for ‘Build that Wall’ cookie
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state baker is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine's Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media.
Sweethearts candies won’t be on shelves this Valentine’s
DETROIT (AP) — Sweethearts — those chalky little candies with messages on them — won't be on store shelves this Valentine's Day.
The New England Confectionary Co. — or Necco — had been making the popular candies since 1886. But the company filed for bankruptcy protection last spring.
Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. bought Necco in May. But Spangler said Thursday that it didn't have time to bring Sweethearts to market this Valentine's season.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Delaney Tarr says Valentine's Day was supposed to be a time to celebrate beauty and love but instead turned into a day of fear when a gunman attacked her Florida school. But now she's finding inspiration among others who overcame heartbreak half a world away.
The 18-year-old senior is one of 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who are visiting New Zealand this week.
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BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE.
Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New England Confectionery Co., or Necco, at a federal bankruptcy auction in Boston.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Officials say cookies dropped off at a Maine day care center that staff members complained made them feel high contained no illicit substances.
Hello! Here I sit on a rainy Feb. 16, so I'll try to get back into the Wayne County News beat!
This weather has been so hard on my knees. My sister-in-law Betty Ward got together a couple days last week for breakfast.
Dozen day care workers say parent’s cookies made them high
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The director of a Maine day care says cookies dropped off by a parent as a Valentine's Day treat left about dozen staff members feeling high.
Police were called to the Watch Me Shine day care in Bangor on Wednesday and seized the cookies for testing.
Man upset over tradition of placing paper hearts around city
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man wants Portland's so-called Valentine's Day Bandits charged with a crime for taping a paper heart to his car.
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An orchestra from North Korea performed at the National Theater in Seoul as part of a rapprochement between the rivals during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
It also included a rare visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, who was received by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Conservatives in South Korea protested the visit by the North Korean delegation.
Bellevue woman said yes to the red dress, and Valentine’s Day wedding followed 30 years ago
As soon as she saw it she knew.
It was a red Southern belle-style dress trimmed with white lace.
Kathy Povondra always loved the color red — and Valentine's Day. When she spotted the dress at J.C. Penny she knew she wanted to get married in it on Feb. 14.
So as everyone celebrates Valentine's Day on Wednesday, she and husband, Gary , will mark their 30th anniversary.
Argument over line cutting leads to assault charge
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a dispute over line cutting at a Massachusetts pharmacy has led to one state trooper being relieved of duty and charged with assault.
Plymouth police say 63-year-old State Police Sgt. Brian Duffy was at a CVS Pharmacy Tuesday trying to buy a Valentine's Day gift for his wife when an off-duty Carver police officer accused him of cutting in line. The two officers did not know each other.
NBC’s Miller sorry for suggesting marriage is bad for skiers
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:
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International author, speaker to fire up guests at 2018 NWLA Go Red For Women Luncheon on Valentine’s Day
(SHREVEPORT, LA) - International author and inspirational speaker Donna Hartley will "fire up" guests at the 2018 NWLA Go Red for Women Luncheon on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at the Shreveport Convention Center.
Hennepin County judges marry 28 couples for free in annual Valentine’s Day event
Emily Holder and Margaret Baier of Minneapolis have been together for 23 years, but they never made any serious plans to marry until last week.
For most of those years, marriage wasnt a legal option, Holder said.
But with Hennepin County judges offering to marry couples for free on Valentines Day, they made a quick decision that it was finally time.
No more messing around, Holder said. Lets just have two days to think about it and quick get it together and do what weve been wanting to do.
20 couples get married at Dona Ana County Government Center
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Valentine's Day was celebrated in a memorable way for 20 couples in the rotunda of the Dona Ana County Government Center in Las Cruces.
Third Judicial District Judge Mary Rosner presided over 20 marriages during a six-hour span Wednesday starting at 9 a.m.
Ceremonies were performed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
HUNTINGTON — Hearts beat in sync Tuesday as a handful of workers pumped out orders for pickup and delivery at Spurlock's Flowers and Greenhouses in Huntington, making sure lovers were prepared for Valentine's Day.
Filled with red to commemorate one of its busiest holidays every year since opening in 1946, Spurlock's took orders at the counter and over the phone for bouquets — especially the classic dozen roses in a vase — with chocolate and stuffed animals.
Veterans and their spouses renew wedding vows on Valentine’s Day (video)
Veterans and their spouses renew wedding vows on Valentine's Day (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- This Valentine's Day, love was in the air at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
As a part of the "VA National Salute" - an annual observance week to honor our hospitalized Veterans - the Medical Center held a marriage vow renewal ceremony in its chapel area.
Couples wed at annual Valentine's Day event at Tower City (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For 10 years now, Tower City Skylight Concourse fills with love during the annual Valentine's Day wedding event.
And that's exactly what happened this sunny afternoon in front of the Grand Staircase. The couples that took part in the event and were married by Cleveland Municipal Judges in front of friends, family and mall patrons.
We (Jean and Wilbur Ferguson) married on a cold, snowy Valentine's Day in 1959.
I was 18 and he was 22. Despite the cold, our hearts were warm and in love. We have three children and two grandchildren.
The precious memories of our wonderful years together are priceless; if at home or going places together, we were happy to be together. Many changes were in our lives over the years, and as we grew older together, our love grew stronger, true soulmates forever.
FLOTUS Visits NIH Patients for Valentines Day
Parents protest school district Valentine’s Day party ban
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school board had to call off its meeting after more than 100 angry parents stormed the district office and yelled at board members.
The reason for Monday's outrage: No more school parties for Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day is not just a big day for those in love — it's also a big day for business.
Douglas County businesses offering sweets, flowers and jewelry are seeing a sharp increase in customers and revenue this week as lovebirds look for traditional gifts to profess their love.
Janelle Dobbins, owner of Country Flowers in Sutherlin, said her sales of roses, mixed bouquets and other plants see a spike every year at this time.
Couples Marry Atop Empire State Building
Talk it out: Ahem . . . Today is Valentine’s Day. What are your plans? Or have you forgotten?
Talk it out: Ahem . . . Today is Valentine's Day. What are your plans? Or have you forgotten?
It's Valentine's Day, in case you need reminding. And that means showing your significant other how much you care.
This is non-negotiable.
Studies have shown that more people break up because one or the other forgets about them on Valentine's Day.
Iranians celebrate Valentine’s Day, despite its being banned
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Some Iranian youth are celebrating Valentine's Day even though authorities have banned the celebrations as part of "decadent Western culture."
Coffee shops and restaurants are crowded with boys and girls celebrating with their loved ones and exchanging red-colored, romance-themed presents.
Since 2011, Iranian authorities have prohibited any advertisement, sale of goods or unisex tours with the Valentine's Day name or symbols.
Fries, not flowers: Fast-food chains try to lure valentines
NEW YORK (AP) — Is that love in the air or french fries? White Castle, KFC and other fast-food restaurants are trying to lure sweethearts for Valentine's Day.
It's an attempt to capture a bit of the $3.7 billion that the National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend on a night out for the holiday. Restaurant analyst John Gordon at Pacific Management Consulting Group says it appeals to people who don't want to splurge on a pricier restaurant. And some customers enjoy it ironically.
Hands on Wisconsin: Republicans have a Valentine’s Day gift for future generations
The political party that is supposed to care about deficits and fiscal responsibility has been adding billions of dollars to our nation's debt.
OGDEN — Planning to buy your loved one the classic gift of flowers and chocolate? We’ve made it easy for you by compiling a list of local businesses that sell quality products your Valentine will love.
Where to get a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in Northern Utah
HUNTINGTON — Cupid's arrows will share a day with ashy crosses this week as Christians across the nation find a way to commingle Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday.
This year Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, will fall on Wednesday, Feb. 14, which is Valentine's Day.
Lent comprises the 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
Maybe you met for coffee on a first date, or it's a favorite weekend lunch spot.
Maybe your sweetheart has a fondness for soup in a bread bowl, or a weakness for chocolate chip breakfast bagels.
And maybe, this Valentine's Day, you are ready to pop the question.
Do it at a Panera Bread and your wedding reception menu may come from Panera - free.
The rules are simple, according to the company's website.
Love on the rocks: Penguins celebrating Valentine’s Day
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Penguins are looking for love with big red hearts at a San Francisco aquarium.
In what has become an annual Valentine's Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts to the 14 African penguins at the California Academy of Sciences on Tuesday.
The animals grabbed the hearts in their beaks and waddled around their rocky enclosure toward their nests.
Valentine's Day — one of the most romantic days of the year and one of the most expensive.
I'm a sucker for this day. Yes, I love cards, the chocolate, flowers and dining out. You can bet those beautiful red boxes filled with chocolate bonbons will be flying off the shelves today and tomorrow.
When you walk into Honey Beez you can’t escape the roses. Hundreds and hundreds of red roses fill the San Benito flower shop on Williams Road.
From small bouquets to elaborate arrangements owner Martha Treviño has been filling vases for days in preparation for Valentine’s Day.
She ordered more than 1,500 roses and has used enough ribbon to create bows that would stretch the length of five football fields.