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Germany: Former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder

BERLIN (AP) — A 101-year-old man was convicted in Germany of more than 3,500 counts of accessory to murder on Tuesday for serving at the Nazis’ Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II. ...

Dagny Carlsson, centenarian blogger, dies at age 109

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Dagny Carlsson, dubbed the world’s oldest blogger, who wrote about her life in Sweden based on the attitude that you should never think you are too old to do what you want to do, has ...

Inspired by her mother, Isabel Allende publishes 'Violeta'

MIAMI (AP) — Shortly before the coronavirus pandemic began, Isabel Allende suffered one of the greatest losses of her life: The death of her mother. On Tuesday, the Chilean author p...

Nearing 100, Betty White's life is a page-turner in new book

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photo of Betty White, with dimpled smile and guileless gaze, fills the cover of a coffee table book arriving the month before her 100th birthday. The image evoke...

Take advantage of the pandemic book bump with a holiday gift

NEW YORK (AP) — In this world, there's a book for everybody. Take advantage of that sentiment during the holiday shopping season. Book sales have thrived during the pandemic after in...

For 112-year-old veteran's daughter, care is a labor of love

Vanessa Brooks was gentle as she held the face of her 112-year-old father in her hands. She patted the shaving cream carefully on his cheeks and along his jaw before sliding the razo...

Confucius' centenarian descendent in Taiwan receives Double Ninth Festival gift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kung Lin-hsin (孔令鑫), founder of Chiayo Electronics and 76th generation descendent of Confucius, received Double Ninth Festival gifts including NT$12,000 (US$430.57) in cas...

Romanian woman, 104, says vaccine "only way" to end pandemic

BUCHAREST (AP) — A 104-year-old Romanian woman has received her second COVID-19 vaccination shot, becoming the oldest person in Romania’s capital of Bucharest to be fully inoculated against the diseas...

Police contacted after Ohio State's Liddell receives threats

Ohio State officials have reached out to police about threatening and insulting social media messages sophomore E.J. Liddell received following the Buckeyes' NCAA Tournament loss on Friday. ...

As pandemic enters 2nd year, voices of resilience emerge

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen death, economic hardship and anxiety on an unprecedented scale. But it has also witnessed self-sacrifice, courage and perseverance. ...

Former Nazi guard, age 100, charged with accessory to murder

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a 100-year-old man with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served during World War II as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the...

Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some...

Trees and houses intertwine in Taiwan’s Changhua

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two trees growing through houses in Changhua County have heartwarming stories and make for extraordinary sights. In one of the cases, a townhouse coexists with a centur...

Police officer in Taiwan’s Taichung helps lost centenarian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taichung police officer was amazed to find the lost old lady he helped was the oldest person in the city. The 116-year-old Liu Chang (劉張) got lost on Aug. 16 and wand...

'Feisty' 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (AP) — “Feisty" is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother. That quality shone through earlier this month when the Massachusetts woman's beloved ...