Family gatherings

In this Dec. 9, 2019, photo Julie Ruttinger, of Tecumseh, Mich., holds a 141-year-old fruitcake, a family heirloom baked by her great-great-grandmother, Fidelia Ford, in 1878. Fidelia, pictured at left, died before the cake was served and the family, out of respect of her memory, decided not to eat it and has instead passed it down for generations. It resides in a glass case with the date of its creation affixed to the top. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)
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December 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
TECUMSEH, Mich. (AP) — Some families pass down jewelry, watches or even recipes. But a Michigan family has its own heirloom: a 141-year-old fruitcake. “It’s a great thing,” said Julie Ruttinger, the great great granddaughter of Fidelia Ford, who baked the cake in 1878. “It was tradition. It’s a...
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A protester argues with police, right, after not being able to protest directly outside the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that the caretaker Socialist government can exhume the remains of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco. Six judges met to decide on an appeal by Franco's relatives against the government plan to remove the body from the gigantic Valley of the Fallen mausoleum he built on the outskirts of Madrid and take it to a cemetery elsewhere.(AP Photo/Paul White)
September 24, 2019 - 6:52 am
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the caretaker Socialist government can exhume the remains of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from the gigantic mausoleum he built on the outskirts of Madrid, seemingly settling a decades-old controversy. Six judges unanimously...
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September 24, 2019 - 5:48 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that the caretaker Socialist government can exhume the remains of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco. Six judges met Tuesday to decide on an appeal by Franco's...
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In this Sept. 7, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges the applause as she arrives on stage to speak at the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 16, 2019 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The progressive Working Families Party is endorsing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential bid. The party endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders last presidential cycle. The decision by the labor-aligned party to back Warren over Sanders comes as most national polls show...
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In this Aug. 27, 2019, photo, ST. Mary's School Vice Principal Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, right, talks to students during a lunch break at the girls' school in Udon Thani, about 570 kilometers (355 miles) northeast of Bangkok, Thailand. Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, originally from Buenos Aires in Argentina, shares a great-grandfather with Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who, six years ago, became Pope Francis. So, she and the pontiff are second cousins. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 13, 2019 - 9:29 pm
UDON THANI, Thailand (AP) — Catholics in Thailand are celebrating the official announcement of the first papal visit in 35 years, but one 77-year-old nun in a far-flung corner of the country has a connection that makes the occasion particularly special. Pope Francis is due to arrive in Thailand on...
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FILE-In this May 21, 2019 file photo, United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, center, with her son and the then Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi, pays homage to former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary in New Delhi, India. Sonia Gandhi took back the reins of the party from her son Rahul on Saturday. She'll be interim president until the party elects a new leader. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
August 11, 2019 - 5:45 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — By appointing Sonia Gandhi interim president, India's oldest political party seems to have sent a message that it can't survive without the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Political analysts say the main opposition Congress party lost an opportunity to rid itself of an image of being driven...
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