Nobel laureate Tutu celebrates 85th birthday, giving thanks
Africa

Nobel laureate Tutu celebrates 85th birthday, giving thanks

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu shed tears of gratitude on his 85th birthday on Friday in South Africa, where he presided over a cathedral Mass despite his poor health. Separately, in a newspaper column, the former archbishop said he would like to have the option of a “dignified assisted death” … Continue reading

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Cuban-born painter celebrates 100th birthday
Art

Cuban-born painter celebrates 100th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera says she’s still bursting with ideas she wants to put on canvas, but the centenarian doesn’t feel any urgency to hurry. “I don’t let anything push me,” said Herrera, who turned 100 on Sunday. She’s been painting since the 1930s. Yet fame arrived late. She sold her … Continue reading