Hundreds in Peru mark Clown Day

LIMA, Peru (AP) - With their unmistakable red noses, extravagant shoes, colorful outfits and unique makeup, hundreds of clowns Saturday gathered in the streets of Peru's capital to mark Clown Day. They have sought for years to gain official recognition of the day.

Religious diversity blooms in once-atheist Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - The 1959 Castro-led revolution installed an atheist, Communist government that sought to replace the Catholic Church as the guiding force in the lives of Cubans.

King Charles III unveils his first official portrait since his coronation

LONDON (AP) - King Charles III has unveiled the first portrait of the monarch completed since he assumed the throne, a vivid image that depicts him in the bright red uniform of the Welsh Guards against a background of similar hues.

Messi the dog comes to Cannes for an encore

CANNES, France (AP) - The first star to arrive on the red carpet at the 77th Cannes Film Festival came on four legs.

New Jersey quintuplets celebrate their graduation from same college

A set of quintuplets from New Jersey are now all graduates of the same school in their home state - albeit with different majors.

`Micropreemie' baby who weighed just over 1 pound at birth goes home

NEW LENOX, Ill. (AP) - A baby girl who weighed just over one pound when she was born prematurely in November has beaten the odds and gone home with her parents after spending her first six months at a suburban Chicago hospital.

Army will present Purple Heart to Minnesota veteran after 73 years

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - After 73 years and a long fight with the U.S. Army, a Korean War veteran from Minnesota who was wounded in combat was set to finally get his Purple Heart medal on Friday.