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Ring drops into sewer during proposal

DENVER, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A Denver man said his marriage proposal was interrupted when he dropped his girlfriend's mother's wedding band down a sewer drain.

Man uses bus ad in Valentine's proposal

CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman enjoying a Valentine's Day lunch with her boyfriend said she was shocked when he used the side of a city bus to propose marriage.
Police: Robber pulled rifle from bouquet

Police: Robber pulled rifle from bouquet

EUSTICE, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Florida investigators said a man used a bouquet to conceal a rifle during a Valentine's Day bank robbery.

Thai couples lock lips for record kisses

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Seven Thai couples broke the world record for the longest kiss on Valentine's Day -- and then kept on going.

NYC finds free condoms using phone/GPS

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Finding a free condom in New York City is easier thanks to a free smartphone application that locates the nearest dispensers, officials say.

Advice-seeking letter wins Italy trip

VERONA, Italy, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A New York woman whose "letter to Juliet" earned her a trip to Verona, Italy, said she didn't even known she was entering a contest.
Las Vegas loves a V-Day business boom

Las Vegas loves a V-Day business boom

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Valentine's Day is a busy day for Las Vegas businesses that profit from more than a thousand weddings and the increased demand for other romantic activities.
Menendez has V-day message for big oil

Menendez has V-day message for big oil

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawmaker has a Valentine's Day message for energy companies, saying the days of their "sweetheart" tax deals were over.
Same-sex couples to rally for equality

Same-sex couples to rally for equality

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Same-sex couples across the United States plan a Valentine's Day push for equality by seeking marriage licenses at county clerk's offices, organizers say.

Man falls to death in Chicago shaft

CHICAGO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A 63-year-old man fell four stories down a parking garage dumbwaiter-style shaft to his death, Chicago authorities said.

Wrong gift can derail romance

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- It pays to communicate your love in ways that have the most meaning for your partner for Valentine's Day, the California Healthy Marriages Coalition advises.
Nations say Valentine's too commercialized

Nations say Valentine's too commercialized

SHELTON, Conn., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Chinese and Americans are most likely to celebrate Valentine's Day, but many worldwide say the holiday is too commercial, a survey indicates.

Comment about mother sets LeBron off

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- LeBron James is used to jibes from basketball fans, but a crack about his mother drew his anger.

Valentine's Day also when divorces spike

SEATTLE, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Valentine's Day is a time for romance, but it is also when U.S. married couples seek divorce lawyers and information on calling it quits, a legal Web site says.

Sunday is 'Valenswine's Day'

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Monday is Valentine's Day, but Sunday is "Valenswine's Day," say people who pay attention to such things in New York.
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A Palestinian carries gifts for Valentine's Day in a shop in Ramallah, West Bank, February 14, 2011. The Palestinian Cabinet resigned today in an attempt by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to demonstrate political reforms in the wake of the popular uprising in Egypt. UPI/Debbie Hill
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Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day,[1][2][3] is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.[1][3] The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It was deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

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