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The Skinny: Fire starts as bride and groom are pronounced wed

Kiss and run

Fire starts as bride and groom wed

A fire broke out at a wedding outside Boston just after the bride and groom were pronounced husband and wife, authorities say. The Sun Chronicle reports that flames broke through the roof of the historic Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough on Saturday night, destroying it. Justice of the Peace Jerry Cibley says the fire began just as the bride, groom and their wedding party walked down the aisle. He tells the paper he had "just pronounced them husband and wife." Everyone got out safely, including 150 guests.

Bad timing

AirAsia withdraws in-flight magazine

Southeast Asia's top budget carrier on Saturday withdrew its latest in-flight magazine and apologized for an article boasting that its well-trained pilots would never lose a plane. AirAsia executive chairman Kamarudin Meranun expressed "deep regret and remorse," saying the latest issue of travel 3Sixty was printed before Malaysia Flight 370 disappeared.

Double debut

Soprano sings in two roles in day

Kristine Opolais got to bed at 5 a.m. Saturday after singing her first Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera and going out for dinner. Just 2½ hours later, the 34-year-old Latvian soprano was awakened by Met general manager Peter Gelb, who wanted to know if she could take over a televised performance of Puccini's La Boheme that afternoon after a singer took ill. Given the crazy question and unusual hour, Opolais said no. Five minutes later, she changed her mind. Opolais on Saturday become the first singer in the Met's 131-year history to make two major role debuts within a day.

Call the cops

Police, fire brawl at charity game

A large brawl broke out Sunday during an annual charity hockey match between New York City police and firefighters on Long Island. Videos posted online show players from both teams clearing the bench and throwing punches while referees are seen trying to break up the fights. The NYPD eventually won 8-5.

Compiled from wire services and other sources

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