Human Interest Headlines

  • Girlfriend accused of DUI after reporting boyfriend's crash

    RAYMOND, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine say a driver was hospitalized after crashing into a tree and his girlfriend traveling in a separate car who called 911 was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Police said 47-year-old Tom Hardy, of Poland, Maine, suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries in the ...

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  • The history of Thanksgiving

    Here is a quick interactive look at the history of Thanksgiving.

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  • Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.

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  • Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.

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  • George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

    NEW YORK (AP) - George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday morning at his home in ...

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  • Wednesday’s Child Reunion: Alex/Ali

    Nineteen years ago, Alex was a 4-year-old girl who needed a forever home. She was a Wednesday’s Child. Now 23, Ali is working in an attorney’s office in Arizona.

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  • Efforts pay off to get homeless ‘Home for Holidays’

    Andrea Bunch and her son walked into their own apartment Wednesday afternoon. They’d been homeless since July, living at a shelter and geting help from the Human Solutions Agency.

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  • Review: Oldman gives us a human Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'

    Words matter. That's one of the key messages of "Darkest Hour," in which Gary Oldman embodies - fiercely and memorably - the legendary Winston Churchill, who rallied his country with soaring oratory when Britain's very survival was at stake. But the same man who uttered indelible phrases like "I have ...

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  • Grammy TV special highlights key role played by its producer

    NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Timberlake has had plenty of highlights in his glittering career but not many people know he helped save the Grammy Awards in 2009. That was the year Chris Brown, accused of beating up his girlfriend Rihanna the night before, abruptly dropped out as a performer ...

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  • Country music star Trace Adkins to lead Centaur parade

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Country music star Trace Adkins will serve as grand marshal for the Krewe of Centaur's 2018 Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport. Multiple media outlets report Wednesday that Adkins, a native of Sarepta, Louisiana, will ride on Saturday, Feb. 8, in the parade with the theme "Centaur ...

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  • Meals on Wheels preps 2500 Thanksgiving meals

    The Meals on Wheels central kitchen in Multnomah Village is preparing 2500 Thanksgiving meals that include mashed potatoes, gravy and 750 pounds of turkey.

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  • US court rules for spiking couple's lawsuit over erotic book

    CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal appeals court agrees with spiking a couple's claim against companies used to distribute an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upheld a lower court's dismissal of the case against ...

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  • Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech in Arizona ceremony

    SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) - Meghan McCain has married fellow conservative commentator Ben Domenech at her family's ranch in Arizona. McCain's father, Sen. John McCain, announced the wedding early Wednesday, tweeting : "Yesterday I was deeply blessed to give away my little girl at a ceremony with family & friends in ...

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  • Cheyenne painter has created thousands of signs nationwide

    GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A liberal amount of gray is flecked in the beard and hair of Norman Randall, 54. It's not from the paint the Cheyenne man is applying to signs at the AVA Community Art Center in Gillette, though. It may be more about his age and his ...

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  • Mount Rushmore float to appear again in Turkey Day parade

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - This year's "Mount Rushmore's American Pride" float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature legendary rhythm and blues singer Smokey Robinson. This will be the eighth year the South Dakota Department of Tourism float will appear in the New York City parade. The float features ...

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  • Disney star Jordan Fisher wins 'Dancing with the Stars'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney Channel star Jordan Fisher has been crowned the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" alongside partner Lindsay Arnold. Fisher beat out violinist Lindsey Stirling and actor Frankie Muniz for the Mirrorball Trophy on the season 25 finale of the ABC reality competition Tuesday. Fisher paid ...

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  • Hillary Clinton calls 2016 the first 'reality TV campaign'

    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the 2016 campaign was the first "reality TV campaign," bringing its own unique set of challenges. "My opponent was the first reality TV candidate, and I was, for better or worse, the candidate of reality," Mrs. Clinton said in an interview that aired ...

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  • The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest social-media driven holiday - Friendsgiving.

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  • The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest social-media driven holiday - Friendsgiving.

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  • Reaction to death of 'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reaction to the death of singer and actor David Cassidy: "I have known, loved, and admired David Cassidy for 48 out of my 58 years. He has been as kind to me as any real brother could ever be. We've been through a lot together and ...

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  • Indian police probe Maria Sharapova housing fraud case

    NEW DELHI (AP) - Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off. Real estate firm Homestead Infrastructure is accused of taking tens ...

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  • Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

    NEW YORK (AP) - David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded ...

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  • Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

    NEW YORK (AP) - David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died ...

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  • Former teen idol David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67, publicist says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former teen idol David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67, publicist says.

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