Human Interest Headlines

  • Philippine inventor aims to cut travel times with passenger drone

    A Philippine inventor has unveiled what he calls a flying sports car that represents the future of transport, riding it out of a warehouse towards a cheering crowd, leaving a cloud of dust in his wake.

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  • Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons

    The Thai capital is considering jailing people who feed pigeons in public to try to eliminate the risk of bird flu and other diseases, officials said on Wednesday.

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  • Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons

    The Thai capital is considering jailing people who feed pigeons in public to try to eliminate the risk of bird flu and other diseases, officials said on Wednesday.

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  • Belgium's queen mother flies home for health tests

    BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgium's Royal Palace said that Queen Paola, the mother of King Philippe, is flying home from Italy for health reasons, amid media reports she suffered a stroke during a trip to Venice. Broadcaster RTBF reported Wednesday that the 81-year-old Italian-born Paola became ill overnight and was to ...

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  • Grab halts late-night car-pooling in Singapore after driver complaints

    Ride-hailing firm Grab said on Wednesday it would stop offering car-pooling services during late-night hours in Singapore after drivers complained about some passengers being drunk and argumentative.

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  • Grab halts late-night car-pooling in Singapore after driver complaints

    Ride-hailing firm Grab said on Wednesday it would stop offering car-pooling services during late-night hours in Singapore after drivers complained about some passengers being drunk and argumentative.

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  • Swimming: Despite typhoons, endurance swimmer 1,000 miles across Pacific

    Despite having to turn back after a series of typhoons across the Pacific this summer, Ben Lecomte is nearly 1,000 nautical miles into his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Swimming-Despite typhoons, endurance swimmer 1,000 miles across Pacific

    Despite having to turn back after a series of typhoons across the Pacific this summer, Ben Lecomte is nearly 1,000 nautical miles into his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Correction: China Missing Celebrity story

    BEIJING (AP) - In a story Sept. 24 about missing Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, Fan's name was misspelled as Fang in the next-to-last paragraph of the story. A corrected version of the story is below: Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing Fan Bingbing, one of China's best-known stars, ...

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  • Victor Ortiz, 'Dancing With the Stars' alum and boxer, arrested on rape charges

    Former welterweight boxing champion "Vicious" Victor Ortiz was arrested Tuesday on multiple sex-crime charges. Ortiz, who also appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" and as an actor in "Expendables 3," turned himself in Tuesday after being charged by the Ventura County District Attorney's Office with forcible rape and two other ...

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  • U.N. debut for New Zealand's 'First Baby': diaper change, peace summit

    With a mock security pass that lists her as the "First Baby" of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly.

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  • U.N. debut for New Zealand's 'First Baby': diaper change, peace summit

    With a mock security pass that lists her as the "First Baby" of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly.

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  • Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders enjoying new role with Lions

    DETROIT (AP) - Barry Sanders shook hands with fans, posed for pictures and engaged in small talk outside a suite at Ford Field before the Detroit Lions opened the season against the New York Jets. At halftime, the Hall of Fame running back was on the field to turn a ...

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  • JP Dellacamera to receive US Soccer Hall of Fame award

    CHICAGO (AP) - Broadcaster JP Dellacamera has been selected to receive this year's Colin Jose Media Award from the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. The 66-year-old play-by-play announcer will be presented with the honor on Oct. 20 when the new Hall of Fame building opens in Frisco, Texas. Dellacamera ...

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  • Bill Cosby Hollywood Walk of Fame star won't be removed

    Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame star is at least as safe as President Trump's. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce told a CBS affiliate Tuesday that Cosby's sentencing to 3 to 10 years imprisonment on sexual-assault charges will not change the group's longstanding refusal to remove any stars for the ...

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  • The incriminating statement by Cosby referred to by judge

    The judge who sentenced Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 cited the entertainer's own words as evidence he had committed a crime. Judge Steven O'Neill was referring to a deposition of Cosby in a lawsuit brought in 2005 ...

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  • Thomas Ravenel, 'Southern Charm' star, charged in sex assault

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Authorities say reality show television star Thomas Ravenel has been arrested after a former nanny says he sexually assaulted her nearly four years ago. Charleston Police charged Ravenel on Tuesday with misdemeanor second-degree assault and battery. Bravo released a statement shortly after saying Ravenel would no longer ...

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  • 'Southern Charm" reality star Ravenel charged in sex assault

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Reality television star Thomas Ravenel was arrested Thursday after a former nanny said he fondled her at his South Carolina home featured in his TV show "Southern Charm" nearly four years ago. Ravenel, 56, was charged with misdemeanor second-degree assault and battery, according to a sworn ...

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