Human Interest Headlines

  • Kathy Griffin, at it again, f-bombs Melania Trump as 'piece of sh--'

    Kathy Griffin went on a late-night Twitter rant against first lady Melania Trump, calling her, among other things, "feckless" and "complicit" and an all-around "piece of sh—." Nice. This is comedy, leftist style. And it's the same type of comedy that landed Griffin in trouble months ago, when she laughed ...

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  • Donald Trump: Democrats need to make immigration deal before election, or 'you're going to lose'

    President Donald Trump pressured Democrats over immigration reform Sunday night, focusing on potential political consequences of not passing a bill. The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety. Don’t wait until after the election because ...

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  • Michelin Guide's chief inspector to join Dubai's Jumeirah

    PARIS (Reuters) - The top inspector at Michelin's restaurant guide will quit his job in September to take up a new role of chief culinary officer at Dubai-based luxury hotel group Jumeirah, the two companies said on Monday.

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  • Thomas Markle wishes he had walked daughter down the aisle

    LONDON (AP) - The father of the former Meghan Markle says he wishes he could have walked her down the aisle during her wedding to Prince Harry. Thomas Markle told broadcaster ITV on Monday that his daughter cried when he told her he wasn't well enough to attend the ceremony ...

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  • First lady Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated; Laura Bush calls policy 'cruel'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: "She believes we need to be ...

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  • Spanish king's brother-in-law begins prison term for graft

    MADRID (AP) - The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion, Spanish prison authorities said Monday. An official with the Interior Ministry's prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison near Avila, about 100 kilometers ...

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  • Brewers pitcher vomits twice, stays in game

    Craig Counsell played 16 seasons in the big leagues and has served as the Milwaukee Brewers' manager for the past four.

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  • Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

    CHICAGO (AP) - Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died four days after an apparent bicycle accident. She was 76. PBS affiliate WTTW, where Brackett hosted "Chicago Tonight" for two decades, said on its website Brackett died in the hospital surrounded by family members. Brackett had ...

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  • Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road

    HOBART (Reuters) - An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday.

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  • Hobbit's five armies clash in Czech forest

    DOKSY, The Czech Republic (Reuters) - Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit reenacted a major battle.

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  • Hobbit's five armies clash in Czech forest

    DOKSY, The Czech Republic (Reuters) - Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit reenacted a major battle.

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  • Hobbit's five armies clash in Czech forest

    DOKSY, The Czech Republic (Reuters) - Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit reenacted a major battle.

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  • Cornell's daughter pays tribute to late rocker with duet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Cornell's daughter has released a recording of a duet with her late father as part of an emotional tribute to the late rocker on Father's Day. Toni Cornell released the duet of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" on Sunday along with a note thanking her ...

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  • Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road

    HOBART (Reuters) - An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday.

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  • Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy ...

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  • AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - AMC Networks says Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels. The media company said that it's had a positive relationship with Hardwick but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations against the host ...

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  • Actor says husband's Tesla car shot flames in traffic

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Mary McCormack has shared video of her husband's Tesla car shooting flames while in Southern California traffic. McCormack said in an accompanying tweet Friday that there was "no accident" and the incident was "out of the blue." Sheriff's Lt. William Nash in West Hollywood said ...

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  • The Latest: Spain's royals hear jazz, see Mardi Gras Indians

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Latest on the visit to New Orleans by the King and Queen of Spain (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Following a red carpet arrival at the New Orleans Museum of Art, King Felipe the VI and Queen Letizia of Spain enjoyed music by a jazz ...

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  • Illustrated love letter by Little Prince author is auctioned

    PARIS (AP) - An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned little prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for 240,500 euros ($289,460). Auction house Artcurial said the offering topped the sale Saturday of 49 autographed works by Saint-Exupery. The ...

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  • Soccer: Iceland's 'zombie film' keeper outwits Messi spot kick

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hannes Halldorsson used to make zombie films for a living but it was watching videos that let Iceland's goalkeeper outwit Lionel Messi and save a penalty on Saturday that gave his side a shock World Cup point.

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  • Detroit honors Jackson brothers with ceremonial keys to city

    DETROIT (AP) - They didn't get a street named after them, but they did get the keys to the city. The Detroit Free Press reports that Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson got a warm reception Friday in the hometown of Motown Records and were given the ceremonial keys ...

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  • Spain's king and queen: Mardi Gras Indians, jazz performance

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jazz musicians and Mardi Gras Indians will entertain the king and queen of Spain as the royal couple winds up a visit celebrating New Orleans' tricentennial. King Felipe (feh-LEE-peh) VI and Queen Letizia (leh-TEETH-ee-uh) head from Louisiana to San Antonio, Texas, and Washington. Mardi Gras Indians ...

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  • Rapper's court date in airport spat expected to be postponed

    ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Rapper Kamaiyah's lawyer expects her first court date in a Connecticut airport disturbance case will be postponed as he and a prosecutor work to resolve misdemeanor charges. The 26-year-old hip hop artist from Oakland, California, was arrested at Bradley Airport near Hartford last month after police ...

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  • Soccer: Iceland fans warm up with Viking clap

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iceland fans made the most of their reputation as fiery Vikings on Saturday, practising their thunderous "Viking clap" ahead of their World Cup match in Moscow.

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