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The world's first modeling agency representing transgender models is going to start operations in Los Angeles, California.

From building sites to pumpkin patches in Spain's crisis

Five years ago, during Spain's housing boom, Felix Jumbo worked as a builder. Now he digs pumpkins and cabbages in a district where construction cranes once swung.Like millions in Spain, the 51-year-old Ecuadorian lost his job.

Fashion designer makes entire collection using small 3D printers

3D-printed fashion is not quite ready to be done at home, but a fashion designer took a step in that direction by making the first fashion collection using 3D printers designed for home use.

Boating tragedy: North Vancouver dentist missing, daughter dead

There has been a boating tragedy in Howe Sound waters off of North Vancouver this weekend. A 60-year-old man is missing and his seven-year-old daughter was found dead in the water, apparently drowned.

French Riviera beach in lockdown as Saudi king comes to town

The Mirandole beach on the French Riviera, which is usually packed with holidaymakers and sunbathers, is eerily quiet as the stretch of sand has been locked down for the lavish visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman that has riled some locals.

French Riviera braces for Saudi royals after beach lockdown

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in France on Saturday for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents.

Selfies and bison don't mix at Yellowstone

The popular trend for taking "selfies," where a scenic photo is ruined or enhanced by a blurred image of the photographer, is not encouraged when snapping bison at Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.

Woman tries to take selfie with bison, finds out it's a bad idea

A Mississippi woman who was visiting Yellowstone Park with her daughter on Tuesday found out something that several tourists have had to learn the hard way. Give large and imposing animals their space. Bison are no exception.

Britain's 'little monkey' Prince George turns two

Britain's Prince George celebrates his second birthday Wednesday, when the royals are planning a small family gathering for the future king with his baby sister Charlotte as he embarks on the so-called "terrible twos".

Photo of black officer helping white supremacist goes viral

A photo of a black police officer helping a frail old white supremacist in a Nazi t-shirt at a Ku Klux Klan rally in South Carolina has gone viral.

Five detained over China Uniqlo sex tape: report

Chinese police have detained five people including a young couple over a sex tape shot in a Beijing clothing store that went viral in China, media reports said Sunday.

Report: U.S. could lift ban on transgender soldiers in military

There could be as many as 15,000 transgender men and women in the U.S. military, although the exact number is understandably not known.

Miami police officer under investigation for porn star past

A Miami police officer is under investigation for her former work in the adult entertainment industry, a career which included starring in pornographic films with a convicted rapist.

Acapulco holds mass gay wedding on beach

Twenty gay and lesbian couples got married in a mass wedding on an Acapulco beach on Friday, one month after Mexico's top court all but legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Op-Ed: Remembering the Confederate flag, or, my first KKK rally

I grew up in the South. South Jersey, that is; but South Jersey in the 1970s was sometimes indistinguishable from below the Mason-Dixon line.

U.S. Census: Hispanics outnumber whites in California

Demographers have anticipated for a long time that Hispanics would eventually outnumber whites in California. It has now happened.

Scott Disick misses daughter's birthday after Kardashian split

After his very public split from Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick failed to show up for daughter Penelop's birthday this Wednesday.

TN now legalizes people to break into hot cars to save pets

As of July 1, 2015 Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to specifically allow good Samaritans to legally break a window in a hot car in order to save a pet.

Kim Kardashian shoots down rumors of Botox use during pregnancy

As Kim Kardashian prepares for her second baby, she shot down rumors that she was using Botox and fillers and thus possibly endangering the child.

Op-Ed: Surfing waves for Special Olympics Florida Special

Polynesian surfing has been practiced for over a thousand years. Westerners first caught a glimpse of surfing in 1767 off the coast of Tahiti when the British Royal Navy’s crew of the HMS Dolphin visited the island.

Op-Ed: Portland the only U.S. city on world Top 25 most liveable cities

Tokyo topped the list as the most liveable city, but the notable absences from the list included America’s big cities. Portland scraped in at 25. No UK cities made the list, either.

Johnny Depp selling his French village for $26 million

Johnny Depp is selling his massive French compound for $26 million. The property is more than a single home, but rather Depp owned an entire village.

Video: Some great food for your summer party Commissioned

Whether you're celebrating the Fourth of July or any event in the summer, a new video series will make your summer hosting job easy.

Op-Ed: Can our toys make us healthier?

Where do you learn to be healthy? Apparently not in American schools. While general literacy rates are strong, public health literacy rates are lagging.

Op-Ed: Same-sex marriage is not about sex

A scrawled sign hanging over the counter down at Sparky’s Diner is meant to be a jab at those folks who have a selected interpretation of the First Amendment right to free speech. It reads: “You can say what you like as long as I like what you say."

Some things are not so new, including twerking

Twerk, the beloved word and provocative dance movement of Miley Cyrus and cohorts, is not so-much as a new invention as pop marketing suggests. The word dates back to the 1820s.

Op-Ed: Ben & Jerry's renamed for gay marriage legalization

Ice cream chain Ben & Jerry's has renamed its popular flavor "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough" to "I Dough, I Dough", in order to mark the U.S. gay marriage legalization.

U.K. population rises to almost 65 million

The population of the U.K. has shown a marked increase by almost half-a-million people in a 12-month period. The population now stands at 64,596,800.

Hotel installs bedside switch to liberate you from the Internet

The Internet has added a whole new dimension to our lives, but many feel in the process, it has intruded into areas, physical and mental, where it does not belong — a luxury hotel is trying to restore the balance.

Cheaper cremation services increase demand for funerary glass Special

Canadians are shopping online to find more affordable death care service providers and spending their savings on memory glass art pieces that proudly display the last resting places of their beloved family and friends.

Island of 48 legalizes same-sex marriage

Pitcairn Island, considered by many to be the smallest inhabited island in the world, as well as being home to 48 people, just made same-sex marriage legal.

Hungarian supergranny closes in on world chess record

An 87-year-old Hungarian woman aims this weekend to set a world record by beating 1920s Cuban chess grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca at his own game: simultaneous play.

NY: You and pooch may soon get to dine outside at area eateries

If you live in New York, have a dog and don't like eating at restaurants by yourself, you and Fido may be in luck. New York's state Senate has passed legislation that amends state health laws to allow diners and their dogs to eat in outdoor dining areas.

Cafe interruptus: Starbucks to shut down La Boulange shops

Starbucks plans to shut down nearly two dozen La Boulange cafes it bought in 2012 but to continue to sell La Boulange baked goods in its stores nationwide, the world's largest coffee seller said Monday.

Op-Ed: Colorado marijuana ruling could backfire Special

A Colorado Supreme Court ruling instantly hailed as effectively banning workers from using medical marijuana may result in just the opposite. The effectively upheld state laws based on federal laws that allow employers to fire workers who tests indicated

Riders climb off after roller coaster breaks down

The Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island ended up breaking down, and the riders climbed off the ride in order to get down to safety.

Yes, there is a correct way to hang toilet paper

One of the biggest disagreements in modern families today is how to hang the toilet paper. How the roll hangs is right up there with whose turn it is to take out the trash or walk the dog one last time before going to bed.

Using a treadmill desk can actually make you less productive

Science suggests that if you want to stimulate your creativity and generally improve your thinking, you should get up from your chair and take a stroll.

Op-Ed: Oregon gun control background check bill attacked by opponents

Gun control is a vital topic in the Unites States political arena pitting Democrats against Republicans. The State of Oregon is the latest to be in the news regarding a recent bill requiring background checks for those wanting to buy guns.

Reality starlet to wed prince in Swedish fairytale

A former reality starlet, glamour model and yoga teacher will become a real-life princess in Sweden on Saturday when she marries Prince Carl Philip in a lavish Stockholm wedding.

Shoes and sacrifice: London exhibition explores footwear fashion

For centuries, women and sometimes men have squeezed their feet into tiny shoes or balanced on towering heels to feel sexy, empowered and to show their wealth and status.