Athena becomes first humanoid robot to buy a seat on a passenger plane

Athena becomes first humanoid robot to buy a seat on a passenger plane
It had a passport and ticket, and had to go through the usual security procedures as its fellow human passengers before boarding flight number 9801 from LAX to Frankfurt. … It was met by TV crews and many fellow passengers took photos of the humanoid.
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Why depression sucks even harder at Christmas – and what you can do about it
This year, as I popped my Christmas cards in the post and hung the last decoration on my computer (forget the tree: this year my Mac is madly festooned with tinsel, fairy lights and baubles), I felt a surge of festive excitement. I realised I was …
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Security experts doubt North Korea hacked Sony
Given that the hackers were apparently able to obtain unreleased movies as well as personnel records, Social Security numbers, passport photos, technical documents and other material, Young said it is unlikely they used just a single point of access.
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I Went On A One-Week First Date To Costa Rica

I Went On A One-Week First Date To Costa Rica
He'd never before owned a passport. He called and I told him sure, yes, I would …. He couldn't wait for his upcoming trip to Honduras for visa renewal, when he'd be staying at a resort with all-you-can-eat lobster. He'd been losing weight in this bad …
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Sikh-Americans Ask PM Modi to Resolve Their Passport, Visa Issues
"The NRI Sikh community feels alienated as Indian Embassies refuse them visas or do not renew their passports depriving them to visit their families and take care of their investment in India because they applied for political asylums during the …
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Hardworking Darlington couple have first holiday in 15 years scuppered by

Hardworking Darlington couple have first holiday in 15 years scuppered by
They have now had to abandon their plans and stand to lose more than £1,000 after their request to renew Mrs Gray's passport was turned down by staff at the passport office in Durham. The couple travelled to the passport office on Tuesday, May 6 to …
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Passport Adventures at Heritage Village this summer
Passport Adventures at Heritage Village this summer. Published: May 8, 2014. LARGO — Starting this June, Heritage Village is offering a Passport Adventures program for children, ages 4 to 11. The two-hour hands-on program is designed for summer camps, …
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First Lady Michelle Obama continues state visit to China

First Lady Michelle Obama continues state visit to China
Note: The post below is part of a series authored by First Lady Michelle Obama to share her visit to China with young people in the U.S. You can read all of the First Lady's posts at WhiteHouse.gov/First-Lady-China-Trip. March 24 … Our visit began …
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The Madness of Modern-Day Poaching
"Come work for us again, Johnny," said Chai, the slot machines jingling and clattering around them. "No way," said Johnny. "We have lots of business." … Mau stood over her. "I get your first 60,000 rand [about $ 8,700]. After that you can have your …
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China: Plane spots objects in search for Flight 370
(USA TODAY) — China's state news agency reported that a Chinese plane crew spotted some "suspicious objects in the southern Indian Ocean" on Monday while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The crew of the Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 plane …
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Wiltshire Council is first to send council tax bills online

Wiltshire Council is first to send council tax bills online
"Dotpost is available on most mobile devices, and will provide secure online access to key documents like for example a stored copy of your passport which you could in an emergency, as well as an increasing number of bills and communications from …
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Private well owners near Line 9 feel like 'second-class citizens'
With six pipelines that run across North Dumfries — three that carry natural gas, two for oil and one for refined products such as jet fuel — plus a rail line, the municipality has long been prepared for an emergency spill from any one of them. "This …
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