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Dubai ruler, princess in London court over welfare of kids

LONDON — A dispute between the ruler of Dubai and his estranged wife will play out over the next two days in a London courtroom amid reports the princess has fled the Gulf emirate.

The case beginning Tuesday in Britain’s High Court pits Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum against Princess Haya, daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan.

Canadian investor buys rare Nike sneakers for $577K

A Canadian investor has purchased a pair of running shoes dating back to Nike’s origins for a record-breaking US$437,500 ‚Äî or roughly C$577,000 ‚Äî at public auction.

Miles Nadal won the 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat “Moon Shoes” in a Sotheby’s online sale on Tuesday, rounding out his haul of 100 pairs of rare footwear from the auction house.

Inventor tries, and fails, to cross Channel on flyboard

SANGATTE, France — A French aviation buff and inventor failed Thursday in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a homemade “flyboard.”

After careful preparations, Franky Zapata took off from the French coastal town of Sangatte fastened to the small flying platform he designed. From afar, it looked like he was skateboarding on the sky.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 73 years of marriage

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are marking their 73rd wedding anniversary, approaching George and Barbara Bush as the longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history.

The Carters married July 7, 1946, in a Methodist church in their hometown of Plains, Georgia, when he was 21 and she was 18.