Hip hop singer Lauryn Hill to perform in UK for album anniversary tour
Hip hop musician Lauryn Hill is due to perform in the UK for the anniversary of her acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill". Rough cut (no reporter narration).

The Rolling Stones kick off tour in London.
The Rolling Stones thrilled fans in London, England with the first UK gig of their new tour. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Ron Howard says 'Solo' "like doing a true story"
'Solo' director Ron Howard talks about how the new Star Wars spin-off film was like making a biopic and what inspired him. Rough Cut - no reporter narration

Denmark's Prince Frederik celebrates 50th birthday running
Crown Prince runs five races in five different Danish cities to promote an active lifestyle among Danes, before turning 50 at the end of May. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Britain's Queen Elizabeth attends Chelsea Flower show in London
Britain's Queen Elizabeth attends the Chelsea Flower show at London's Royal Hospital. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Portugal, Ireland woes dominate EU summit
BRUSSELS -- Just on the day EU leaders were hoping to present the final version of their plan to solve the region's debt crisis, their summit in Brussels was overwhelmed Thursday by debate over Portugal's political crisis and Ireland's banking woes.

Moody's downgrades ratings of Spanish banks
MADRID -- Moody's downgraded the debt of 30 Spanish banks Thursday but left untouched the ratings of the country's three largest banks, highlighting the weaknesses in Spain's financial system a day after the government in neighboring Portugal fell.

Markets brush off Portuguese bailout concerns
LONDON -- Markets on Thursday brushed aside mounting speculation that Portugal would soon be tapping a European bailout fund amid hopes that the continent's debt crisis may be about to claim its final scalp - for now.

Japan disaster reminds businesses about insurance
NEW YORK -- It might be inconceivable to small business owners that a disaster hundreds or thousands of miles away could shut them down. But the earthquake and tsunami in Japan have interrupted shipments of parts and finished goods to companies in the U.S., and sent many of them to call their...

Irish economy shrinks for 3rd straight year
DUBLIN -- Ireland's economy shrank in 2010 for the third straight year and the yields on Irish bonds rose to euro-era highs Thursday amid fears that the cost of rescuing the country's failed banks will overwhelm its finances even with the international bailout.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
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Personal and professional items from Jerry Lewis set to hit the auction block
Movie props, jewelry, and a gun and book collection make up the 400 lot sale. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Chihuahua wins Cannes Palm Dog awards
The star Chihuahua rescued from a freezer in the film "Dogman" won top prize at an awards ceremony that celebrates the best Cannes canine. Rough cut (No reporter narration).

Forager teaches urbanites the secrets of sourcing food in the wild
Hayden Stebbins takes students into the woods to teach them the basics of foraging, a trend that is on the rise in urban centers across the United States. Elly Park reports.

No right answer in Yanny/Laurel debate, says doctor
"Yanny" or "Laurel"? The saga continues as the audio illusion that's gone viral has no right or wrong response, says NYU Langone Health professor Mario Svirsky. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

NY school gets girls into the groove with coding
An all-girl school in New York combines coding and dance to encourage students to take an interest in science and technology. Elly Park reports.

This Day in History

Pro Wrestler Owen Hart Falls to His Death in the Ring (1999)
Regardless of whether one considers professional wrestling a sport or merely choreographed entertainment, one cannot deny that wrestlers often risk serious injury in the ring. High-flying stunts and feats of flamboyant showmanship are now par for the course. Tragically, the dangerous nature of wrestling was graphically illustrated in 1999, when Hart, one of professional wrestling's most respected stars, was killed during a live event. The tragedy unfolded when what stunt went horribly wrong? Discuss

Nuclear Submarine USS Scorpion Sinks, Cause Unknown (1968)
On May 21, 1968, the crew of the US Navy's Scorpion submarine engaged in communications with land stations. Six days later, the submarine was reported overdue. After an unsuccessful search, the Scorpion and its crew were "presumed lost." However, in October, a Navy research ship located sections of the submarine's hull in approximately 10,000 feet (3,048 m) of water about 400 miles (644 km) southwest of the Azores. What are some theories about how the Scorpion may have sunk?

Rajiv Gandhi Is Assassinated (1991)
When his brother Sanjay Gandhi died in a plane crash in 1981, Rajiv Gandhi—then an airline pilot—was drafted into politics by his mother, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. When she was assassinated in 1984, he succeeded her as prime minister. In 1987, he sent peacekeeping forces to Sri Lanka in an unsuccessful attempt to end Tamil-Sinhalese violence. Following allegations of corruption, he resigned as prime minister in 1989. He was assassinated in 1991. How and by whom was he killed?

Wedding Traditions Fit for Royalty
We can credit the royal family for establishing some of the most common wedding traditions known to brides throughout the world, like white wedding dresses. We asked the Ancestry research team to uncover other traditional displays we might see at the ceremony of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. We have a queen to credit for Read More

Ireland, Italy, or Germany? Oh, My!
Put 28 people that all have Irish ancestors on a bus with a driver from Limerick.  Add three professional genealogists and a tour guide from Belfast.  Then, spend ten days touring Ireland.  Thats what I did for a week and a half in April. Ancestry ProGenealogists has partnered with Go Ahead Tours for Heritage Travel Read More

Timeless: Where Were You When Ronald Reagan Was Shot?
One of the things I have learned in life and in family history is that there are moments.  Moments that are burned into our memory.  We know exactly where we were and how we felt when our first child was born, when our mother died, when our spouse was diagnosed with cancer.  We also know Read More

Timeless: The Woman Known As Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
When she was 41 years old, Mrs. Mary Quackenbos, married Mr. Howard Donald Humiston in Lima, Peru.  What she was doing in Peru, is the stuff of headlines.  And, there were a lot of headlines in the life of this woman.  Yet, today, she is relatively unknown. Thats one of the things that I Read More

Exploring the U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947 Collection
I recently read an Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for a Jewish soldier in WWII named Harvey P. Robitshek. This IDPF was unlike other I have read in that it is 361 pages long. Now I’ve read hundreds of IDPFs across all branches of the military for WWII, but this one really stood out. Why? Read More

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Wonders of the universe

Hyperloop for cargo aims to deliver at over 600 mph
A delivery revolution may be on the horizon, if a recent announcement by Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World comes to fruition.

It seems like every week we're finding new uses for drones. Here's some of the most interesting out there today.

It seems like every week we're finding new uses for drones. Here's some of the most interesting out there today.

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How planes fly: Invisible highways in the sky
Captain James Basnett is at the controls of a British Airways Airbus A380 mega-jet, serenely cruising far above the stormy North Atlantic.

Beijing's most innovative speakeasy
Not your typical speakeasy, Botany is hidden in an apartment complex and prepares all of its ingredients in-house. Video by Black Buddha.

World's cutest railway is run by kids
There are faster railways than the Gyermekvasút children's railway, but they aren't as cute as this service staffed by kids in Hungary.

Gigantic cruise ships taking over the seas
Symphony of the Seas smashed yet another cruise industry size record when it launched in 2018. It joins a global fleet of increasing huge ships that are virtual floating cities.

World's 20 most popular museums
After being toppled from its No. 1 position in 2016, this French museum regained its spot in 2017 as the world's most popular museum.