Two Ed Sheerans, but none of them the real one
Berlin's Madame Tussauds unveals a new wax figure of the pop star. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Dave Matthews Band closes out Quebec summer festival
STORY: Lorde, The Foo Fighters and The Chainsmokers were among the acts who performed during the final week of the Festival d'été de Québec in Quebec City. The Dave Matthews Band closed out the two

Kurt Cobain's daughter says it's time for U.S. to get over mental health taboo
Frances Bean Cobain attends the opening of a new exhibit of the Nirvana frontman's life. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, George Clooney lead world's highest paid entertainers
The celebrities appeared on Forbes magazine's annual Celebrity 100 list alongside Kylie Kenner and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

'Mamma Mia!' sing-along returns with star-studded premiere
Stars including Meryl Streep and Cheer hit the blue carpet for the 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' premiere in London

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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
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

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North Korea warns of 'abyss of doom' if 'old lunatic' Trump remains president




Exclusive: Undercover teams record grisly remote Faroe Islands whale slaughter

Want a jet suit? Well now you can
A jet suit created by a British former commodities trader has gone on sale in a London department store with a cool price tag of 340,000 pounds ($443,428). Rough cut (no reporter narration).

CEO gifts car to employee who walked miles for first day
An Alabama man's car broke down the night before his first day at his job, so he started a 14 mile journey at around midnight to get there on time. His CEO decided to reward him for his efforts.

A driverless shuttle in Times Square
A first-ever autonomous shuttle drove itself in New York's Times Square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Record set for most watermelons sliced in 1 min on man's own stomach
The man who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, Ashrita Furman, sets a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

INSIGHT: Artists ditch canvases for humans
Artists and body models enter one of 12 categories at the 21st edition of the World Body Painting Festival, held at Klagenfurt in Austria. The models stand for up to six hours, whilst their bodies are transformed into works of art.

This Day in History

Syngman Rhee, First President of South Korea, Dies in Exile (1965)
Born in Korea shortly before it was occupied by Japan, Rhee was condemned to life in prison in 1897 for anti-Japanese activity. Amnestied and released in 1904, he went on to become the first Korean to earn a doctorate from a US university. In 1919, he was elected president of a provisional government in exile. Following WWII, he was elected the first president of Korea, with US backing. Ruling as an anti-Communist dictator, Rhee went to war against North Korea in 1950. Why did he resign in 1960? Discuss

Bomb Kills 85, Injures Hundreds at Argentinean Jewish Community Center (1994)
At 200,000, Argentina's Jewish community is the largest in Latin America. Sadly, during the 1990s in Buenos Aires, it became a target. In 1992, the Israeli Embassy was bombed. Two years later, the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building was bombed, killing 85 and injuring hundreds. Argentine prosecutors have since accused the government of Iran and the Hezbollah militia of carrying out the 1994 attack, but no one has been convicted. Why was Judge Juan José Galeano removed from the case?

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: First Docking of Russian and US Spacecrafts (1975)
The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first joint flight of the US and Soviet space programs. Its primary purpose was symbolic, to show that the two superpowers were easing the tensions of their Space Race. The two mission commanders exchanged the first international handshake in space through the open hatch of the Soyuz. Though American Deke Slayton had been selected for the Mercury mission in the 1950s, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was his first flight into space. Why did he have to wait?

Jean Smart: After the Witch Trials
What do you do when the paper trail for your ancestor ends? Jean Smart discovered the answer was to not give up. Jean went on a road of discovery and found that her 8x great-grandmother, Dorcas Galley, was accused as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Shortly after her trial in 1692, Dorcas appeared to vanish Read More

Molly Shannon: Secrets in Irish Marriage Records
Sometimes a simple piece of paper can unlock a deep and tragic story about your ancestors. That’s what happened for Molly Shannon, who went on an emotional journey to trace her 2x great-grandparents, Hugh Cattigan and Bridget Farry. Molly’s adventure led her to Ireland, where she discovered their 1851 marriage certificate. That simple piece of Read More

Ancestry Product Update: Family Group Sheets are Back!
The Family Group Sheet has returned to aid in your research! If you are unfamiliar with a Family Group Sheet (or Family Group Record), it is a view of parents and children in a family, and is designed to show names, dates, and places of birth, marriages, and deaths in an easy-to-read format. It has Read More

Alternative WWI Army Service Detail Sources
Searching for information on Army military service from World War I can be a bit difficult for some researchers due to the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). We tend to think we have to only look for World War I Army service information at the NPRC and if the records burned, Read More

Hilary Duff: Tracing Rags back to Riches
Hilary Duff knew her father was born into money, but her mother grew up poor. She assumed that, because of the poverty, little could be learned about her mother’s side of the family. But once Hilary embarked on the quest to discover her mother’s ancestors, she soon found secret gems buried in her family history. Read More

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Wonders of the universe

No Isolation founder Karen Dolva wants to use technology to help people stay connected.

'Fortnite' plans its own World Cup next year
As soccer's World Cup wraps up this weekend, you might not have to wait long for another international competition. A video game called "Fortnite" is aiming for a championship of its own next year.

All the questions about 'Fortnite' you were too embarrassed to ask
The insanely popular video game "Fortnite" is sweeping the globe while amassing a minor fortune for its creators. Here's why.

Organic matter has been found on Mars in soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater by the Curiosity rover, NASA announced Thursday. The rover has also detected methane in the Martian atmosphere.

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Skytrax announces world's best airlines for 2018
The world's best airlines have been revealed in an award ceremony by aviation rating body Skytrax. So which is number 1? Hint: This year the prize goes to an Asia carrier.

Mediterranean island where love was born
Aphrodite's Rock jutting from the Mediterranean Sea along the coast of Paphos is probably the most iconic view in Cyprus.

Saranac Lake, New York's healing town
Saranac Lake, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains in far upstate New York, started drawing visitors in the late 19th century.

Inside India's first 'extreme adventure zone'
Below, the rushing Ganges River cuts through an open canyon and green trees blanket the hillsides. Amid the Himalayan scenery, a slow countdown cuts through the silence.

Spanish island bans walking around topless
Planning a trip to the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca? Better pack something a little less revealing.