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Source: NBC News

David Copperfield testifies that he knew of no injuries at his show in 20 years

Today 07:03 GMT

David Copperfield insisted Tuesday he knew of no one being injured during 20 years of performing a signature vanishing act at the center of a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall during a Las Vegas performance.

Over the objections of Copperfield attorney Elaine Fresch, Morelli asked Copperfield if he thought the number of people not injured by the illusion over the years suggested that it was safe.

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Source: Common Domain

My Beloved Octopus: Animal Memoirs Move Way Beyond Cats and Dogs

Today 04:16 GMT

With publishers craving stories about critters other than ‘the big two,’ writers crank out tales of life with hedgehogs, tarantulas and tree kangaroos.

Books about a writer’s intimate bond with a dog or a cat aren’t going anywhere, but some publishers are craving stories beyond what they call “the big two.” In March, actress Isabella Rossellini released “My Chickens and I” about the arrival of 38 baby chicks to her Long Island farm.

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Source: Fox News

'QLaser' TV infomercial doc gets 12 years in prison for selling scam device

Today 06:07 GMT

A former dentist-turned-con man and his two cohorts were sentenced to prison on Friday for their roles in a multimillion-dollar fraud case that primarily preyed on the elderly.

Robert “Larry”’ Lytle, who created the QLaser, along with Irina Kossovkaia and Ronald Weir Jr., who helped him hawk it as a “cure-all” device, had pleaded guilty to fraud charges in South Dakota earlier this year. Lytle, 83, was handed the most severe punishment and will serve 12 years behind bars in addition to paying restitution for his role as the leader and organizer of the scheme.

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Source: New York Times

‘One of the Hardest Nights on Lesbos’: Violence Erupts Between Greeks and Refugees

Tuesday 17:18 GMT

After a violent clash between Greeks and migrants seeking asylum in Europe, the Greek authorities and human rights groups say they fear rising tensions and more conflicts on the eastern Aegean Islands that house tens of thousands of refugees who have arrived via Turkey.

Tensions in the overcrowded migrant camps often erupt into brawls and riots, but major clashes with Greeks have been rare since the flood of refugees from Asia and Africa began three years ago.

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Source: Washington Post

Everything that’s happened leading up to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Tuesday 17:17 GMT

The devastation of this battle kills many innocent civilians and lays the groundwork for the events of “Captain America: Civil War.”. Characters: Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Thor, Nick Fury, Bruce Banner, Wanda Maximoff, Clint Barton, Vision, Pietro Maximoff, Sam Wilson, James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Maria Hill. After the Battle of Sokovia, a number of the original Avengers sort of retire: Stark shifts to a less intensive role; Barton retires to be with his family; Thor leaves to focus on the Infinity Stones; Banner, as the Hulk, disappears.

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Source: BBC

Dylan Hartley: Danny Care says England captain 'won't do anything stupid'

Today 04:16 GMT

England captain Dylan Hartley "won't do anything stupid" after his latest concussion setback, says team-mate Danny Care.

"It's not been the first time, but I'm sure him and Northampton and England will seek the right advice and will get the right treatment and necessary rest and he won't do anything stupid. Hartley has targeted a return in pre-season for Northampton, with the World Cup looming next year, and said in a post on Instagram: "I'll be back next season to help my respective teams push on."

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Source: NBC News

Pret A Manger's ‘natural’ food is misleading, say UK regulators

Today 01:34 GMT

Clare Cough, food and coffee director for Pret A Manger, described the company's mission to TODAY Food by email, saying, "Since day one, Pret has been on a mission to create handmade, natural food, avoiding obscure chemicals and preservatives. Our teams freshly prepare our food every day in our on-site kitchens and at the end of each day our unsold food is donated to homeless charities."

Without any regulatory standards in place defining what it means for a fast food sandwich to be natural, consumers in the U.S. should do their research by reading ingredient lists and product labels carefully to find out exactly what's in their meal.

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Source: BBC

Spain's Palma to ban holiday rentals

Today 02:27 GMT

The Spanish resort city of Palma, on the island of Majorca, is to ban flat owners from renting their apartments to travellers, becoming the first place in Spain to introduce such a measure.

The holiday rentals association, Habtur, said not only owners would be affected but also restaurants and shops, warning that jobs could be cut.

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Source: NBC News

Beauty experts reveal the best drugstore highlighters — starting at under $3!

Today 05:12 GMT

Some of the best highlighters can be found in the drugstore beauty aisle, and top beauty experts are sharing their favorite finds with TODAY Style.

"I have always been a huge fan of Physicians Formula — (I) especially love their bronzers and highlighters," said beauty expert Marie Watkinson, a celebrity massage therapist and founder of the mobile spa company Spa Chicks On The Go. "This is perfect for highlighting both cheekbones and eyes — (it's an) all-in-one compact. The shimmer highlights are not too frosty, so you can achieve a very natural look."

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Source: New York Times

Why Won’t We Learn from the Survivors of the Rana Plaza Disaster?

Today 02:28 GMT

This morning, nearly 3,000 survivors and supporters — including nurses and doctors who treated victims — gathered at Rana Plaza to mark the anniversary and honor the injured and the dead.

Shiuli Begum, for example, plump 26-year-old with a little-girl voice, who now lives on a wooden plank bed in a cement-walled metal-roofed shanty a half mile from Rana Plaza. She spends her days watching television and napping thanks to the sleeping pills on which she is now dependent; she cannot read.

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Source: Fox News

Mysterious shipwreck discovered in Great Lakes believed to be nearly 200 years old

Today 05:12 GMT

Experts are planning to investigate a mysterious Great Lakes shipwreck that they say may be the oldest in Lake Erie and might be nearly 200 years old.

In 2016, Kennard was part of a team of underwater explorers that discovered the second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes. Later that year, the explorers - Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville, also discovered a rare 19th-century schooner sitting upright 500 feet under the waves of Lake Ontario.

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Source: Fox News

Chicago man allegedly diverted thousands of pieces of UPS mail, cashed nearly $60G in checks

Today 06:07 GMT

A man who allegedly diverted tubs worth of mail from UPS’ worldwide headquarters to his apartment in Chicago is now under investigation after cashing nearly $60,000 in business checks into his personal bank account, court documents say.

UPS was tipped off to the alleged scam in late January after Fifth Third Bank officials told postal inspectors that 10 checks made out to the company, totaling more than $58,000, were cashed into Spruce’s personal bank account, the Chicago Tribune reported.

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Source: CBS News

Heavy drinking could raise risk of "bad" bacteria, study finds

Today 01:34 GMT

People who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests.

Drinkers typically had higher levels of certain "bad" bacteria, such as Bacteroidales, Actinomyces and Neisseria species. It's not clear, however, what to make of the findings, according to one expert who was not involved in the research.

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Source: Common Domain

‘Smallville’ Actress Accused of Participating in Cultlike Group Released From Jail

Today 02:29 GMT

Actress Allison Mack was released from jail Tuesday and will be confined to her parents’ home while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges linked to her alleged involvement in a cultlike group based in upstate New York.

In his letter, Mr. Raniere says “the sorority”—presumably DOS—isn’t part of Nxivm and that he isn’t associated with it.

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Source: New York Times

The New Noma: Frequently Asked Questions

Today 06:07 GMT

The original Noma operated in a 1765 warehouse for dried fish and whale oil on a city pier from 2003 until February 2017.

When you are eating something at Noma that tastes like much more than the sum of its parts, when you realize that few of the restaurant’s many imitators load as much depth and complexity into their cooking, when you start to lose your bearings and can’t quite figure out what is happening, it can be helpful to recall that just out of sight is an entire room full of special sauce.

Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music: Tune In, But Don’t Turn On Yet

Tuesday 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

$110 Million Malibu Beach Home Sets Los Angeles Price Record

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Don’t blame oil prices for a narrowing gap in government bond yields, says BMO

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

Tuesday 13:38 GMT
Source: BBC

Could the royal baby boost the economy?

Today 00:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Need STEM Teachers Look to Older Adults

Tuesday 13:39 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump to Send Mnuchin to China for Trade Talks Next Week

Today 07:03 GMT
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Trump defends Michael Flynn after release of Comey memos

Saturday 08:06 GMT
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US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972

Wednesday 12:44 GMT
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Sunday: Cotton, Feinstein, Zarif, Bloomberg, Dickerson

Saturday 21:52 GMT
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Mitt Romney faces Senate runoff in Utah after state GOP convention setback

Monday 02:25 GMT
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Facebook talks nice but takes action as European privacy rules loom

Saturday 19:06 GMT
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North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Starbucks, LA Fitness and the long, racist history of America’s loitering laws

Saturday 11:46 GMT

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