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  • Lamborghini(NEW YORK) -- Lamborghini debuted its new Aventador S earlier this year, with a starting price of $421,350.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Barry Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC), has been sentenced by a federal judge to 9 years in prison for his role in a deadly nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Monday, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite shed most of its recent gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 14.79 (+0.07 percent) to finish at 21,409.55.The Nasdaq slid 18.10 (-0.29 percent) to close at 6,247.15, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,439.07, up 0.77 (+0.03 percent) from its open.Crude oil was about 1 percent higher with prices over $43 per barrel.Winners and Losers:  Shares of Hertz Global Holdings jumped 13.5 percent on a Bloomberg report that says the car rental service will partner with Apple on its autonomous vehicle software.SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment tumbled 3.5 percent after it was revealed Friday the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission were investigating statements made by the company about the 2013 documentary "Blackfish."
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  • Chadonka/Instagram(CAPE POINT, N.C.) -- A new island that has appeared off the coast of North Carolina is exciting water-loving locals and tourists alike.It's being called Shelly Island. And thanks to the changing tides of the Atlantic Ocean, those enjoying Cape Hatteras' Cape Point can now trek to this newly formed island."It's a dynamic area. Because of the two different currents -- the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current -- the sand is always shifting and moving," Mark Dowdle, the deputy superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which oversees the island, told ABC News."A large sandbar has formed off the tip of Cape Point and essentially created a new island," he added. "It could continue to grow or soon it could be completely gone. We don’t know."For now, those visiting have been enjoying the new island, which measures about a mile long and several hundred yards wide, according to Dowdle.Those visiting have been collecting sea shells along with enjoying long walks on the beach.Bill Smith recently used a kayak to trek to the island."It's fun to go out there. It's a great place to shell," Smith, the president of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, told ABC News. "Historically, that area is a very good place to fish too."Still, Smith warns that because of that, it's probably not best to walk over to the island at low tide when the water may appear shallow.In fact, the park service has several warnings for those trying to enjoy the long summer days on the new island."If someone were to go out there, use the buddy system. Do not go alone," Dowdle said, noting that the water is particularly rough near the island thanks to strong currents and riptides.He added that if you do attempt to swim out there, use flotation devices such as paddle boards or surfboards along with a life jacket.Dowdle continued that there could be various "marine life," such as jellyfish. "There could be other marine life too and because the water's agitated from the waves, you can't always see."Dowdle had one more piece of advice he'd like to give to those visiting. "The island is new and it’s drawing a lot of interest ... but there are many other beaches to enjoy at Cape Hatteras including three life-guarded beaches," he told ABC News.
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  • Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(LONDON) -- It's been 20 years since "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" arrived in U.K. bookstores.Four years later, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the gang would take up the mantle on the big screen. Over the last two decades, the books and films have captivated both young and old.Here are 10 fun facts you probably never knew about the "boy who lived."1 - Why Harry's eyes weren't green in the films like in the books.In the DVD extras for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" in 2011, author J.K. Rowling and Radcliffe discuss why they changed that important part.Radcliffe, who has blue eyes, had tried on green contact lenses, but he found them uncomfortable, so Rowling said the only important "thing is that his eyes look like his mother’s eyes. So if you’re casting Lily, there needs to be a resemblance.""There is a very small percentage of people apparently who have a very extreme reaction to contact lenses. And I was one of them," Radcliffe added.2 - Robin Williams rejected?Yep, the late Oscar winner wanted to play Hagrid in the movies, but apparently there was a Brits-only rule by the producers.“Robin had called [director Chris Columbus] because he really wanted to be in the movie, but it was a British-only edict, and once he said no to Robin, he wasn’t going to say yes to anybody else, that’s for sure,” casting director Janet Hirshenson told the Huffington Post last year.3 - What's up with Hermione Granger's teeth?Another change from the book was Hermione's buck teeth. Christopher Columbus, the director of the first two films, said fake teeth were only used for one scene in the very first film."I realized that she's never going to be able to perform with these huge fake teeth in her mouth for the rest of the movie," he told EW. So he took them out for the rest of the movie and the rest of the franchise.4 - Voldemort's nephew?Well, kind of. One of the actors who played young Tom Riddle, the orphaned boy who eventually became the dreaded Voldemeort, is actually Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the nephew of Ralph Fiennes, who played the dark wizard.PHOTO: Ralph Fiennes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.Warner Bros.Ralph Fiennes in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."5 - J.K. Rowling the actress?Rowling said she was offered the role of Lily Potter, Harry's mother, in the very first movie, but turned it down."I really am not cut out to be an actress, even one who just has to stand there and wave. I would have messed it up somehow," she said, according to the U.K. Telegraph.6 - American and UK versions.Fans who flocked to the theater more than 15 years ago to see "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" noticed that the title of the first movie had changed from the book, which was called "The Philosopher’s Stone."Hagrid's dialogue in the book was also changed for U.S. moviegoers.7 - Rowling regrets Hermione and Ron getting together.In an interview with the Sunday Times, the scribe admits that she later wanted Harry to be with Hermione but stuck to the original story she created all those years ago."I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That’s how it was conceived, really, for reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it," she told the paper.Hermione and Harry might have been a better match, she added.8 - Where Harry Potter came fromRowling picked the name Harry Potter because Harry "has always been my favorite boy's name, so if my daughter had been a son, he would have been Harry Rowling," she told Scholastic.com in 2000.As for Potter, it "was the surname of a family who used to live near me when I was 7 years old and I always liked the name, so I borrowed it," she said.9 - The King of Hogwarts?In 2010, Rowling told Oprah Winfrey that Michael Jackson wanted "Potter" to be a musical."I said 'no' to a lo
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  • TheGatorCrusader(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Here is one man who doesn't take his moniker "the Gator Crusader" lightly.Michael Womer of Orlando, Florida, who calls himself "the rock star of the alligator world," decided to do something even crazier than his normal stunts by placing a GoPro compact video camera on his head and offering his crown to an alligator.He says inquiring minds have always wondered "what is an alligator bite like?"So, offering himself up to find out, Womer strapped the camera to his noggin, only an inch away from his forehead."I feel like Doc Brown wearing this thing," Womer joked in a video of the gator-human encounter. "OK, let's go try it!"As seen in the video, Womer asks the gator to "smile," and the gator opens wide.The gator slowly lowers its jaw onto the GoPro.Womer was not injured in the experiment.
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