• Senator John McCain will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in 166 years. His pallbearers will include Warren Beatty, Joe Biden, Gary Hart, plus billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
  • Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been cast in "Star Wars: Episode IX."
  • According to the latest survey, 1 in 7 Americans use pot, 1 in 20 use e-cigarettes.
  • It's so hot in New York City that more than 40,000 bees swarmed a hot dog stand at the corner of Broadway and West 43rd Street to get cool.
  • Rotten Tomatoes has faced criticism for the way its Tomatometer scale of ranking films as "Fresh" or "Rotten" skews audience expectations. On Tuesday, the critic review aggregator made some big changes to its scoring system and added a ton of new "Tomatometer-approved" critics.
  • Ariana Grande has been added to the list of performers for Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday, joining a powerhouse list that includes Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill and others.
  • Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
  • If you follow the Farmers' Almanac, its predicting a cold, "teeth-chattering" winter.
  • Over in the U.K., they're experimenting with robots that can pick strawberries.
  • Matt Lauer is telling his fans that he'll "be back on TV."
  • The Jacksonville shooting suspect was entangled in a long-running feud with his mother - which revolved around his obsession with video games and refusal to go to school or take a bath.
  • For the record, Elon Musk is skipping Burning Man this year.
  • It's the rumor that has been said out loud more than once-Apple buying out Tesla.
  • Vespa's first electric scooter will go on sale in Europe this October.
  • China is said to be considering raising the limit on how many children couples can have.
  • They say because of this year's hot weather, food prices in the U.K. are headed for a 5% increase.
  • Last weekend, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was hit with its second power outage of the season.
  • Industry experts say that the Gala will replace the Red Delicious as America's favorite apple.
  • A report says sparkling water sales have tripled since 2008, especially with the addition of flavor and alcohol.
  • Prince George at age 5 went on his first grouse hunt with his mother, Duchess Kate.


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