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Death-defying acrobatics a sight in tour of Peter Pan

- The Washington Times

The Washington production of Threesixty Entertainment’s “Peter Pan” features 20 actors, personable puppets, thrilling flying sequences and the world’s first 360-degree computer-generated imagery theater set designed to astound all ages.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams watches Michelle Lesco, left, and Miki Sudo, right, during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest, Friday, July 3, 2015, at Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Miki Sudo defends Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating title

- Associated Press

Defending champion Miki Sudo captured the women’s division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on Saturday with a flourish that emphasized strategy rather than condiments.

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British born model Naomi Campbell, center, and Russian model Irina Shayk, right, attend Versace's fall-winter 2015/2016 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style

- Associated Press

Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris' fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week - that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline Andre and Ulyana Sergeenko:

Poop-sniffing dogs work for wildlife researchers

- Associated Press

Shelter dogs too intense or feisty to be adopted are helping wildlife scientists by doing what comes naturally - running through the woods and sniffing for the poop of other animals.

Wolf pack dynamics lessen death from mange

Associated Press

Research indicates that wolves suffering from sarcoptic mange have a better chance of survival when they are members of a pack. And the larger the pack the better off the sick wolves are.

California tax officials slam Blue Shield in audit

Associated Press

A decision to strip Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status was justified by an audit that outlines the nonprofit health insurer's stockpiling of $4 billion in surpluses, state tax officials said in a report.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Channing Tatum in a scene from the film, "Magic Mike XXL." (Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

- Associated Press

July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.