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Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

- Associated Press

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise appears in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."  (Bo Bridges/Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions via AP)

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation'

What is it, do you suppose, that Ethan Hunt -- the protagonist played by Tom Cruise in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise -- does in his downtime?

New state budget comes with higher costs for MinnesotaCare

- Associated Press

Minnesota lawmakers kept MinnesotaCare intact but not without a cost that will trickle down to some of the more than 100,000 low-income residents on the program in the form of higher monthly premiums starting in August.

Abbott Labs makes 2 heart valve replacement deals

Associated Press

Medical device maker Abbott Laboratories said Thursday it has agreed to buy replacement heart valve maker Tendyne Holdings for $225 million, and has invested in a second company in the field.

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, right, his wife Lu Qing, left, and his son Ai Lao arrive at the airport in Munich, Germany,  Thursday, July 30, 2015. Ai Weiwei is on his way to Berlin where part of his family lives. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Britain limits Ai Weiwei's visit due to alleged conviction

- Associated Press

Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month business visa to attend a London exhibition of his work, saying he failed to disclose that he has a criminal conviction - a claim that the artist and his attorney dispute.

Hulk Hogan's privacy lawsuit against Gawker set for 2016

- Associated Press

A Florida judge on Thursday set a trial date of March 2016 for a lawsuit brought by Hulk Hogan - the biggest name on pro wrestling marquees in the '80s and '90s and later a reality TV star - against the news website Gawker over a sex tape.