Found it! New York button shop saves the day
Tender Buttons, a narrow little New York shop, has specialized in solving the fashion crises of customers who are desperate to find just the right button since the 1960s. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Labrador retriever fetches top U.S. dog breed honor for record 28th year
The loyal and dependable Labrador Retriever hung on for the 28th year in a row to the title of America's most popular dog in 2018. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Tears of joy: Military dad surprises son
It was a tearful reunion in Lebanon, Tennessee on Tuesday when Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Rob Cesternino, who'd just served ten months in Jordan and Syria, surprised his blindfolded, 9-year-old son, Luca on Tuesday, during his martial arts class. After removing the blindfold, Luca reacted with one word: "Daddy?!" and ran into his father's arms. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Calf captured on NYC expressway
A calf on the loose slowed traffic on New York's Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx on Tuesday, where it was eventually captured, local media reported. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Britain's biggest bronze statue crosses land and sea to reach new home
The 7-metre high "Messenger" by sculptor Joseph Hillier features a crouching woman and was commissioned by the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Fans of Justice Ginsburg 'plank' for her 86th birthday
To celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 86th birthday on Friday, fans of hers outside the U.S. Supreme Court plank in her honor -- a nod to her love of physical fitness. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Stretch, snuggle, cats and cuddles: A purrfect workout with cats
Exercise class with cats leaves participants feeling warm and fuzzy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

NYPD fills in details of alleged mobster's death
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on Thursday detailed the moments before Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, the reported crime boss of the New York Mafia's Gambino family, was gunned down in front of his Staten Island home late Wednesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Camembert causes stink in French parliament in row over quality rules
A row over changes to a quality label for Camembert cheese has reached the French parliament after supporters of a traditional raw-milk recipe distributed samples of the creamy, odorous speciality to lawmakers. Edward Baran reports.

Fashion, an escape for female inmates in Italy
Four women prisoners turned designers from Venice had their work showcased at the launch of ethical fashion brand About A Worker's second collection in Paris. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

This Day in History

Dutch East India Company Established (1602)
Chartered by the parliament of the Netherlands to expand trade and assure close ties between the government and its colonial enterprises in Asia, the Dutch East India Company was the world's first multinational corporation. It had quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, and wrested control of the Spice Islands trade from Portugal. However, it was plagued by corruption and insolvency in the late 18th century and was dissolved. What issues contributed to its decline? Discuss

René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Murdered by His Own Men (1687)
La Salle was a celebrated French explorer of North America. He began exploring the Great Lakes in 1679, setting up forts in the region and organizing a federation of native American tribes to fight the Iroquois. Given power to colonize the region between Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico, he set sail in 1684 for the mouth of the Mississippi River, which he was ultimately unable to locate. Beset by losses of men and ships, La Salle was killed by mutineers after having mistakenly landed where?

UK Recognizes British Sign Language as Official Language (2003)
Making use of space and involving movement of the hands, body, face, and head, British Sign Language (BSL) is the preferred language of deaf people in the UK and those who communicate with them, such as relatives and interpreters. BSL has regional and local dialects, and some signs go in and out of fashion or evolve over time, just like spoken words. Although English is the predominant spoken language in both the UK and US, BSL differs from American Sign Language in what ways?