Special Counsel Robert Mueller gets his own action figure
Mueller's action figure comes with the tagline, "Help us, Robert Mueller. You're our only hope." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

All creatures great and small gather for blessing in Mexico
Pets participate at a blessing ceremony in Mexico City to make the feast day of Saint Anthony, known as the protector of animals. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

New York museum is going to the dogs
The American Kennel Club is set to re-open the AKC Museum of the Dog. Angela Moore reports.

Futuristic spaceship theme park a great leap for Crimea
An entirely indoor amusement centre in Alushta, Crimea is made to look strikingly similar to every spaceship in Hollywood sci-fi films.

Ice cream helps Rio bear cool down in summer heat
Rio de Janeiro's Zoological Garden staff made a special icy treat for Yogi the brown bear to help him cool down in the hot weather. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Ride-hailing app seeks to revolutionize Havana transportation
A new home-grown ride-hailing application known as "Sube" or "Get In," is connecting taxi drivers and passengers. Roselle Chen reports.

"Little Steven" Van Zandt comes out for teacher strike
Actor and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt joined Los Angeles teachers demanding better wages on Wednesday, and compared teachers to soldiers on the "front lines" of the "war on ignorance." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Trump serves fast food on china due to shutdown
The 2018 College Football Playoff National Champions, the Clemson Tigers, dined on McDonalds, Wendy's and Domino's Pizza served on fine china on Monday, purchased by President Trump himself, due to the White House kitchen staff being furloughed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Smashing good time in Beijing's anger room
The recently opened venue 'SMASH' allows paying customers to vent their frustration on inanimate objects. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Wheelchair powered without hands debuts at CES
Intel and Hoobox Robotics have teamed up to create the Wheelie 7 that responds to facial expressions. Dan Fastenberg reports.

This Day in History

Sten Sture the Younger Mortally Wounded in Battle (1520)
Sture was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden. When he refused to recognize Christian II of Denmark as king of Sweden, Christian sent a force to aid Sture's rival, Archbishop Gustaf Trolle, whom Sture had deposed and who was besieged in his castle. Sture defeated the Danish army and imprisoned Trolle. Warfare continued, and Sture was killed in battle, but not before he paved the way for Swedish independence, which was attained under Gustavus I. What was done to Sture's body after his death? Discuss

Dr. William Price Introduces Cremation to the UK (1884)
Price was a Welsh physician, Druid, and famous eccentric best known for introducing cremation to the UK. Eight days after the death of his five-month-old son, Jesus Christ Price, Price attempted to burn the body in accordance with his Druid beliefs. After lighting the pyre, he was arrested, but he successfully defended himself in court, resulting in a decision that set a precedent leading to the permanent legalization of cremation in the UK. What were some of his other eccentric activities?

Captain James Cook Crosses Antarctic Circle (1773)
An explorer, navigator, and map maker, Cook sailed the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779 and, with the help of new timekeeping instruments, drew the first accurate navigational maps of the area. He became the one of the first people to cross the Antarctic Circle as well as the first European to land on the Hawaiian islands, where he may have been identified by native Hawaiians as the representation of their god Lono. How did this misunderstanding contribute to his death?