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Sarasota family headed to New York for America's Got Talent

The Nock family has performed in front of crowds as far away as Korea with their aero sphere trapeze act. Full story

Cool summer gadgets, gear under $50

  Lifestyle expert Megan Meany of Megan’s Must Haves shows off a collection of fun summer items, including nautical tanks and an insulated wine cooler.

Lawn chair balloonist says flying days are done

An Oregon man who made headlines with his numerous flights in a lawn chair suspended from party balloons said Tuesday that between the high price of helium and a fine from the Federal Aviation Administration, his flying days might be done — at least in the U.S. Full story

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Egypt balloon flights to resume after deadly crash

Antarctica balloon sets record for longest flight

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  Deflated hot air balloon lands on California highway

A high school student used his cellphone camera to capture a partially deflated hot-air balloon descent onto a California highway median.

  Martha Stewart shares perfect crafts for kids

The queen of all things crafty and grandmother of two shows the perfect crafts to fight off kids’ boredom this summer, including balloon animals and piggy banks.

  12 ideas for an adult birthday party that’s not lame

Nathan Turner shows Kathie Lee and Hoda how to throw a fun birthday party for adults with everything from a whiskey bar to a grown-up pinata, surprising desserts and DIY decorations.

  Amateur video shows fatal balloon crash

A video shot from a hot air balloon that collided with another captured the deadly incident in central Turkey. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports. Warning: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

  Tourist killed in hot air balloon crash in Turkey

Two hot air balloons collided in Turkey, killing one person. NBCNews.com's Richard Lui reports. Note: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

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