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The price of a Powerball ticket going up, but so is the payout

NATIONAL (FOX44) - If you're a Powerball player, get ready to shell out more money for a ticket. Starting next year, prices for the big game will double from one dollar to two.

On this day in history, Sony introduces the Walkman

1847 - The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps. 1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue. 1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg began.

Mexico, Uganda, Canada, Japan

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Mexico, we've talked about her all week and now we're seeing the impacts of tropical storm Arlene.

On this day in history, Alaska becomes the 49th state in the Union

1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train. 1859 - Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1921 - The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed.

President Obama addresses the deficit in morning press conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX44) – In a press conference on the morning of June 29th by President Obama.

Taiwan, Greece, Japan

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Taiwan, the military is prepping for a potential nuclear or biological attack in New Taipei city. More than 12-hundred personnel from different agencies are taking part in the military drills.

"Ride 2 Recovery" heads to Paris, France

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Almost 150 wounded service members are on their way to France on June 29th. It's part of the "Rided 2 Recovery". It's a series of ride events across important World War II sites.

Researchers create a new way to experience TV

SAN DIEGO, Ca (FOX44) - Researchers at the University of California at San Diego have created a new way to enhance your entertainment experience. It's called "smell-o-vision" and here's how it works.

Major recall of Tylenol due to moldy smell

NATIONAL (FOX44) - A moldy odor is forcing Johnson & Johnson to recall more than 60 thousand bottles of Tylenol Extra Strength caplets. That odor could be linked to a trace chemical.

New Zealand, India, Hungary, England

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – New Zealand, there is some hope for grieving families there. For the first time, recovery teams are heading into the coal mine where 29-men died last November.