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iStock/Thinkstock(VIENNA) — Two party outsiders are neck-and-neck in the final round of voting in Austria’s presidential election.

Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party and former Green Party leader Alexander Van der Bellen are the frontrunners in the election after they defeated Austria’s main political parties in the first round of voting a month ago. It was the first time since World War II that two party outsiders had won.

The issue of migration has largely divided the country as about 90,000 people have claimed asylum in Austria where the population is just over 8 million.

Hofer, a far-right nationalist leader, said he would keep out refugees and had backed a plan to build a fence between Austria and Italy that is now defunct.

“To those in Austria who go to war for the Islamic State or rape women – I say to those people: ‘This is not your home,'” Hofer said according to BBC.

Van der Bellen, an economics professor, has called nationalism “madness.”

“I’ve experienced how Austria rose from the ruins of World War Two, caused by the madness of nationalism,” he said according to BBC.

The final election results will be revealed Monday.

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Macduff Everton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Summer’s almost here and parents everywhere are in the midst of planning the “perfect” summer vacation. The hotel is a crucial part of any trip, and perhaps the most important part of a family vacation. Will there be enough activities for the kids? What’s the pool like? What kind of food is served in the hotel restaurants?

Family Vacation Critic has just released its annual Best Hotels for Families list which incorporates not only the opinions of their members but has also been visited by an employee of the site.

The entire list includes 600 properties, so we asked Family Vacation Critic to narrow it down to the top-rated property in each of 10 popular vacation spots. Here are the results:

Florida: LEGOLAND Florida, Winter Haven, FL

Hawaii: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Wailea, HI

Mexico: St. Regis Punta Minta, Nayarit

Mid-Atlantic: Casablanca Hotel, New York, NY

Midwest: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

New England: The Beachmere Inn, Ogunquit, ME

Pacific Northwest: Fairhaven Village Inn, Bellingham, WA

Rockies: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, Emigrant, MT

Southeast: Westin Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Southwest: ARIA Sky Suites, Las Vegas, NV

Click here to see the complete list.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — It is “highly likely” terror is the leading theory to what brought down EgyptAir Flight 804, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce said on Sunday.

“In my view, it’s highly likely because of the amount of effort that ISIS and Al Qaeda have put over the last few years into trying to develop an undetectable bomb,” Royce said on “This Week,” “and this is one of the concerns we’ve had about allowing ISIS to operate in Raqqah, with their facilities to try to develop that– those– that type of bomb technology.”

“The same is happening with Al Qaeda in the Middle East,” he said.

But the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Adam Schiff, is “not convinced” that terror is the leading theory.

“I’m not convinced. I think it started out certainly as our main suspicion,” Schiff said on “This Week.” “But here we are, we have examined the overhead images. We’ve looked at the signals intelligence, we’ve looked at the manifest, we have not come up with any hard evidence of terrorism, as of yet.”

The missing EgyptAir plane was en route to Cairo from Paris when it disappeared early Thursday with 66 people aboard. According to the company, the Airbus A320 lost contact with the radar tracking system at 2:45 a.m. at an altitude of 37,000 feet.

Schiff added that it is “very suspicious” that ISIS has not claimed responsibility, four days after the EgyptAir Flight Air.

“If it was ISIS — and it’s still very possible — I think it’s more likely to have been a lone actor that wasn’t operating with the command and control of Raqqah, taking matters into their own hands,” Schiff said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Pentagon says it launched an airstrike in Afghanistan Saturday targeting the Taliban’s overall leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansur, who was killed, according to Afghan and Taliban officials.

A U.S. official said Saturday, however, that Mansur was “likely killed” in the airstrike. Afghan intelligence confirmed Sunday to ABC News that Mansur was killed. And Senior Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf also told The Associated Press Sunday that Mansur had been killed in the airstrike.

While in Myanmar Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, addressed the strike on the Taliban leader, repeatedly referred to Mansour in the past tense.

“Yesterday, the Unites States conducted a precision airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region,” Kerry told reporters. “Mansour posed a continuing, imminent threat to U.S. personnel in Afghanistan, to afghan civilians, Afghan security forces and resolute support coalition members across the country. And this action sends a clear message to the world that we will continue to stand with our Afghan partners as they look to build a more stable, united, secure and prosperous Afghanistan.”

Kerry continued, “The United States has long maintained that an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned reconciliation process is the shortest way to achieve peace and peace is what we want. Mansour was a threat to that effort and to bringing an end to the violence.”

Peter Cook, the Pentagon’s Press Secretary in a statement released Saturday. “Today, the Department of Defense conducted an airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansur in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.”

Cook continued, “Mansur has been the leader of the Taliban and actively involved with planning attacks against facilities in Kabul and across Afghanistan, presenting a threat to Afghan civilians and security forces, our personnel, and Coalition partners. We are still assessing the results of the strike and will provide more information as it becomes available.”

A U.S. official said that although the assessment of the airstrike is ongoing, “Mansur was the target and was likely killed.”

The strike was carried out at 6 a.m. ET by multiple unmanned U.S. military drones, as Mansur and another Taliban fighter drove in a vehicle in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal. The other adult male combatant in the vehicle was also likely killed in the airstrike that the official said did not cause any collateral damage.

The airstrike was authorized by Obama, who was briefed before it happened and was kept updated on developments, even as he was on Air Force One flying to Vietnam to begin his visit to Asia. It was carried out by multiple unmanned drones operated by U.S. Special Operations Forces.

“Mansur has been an obstacle to peace and reconciliation between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, prohibiting Taliban leaders from participating in peace talks with the Afghan government that could lead to an end to the conflict,” Cook said.

“Since the death of Mullah Omar and Mansur’s assumption of leadership, the Taliban have conducted many attacks that have resulted in the death of tens of thousands of Afghan civilians and Afghan security forces as well as numerous U.S. and Coalition personnel,” he added.

Mansur assumed the leadership of the Taliban in July, 2015 after the group publicly disclosed that its previous leader Mullah Omar had died of natural causes in 2013 in Pakistan.

Mansur’s leadership had resulted in some initial friction within the Taliban.

There are 9,800 American military service members in a training and advisory mission for Afghan troops. The majority of them stay on their bases to conduct their training, but some special operations forces still partner with their Afghan counterparts to advise them during missions.

The use of airstrikes in Afghanistan has been limited since the start of the training mission last year. Airstrikes could only be used against the Taliban if the group posed an immediate danger to Afghan or U.S. troops. In December the rules were expanded to allow the targeting of ISIS forces in Afghanistan. There was no change to the authorization of counter terrorism airstrikes against the remaining small al Qaeda presence in Afghanistan.

“I welcome the news that Mullah Akhtar Mansour has met his just end. I salute the skill and professionalism of the U.S. Armed Forces who carried out this mission,” Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain said in a statement. “I hope this strike against the Taliban’s top leader will lead the Administration to reconsider its policy of prohibiting U.S. forces from targeting the Taliban.”

Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee said that if the assessment concludes Mansur was killed in the strike, “it would be a substantial blow to the Taliban, which has been reasserting itself across Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly during this fighting season.” But he also cautioned that Mansur’s death could “ignite new turmoil within the Taliban amidst another potential fight over succession.”

“Throughout peace negotiations among the Taliban, Afghan government and others, Mansur has been a major roadblock to ending this bloody conflict,” Schiff added. “And while I am not sanguine that his elimination will pave the way for talks to continue, his continued leadership of the Taliban made prospects for a peaceful resolution exceedingly dim.”

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Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With Memorial Day weekend coming up in less than a week, long lines at airports are showing no signs of shortening.

Travelers are bracing for endless lines at airport security this week by giving themselves plenty of time before their flight arrives, or by signing up for the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program.

Paying at least $85 a year for the PreCheck program, however, may not even be enough anymore to get ahead in line.

Officials say enrollment for the program doubled in April, with about 16,000 people signing up on average every day. But now there are reports of some of those preferred security lines getting backed up.

The TSA, which has added over 760 agents to help tackle the long lines, estimates that about 2.5 million people will fly every day this summer. TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said Friday that problems may still persist.

“The summer is going to continue to be a challenge,” he said.

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KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — As investigators pored over the physical remains of EgyptAir Flight 804 on a ship Saturday night, tapes of the voices of the men who flew the plane have been made public for the first time.

The missing EgyptAir plane was en route to Cairo from Paris when it disappeared early Thursday with 66 aboard. The Airbus A320 lost contact with the radar tracking system at 2:45 a.m. at an altitude of 37,000 feet, according to EgyptAir.

The pilot’s words were chillingly mundane.

“Hello, Hello, EgyptaAir 804 flight level 370, squawk number 7624,” the pilot said, according to a recording of the flight deck’s communications with the air traffic control tower early Thursday released by ATC.com. “Thank you so much. Good day, have a goodnight.”

Minutes later the plane would disappear from radar as it flew over the Mediterranean Sea. The cause of the disaster is still unknown.

The search for more of the wreckage was ramping up today in its third day, aided by 24-hour flights by U.S. aircraft using sophisticated equipment to scan the water.

Ships able to scan the sea floor are also sailing into place to join the effort to find the jet’s black boxes, which could hold valuable clues to what happened.

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iStock/Thinkstock(VANCLEEK HILL, Ontario) — The employees of a family-run craft brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario can soon call themselves owners.

The father and son team of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company announced this week that they would be selling the company to its 150 workers. Steve Beauchesne and his father Tim will roll out an Employee Share Ownership Plan in July, for the brewery’s 10th birthday, to anyone who wants to participate.

Although the process will take a few years, interesed employees can purchase shares for at least 2 percent of their yearly salary.

According to Beauchesne, he and his dad are selling because craft beer “is not an industry,” and it should stay small.

“It’s an important way to protect the legacy of our brewery and protect our independence,” he said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Pentagon says it launched an airstrike in Afghanistan Saturday targeting Mullah Akhtar Mansur, the Taliban’s overall leader. The Pentagon is still assessing the results of the airstrike to determine whether he was killed.

“Today, the Department of Defense conducted an airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansur in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region,” said Peter Cook, the Pentagon’s Press Secretary in a statement released Saturday.

“Mansur has been the leader of the Taliban and actively involved with planning attacks against facilities in Kabul and across Afghanistan, presenting a threat to Afghan civilians and security forces, our personnel, and Coalition partners,” Cook said. “We are still assessing the results of the strike and will provide more information as it becomes available.

“Mansur has been an obstacle to peace and reconciliation between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, prohibiting Taliban leaders from participating in peace talks with the Afghan government that could lead to an end to the conflict,” he said.

A U.S. official said that although the assessment of the airstrike is ongoing “Mansur was the target and was likely killed.” The strike was carried out at 6 a.m. ET by multiple unmanned U.S. military drones as Mansur and another Taliban fighter drove in a vehicle in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal. The other adult male combatant in the vehicle was also likely killed in the airstrike that the official said did not cause any collateral damage.

The airstrike was authorized by Obama and was carried out by multiple unmanned drones operated by U.S. Special Operations Forces.

“Since the death of Mullah Omar and Mansur’s assumption of leadership, the Taliban have conducted many attacks that have resulted in the death of tens of thousands of Afghan civilians and Afghan security forces as well as numerous U.S. and Coalition personnel,” he added.

Mansur assumed the leadership of the Taliban in July, 2015 after the group publicly disclosed that its previous leader Mullah Omar had died of natural causes in 2013 in Pakistan.

Mansur’s leadership had resulted in some initial friction within the Taliban.

There are 9,800 American military service members in a training and advisory mission for Afghan troops. The majority of them stay on their bases to conduct their training, but some special operations forces still partner with their Afghan counterparts to advise them during missions.

The use of airstrikes in Afghanistan has been limited since the start of the training mission last year. Airstrikes could only be used against the Taliban if the group posed an immediate danger to Afghan or U.S. troops. In December the rules were expanded to allow the targeting of ISIS forces in Afghanistan. There was no change to the authorization of counter terrorism airstrikes against the remaining small al Qaeda presence in Afghanistan.

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ABC News(ORLANDO, Fla.) — It’s 7,000 square feet of Walt Disney World that guests will never see.

It’s too bad, really, because Walt Disney World’s new Flavor Lab, as it’s called, is a haven for foodie theme-park goers.

Comprised of four areas — eat, drink, create and, of course, the kitchen — the Flavor Lab serves as the testing ground for the food and drinks that eventually make their way to the theme parks.

“Any new food and beverage concept are all developed here,” director Ed Wronski of culinary development, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, told ABC News. “Right from the infancy standpoint until we transition them to our [food and beverage] operations.”

In other words, the next time you sit down for a meal at a restaurant in a Disney park, know that the Flavor Lab is where that dish was created.

And the drink in your hand? Yes, it too was created here.

“The program really focuses on the theming of the locations,” beverage concept development director Brian Koziol said. “We feel the beverages need to complement the entire dining experience.”

Koziol, a master sommelier, is in charge of wine, of course, but also focuses on beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

It took three years for the Flavor Lab to come from concept to development. Chefs from the restaurants at Disney Parks around the world, including the soon-to-open Disney Shanghai, are able to collaborate via video conference in the Flavor Lab to share menu ideas and best practices. With 1,040 food and beverage operations the world over, it was necessary to have a state-of-the-art facility in which to come together.

It’s so busy in the Flavor Lab that this reporter was almost not able to access it in order not to disrupt the work that goes on around the clock.

But all the work is more than worth it, Wronski, the culinary development director, said.

“To go to a table and have a guest say this is the greatest meal I ever had or this is fantastic,” he added, “that’s what this is all about.”

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Egyptian Armed Forces(NEW YORK) — The Egyptian Armed Forces on Saturday morning released the first photos of debris from EgyptAir flight 804 recovered from the Mediterranean Sea.

A video showing Egyptian search efforts, as well as the debris, was also released by the Egyptian Armed Forces.

The release of the photos follows confirmation that smoke was detected from within the doomed Airbus A320 aircraft shortly before it disappeared from radar. Experts believe this may point towards mechanical failure.

A spokesman for France’s Le Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) — the agency responsible for investigating aviation accidents — cited data from ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) in confirming the detection of smoke in the aircraft. “We can confirm that we have seen ACARS messages from flight MS804 in which it is written that smoke was detected on board,” the spokesman told ABC News. “At this stage we still do not know what happened on board. Our priority is to locate the wreckage and the black boxes.”

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