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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re heading to Costco, don’t forget to bring your Visa card if you plan on paying with a credit card.

Starting Monday, the major warehouse chain will only accept Visa, ending its 16-year relationship with American Express.

“It’s a big change because it was a big deal for American Express to have its cards used at Costco, which has 80 million members,” says analyst Matt Schultz at CreditCard.com. Amex was also the brand of Costco’s store card.

The switch, Schultz explains, has to do with transaction fees.

“Costco will probably pay less in fees on each transaction, so that makes it a big win for Costco,” he says.

If you have an Amex or Mastercard debit card, that will still be accepted.

“The limitation to Visa only applies to credit cards,” Schultz notes.

Shoppers, of course, can also still pay with cash.

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Tesla Motors(NEW YORK) — Tesla owners needing to pull a James Bond-style move in a pinch, listen up.

The sporty electric vehicle can float well enough to turn into a boat, at least for a short period of time, according to Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. The billionaire tweeted about the amphibious quality of the Model S after sharing a story showing Tesla owners driving through floodwaters.

“We *def* don’t recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation,” Musk tweeted on Sunday.

He warned the company doesn’t recommend Tesla drivers test the buoyancy of their cars.

It’s certainly not the first obscure quality of a Tesla. The Model X, which was released last year, has a bio-weapon defense mode.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Six men in Spain are set to launch a new wine targeting millennials: the wine is called Gik and it’s blue.

Eater.com reports that Gik is categorized as a sweet white, meant to be chilled, with an 11.5 percent alcohol content.

Gik is produced from a blend of red and white grapes sourced from vineyards outside of Madrid and is colored blue with a grape skin pigment and indigo, a natural dye extracted from a plant commonly known as woad; a non-caloric sweetener is added as well. A regular 750- milliliter bottle sells for 10 euros, or about $11 dollars.

Gik was launched last year in Spain, via the company website but over the next two months Gik will be made available in France, the U.K., the Netherlands and Germany. After that, the company will target the U.S.

With no prior winemaking experience, co-founder Aritz López says that he and his partners “wanted to create something really innovative. We were raised in a country with a strong wine culture, but wine has always been a beverage put on a pedestal. So we thought about how it would be to have real people making wine for real people, not a wine made by experts to pseudo-connoisseurs.”

The website suggests pairing the wine with sushi; nachos with guacamole; tzatziki sauce; pasta carbonara and smoked salmon.

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(NEW YORK) — After shaking up the historic world of dolls for girls with its recent Fashionista line, featuring a diverse assortment of its signature dolls in a variety of ethnicities, heights and weights, toymaker Mattel has launched a brand new doll: Barbie® Careers Game Developer Doll.

In the description on the Mattel website, Barbie® Careers Game Developer “looks casually cool in an industry-inspired outfit.” Dressed in a t-shirt and denim pants, a green jacket with rolled-up sleeves and white sneakers, the new Barbie® has red hair and glasses. The doll also comes with a laptop, tablet and a headset. The description concludes, “Inspire young gamers with this doll who is at the top of her game!”

Hopefully, the New Game Developer Barbie® will be able to get a job in a city other than those with substantial gender pay gap in the tech industry.

If you want your Game Developer Barbie®, you’d better bookmark the website: at $12.99 each, they’re currently sold out. But if you’re willing to spend ten times that amount, you may be able to buy one now on Amazon or eBay.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — Rome is set to elect its first female mayor.

Early exit poll results suggest Virginia Raggi, a 38-year-old lawyer, is leading in the second and final round of the mayoral race for Italy’s capital.

Raggi is the young face of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and said she wanted to fix Rome’s $14 billion debt, while she said her opponents focused on her hair or the size of her ears.

She faced off against Roberto Giachetti, a member of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party.

The Five Star Movement, founded by comedian Beppe Grillo in 2009, would have a platform for parliamentary elections in 2018 if it wins Rome.

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ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — Oil and water may not mix, but they do make for great art in the right hands.

Get ready to be mesmerized by the enchanting brush strokes of Turkish artist Garip Ay as he transforms water into Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece, “The Starry Night.”

His whimsical technique is known as Ebru art, or marbling, a traditional Turkish art form that is, in short, “the practice of applying paint to the surface of thickened water and creating patterns and images by manipulating the paint,” Ay told ABC News.

“The creation of my ‘Starry Night’/’self-portrait’ took about 20 minutes to create,” he explained. “The water, in addition to being thickened by carrageenan powder, was colored black for this project. It is one of the more complicated projects I have worked on, to be sure.”

As if Ay’s beautiful recreation of “The Starry Night” isn’t magical enough to watch, he then immediately smears it away to begin working on another intricate pattern, one of van Gogh’s self-portraits.

Ay’s captivating time-lapse video of his methodical work has garnered more than 300,000 views on YouTube.

Take a look at his elaborate creations.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) — Activists clashed with riot police in Istanbul, Turkey over a pro-transgender event that was banned by the government over security concerns.

Video from the event posted on the Facebook page for Istanbul LGBT Pride Week shows demonstrators chanting as police attempted to disperse the crowd.

The government said the march was banned in order to “safeguard security and public order,” according to the BBC.

An Istanbul Pride parade planned for June 26 was also banned by the government due to similar security concerns. Organizers of the event, which was first held in 2003, have called the ban a violation of the law.

The clashes come on the heels of skirmishes between fans of the band Radiohead and police that occurred on Saturday in protest over an attack that took place at a record store on Friday night.

A mob of men carrying sticks and bottles had attacked Radiohead fans who had gathered in a store to listen to the band’s new album, according to Turkish media reports.

Recent clashes with police have emerged as concerns over instability in the region has grown.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Last month was the hottest May on record and marked the 13th consecutive month to break global temperature records, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

News of the continued record-breaking temperatures came the same week that President Obama used Yosemite National Park as a backdrop to warn of the dangers of climate change,

“Make no mistake, climate change is no longer a threat, it’s a reality,” Obama said, stressing the need for action. “On this issue, unlike a lot of issues, there’s such a thing as being too late.”

May 2016 was 1.57 degrees Farenheit (0.86 degrees Celsius) above average for the month, according to NOAA’s data. Many scientists believe it is important to restrict warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Farenheit), a point that could trigger catastrophic changes to the Earth’s environment.

Last year was also the hottest year on record, according to data released by NASA in January, and Climate Central, an organization of scientists devoted to the study of climate change, has indicated that there is a 99 percent probability that 2016 will break 2015’s record.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For more than half a century, it’s been forbidden to and mostly forgotten by American travelers. Until now.

“I’ve stood there while the Cuban guide tells his British group, ‘I know why you’re all here, we’re all here to see it before the Americans ruin everything,’ and everyone says yeah, absolutely, so it’s kind of become a joke, but it’s true,” says Tony Pandola, a tour guide from California who’s been leading tours in Cuba for the past four years. “The ad nauseam thing you hear from anyone that you ask why you came to Cuba and why they came now, is ‘I want to see it before it changes.’ So everyone is aware that things are changing and they want to see this last vestige of some period, whether it was the Cold War or the Castro regime. The whole world has its eyes on Cuba and they want to see it.”

Suddenly, Cuba is one of the hottest destinations on the planet. Ever since the U.S. government eased some of the travel restrictions for Americans travelling to Cuba, and President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the country in over 80 years, Americans have been flocking to the island. The number of Americans visiting Cuba nearly doubled in the first four months of 2016 over last year at the same time, according to the Cuban government, with more than 94,000 Americans visiting from January to May of this year.

Vickie Aoury was one of them. She made her visit here from Colorado recently, wanting to see Cuba before it becomes “Americanized.”

“We expect it will change and we wanted to see a little bit of the old,” Aoury said as she strolled around the Old Town section of Havana with three friends. “It reminds me of amazing European cities. The infrastructure, though, is so decayed — its beauty is raw right now, and it will be interesting to see in 10 years what will happen.”

Aoury and her friends came to Cuba on a cultural exchange program because it is still illegal for Americans to visit Cuba solely as tourists, and the U.S. maintains the trade embargo on Cuba that has been in place since 1960.

Despite the embargo, the influx of Americans and other foreigners has meant much needed income for Cubans lucky enough to work in the exploding tourist industry. But it’s also causing problems.

“The Cuban infrastructure cannot handle the people that are going to come and can barely handle the people that are already here,” says Pandola. “The most obvious case was this past holiday season where some of the more visited towns where there were foreigners literally sleeping in the park because there wasn’t enough room to rent in the entire town. That had never happened. There were police grabbing people by the hand and knocking on locals doors and saying you have to put out this person up for the night because we can’t have them sleeping in the park.”

And while those that work in the hospitality business here have seen their wages rise, others remain mired in poverty. Many professionals here, such as doctors and engineers, only earn roughly $50 a month. Working at a restaurant frequented by tourists or driving a cab -– especially driving one of the numerous American cars from the 1940s and 50s still on the road here –- can earn some Cubans as much in a day as a doctor earns in a month. One Cuban driver we spoke to, Isvani, who drives a pink, meticulously maintained 1957 Chevrolet Bel Aire, said it is a Cuban tradition to drive such cars, even though they are difficult to maintain, because tourists, especially Americans, enjoy riding in them.

So while many Cubans here hope that more American tourism will mean more opportunity, they also share the fear with many foreign tourists that the nature of Cuba will change. But Pandola believes the island is not suddenly going to see a Starbucks on every corner when and if the embargo is lifted.

“There are plenty of international chains that could do business in Cuba if they wanted to, and the reality is Cuba is not an easy place to do anything,” he says. “Any business that thinks they’re going to come down here and do whatever they want once the embargo is ended, I think they’re sorely mistaken.”

For now, Cuba remains like nowhere else –- a time capsule waiting for you to open it.

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Monkey Business/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –A 9-year-old in Scotland is following in the footsteps of her professional photographer dad.

Regina Wyllie, who lives with her family on the west coast of Scotland, first picked up a camera at the age of 3 when she joined her dad, Kevin Wyllie, in photographing a mountain bike race.

Three years later, at the age of six, Regina accompanied her father while he photographed a welcome home parade for soldiers returning from Afghanistan.

Wyllie, the owner of KSG Photography, told ABC News one of the military veterans chose to purchase Regina’s photograph over his. Since then, she has joined her father on photography shoots “whenever possible,” according to Wyllie, and has quickly become an in-demand photographer.

“It’s quality time with my daughter doing something we both love,” he said. “All the money in the world could never come close to that feeling.”

Regina saw her work published for the first time in a local magazine last year, according to Wyllie. This year, Regina is being requested by brides who have hired her father to photograph their special day.

“I honestly couldn’t be any more proud,” said Wyllie, who has another budding photographer daughter.

He added, “But I don’t pressure her into anything as I’m just happy that she enjoys her photography without worrying about whether it’s going to be a business for her or not.”

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