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The mother of Fabiana Flosi, seen here with her husband, Formula One racing chief Bernie Ecclestone, has reportedly been kidnapped in Brazil. Flosi and Ecclestone are seen here in 2014, after a court proceeding in Germany.

Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone's Mother-In-Law Is Kidnapped In Brazil

A reported abduction in Brazil is sending shock waves through the sporting world, as the mother-in law of Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire who runs the Formula One Group, is apparently being held for ransom.

From Rio de Janeiro, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reports for our Newscast unit:

"Bernie Ecclestone is the head of the Formula One car racing franchise and one of the richest men in Britain. His wife is Brazilian, and her mother was apparently grabbed by criminals in Sao Paulo, who are asking for a $37 million ransom from the billionaire.

The Christ the Redeemer statue stands above Maracana Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro that begin on Aug. 5.

The Olympic Storylines You Absolutely Need To Know

With more than 300 events and 10,000 athletes at the Summer Olympics, you can't follow everything at the Rio Games even if you're an insomniac streaming NBC around the clock.

Still, you want to know which athletes, events and stories you can't miss. Well, it's impossible to say, because drama, heartbreak and triumphs can emerge anywhere, anytime at the Olympics.

But here are some of the best American storylines, packed with video links to give you a sampling of the feast that's in store:

Remember the name Ashton Eaton

When the Solar Impulse 2 airplane arrived in Spain from New York last month, it was greeted by the Spanish Eagle Patrol.

Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

The trip had mechanical setbacks, and the plane's average speed would be legal on many American streets. But when the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi in the early morning darkness Tuesday, it successfully completed a round-the-world voyage using only solar power.

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg took turns flying the single-seat aircraft that began its trip on March 9 of 2015, flying more than 26,700 miles in a total of 17 stages (23 days) as they soared under the sun's power and then glided through the night.

Journalists gather in front of Tsukui Yamayuri-en, an assisted care facility where at least 19 people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo Tuesday.

19 Die In Knife Attack At Care Facility West Of Tokyo

A 26-year-old man is under arrest for going on a rampage in an assisted care facility near Tokyo, in a shocking attack that's being called the worst mass killing in postwar Japan. Police say the man turned himself in after he killed 19 people and injured more than 20.

Helen Gurley Brown in her office at <em>Cosmopolitan</em> magazine in the 1960s .The legendary editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."

Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

Helen Gurley Brown, the tiny, tough and influential editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, who transformed the staid family magazine and took circulation to giddy heights, did so by lubricating its pages with one word: sex.

Make that extra-marital sex.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday. Even the icons of the party's progressive wing — Warren and candidate Bernie Sanders — were subjected to jeers, catcalls and chants from an element of the audience.

Different Breeds Of Convention Democrats Ask: Whose Party Is This, Anyway?

Democrats have become accustomed to having the best speech at their quadrennial convention given by someone named Obama. This year, that person might also be named Michelle.

Hers was not the keynote, nor the most anticipated, nor the longest speech of the night. But it mesmerized and subdued the raucous and rebellious crowd, focusing the enormous energy of Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena just where convention organizers had hoped — on Hillary Clinton.

Good News On Student Loans ... For Some

A new White House report on student loan debt reveals that how people repay student loans has changed dramatically in a short time.

Are Russians Behind The DNC Email Leaks?

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In Philadelphia, Democrats Look For Unity Amid The Boos

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First Night Speeches At The Democratic Convention

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