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The New York Times(NEW YORK) -- The New York Times introduced a new paywall in December that slashed its free articles in half, from ten to five. The move was all part of Meredith Kopit Levien's mission to understand where news consumption is headed.

“You can describe the business model -- not the journalism, not the mission -- but the business model of The New York Times in five words: ‘Make something worth paying for,’” Kopit Levien, executive vice president and chief operating officer of The New York Times Company, told Rebecca Jarvis on an episode of No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis.

Kopit Levien was named COO of The New York Times in June 2017 and is the first person to hold that role in the company in over a decade. Prior to her current position, she was The Times' head of advertising and chief revenue officer.

“I would say I have a voracious interest in where media consumption is going and how original, independent, quality journalism fits into that,” she said.

As COO, she oversees the teams responsible for digital product, design, audience and brand, and consumer revenue and advertising. Kopit Levien is at the forefront of The New York Times’ digital revolution and less than six months into her role as COO, The Times reported that its digital advertising revenue had risen 11 percent in the third quarter of 2017, and digital-only subscriptions had reached nearly 2.5 million.

Kopit Levien said The Times understands that “news is a relationship business,” adding, “We have to treat everybody fairly and you know, fairness means people can speak their minds.”

She went on, “The New York Times believes that journalism should provide a place for intelligent thoughtful dialogue from all perspectives. We are not the opposition to the current administration. We are not an advocacy organization. We are a place for intelligent ideas and debate of all kinds and you're going to see us continue to push it that way.”

The self-described "lifelong lover of journalism" has always wanted society “to have a shared fact base.”

“It's really about bringing your whole self to work because people are most comfortable when they aren't trying to compensate for something they really aren’t,” she explained.

And could bitcoin be a new form of payment for this fast-growing subscriber base?

“Such a good question, I’m not going to answer that. You’ll have to find out,” Kopit Levien said.

Hear more of Meredith Kopit Levien’s interview on this week’s episode of No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn and the ABC News app.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Although consumers enter January preparing to spend less than they did during the holiday season, cybercriminals are still as active as ever and many Americans face the risk of credit fraud.

Based on findings in the 2017 Capital One Credit Protection Survey, people are not taking advantage of the full array of opportunities presented to them to keep their personal information safe. According to the survey, 36% of people could be doing more to protect their credit. The study also finds less than half of people use a credit monitoring tool to have access to the resources needed to improve or protect their credit.

Sarah Strauss, the head of Fraud at Capital One, recently spoke with ABC News about the findings, how and where fraud occurs, and what people can do if they have been hacked.

"Fraud is something all consumers should be aware of," Strauss says. She stresses that although shoppers are especially vulnerable during the holiday season, cybercriminals seemingly never sleep and consumers must be vigilant often to be as safe as possible.

As a fraud expert, she finds that most card users have their information compromised when someone obtains possession of their credit or debit card or the cards' numbers and makes purchases using them. She also sees criminals open or close a new or existing account in someone else's name with their personal information.

To lessen the frequency of these crimes, Strauss recommends consumers take important steps to keep a close watch on their purchases, ensuring their personal information is safe. She asks consumers to sign up for two tools: credit monitoring services and instant-purchase notifications, both of which are often offered by credit card providers.

One example of a credit monitoring tool that Strauss suggests using: CreditWise from Capital One, which alerts users of new activity on their credit report. Instant-purchase notifications, also offered by many card providers, notify users instantly after a transaction is made with their card so that they can track down fraud as quickly as possible if they did not make a specific purchase.

Communication is vital as well. Stauss tells ABC News the most important step consumers can take, along with signing up for purchase and credit monitoring tools, is to communicate with their bank and ensure all accounts are updated and banks have their latest personal information.

Strauss stresses, "Hackers want to monetize your information... before the account owner identifies it." So, account owners need to verify that banks know if users have switched addresses, changed phone numbers, or made any updates to the information associated with their account. It helps to protect hackers cannot use old information to get access to active accounts.

If hacking occurs, Strauss suggests users report the fraud to the card provider and sign up for a free credit report, available on sites such as annualcreditreport.com.

She then suggests contacting the three major credit bureaus (TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian) and requesting credit reports from them because "sometimes there's different information in those reports… and [users should] take a hard look to make sure there's nothing in those credit reports that you don't recognize.”

Strauss adds that hacking victims should also sign up for free monitoring services with their card providers, if they are not already using them, to keep a closer eye on their purchases.

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David Miller/ABC News(NORWICH, N.Y.) -- It can be hard to see how important honeybees are to daily life. Just by looking at fully grown oranges, apples and almonds, the honeybee wouldn’t necessarily get marquee credit for their growth.

But, bees pollinate around 70 percent of the world’s crops, according to Cornell University, and without them, there’s no easy way to pollinate the fresh foods that need to be grown and harvested.

The vast farming operations around the country keep bees in high demand almost year-round and it’s up to commercial bee keepers to make sure farmers have their pollinators.

One of those beekeepers, Chuck Kutik, rents his bees out across the country, throughout the year. He said there's one crop that demands more bees than any other -– almonds. In the winter, Kutik, and commercial beekeepers throughout the country, send the majority of the nation's commercial bees to pollinate almonds blossoms.

Kutik loads his bees on flatbed trucks that hold 112 palates of beehives and sends them on a multi-day, cross-country journey.

Truck drivers have to continue moving throughout the day, only stopping at night, in order to maintain cool temperatures for the bees. If it’s too warm they will be tempted to fly out of their hives.

The bees will spend several weeks pollinating the bright white almond blooms. When they are done, they will be taken to the next farm, to a new crop on the east coast.

Almond farmer and beekeeper Ryan Cosyns tells us that the price of pollination rental for almonds has nearly doubled since 2005, which is directly related to the increased acreage devoted to almonds.

A single hive from Kutik’s farm rented for as much as $200 in 2017, to a California almond farmer.

But as the demand for bees has gone up, keeping honeybees healthy has also become more and more of a challenge.

According to the USDA, Between 2015 and 2016 the nation's beekeepers lost 44 percent of their colonies.

"The consensus in the scientific community now is that it's not any single factor that is driving losses of bees," said Scott McArt, an associate professor in the Department of Entymology at Cornell University. "It's multiple factors."

He said those factors can include pesticides, insecticides, loss of habitat and climate change.

However, as honeybees are dying the overall population of bees has gone up.

"This is something that a lot of people don’t necessarily understand," said Emma Mullen, an associate in the Department of Entymology at Cornell University, "because if you do track the number of colonies that are in New York or the U.S., they do tend to increase. So what they’ll do is they’ll split their colonies and in that way they can continue to replace the colonies that were lost and grow their operation."

In the springtime, beekeepers can take a hive that is thriving and split them, creating two from one. Kutik predicted he would create 6,000 new hives in the spring.

When the bees return home to Kutik’s farm, there is still more work to be done; that's when oney production starts. But farmers in the U.S. cannot produce enough honey to meet the total demand across the country.

“We only produce, I don't know what it is, 120 million or 140 million pounds of honey in the U.S.," Kutik said. "I think the consumption is 300 [million pounds]. The consumption is way more than we can produce."

With so much work to be done by American beekeepers and their bees, can the industry keep up with demand?

In this episode of “Food Forecast,” Ginger Zee tags along the route of the bees to the almonds groves of California and talks to the beekeepers along the way.

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Norwegian Cruise Line(MIAMI) -- A family from Iowa is suing Norwegian Cruise Line in a civil case after their 12-year-old daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by one of the ship’s crewmembers in her cabin. A jury trial in Miami last February found the accused not guilty, according to documents obtained by ABC News.

The girl, who was identified as H.P. in civil court documents, was “sexually assaulted, sexually battered and sexually abused” as she napped in her cabin aboard the NCL Escape on Feb. 16, 2017, around 1 p.m., the civil complaint said.

The lawsuit alleges that Norwegian was negligent in properly screening its staff and providing stewards with master keys to access each passengers’ cabin.

The suit references NCL’s safety and children programs, saying the cruise line “invites parents to rely on the cruise line to provide a safe environment for children,” and that “alongside our well-trained staff, your children will experience a wide range of exciting activities with kids and teens they own age.”

The family is suing for damages in excess of $75,000, excluding interest, costs and attorney’s fees. The alleged incident caused the girl to suffer “bodily injury, emotional distress, mental anguish, pain loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, medical and psychological expenses,” the suit said.

“The family is pretty much devastated by this,” the family’s lawyer told ABC News.

Norwegian Cruise said it “cannot comment on legal matters.”

It is unclear if the crewmember is still working for the cruise line.

The crewmember entered cabin 15858 as the girl was napping, according to the suit. He then began to sexually abuse her until she moved to the other side of bed, the suit said. When the crewmember left the room, the girl ran next door to find her family and friends, reporting the incident to them, the suit said.

According to a February 2017 criminal complaint obtained by ABC News, the FBI was made aware of the incident from the cruise line after it was reported to them by the girl’s parents. Once the parents notified Norwegian Escape’s security team, the crewmember was “confined by the Escape’s captain until the vessel returned to the Port of Miami,” the complaint said.

The FBI referred ABC News to court records when asked for comment.

The cruise line provided security footage of the crewmember entering cabin 15858, and both the employee and the minor were interviewed, according to the complaint. The security footage matched the timeline of what was said from each interview, the complaint said.

According to the complaint, the crewmember admitted that he made contact with the girl and was later charged with sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a minor.

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CVS Pharmacy(WOONSOCKIT, R.I.) -- Drug chain giant CVS Pharmacy announced Monday it will take new steps toward letting customers know when an image used on social media or in marketing and in-store materials has been digitally altered.

The company is also making a commitment, starting in April, to not materially alter beauty imagery it creates for its stores, website and marketing materials for social media.

The company’s president, Helean Foulkes, said she recognized that CVS has a responsibility as a retail business whose “costumers predominantly are women.”

“The connection between the propagation of unrealistic body images and negative health effects, especially in girls and young women, has been established,” Foulkes, president of CVS Pharmacy and executive vice president of CVS Health, said in a statement. “As a purpose-led company, we strive to do our best to assure all of the messages we are sending to our customers reflect our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

The company is introducing a CVS Beauty Mark watermark – a circle with a heart-like shape at the center -- that will appear on all imagery in its stores that has not been “materially altered.”

CVS defines materially altered as “changing or enhancing a person’s shape, size, proportion, skin or eye color, wrinkles or any other individual characteristics.”

Customers will begin to see the CVS Beauty Mark on products in April. CVS expects 80 percent of the images in stores to be compliant by 2019, a company spokeswoman told ABC News.

By 2020, brand partners will be required to use imagery that is not materially altered or will have to include a disclaimer on the imagery that labels it "digitally modified."

CVS Pharmacy has over 9,700 locations. The company made headlines in 2014 when it announced it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, becoming the first national pharmacy chain to do so.

The chain has also committed to removing certain "chemicals of concern" from all store brand beauty and personal care items.

CVS's latest move follows Getty Images, which announced last year it would no longer accept photos of models' body shapes that have been retouched.

The American stock photo agency said it modified its Creative Stills Submission Requirements after a French law that requires clients to disclose whether photos of models have been altered to make them larger or thinner.

Changes to hair color, nose shape and retouching of skin or blemishes are still acceptable and are "outside the scope of this new law," according to Getty's website.

CVS said it will work with "key brand partners and industry experts" on guidelines to ensure the coming changes are transparent and consistent.

The move drew praise from Girls Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves girls ages 6-18 at more than 1,400 sites across the U.S., according to its website. The organization has partnered with CVS on the transparency initiative.

"As the national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, Girls Inc. is honored to be a partner in CVS Pharmacy’s movement to counter limiting stereotypes too often faced by girls and women," Girls Inc. President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh said in a statement released by CVS. "Allowing diversity and natural beauty to shine will have an immensely positive impact on girls."

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Amanda Edwards/WireImage via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Michelle Williams is responding to the controversy over a pay gap in which she was paid less than 1 percent of what her male co-star, Mark Wahlberg, received for reshoots of the film, "All the Money in the World."

The actress spoke out Saturday after Wahlberg, 46, announced in a statement that he's giving his $1.5 million fee from the reshoots to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Williams' name. Wahlberg's agency, William Morris Endeavor, also donated another $500,000, bringing the total gift to $2 million.

The legal defense fund aims to "subsidize legal support for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment or related retaliation in the workplace," its website reads.

In contrast to Wahlberg's pay, Williams, 37, was paid $80 per diem for a total of less than $1,000 for reshoots for the film.

"Today isn’t about me," Williams' statement began. "My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted."

She added, "If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours."

Rapp, 46, publicly alleged in an October Buzzfeed article that one-time "All the Money in the World" star Kevin Spacey attempted to seduce him at a party back in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

Spacey issued an apology in the wake of Rapp's accusations, saying, "I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."

After Rapp's allegations became public, other claims of Spacey engaging in sexual misconduct followed.

The 58-year-old "House of Cards" actor was replaced by Christopher Plummer in "All the Money in the World," which centers on the story of the 1973 kidnapping of billionaire J. Paul Getty's grandson. The change came less than two months before the film's scheduled release.

Rapp responded to Williams' statement on Twitter Saturday night, writing: "I’m very moved by Michelle Williams’ kind words."

Earlier Saturday, Wahlberg explained in a statement obtained by ABC News why he was donating his fee from the film.

“Over the last few days my reshoot fee for 'All the Money in the World' has become an important topic of conversation. I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5M to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name," he said.

His agency, WME, added in a separate statement, "The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap."

"It’s crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution," the statement added.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Whether you’re rich or broke - or maybe just frugal - try these tips because when it comes to traveling why should anyone pay a penny more than they have to?

If You are Broke

Fly cheap days: For U.S. domestic flights, cheap days are usually Tuesday, Wednesday and often Saturday; for international travel, cheaper flights are generally on weekdays instead of weekends. Tip: Check prices on other days too just in case your itinerary is one of those city pairs that break the rules but generally speaking, resign yourself to flying midweek.

Fly cheaper times: Travel at dawn and during the lunch or dinner hour are often better deals than say, 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. flights. Tip: Super-early flights can pay off when bad weather is expected; sometimes those first flights of the day are the only ones that depart before delays start impacting planes.

Fly cheaper routes: Often non-stop flights are more expensive than connecting flights (often, but not always). If you are flexible enough to deal with a longer travel day, see if a connecting flight is available. Tip: Connecting flights are sometimes 50% cheaper than non-stops; occasionally, the savings are even higher.

Fly cheaper seasons: If your budget can’t take a big summer vacation to Europe, go in winter. This past week I checked my airfare search site for February fares to Europe and saw several round-trip deals for $330 or less from Boston and Chicago; smaller cities like Cincinnati and Kansas City showed fares in the $500 range. Tip: Use a search tool that finds cheapest fares by month.

Fly with fewer fees: A few large airlines have been bringing meals back to economy class (on a certain long-haul flights) but if your plane has no free food, save your money and bring a snack from home. Also, be extremely certain of your travel dates before booking flights because change fees can cost up to $200. Tip: Southwest has no change fee, and other airlines cannot charge change fee if changes are made within 24 hours of purchasing tickets.

If You are Rich

Expensive days to fly: You can fly any time you like but if you really want to pay a lot, try Fridays and Sundays, generally the most expensive days to fly. Tip: If you’re not bent on paying too much, try moving one of your travel dates to a cheaper day; chances are good you’ll see some savings.

Get the credit card: Try an airline branded credit card or another one that gives you lots of miles and often perks like free bags or early boarding (which comes in handy for the times you’re not flying first class). Tip: Some of these card will have an annual fee but it might be considered a business expense so consult your CPA.

Ask for upgrades: Say you want to move up in class without paying the full freight; this can sometimes be done on long international flights that haven’t sold out. Tip: Always ask! Approach the gate agent to see if anything’s available and how you might snag one of these better seats; you might have to haggle. Friends of mine have done this successfully on flights to/from Europe and paid very little money to move up in class. Of course, this won’t work on popular flights filled with folks itching to use miles on upgrades but you won’t know ‘til you ask.

For Everyone

Get PreCheck or Global Entry: Time is money no matter what your finances and getting a faster experience at airport security is worth it. I recommend the TSA PreCheck program (for those who only fly domestically) which cost $85 for five years. If you do any international travel, go with Global Entry which includes PreCheck and offers faster re-entry into the U.S. Cost is $100 for five years.

Use a carry-on bag: The fact that most carry-on bags are free is nice but not the best thing about them; carry-ons stay by your side so they don’t get lost. Think about that next time you’re waiting at the carousel for your big checked-bag to show up. And you’re waiting...and waiting.

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Megan Reddy(WASHINGTON) -- A chance tweet by a relative of an 11-year-old aspiring journalist in Connecticut led to her getting an invitation to spend a day at the place where she would one day like to work, The Washington Post.

It all started when Katie Reddy's relative, New York Times reporter Liam Stack, tweeted that his cousin's daughter had quickly become an avid reader of the Post after downloading the paper's app when she was only 9.

Katie's mother, Megan Reddy, told ABC News she and her husband had no idea their daughter was using the news app until one night at dinner.

"My husband and I were talking at dinner, talking politics, and Katie kind of chimed in with a smart, informed remark, and we stopped eating and looked at her and asked how did you know that and she said 'Oh, I read WaPo,'" Megan Reddy said.

Katie said she was recently asked in school about her aspirations, and she told the class she wanted to work for The Washington Post.

"I want to be a journalist for a newspaper when I grow up," Katie told ABC News. "It's appealing to me because you're able to write about what's happening in the world, and you can keep people filled in on the news."

Well, the Washington Post tweeted back at Stack that Reddy wasn't only welcome for a day visit, but "we're all excited to work for her some day."

That tweet went viral, one version wracking up nearly 20,000 retweets.

Katie said that when she learned of the offer from the Post, "I just felt so happy. It was amazing. I never knew that would happen to me."

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young Scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookies reception.

These girls bearing gifts of Thin Mints and Samoas will also come packing an agenda. They want to see Savannah's towering suspension bridge renamed in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts in the coastal Georgia city more than a century ago.

The Girl Scouts saw an opening last fall when Savannah's city council formally asked state lawmakers during their 2018 session to strip the name of segregationist former Gov. Eugene Talmadge from the bridge. Georgia Scouts are getting support from the Girl Scouts' national headquarters in New York, which has hired a lobbyist to help sway lawmakers in Atlanta.

Rep. Ron Stephens, a Savannah Republican, is on board with the switch. He said he plans to introduce a bill on Feb. 6, when Girl Scout leaders plan to bring as many as 300 Scouts to the Capitol.

"I can't think of a name that could go on the bridge at the Savannah River that would mean more," Stephens said of Low, though he's not optimistic fellow lawmakers will agree if that means rescinding an honor bestowed upon a former governor. "My opinion is chances of passage are slim to none."

Since 1956, the span crossing the Savannah River at the Georgia-South Carolina line has been named for Talmadge, a populist Democrat who served three terms between 1933 and 1942. Talmadge railed against the New Deal for offering blacks hope of economic parity with whites. He defended whites-only primary elections in Georgia. And he once proclaimed a black man's place was "at the back door with his hat in his hand."

In September, Savannah's city council unanimously called on the legislature to take Talmadge's name off the bridge. Mayor Eddie DeLoach sought the change following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, as white supremacists rallied to protect Confederate statues. DeLoach said Savannah's bridge should "no longer be named for a man who divided us."

By law, only Georgia lawmakers can name or rename state roads and bridges. Girl Scouts leaders said it's an ideal chance to honor Low, who insisted Girl Scouts have a place for all girls regardless of race, religion or disabilities.

Low recruited the first troop of Girl Scouts over tea at her Savannah home in March 1912. In their first year, the girls learned to cook and care for babies. But Low also taught them how to shoot rifles and tie up burglars.

While Low began with only 18 Girl Scouts, 1.8 million are enrolled today. Acevedo said Scouts from across the U.S. attending an October convention embraced their Savannah colleagues' cause. Roughly 10,000 Girl Scouts and alumnae have signed a petition asking lawmakers to rename the bridge for Low.

In December, Acevedo joined the leaders of Georgia's two Girl Scout councils at the state Capitol in Atlanta to meet with Gov. Nathan Deal. While the meeting focused on boosting girls' interest in science and math, the Girl Scout leaders also told the governor they want Low's name on the bridge.

"I don't know that he ever came out and said, 'I'm supportive of this,' " said Sue Else, chief executive of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, who attended the meeting with Deal. “But he's been very supportive of Girl Scouts in general."

Meanwhile, Girl Scouts national leaders hired Savannah lobbyist Amy Hughes for the legislative session that began last week. Hughes was hired specifically to lobby lawmakers on the bridge issue, according to Alice Hockenbury, the Girl Scouts' vice president for advocacy in Washington.

Stephens doubts fellow lawmakers will take action. A prior attempt to strip Talmadge's name from the bridge fell flat in 2013. He said it could be tougher this year, as the Republican-controlled legislature tries to avoid election-year backlash from GOP voters amid controversies over Confederate statues and memorials.

"As far as I can tell, just by the conversations I've had with people, they're going to run from anything that's extremely controversial," Stephens said.

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ABC News(DENVER) -- Many people have gone in search of a treasure allegedly hidden by New Mexico author and antiques dealer Forrest Fenn, but for some, the chase after an elusive prize has come at a dangerous price.

Fenn, 87, claims he hid a treasure – estimated by some to be worth $2 million -- somewhere in the Rocky Mountains in 2010. The only way to find it, he says, is by reading a cryptic poem containing nine clues from his self-published 2011 memoir, "The Thrill of the Chase." Part of the poem reads, "Begin it where warm waters halt / and take it in the canyon down / not far, but too far to walk / put in below the home of Brown."

A former military pilot turned wealthy antiques dealer, Fenn told ABC News the main reason for creating this massive treasure hunt was to give people hope.

"In 1988, I was diagnosed with what everybody thought was terminal cancer," Fenn said. "But besides that, we were going into a recession, and lots of people losing their job, despair was written all over the headlines, and I just wanted to give some people hope."

Fenn claims he hid a bronze chest filled with gold coins and rare artifacts.

"There's 265 American gold eagles and double eagles. There's ancient Middle Eastern gold coins. There's hundreds and hundreds of gold nuggets, two of them as big as [a] hens egg," he said.

Because of the fluctuating price of gold, Fenn said he isn’t sure of the exact value, "I don't even want to think in those terms. Writers about this treasure hunt have appraised it between $1 million and $5 million."

Fenn told ABC News he estimates that nearly 350,000 people have gone out searching. The treasure could be hidden anywhere in tens of thousands of square miles of territory out West, from New Mexico to Montana. Aside from the poem, Fenn has given few clues as to the treasure’s whereabouts, but he says the treasure isn’t anywhere dangerous.

Some skeptics think it's all a hoax, but Fenn is quick to defend its authenticity.

"The treasure is real," he said. "The treasure is hidden where I put it."

Fenn said thousands of online forums, videos and documentaries have fueled speculation, with people obsessively pouring over Fenn's prose-prompted clues to the point where he said he has received the occasional death threat.

"This one guy called me... he said, 'Tell me where the treasure is right now. I'm going to kill you.'"

So far, no one has been able to find it, including Washington state resident Dal Nietzel, who has made more than 65 search trip since he started looking in 2011.

Neitzel runs, Thrill of the Chase, a popular blog documenting his own quests and the quests of others. It also serves as a fan page for other Fenn afficiandos.

"We get to over a million new visitors every year on the blog, and they’re from all over the world,” Neitzel said.

Cynthia Meacham, also among those looking for Fenn's treasure, said she first found out about the treasure in 2013 and has made more than 100 trips near her New Mexico home.

Both Meacham and Nietzel believe the start of the poem’s clues refers to Yellowstone National Park known for its hot springs, mud spots and geysers.

"We're going to start where warm waters halt. And for us, that's Madison junction and it's inside [Yellowstone National] park. And the reason that it's Madison junction, is because two of the warmest rivers in the park absolutely halt and stop," Nietzel said.

Meacham also pegged the launching point of Fenn’s poem back to his early years spending summers at Yellowstone. "I really believe it's at a place that has sentimental value," she said.

On their first search together, the pair travelled to West Yellowstone, Montana to an area near Grayling Creek for something the poem calls a “blaze,” which they believe has something to do with a stone, cliff or mound of rocks.

"Your quest to cease, tarry scant with marvel gaze just take the chest and go in peace," Meacham read from the poem. "It means get your butt over there and start, look quickly down at that rock blaze and find the hiding spot.”

The quest for Fenn’s hidden treasure comes with multiple dangers, including bears and rough terrain. Several people have gone missing or died trying to find it.

In June, New Mexico authorities recovered the body of Colorado pastor Paris Wallace, who went missing after telling his family he was going off to search for the treasure alone. Mitzi Wallace said she and her husband had gone on searches together before, but she was not on the trip that turned fatal.

In 2016, authorities found the remains of Randy Bilyeu, whose family said he too went missing while searching for Fenn's treasure. Bilyeu’s body was found north of the Cochiti Lake along the Rio Grande River.

"I knew when it happened that my brother was not the first one and that he would not be the last," his sister Kathy Leibold said.

Eric Ashby, 31, was the most recent known person to go missing as a result of the great treasure hunt. He was swept away in a rafting accident on the Arkansas River this summer, his friends said, and is presumed dead.

New Mexico State Police chief Pete Cassetas told ABC News they have asked Fenn to call off the treasure hunt.

“You had talked about giving more clues, providing more clues to help people better find your treasure and I again I call for you to pull it,” Cassetas asked Fenn over the phone in June. But while Fenn refused to give any clues to help people find the treasure, he told Cassetas, “I'm going to give a clue to keep them out of trouble.”

Yellowstone Park rangers said they have responded at least a dozen of treasure-related calls since 2013 and would prefer those still searching stay away.

“They're generally unskilled, unprepared. Put themselves in hazardous places, in hazardous situations and often don't, don't really appreciate what Yellowstone has to offer,” Chief Park Ranger Pete Webster said.

Fenn said he sympathizes with the victims' families but doesn't feel responsible for those who have lost their lives.

“I didn't anticipate that people would die searching for my treasure,” Fenn said. “But in the back of my mind, it had to be logical that that could happen because there's so many things that can happen to a person when he's out in the wilderness. I mean, the grizzly bears alone are something to think about."

While Fenn remains tight-lipped about the location, he did admit that someone was just 200-feet away from the location at one time. “I know exactly where they were because they told me.”

To "Nightline," he also hesitantly revealed another hint: “People tend to over-complicate. Try to simplify if you can. That's good advice.”

“I've said more than I should have said,” he said of his hint.

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Humble Design(DETROIT) -- The last four weeks have been a whirlwind -- full of tears, joy and surprises -- for the Neely family in Detroit, Michigan, but Friday took the cake.

On Dec. 15, Dionna Neely, formerly homeless, and son Daerye Neely, 8, got the holiday surprise of a lifetime: Their new home was completely furnished, for free, by the charity Home Design.

And, on Friday afternoon, Neely, with Daerye standing by her side, was presented with a check for $10,000 by the U-Haul Company of Detroit, Michigan, a national partner of Humble Design.

"On behalf of the U-Haul Company of Detroit, and to help you realize your dream of nursing school, I'd like to present you this check for $10,000," said U-Haul's Bill Raines. "Congratulations. ... You're an inspiration to us."

The move brought Neely to tears.

"Thank you so much," she said. "I appreciate everything. We are so grateful and so honored that everyone is interested in our story. And, I'm glad that I can be an inspiration to someone else who's going through what I've been through."

Daerye was also presented with a PlayStation 4 by Humble Design warehouse manager Carl Kyles.

For most of his young life, Daerye did not have a place to call home. In 2012, Neely lost her job, then her home and was forced to drop out of school. The two lived with family for five years, then in homeless shelters until November, when the state finally placed them in their own home.

Unfortunately, however, they could not afford to furnish the residence.

A social worker working with them shared their circumstances with Humble Design, which reached out to the Neelys to see if it could help. Humble Design furnishes homes for the formerly homeless with furniture donations.

Treger and Rob Strasberg started the nonprofit in 2009 and have furnished more than 850 homes, they told ABC News.

"We take your donated goods you're no longer using -- all your knickknacks, all your large pieces of furniture -- and we repurpose it for families," Treger Strasberg said.

In December, just days before Christmas, Neely and Daerye were welcomed back into their newly furnished home, which was also decorated for Christmas, complete with gifts under the tree.

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As he entered his bedroom, Daerye became speechless and broke down into tears, burying his face into his mother's arms.

He'd been sleeping on blankets on the floor in his room. Now, he had a desk, a bed, a dresser and even a nook to sit and read.

Neely and Daerye told ABC News on Friday that they were very grateful for the experiences.

"We want to thank everyone for all the love and support we have received," Neely said.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- A $451 million mystery is over.

A 20-year-old "retired" background screening worker from Florida claimed the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions lottery history, lotto officials confirmed.

Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot. He elected to take a lump sum payout of $281.2 million, officials said.

Missler plans on plunking down some of the lottery loot for a new home in Tampa and then pursuing a "variety of passions," according to the Florida Lottery, as well as helping others.

"I intend to take care of my family, have some fun along the way, and cement a path for financial success so that I can leave a legacy far into the future," Missler said in a statement. "I have always been one to encourage the idea of chasing dreams and I believe life is about the pursuit of passion. I am 20 years old and my journey has only just begun.

The win didn't come as a shock for Missler, whose attorney set up a private limited company called "Secret 007, LLC," officials said.

In fact, Missler informed officials that after purchasing the ticket at the 7-Eleven convenience store on Ridge Road in Port Richey, about 40 miles northwest of Tampa -- he had “a feeling” he would win the jackpot.

He managed to scoop up the windfall by taking $5 in scratch-off lottery ticket winnings and then purchasing five Mega Millions of Quick Pick tickets, the officials added.

The fourth Quick Pick was the one that delivered home the winning combination, the officials said.

So when the numbers 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and the Mega Ball, 10, were announced, Missler said he simply placed a call to share the news with his brother.

Then he met with his father the following morning for a cup of coffee, officials said.

The 7-Eleven will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The lucky person who bought the winning $560 million Powerball ticket in New Hampshire is still a mystery.

Lottery officials confirmed that the ticket was sold at Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack, some 25 miles south of Concord.

The store, officials said, will receive a $75,000 commission.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The major indexes finished the week with new records as bank stocks and retailers led the way in gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 228.46 ( 0.89 percent), finishing the session at 25,803.19.

The Nasdaq climbed 49.28 ( 0.68 percent) to close at 7,261.06, while the S&P 500 finished trading at 2,786.24, up 18.68 ( 0.67 percent) for the day.

Crude oil prices were nearly 1 percent higher at about $64 per barrel.

Winners and Losers:  Retailers continued to rally after strong holiday sales, with shares of Target ( 3.78 percent) and Kohl's ( 4.50 percent) climbing.  Kohl's stock was also upgraded by both RBC Capital and J.P. Morgan.

Shares of Bank of America jumped 1.73 percent.

After Facebook announced changes to its "News Feed," the social media giant's stock tumbled 4.47 percent.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- On just four days in 2018, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. And one of those days is coming up.

Jan. 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

April 21: First day of National Park Week

Sept. 22: National Public Lands Day

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

The fee-free days "provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee," according to the National Parks Service.

Of the 400 national parks in the United States, 118 charge a fee.

The others are free all the time. The waiver on fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

The four free days in 2018 marks a decrease in the number of such days from years past. There were 10 free days in 2017 and 16 in 2016.

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ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- The iPhone X is Apple’s most advanced smartphone and also the most expensive at $999 a pop.

Many tech bloggers have written articles and posted videos online saying they’re worried about damaging the phone, because it has a glass on the front and back.

Apple advertises on its website that all three of its new phones -- the 8, 8 Plus and X -- are built with “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back.”

"Good Morning America" set up our own drop challenge with the iPhone X to see how it held up after being dropped from three different heights.

The three heights consisted of a pocket-height drop –- about 3 feet -- a selfie drop –- roughly 5 feet -- and a 3-story drop from the roof of the event venue The Terrace in Paramus, New Jersey.

We dropped all three of the iPhone Xs face down.

First, the pocket drop from about 3 feet. It’s a pretty realistic scenario as you pull your phone out of your pocket and, whoops, it falls.

The results: A couple of little dings but, on the whole, the phone looks fine.

Second, the selfie drop from about 5 feet.

The results: No cracks, not shattered, only minor scratches.

Third, an extreme drop from a rooftop that is 3 stories up.

The results: The back looks perfect, but when we flip it over, the screen is completely smashed.

“I expected the 3-foot drop to get about what we got," said Nick Guy of the product review site Wirecutter. "I thought from the 5-foot drop that we would see more damage than we did, but the 5-foot drop turned out just fine."

He continued, "Of course, the 3-story drop, I think that’s what I expected.”

To check if any interior components had been damaged, we had Jessa Jones owner of independent repair shop iPad Rehab pull the phones apart. She put them through a function test, including checking the cameras and microphones.

The phones we dropped from the 3 and 5 feet distances seemed fine. The cameras were well secured and everything was working normally, according to Jones.

The phone dropped from the roof had a trashed screen and made some odd noises. While the interior parts looked OK, when we put an undamaged screen on it, the camera no longer functioned.

"It seems to have survived a fairly monumental drop with fairly minor damage,” Jones said.

Even after the three drops, there is still one more challenge, according to Jones.

"I’m going to reserve judgment until it withstands the test of time," she said.

Some experts recommend buying Apple’s insurance coverage AppleCare to cover any damages. It costs $199 for the iPhone X.

If you break the glass and have AppleCare, the repair costs $29 for the front and $99 for the back.

Without AppleCare, the price at Apple is $279 to replace the front glass and $549 if you break the back glass.

Wirecutter also has its top picks for iPhone X cases.

The site recommends the Anker Karapax Touch case at $8.99. A good leather option, according to Wirecutter, is Apple’s leather case at $49.

For what it considers a more protective option, Wirecutter picks the Speck Presidio Grip at $39.95. Wirecutter gets a percentage of money from retailers for products sold through links in its articles.

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