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Uber driver was watching tv show prior to fatal crash, police say

(TEMPE, Arizona) -- The operator of a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona was watching an episode of "The Voice" via a streaming service in the moments before her SUV struck and killed a pedestrian walking her bicycle across the street, according to a police report.The incident in March raised alarms…... Read More

What you need to know about Instagram's new video platform

(NEW YORK) -- Instagram, which just hit 1 billion users, announced a new video format is coming to the platform, and its creators are calling it the "most exciting feature to date."Vertical videos up to 60 minutes long will now appear in a new tab in Instagram and in a…... Read More

Arkansas man allegedly tries to pay waitress with her own stolen credit card

(PINE BLUFF, Ark.) -- An Arkansas man was taken into custody on Tuesday after he attempted to pay for a meal with a stolen credit card that ended up belonging to his waitress, authorities said.Police said Shamon West, 21, stole the woman's purse, along with her credit cards and driver’s…... Read More

Airlines speak out against transportation of undocumented children separated from their family

(NEW YORK) -- Before President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to reverse the administration's family separation policy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attacked several airlines that said they would not knowingly work with the federal government in cases of transporting children separated from their parents at the border.DHS…... Read More

Passengers sue Southwest Airlines over emergency landing, allege they were 'confronted with their greatest fear'

(NEW YORK) -- A group of passengers aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Dallas, Texas, is suing the airline over an emergency landing that followed a fatal engine explosion.Southwest flight 1380 landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 17 after an engine exploded about 20 minutes into…... Read More

How AMC Theatres plans to compete with MoviePass

(NEW YORK) -- AMC Theatres introduced a new subscription-based program on Wednesday aimed at giving MoviePass some competition.AMC Stubs A-List, which rolls out June 26, will allow members to see three movies each week for a monthly fee of $19.95.Each subscription comes with a three-month commitment, and permits users to…... Read More

Facebook campaign tops $13M to reunite immigrant families separated at border

(NEW YORK) --  In a little over four days, a fundraising campaign on Facebook has topped $13 million to help reunite undocumented families split up by the U.S. government at the Mexico border.The fundraiser page, "Reunite an immigrant parent with their child," was launched on Saturday by three former Facebook…... Read More

Kate Spade's namesake brand pledges $1M to suicide prevention groups

(NEW YORK) -- Kate Spade New York will donate $1 million to suicide prevention groups after its founder's death by suicide earlier this month.“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest.…... Read More

Almost $118B worth of US homes threatened by rising sea levels, report says

(NEW YORK) -- A report published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has found that nearly 311,000 coastal homes -- worth $117.5 billion -- are at risk of chronic flooding due to sea level rise over the next 30 years.The advocacy group said rising sea levels are a result…... Read More

Computer glitch grounding 2,500 flights could take days to sort out, airline says

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- A computer glitch that grounded 2,500 American Airlines flights and left passengers stranded for days at a major U.S. airport has now been “stabilized” but it could still take days to sort out the mess, according to the airline.Between 200 and 1,000 passengers have been sleeping at…... Read More

Major retailers say they'll phase out sales of paint stripper with chemical linked to deaths

(NEW YORK) -- Three major retailers have announced that they will no longer sell paint strippers or other products containing a chemical that has been linked to dozens of accidental deaths.Home Depot, Sherman Williams and Lowe's all have announced that they will no longer sell products containing methylene chloride. The…... Read More