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US stocks close higher as investors shake off turmoil in Washington

(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street had a second straight day of gains as investors shrugged off worries about political turmoil in Washington, D.C.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 141.82 (+0.69 percent) to finish at 20,804.84.

Th... Read More

Yale dean placed on leave after calling people 'white trash' on Yelp

(NEW HAVEN, CT) -- A Yale University dean has been placed on leave after writing controversial remarks on her Yelp reviews of local businesses, including calling people who dined at one restaurant "white trash."

Screenshots obtained by Yal... Read More

Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA as early as August

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House has formally told Congress that the Trump administration plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, starting a countdown clock until talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico can begin in Au... Read More

Classic Disney animation art headed to auction

(NEW YORK) -- A collection of original art from Walt Disney Studios will soon be open for public auction.

Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present the movie memorabilia auction, "An Important Animation Art ... Read More

TSA adding additional agents ahead of busy summer travel season

(NEW YORK) -- Even as experts project that a record 234.1 million passengers will take to the skies on U.S. airlines this summer, the Transportation Security Administration says it's prepared for the travel onslaught.

Last summer -- which ... Read More

Chanel draws criticism from indigenous Australians with thousand-dollar boomerang

(NEW YORK) -- Chanel's latest addition to its high-fashion sports equipment line is drawing accusations of cultural appropriation. The French fashion house announced it would sell a resin-polished, wooden boomerang embellished with the brand's iconic... Read More

Consumer advocates urge investigation of mystery BMW fires

(WASHINGTON) — Officials from two leading auto safety organizations are calling for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency tasked with investigating potential defects, to investigate a series of fires in ... Read More

Starbucks testing coffee ice cubes in 100 stores

(ST. LOUIS) — It's an iced-coffee lover's summer dream come true.

Starbucks on Monday began testing coffee ice cubes in iced coffee drinks in two markets, St. Louis and Baltimore, according to spokesperson Holly Shafer. She called it... Read More

Researchers discover another ongoing cyberattack using NSA hacking tools

(NEW YORK) -- Cybersecurity researchers have identified a second ongoing global cyberattack that has quietly hijacked hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, including many in the United States, for a massive cryptocurrency mining operat... Read More

Chanel is selling a $1,300 boomerang

(NEW YORK) — Here we go again. After Nordstrom introduced the $85 Medium Wrapped Leather Stone; $425 pre-muddied Read More

Nasdaq sets another record as stocks close mixed

(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street finished mixed on Tuesday as the Nasdaq reached a new record for the second day in a row.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 2.19 (-0.01 percent) to finish at 20,979.75.

The Nasdaq gained 20.20 (+0.3... Read More

Woman makes dress out of more than 10,000 Starburst candy wrappers

(ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa.) -- This woman’s dress sure is one sweet fashion statement.

Emily Seilhamer, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, made the colorful dress entirely out of Starburst candy wrappers.

She said she used more than... Read More

Diane Keaton's former Laguna Beach house is for sale

(LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.) -- An oceanfront home in Laguna Beach, California, that once belonged to actress Diane Keaton is for sale.

989 Cliff Drive is listed for $15.9 million by Mike Johnson of Villa Real Estate.

The Oscar-winnin... Read More

Millionaire's advice to millennials: Skip the avocado toast

(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- A multimillionaire real estate tycoon found himself in the hot seat over the weekend after he told millennials to stop spending their money on "smashed avocados" and fancy coffees if they want to own a home someday.

L... Read More