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Uber driver who allegedly groped customer charged with kidnapping, wire fraud

(NEW YORK) -- An Uber driver has been charged in federal court after allegedly kidnapping a woman, groping her after she fell asleep and then charging more than $1,000 for the ride after abandoning her on the side of a highway.Harbir Parmar, 24, of Howard Beach, New York, was charged…... Read More

Anheuser-Busch sending 300,000 cans of drinking water to areas ravaged by Hurricane Michael

(MEXICO BEACH, Fla.) -- As communities in Florida and Georgia began to rebuild after Hurricane Michael, Anheuser-Busch said it would be shutting down some of its beer lines to get more than 300,000 cans of drinking water to people in need.It's an effort the company has been involved with for…... Read More

Mega Millions and Powerball have combined jackpot of more than $1 billion

(NEW YORK) -- More than $1 billion in combined potential prize money is up for grabs between the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries.The jackpot for the Mega Millions has reached a new record of $667 million, with an estimated cash value of $380 million after no one claimed the jackpot…... Read More

An iPhone app that breaks down jump shots like you're LeBron

(NEW YORK) -- An iPhone app that uses artificial intelligence to give any basketball player a professional-level breakdown by tracking the speed, height and angles of, say, a jump shot, launched Tuesday.HomeCourt is a shot-tracking app that was featured at Apple's annual event in September. It was introduced by former…... Read More

Beer shortage due to climate change? Yes, it could happen

(IRVINE, Calif.) -- This is not a drill: As climate change worsens, there could be a beer shortage.A study published Monday that looked at beer's growing popularity and a potential decline in barley harvests linked to climate change showed prices for beer could double, or even triple, in countries including…... Read More

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

(NEW YORK) -- Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died Monday afternoon in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family said. He was 65.Allen's sister, Jody Allen, released a statement on behalf of her family."My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a…... Read More

Melinda Gates shares the worst advice she never took

(NEW YORK) -- When Melinda Gates was in high school she received a gift from her father that would change her life: an Apple III computer. The Dallas native spent hours learning to code on her Apple III as a teen and it further solidified her love of math and…... Read More

Facebook hackers accessed more private information than previously revealed

(NEW YORK) -- Hackers accessed much more private information in a recent Facebook breach than the social media giant previously revealed.  Two weeks ago, Facebook announced that 50 million users were affected, with the possibility of an additional 40 million, so the company reset the "access tokens" or digital keys…... Read More

Dow plunges another 500 points, massive sell-off extends into 2nd day

(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stock futures plunged 500 points Thursday, extending its two-day loss by more than 1300 points.Dow Industrial Average Futures closed 546 points or 2.1 percent lower at 25,052.83, totaling more than 5 percent in losses since Tuesday's close.The tech-centric NASDAQ ended 1.3 percent lower at 7,329.06. S&P…... Read More

Elon Musk commits to SEC settlement despite mocking tweets

(NEW YORK) -- Elon Musk's tweets may have mocked the Securities and Exchange Commission, but his court filings are serious about settling the fraud charges that the SEC had lodged against him.As recently as Oct. 4, Musk issued a sarcastic tweet, describing the agency as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission,” despite…... Read More

Refugee-owned falafel shop in Tennessee voted the 'Nicest Place in America'

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A falafel restaurant opened by a Syrian refugee in Tennessee has become a pillar in his community, and a gathering place for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to come together over food.Yassin's Falafel House in Knoxville was the winner of this year's Reader's Digest…... Read More

British automaker Aston Martin has survived 7 bankruptcies. Now it wants you to invest in it.

(LONDON) -- For a storied automaker like Aston Martin, it’s hard to imagine that at one time the company was making just five cars a week at its original location in Newport Pagnell, England.Best known as the getaway car of James Bond, Aston Martin has a complicated history includes a…... Read More

Super-smart teen girls from India invented an app to deal with all of our iPhone waste

(NEW YORK) -- Solving global problems isn't on the to-do list for most teenagers.But this group of five teen girls from Delhi, India, is far from average. The team took on the challenge of inventing a way to dispose of electronic waste in an eco-friendly way."E-waste is usually disposed of…... Read More

Dow Jones closes down more than 800 points

(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831.83 points on Wednesday to close at 25,598.74, losing 3.2 percent of its value in its sharpest drop since February.Slides in corporate shares weren't just contained to the Dow. The tech-heavy NASDAQ index also traded sharply lower, closing at 7,422.05, down…... Read More