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Coalition of NGOs battling private equity firm trying to buy '.org' domain

(NEW YORK) -- Some of the world's biggest nonprofit organizations are banding together to fight the purchase of the ".org" internet address by a private equity firm, calling management of the domain a "human rights and social justice issue." ".ORG is the place where civil society and NGOs reside in…... Read More

Amtrak backtracks on $25,000 charge to wheelchair passengers, promises policy review

(NEW YORK) -- Amtrak officials have apologized and said they're suspending a policy after two wheelchair users in a group of five passengers were charged $25,000. Five members of Access Living, an Illinois-based nonprofit that advocates for disabled persons, were traveling from Chicago to Bloomington, Illinois, on Wednesday and paid…... Read More

UN officials implicate Saudi Arabia for hacking Jeff Bezos' phone

(UNITED NATIONS) -- United Nations officials said they have information that suggests Saudi Arabia may have attempted to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone in an effort to "influence, if not silence" the Washington Post's reporting on the kingdom.Bezos is the owner of the Washington Post, where Saudi dissident Jamal…... Read More

New fraudulent text message claims to contain FedEx package information

(NEW YORK) -- Customers should be cautious about a new text message phishing scam that at first glance looks to be about a FedEx package delivery, the company said.Some people around the country have received a text message that appears to show a "tracking code" from the package delivery company…... Read More

Mom pays off $50k in debt, shares how she did it

(NEW YORK) -- For many with a credit card, it’s easy to overspend. Three years ago, Chonce Rhea, a 27-year-old mom from Chicago was drowning in debt from spending beyond her budget. It wasn’t until 2015 when she realized she couldn’t afford to do her own laundry and discovered the…... Read More

Deal to buy vacant home shows severity of homelessness crisis, advocates say

(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- A deal struck by a property investment firm involving a vacant California home where two homeless mothers and their children had been hunkered down exemplifies the need for elected officials in large, expensive cities to help provide affordable housing, advocates say. Oakland resident Dominque Walker, 34, her…... Read More

Boeing says it doesn't expect to get approval from regulators for 737 Max until 'mid-2020'

(NEW YORK) -- Boeing does not expect regulators to allow its beleaguered 737 Max aircrafts to return to service until at least "mid-2020," the company announced Tuesday.Prior to the company's official announcement, headlines that the green light from regulators would take months longer than previously expected caused Boeing shares to…... Read More

GlaxoSmithKline halts production of some Excedrin products

(NEW YORK) -- Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has temporarily stopped production of Excedrin, its popular over-the-counter migraine medication.The company ceased nationwide production and distribution of its Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products because of "inconsistencies in how we transfer and weigh ingredients," a GSK spokesperson told told ABC Syracuse affiliate…... Read More

Climate change and inequality loom large as the powerful descend on Davos

(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- The world's political and economic elite are descending on the small Swiss Alps town of Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum meeting where they hope to set this year's "global, regional and industry agendas." Approximately 3,000 people will be attending this year -- from…... Read More

Couple used side hustles to pay off $114K debt

(NEW YORK) -- Anthony and Jhanilka Hartzog paid off a debt of $114,151 in two years. When the couple realized they were in over their heads with their finances, they set a goal at the start of 2017 to pay off their debt by Jhanilka Hartzog's 30th birthday. They got…... Read More

Tesla calls unintended acceleration complaints 'completely false'

(NEW YORK) -- Tesla is disputing claims that all three models of its electric vehicles could unexpectedly accelerate without the driver taking action. The car company issued a statement on Monday afternoon, saying a stock short-seller was behind the claims, which resulted in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inquiry…... Read More

All eyes on potential Trump vs Greta Thunberg showdown at Davos

(NEW YORK) -- Twitter adversaries President Donald Trump and teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg may come face-to-face at the annual World Economic Forum meeting this week, and all eyes are on their potential showdown at Davos.Trump, 73, is slated to give a special address at the conference of world…... Read More

Climate change and economic inequality loom large as the powerful descend on Davos

(DAVOS, Switzerland) -- The world's political and economic elite are descending on the small Swiss Alps town of Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum meeting where they hope to set this year's "global, regional and industry agendas."Approximately 3,000 people will be attending this year -- from President…... Read More

Snickers teases Super Bowl commercial with Guinness World Record candy bar

(NEW YORK) -- Snickers raised its own bar with a whopping world record and a big promise for the brand's Super Bowl commercial.Mars Wrigley, the company behind the candy bar, created a version of its confection that weighed in over two metric tons and set a new Guinness World Record…... Read More