COALITION PRESSURES AMAZON, MICROSOFT, AND GOOGLE TO KEEP FACIAL RECOGNITION SURVEILLANCE AWAY FROM GOVERNMENT

A coalition of more than 85 activist groups sent letters to Microsoft , Amazon , and Google pressuring them not to sell their facial...

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, THE DEMOCRAT WHO LAUNCHED HER 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RUN ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for president in the 2020 election...

 
 
 

SNAP'S STOCK FALLS NEARLY 9% ON ANNOUNCEMENT ITS CFO IS LEAVING AFTER ONLY EIGHT MONTHS

Snap's stock fell nearly 9% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the camera and technology company said its chief financial officer...

IMMIGRANTS FOUNDED NEARLY HALF OF 2018'S FORTUNE 100 COMPANIES, NEW DATA ANALYSIS SHOWS

For nearly as long as it has existed, the United States has been a magnet for global entrepreneurs and business leaders . First- or...

 
 
 

STEVE KING VOTES IN FAVOR OF HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING HIS OWN RACIST COMMENTS

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 424 to 1 to condemn racist language used by its member , Steve King, an Iowa Republican. During...

AS SHUTDOWN CONTINUES, U.S. GOVERNMENT RECALLS FURLOUGHED IRS AGENTS TO PROCESS TAX REFUNDS

With the United States government shutdown in its fourth week, the Internal Revenue Service is recalling 46,000 furloughed agents,...

 
 
 

STATES HOLD BREATH AS TRUMP'S ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE SAYS HE WON'T PROSECUTE POT IN MARIJUANA-LEGAL STATES

Marijuana companies operating legally according to state laws where the cultivation and sale of the drug is allowed will not face action...

COMPANIES SPENT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON JUNK FOOD ADS TARGETING BLACK AND HISPANIC YOUTH

Companies that sell junk food, from fast food to unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, are spending billions of dollars on ads targeting...

 
 
 

THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS BAD. BUT IT COULD GET MUCH WORSE

Airport security screeners could quit en masse, grounding flights. The federal courts could stop hearing civil cases. City buses could...

THESE GOOGLY-EYED ROBOTS COULD BE COMING TO A GROCERY AISLE NEAR YOU. HERE'S WHAT THEY DO

If you shop at Giant Food Stores you might encounter something a little unexpected next time you shop: a robot. After a pilot program...

 
 
 

NEW YORK STATE SENATE MOVES TO PROTECT MINORS FROM GAY CONVERSION THERAPY

The New York state Senate voted to become the 15th state to ban gay conversion therapy on minors Tuesday, legally declaring that “being...

‘SO THIS WAS A REAL TOY?!' TOY BOMB GAME PULLED FROM SHELVES AFTER INTENSE BACKLASH

Would you buy your children a game where the goal is to defuse a bomb? Many parents say no, and they've prompted many North American...

 
 
 

CHINA ISSUES A TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR CANADA AS RELATIONS CONTINUE TO DECLINE

China issued a travel advisory for Canada Tuesday, warning its citizens to “fully evaluate risks” before considering traveling there,...

RACEAHEAD: KING AND WATSON AND THE SINS OF THE PRESENT

Last night, House Republican leaders voted to remove Rep. Steve King of Iowa from his posts on the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees,...

 
 
 

THE BEST TIME TO LAND A JOB THIS YEAR IS RIGHT NOW

If you're considering a job change, there's no time like the present, according to ZipRecruiter's 2018 Annual Job Seeker Survey . Unemployment...

EXCLUSIVE: OFFENSIVE SECURITY NAMES NEW CEO; FORMER NO. 2 AT HACKERONE, LYNDA

Ning Wang is the new chief executive officer of Offensive Security, a cybersecurity training business best known for its popular certification...

 
 
 

EPA PROSECUTIONS AGAINST POLLUTERS LOWEST IN 30 YEARS

The Environmental Protection Agency last year pursued the lowest number of criminal prosecutions against polluters since 1988, the...

WHY OLD-FASHIONED, OVER-THE-AIR TV IS BOOMING

About one in seven American households is watching old-fashioned, over-the-air television broadcasts, an increasingly appealing choice...

 
 
 

REPORT: VERIZON ADDING FREE APPLE MUSIC TO SOME PHONE PLANS

Verizon reportedly plans to subsidize the cost of an Apple Music subscription to customers of two of its Unlimited data plans as early...

FORMER OHIO GOV. JOHN KASICH WILL JOIN CNN AS A POLITICAL COMMENTATOR

Former Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio will join CNN as a senior political commentator, where he will appear as a guest on a number...

 
 
 



Teen dies after falling from Royal Caribbean cruise ship, landing on pier

Teen dies after falling from Royal Caribbean cruise ship, landing on pier

Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti. Read more ...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is entering the 2020 race for president

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is entering the 2020 race for president

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumped into the 2020 presidential race Tuesday by announcing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that she's forming an exploratory committee for the... Read more ...

IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds...

IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds - without pay

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers - nearly 60 percent of its workforce - from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay. Read more ...

College basketball upset leads to $150,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs

College basketball upset leads to $150,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs

A business owner posted on Facebook before the game that he would make the donation if the Syracuse Orange defeated No. 1-ranked Duke. Read more ...

Warriors rout Nuggets after NBA-record 51 in first quarter

Warriors rout Nuggets after NBA-record 51 in first quarter

DENVER - Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 points as the Golden State Warriors, propelled by an NBA-record, 51-point first quarter, regained the top spot in the... Read more ...

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

The lawsuit alleges that Netflix did not have permission to use the trademarked phrase "choose your own adventure." Read more ...

Judge Blocks White House From Adding Census Question

Judge Blocks White House From Adding Census Question

A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. US District Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday that... Read more ...

Coast Guard receives $15 million donation for unpaid service members as...

Coast Guard receives $15 million donation for unpaid service members as shutdown continues

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard have not been paid during the government shutdown. Read more ...

Former Yankees closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charges

Former Yankees closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charges

John Wetteland, the former Yankees and Rangers closer, was arrested Monday on child sex abuse charges, the Dallas Morning News reported. The 52-year-old Wetteland is being... Read more ...

Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

Rachel Zegler recently went viral for some powerhouse vocals. Read more ...