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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

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

Weinstein case heads back to court amid potential setbacks for the prosecution

(NEW YORK) -- The criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein returns to a Manhattan courtroom Thursday as prosecutors face a potential setback in their battle against the disgraced movie mogul.The Manhattan District Attorney’s office recently discovered a previous written account from one of Weinstein’s accusers that could suggest her…... Read More

Couple who lost home in California wildfire settles collections dispute over burned AT&T equipment

(SONOMA, Calif.) -- A Sonoma couple who lost their home in a wildfire last year has finally begun to heal after settling a week-long battle with their former utility company, which demanded money they claimed to have already paid.Rochelle and Richard Nyquist lost everything in the Patrick fire, one of…... Read More

Winning numbers for 6th-largest Mega Millions jackpot will be drawn tonight

(NEW YORK) -- The winning numbers for the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history will take place Tuesday night.The $470 million prize comes with a $265.3 million cash option, according to Mega Millions. The numbers will be drawn at 11 p.m.The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were 27, 28,…... Read More

Google sprints in the 'smart home' race with Home Hub, unveils Pixel 3 phone

(NEW YORK) -- Google debuted its upgraded smart phone, the Pixel 3, the new Pixelbook tablet and an even smarter Home Hub at its annual "Made by Google" event in New York on Tuesday.The event echoed Apple events with a clean, white aesthetic and touted celebrity collaborations, along with an…... Read More

Google+ to be killed after bug exposed up to 500,000 accounts

(NEW YORK) -- Google said it's pulling the plug on its unpopular Google+ social network after admitting to a software bug that exposed the personal information of as many as 500,000 users.The tech giant announced the news on the company blog, disclosing the compromised user-privacy issue for the first time,…... Read More

Doctor Who gets her own Barbie doll inspired by first woman to play the iconic character

(LONDON) -- A Barbie celebrating actress Jodie Whittaker, the first woman ever to take the title role in the iconic series, "Doctor Who," is now for pre-sale on, 36, was introduced in the sci-fi's season 11 premiere on Sunday -- one year after BBC America announced she'd be the…... Read More