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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 Mattel.com.Whittaker, 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

Amazon fires employee for sharing customer email addresses

(NEW YORK) -- Amazon fired an employee for handing over customer email addresses to a third party seller on the site, the company confirmed on Monday.On Friday the e-commerce giant said it had notified affected customers, adding that the seller had been blocked from Amazon."The individual responsible for this incident…... Read More

Foreign language app marks Columbus Day by adding indigenous Navajo, Hawaiian languages

(NEW YORK) -- A foreign language app with more than 300 million users is marking Columbus Day, which is alternatively recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day, by launching classes in two native languages.The Duolingo app, which is free, has started offering classes in olelo Hawaii (Hawaiian) and Diné (Navajo) after years…... Read More

Banksy pranks auction, shreds $1.4M painting moments after sale

(LONDON) -- A million-dollar piece of artwork by mysterious street artist Banksy was left in shreds before an aghast audience seconds after it was auctioned off for a record $1.4 million on Friday. The British artist, whose identity is still unknown after decades of speculation, timed his painting, Girl With…... Read More

Credit Karma CEO wants to take the 'dread' out of personal finance

(NEW YORK) -- Not everything in FinTech (financial tech) is as sexy as cryptocurrency. But it can mean more than using Venmo to pay back your friends for your share of the bar tab. That's Credit Karma CEO Ken Lin's take, anyway.Credit Karma provides credit reports, disputes credit report errors,…... Read More

NYPD investigator’s conduct under review in Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case

(NEW YORK) -- The New York Police Department and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office are reviewing the conduct of a lead police investigator in the Harvey Weinstein sex assault case, sources briefed on the matter confirmed to ABC News.At issue is an accusation that the investigator might have improperly “coached”…... Read More

Senate approves measure giving airline passengers new rights

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would give airline passengers new rights and should help make an often frustrating experience easier.But the bill, which authorizes funding for the Federal Aviation Administration for the next five years, doesn't tackle those pesky airline baggage fees -- a big win…... Read More