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Facebook, Twitter execs to face lawmakers over foreign influence operations

(WASHINGTON) -- Top executives from social media behemoths Facebook and Twitter are set to testify Wednesday before lawmakers about the ongoing threat of foreign influence operations on their platforms, as the shadow of possible Russian interference looms over the 2018 midterm elections.Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Chief…... Read More

Montana restaurant pays 109-year-old to eat there for her birthday

(MISSOULA, Montana) -- A 109-year-old took full advantage of a Montana restaurant's birthday discount -- and then some -- when she was paid to eat there last month.The Montana Club in Missoula, which offers a percentage off customers' bills based on their age, actually paid birthday regular Helen Self $1.25…... Read More

Steve Bannon uninvited from New Yorker event after celebrity backlash

(NEW YORK) -- The New Yorker pulled Steve Bannon from its annual fall festival on Monday amid major pushback from staff and celebrity participants.Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, was scheduled to headline the star-studded The New Yorker Festival, but the magazine said it uninvited him after participants, including…... Read More

For safety on campuses, law enforcement increasingly turns to apps

(WASHINGTON) -- With summer winding down and syllabus week upon college students, campus law enforcement teams are doing their own type of studying -- on the best ways to keep their schools safe.Colleges and universities are doing that more frequently through school safety apps, which safety officials hope will provide…... Read More

Papa John’s founder sues company’s board; company dismisses allegations

(NEW YORK) -- Bitter infighting continues within the leadership of Papa John’s.The company’s founder and largest shareholder, John Schnatter, has filed a lawsuit against Papa John’s International Inc. in Delaware on Thursday, claiming the company’s leadership is causing “irreparable harm” to the business, his attorney told ABC News.In a statement…... Read More

Boeing wins $805 million contract for Navy's new drone tanker

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing an $805 million contract for four new MQ-25A "Stingray" unmanned mid-air refueling tankers that will be based on aircraft carriers.The contract could balloon to $13 billion if the Navy gets the full requirement of 72 Stingrays for its carrier fleet.The sleek drone…... Read More

30 years and $3 billion later, one of America's largest civil works projects set to open on Ohio River

(OLMSTED, Ill.) -- On the banks of the Ohio River in southern Illinois, construction has been underway since the Reagan administration to complete one of the largest civil works projects in U.S. history.The Olmsted Locks and Dam, a $3 billion project that began three decades ago and took more than…... Read More

What's believed to be the most northerly vineyard in the world is up for sale

(GVARV, Norway) -- What is thought to be the world's most northerly commercial vineyard is up for sale in Norway.The 15 acres of fertile vineyard, which is used to produce award-winning wines, also comes with a national cuisine restaurant, several cottages and three gigantic wine barrels nestled among the vines…... Read More

A marriage of 2 technologies: Toyota, Uber self-driving car deal

(NEW YORK) -- Where Toyota sees a minivan, Uber sees a driverless taxi. Now both companies are getting their vision.Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber, the companies announced Monday, moving the embattled ride-sharing company toward a self-driving future with a partner. The two companies will continue to develop their…... Read More

Family racks up $13,000 in iPhone data roaming fees while overseas, but says phones were on airplane mode

(SAN FRANCISO) -- A family on vacation overseas racked up thousands of dollars in data roaming fees despite setting their phones to airplane mode, according to ABC News’ San Francisco station KGO.Vivian Chung and her children had just returned to their California home from Vietnam, where they were celebrating her…... Read More

Trump claims Google 'rigged' searches against him but company denies it

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump attacked Google in Tuesday morning tweets that accused the company of prioritizing "fake news" in its search results, which the company denies.The results are “rigged” against him and other conservatives, he wrote on Twitter.Trump also alleged that 96 percent “of results on 'Trump News' are…... Read More

Kushner real estate firm fined $210,000 for allegedly falsifying documents to boot tenants

(NEW YORK) -- The real estate firm owned by the family of President Donald Trump's son in law and adviser Jared Kushner has been fined $210,000 by regulators in New York.The Department of Buildings said in a statement that Kushner Companies had 42 violations, including falsifying construction permits, at 17…... Read More

USDA to buy $1.2B in goods, offer $5B in aid to farmers hurt by trade war

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government will spend up to $1.2 billion to buy products from farmers hurt by the retaliatory tariffs from China and other countries, and will provide almost $5 billion in payments to farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.The purchases and payments are part of an…... Read More

Fur-Sale! Painting panda's abstract artwork hits the market

(VIENNA, Austria) -- There's a painting panda at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo and her abstract artwork is selling for more than $500 a pop.Yang Yang uses black paint with white backgrounds, which seems to be a favorite color scheme for the zoo's giant panda. With a zookeeper acting as her easel,…... Read More