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Twitter outlines sweeping details of ban on political ads

(NEW YORK) -- Twitter unveiled its new wide-reaching policy regarding political ads ahead of 2020, after co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced the platform would ban political advertising as social media giants grapple with the veracity and influence of online ads. The policy outlines how the changes will apply to…... Read More

United joins American and Southwest in extending 737 Max cancellations into March

(NEW YORK) -- United is joining American and Southwest Airlines in extending cancellations tied to the Boeing 737 Max into March.The Federal Aviation Administration grounded the aircraft after it was involved in two crashes in Indonesia and in Ethiopia that killed a total of 346 people. Although the timing ultimately…... Read More

Defense Secretary says $10B Pentagon cloud contract 'conducted fairly,' despite Amazon dispute

(WASHINGTON) -- Amazon is not backing down after the Pentagon awarded Microsoft a lucrative cloud contract deal worth up to $10 billion, saying there was "unmistakable bias" in the government's decision-making process.Defense Secretary Mark Esper, however, defended the Pentagon's decision in a news conference Friday with South Korea's Defense Minister,…... Read More

Are Google, Twitter and Facebook doing enough to protect the 2020 election?

(NEW YORK) -- In less than a year, Americans will head to the polls in the 2020 presidential election. Last time around, the FBI says, Russian trolls, in coordination with the Russian government, engaged in a sophisticated attempt to influence the American electorate to vote for Donald Trump. While the…... Read More

Entrepreneur, 14, creates natural hair program to empower future curl bosses

(NEW YORK) -- Lexi P., 14, knew she wasn't the only one in need of help taming her tresses. So the 14-year-old did something about it.The teen launched her line of Curlanistas products in 2018 after realizing the important need to empower other young girls who had curly hair like…... Read More

ColourPop releases

(NEW YORK) -- Right in time for the release of Frozen 2, there's a new makeup collection underway.On Nov. 15, ColourPop and Disney are releasing a full cosmetics line inspired by Anna and Elsa's princess powers.The latest launch includes eye shadow palettes, lip gloss, lipstick and glitter."Fit for a an…... Read More

Nike debuts new sneakers for nurses, doctors and home health providers

(NEW YORK) -- Nike's latest sneaker drop pays homage to hardworking medical workers who deserve it.Officially releasing on Dec. 7, the new Nike Air Zoom Pulse shoe gives nurses, doctors and home health providers a way to trade in their rubber clogs for something that can really trek through long…... Read More

Motorola relaunching its iconic Razr flip phone

(NEW YORK) -- Motorola is bringing back its iconic Razr flip phone in 2020, but with a price tag of $1,500.The phone that was the envy of every teen in the early 2000s will still possess the satisfying flip feature, but this time with a 6.2'' touch screen that can…... Read More

Travelers beware of 'juice jacking' at public charging stations

(LOS ANGELES) -- Keys, wallet, cellphone -- check. But what about your charger?As people prepare to travel during the busy holiday season it could be more important than ever to double check that devices are fully charged or at least ensure you have a power adapter base and chord before…... Read More

Feds bust brothers who allegedly made $6 million off counterfeit iPhones, iPads

(SAN DIEGO) -- Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Wednesday alleging that 14 members of an international criminal organization have been ripping off Apple to the tune of $6 million.The organization, led by three brothers, is accused of importing over 10,000 counterfeit iPhones and iPads from China and then going to…... Read More

Inside the growing trend of low- and no-alcohol beverages

(NEW YORK) -- As the year winds to a close, a growing trend might make the tradition of Dry January more popular than ever: the rise of low- and no-alcohol beverages.The global nonalcoholic beverage market is expected to reach a record value of $1,650.28 billion by 2024, according to a…... Read More

Facebook says government requests for user data have reached all-time high

(NEW YORK) -- The number of government requests for user data have climbed to a new record, Facebook said in its biannual transparency report.Those requests rose 16% during the first half of 2019 to 128,617, Chris Sonderby, the vice president and deputy general counsel for Facebook, wrote in a blog…... Read More

Lawsuit alleges 'pervasive sexual harassment' of McDonald's employees

(NEW YORK) -- Fast-food giant McDonald's was hit with a lawsuit this week alleging a "toxic work culture" and "pervasive sexual harassment" of female employees.In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, former employee Jenna Ries, 32, shared her story of rampant workplace sexual harassment and threats of retaliation or being fired when…... Read More

TSA expects record-breaking 26.8 million Thanksgiving travelers

(NEW YORK) -- Almost 27 million travelers are expected to pass through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4% increase from 2018, the agency said.From Nov. 22 through Dec. 2, the projected 26.8 million flyers will include 2.7 million on Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving, and…... Read More