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  • Uber operator in fatal self-driving vehicle crash was likely streaming TV show

    TEMPE, Az. – The person behind the wheel of the Uber self-driving Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona was likely streaming “The Voice” on a cellphone at the time of the incident. The Tempe Police Department released a 318-page document late Thursday that sheds new light on what likely happened when the vehicle hit pedestrian Elaine Herzberg, 49, in March as she walked a bicycle across a road in Tempe. According to an analysis of the incident, […]

  • Pantera drummer, founding member Vinnie Paul dead at 54

    Vinnie Paul, the drummer and founding member of the metal band Pantera has died, the band announced on Facebook. “Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” the band said in a statement. Paul, who was 54, was also known for his work as a drummer for the metal band Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. “The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time,” the band said. Paul formed Pantera in the 1980s […]

  • More than 30 children at Florida summer camp hospitalized after getting sick

    LAKE PLACID, Fla. — More than 30 children attending a summer camp in Florida were taken to the hospital Thursday after they suddenly fell ill, the Highlands County Fire & EMS said. The 33 children and three adults were at the Cloverleaf 4H camp in Lake Placid, Florida, when they were taken to local hospitals Thursday night, officials said. The camp is about 100 miles southeast of Tampa, Florida. Most of the children suffered nausea and one child passed out, […]

  • Prominent conservative writer Charles Krauthammer dies at 68

    NEW YORK – Legendary conservative intellectual Charles Krauthammer, whose columns and commentary shaped American politics for generations, has died. He was 68. Krauthammer’s death was confirmed by the Washington Post, where he had been a columnist for more than 30 years — an extraordinary run that was a testament to his larger-than-life status. Krauthammer was one of the best-known columnists in America. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987. He also earned a National Magazine Award in 1984. But […]

  • First lady Melania Trump wears ‘I really don’t care. Do U?’ jacket before border visit

    First lady Melania Trump took a trip to the US-Mexico border on Thursday to tour an immigrant children’s shelter, but her trip is getting attention not only for her action, but her wardrobe choice. As the first lady boarded her plane from Andrews Air Force Base, she wore an olive green jacket. The back of the jacket read: “I really don’t care. Do U?” in white graffiti-style lettering. Trump was not wearing the jacket when she landed in McAllen, Texas. The $39 […]

  • Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

    WASHINGTON– The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. The 5-4 decision overturns a 1992 Supreme Court precedent that effectively barred states from collecting such taxes, and could leave consumers paying more for online purchases as cash-strapped states tap a rich vein of new revenue. In making their decision, justices ruled that South Dakota can collect sales taxes from online retailers like Wayfair, […]

  • Koko, gorilla famous for learning sign language, dies at age 46

    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and showed the world what great apes can do, has died. She died Tuesday in her sleep at age 46, The Gorilla Foundation said in a statement. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the release said. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.” The western lowland gorilla was born at the San Francisco Zoo in 1971 and began to learn […]

  • Here’s what Trump’s family separations executive order does

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together at the border. The order also seeks more authority to detain those families together until the end of their immigration proceedings. That process will begin immediately, which is likely to be met with swift legal challenges, though the order does acknowledge that current law may […]

  • Gatorade is going sugarless for the first time in its 53-year history

    Gatorade is ditching sugar. Gatorade Zero, a thirst quencher without sugar or carbs, hit stores around the country this week. It comes in orange, lemon lime, and glacier cherry, and is priced in line with the brand’s classic sports drink. The new drink is a tacit admission that the heyday of sugary sports drinks is winding down. Gatorade has controlled the nearly $8 billion US sports drink industry for decades, grabbing about 75% of the market, according to research firm […]

  • $4,000 a minute pours in to help reunite separated immigrant families

    In less than four days, a California couple has raised more than $5 million – and counting – through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border. Charlotte and Dave Willner were inspired to start the campaign when they saw the viral image showing a frightened, crying 2-year-old girl looking up to the adults around her after crossing the border. The girl, who was with her mother and others, had rafted across the Rio Grande and the […]