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  • The 10 things United is doing to avoid another dust-up, drag-out passenger fiasco

    SEATTLE, Washington — United Airlines really wants to avoid another customer service disaster. And make flying its airline better in the process. The airline said it is making 10 changes to prevent a repeat of what happened to Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a flight because United needed extra seats for commuting crew members. Video of the April 9 incident quickly went viral. Dr. Dao suffered a concussion and two missing teeth. United had promised a review by […]

  • Tipster to receive $10,000 reward in Tennessee teacher’s arrest

    CECILVILLE, Calif.– The man who said he helped police capture Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a teenaged girl, will receive a $10,000 reward, according to the lawyer for her family. Griffin Barry will receive the money Friday at the office of attorney S. Jason Whatley in Columbia, Tennessee. Cummins, 50, was arrested and Elizabeth Thomas, 15, was found last Thursday after Barry told authorities the two were staying in a remote cabin near Cecilville, California, near the […]

  • Ex-soldier laughed while killing her service dog as boyfriend recorded, police say

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. – A former soldier and her boyfriend are facing felony charges after police say she tied her service dog to a tree and shot it several times in the head while her boyfriend videotaped the act. Marinna Rollins and Jared Heng were arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Cumberland County, North Carolina. They’re charged with animal cruelty, a felony. According to a police report obtained by CNN affiliate WTVD, the pair took the gray-and-white male pit bill named […]

  • ‘Cruel deception’: FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

    The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.” **For the FDA press release, click here** “There’s a couple of issues here,” Jason Humbert, a regulatory operations officer in the […]

  • Ohio school district sends parents letter of concern over ’13 Reasons Why’

    Alexa Curtis, 19, laid her laptop on her dinner table and took a deep breath. It was a brisk April evening, and Curtis was prepared to spend the night in her Boston apartment watching the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” As the first three episodes of the teen drama unfolded on her computer screen, Curtis’ heart began to race. “13 Reasons Why” is based on best-selling author Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult book of the same title. Actress and […]

  • Caitlyn Jenner: ‘I would seriously look at a run’ for office

    Caitlyn Jenner told an audience Tuesday night that she would consider running for public office during an interview promoting her new book. Jenner, a Republican who came out as transgender in 2015 and says she voted for Donald Trump, told a crowd at the 92nd Street Y community center in New York City that over the next year or two, she will look at where she thinks she could be more effective: On the inside of government or from the […]

  • Police use murdered woman’s Fitbit to charge her husband

    ELLINGTON, Conn. — The attack, as Richard Dabate described it to police, was horrific. A masked intruder barged into his Connecticut home, he said, tied up and tortured him and — when his wife came home — shot and killed her. His story, however, would not hold up with investigators. And when cops ultimately charged him with murdering his wife, they relied on evidence gathered from an unlikely source: The Fitbit his wife was wearing. The crime It was December […]

  • America’s least favorite airline is … (hint: it’s not United)

    When it comes to customer satisfaction among airline passengers, Spirit Airlines ranks dead last. For the third year in a row, the ultra-low cost carrier had the lowest score in the travel report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Spirit scored a 61 on a 100-point scale. Spirit is known for its “bare fares” — cheap tickets that are stripped of any additional amenities. That means passengers will pay for things like printing a boarding pass at the airport […]

  • John Kasich gives Trump an ‘incomplete,’ leaves door open for 2020 run

    NEW YORK — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he would grade President Donald Trump’s performance as an “incomplete.” “It’s not even at 100 days, so you have to give the guy a chance,” Kasich said at a CNN town hall moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “He’s never held public office before.” Citing a Washington Post-ABC News poll showing 94% of Trump voters approve his job performance, while only 42% of all Americans approve, Cooper asked Kasich why there is […]

  • Shea Moisture pulls an ad after getting hammered on social media

    NEW YORK — Another day, another brand under fire for an ad that many customers saw as tone-deaf. Shea Moisture is fighting backlash on social media after the brand, a family-owned business with deep ties to the black community, launched a spot that opened with a black woman discussing the difficulties of dealing with her natural hair, but quickly transitioned to two white women — a blonde and a redhead. One said she didn’t “know what to do” with her […]

  • Student gets last laugh with viral tweet after stepdad said he would never graduate college

    Sometimes words meant to discourage end up fueling a person’s ride to success. When Daivon Reeder started college four years ago, he said his stepfather was less than optimistic about his chances. “My step dad told me it was pointless to go to orientation, I wasn’t going to graduate,” Reeder wrote in a tweet, now shared thousands of times. Fast forward four years, and Reeder notes that his stepdad is in jail and he’s a college grad. My step dad […]

  • Barack Obama holds first public event as former president

    CHICAGO-Former President Barack Obama delivered the first public remarks of his post-presidency in his adopted hometown of Chicago on Monday, three months after handing off the baton to President Donald Trump. The 44th president spoke with young leaders at an event at the University of Chicago, billed by his office as a “conversation on community organizing and civic engagement” and a part of Obama’s goal to “encourage and support the next generation of leaders.” Obama’s highly anticipated public appearance came just days […]