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China promises ‘firm and forceful’ measures in response to new U.S. tariffs

(WASHINGTON) -- China promised to take “firm and forceful” measures Wednesday in response to the United States’ proposed levy of 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.The American announcement came Tuesday – days after the U.S. began adding 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods."We will…... Read More

Kylie Jenner on her way to being the youngest self-made billionaire, Forbes says

(NEW YORK) -- Kylie Jenner, who made a fortune with her popular cosmetics line, is poised to become the youngest self-made billionaire, according to Forbes magazine, which named her one of America's richest self-made women in 2018.In an interview with the magazine, Jenner, 20, credited her social media following for…... Read More

Air Force's $10,000 toilet seat covers now 3-D printed for much less

(WASHINGTON) -- Following requests for an investigation from Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Air Force has clarified that it is no longer spending $10,000 for a toilet seat cover used on military planes.Instead, according to Air Force officials,, 3-D printing now allows the Air Force to produce the spare part…... Read More

In a nod to passenger allergies, Southwest Airlines to end its signature, free in-flight peanuts

(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines, which for years has marketed its free in-flight peanuts as a perk, announced Tuesday that beginning on August 1, its flight attendants will no longer serve the salty snacks in deference to passengers with peanut allergies.“We've made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on…... Read More

J. Crew is now offering sizes up to 5X

(NEW YORK) -- More women than ever are now able to shop at J. Crew.The clothing brand announced Tuesday that it had launched a new line of tops, pants, skirts and dresses that range from XXS to 5X.Universal Standard, a label that specializes in inclusive fashion, collaborated on the collection.…... Read More

TSA finds python hidden in hard drive, stops real-life 'Snakes on a Plane' moment

(NEW YORK) -- Airport security agents stopped a woman from boarding a plane with a python wrapped in a nylon stocking concealed in a computer hard drive Sunday.The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said its agents stopped a real-life version of "Snakes on a Plane" from happening after an agent noticed…... Read More

How blockchain technology extends beyond cryptocurrency

(NEW YORK) -- Blockchain technology is the foundation behind Bitcoin, and it was a driving force in the cryptocurrency's meteoric rise in value at the end of 2017 into 2018.There are questions as to how long a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin can keep its market value, however, as the world watched…... Read More

Starbucks to phase out single-use plastic straws for sippy cups, alternatives

(NEW YORK) -- Attention all iced coffee, shaken tea and other cold drink lovers -- soon those icy beverages may come in containers that don't use straws, if they come from Starbucks.The company announced Monday that it will phase out single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 stores worldwide…... Read More

New 'Iridescent' cupcake at Walt Disney World will be a hit on Instagram

(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- If there's one thing Disney food fans can't seem to get enough of, it's cupcakes.Now there's brand-new cupcake to add to your cupcake-till-you're-in-a-food-coma list. It's called the Iridescent and it's available at the California Grill atop Disney's Contemporary Resort. It's as delicious as it is beautiful, and…... Read More

Issa Rae on the worst advice she never took

(NEW YORK) -- “Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae has forged her own path in Hollywood.Forgoing the conventional route often taken by actors dictated by casting directors, agents and producers, Rae created her own show: a web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” which became massively popular and in…... Read More

JetBlue plane crew comes to rescue of dog with oxygen mask for flight

(WORCESTER, Mass.) -- Plane passengers rarely describe air travel as a breath of fresh air, but it was literally that for one family's bulldog on a recent JetBlue flight.The French bulldog, named Darcy, was on a flight from Florida to Massachusetts on Thursday when she started showing signs of distress,…... Read More

Clothing company ASOS introduces 'wheelchair-friendly' jumpsuit

(NEW YORK) -- ASOS is becoming more inclusive than ever before.Earlier this week, the clothing company released a fully waterproof jumpsuit that its website noted has been adapted to be "wheelchair-friendly."Reporter and Paralympic hopeful Chloe Ball-Hopkins collaborated with ASOS on the design, which features a hem that's longer in the…... Read More

Shots fired: U.S.-China trade war begins

(BEIJING) -- After months of threats from President Donald Trump, at 12:01 a.m. Friday a trade war between the world's two largest economies began in earnest.The U.S. started adding 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, and China has promised to retaliate in kind. The effects could…... Read More

Facebook blocks, then restores Declaration of Independence post

(WASHINGTON) -- A newspaper serially publishing the Declaration of Independence on social media this week got an unexpected surprise: Facebook had blocked one of the posts.The Liberty County Vindicator, a newspaper in southeastern Texas, had been posting portions of the Declaration on Facebook each day leading up to the Fourth…... Read More