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Federal judge issues setback to Trump administration plans on Keystone XL pipeline

(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge says the Trump administration did not consider environmental consequences of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, dealing a setback for the Trump administration and a win for environmental groups. The judge put the pipeline on hold until the State Department conducts another review of the possible…... Read More

People with food allergies now able to board early, clean seats on American

(NEW YORK) -- American Airlines will start allowing passengers with allergies to board planes early, effective Dec. 12.The move comes in response to a complaint filed by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in Jan. 17. The complaint was filed with the Department of Transportation regarding American Airlines’ policy prohibiting…... Read More

Google CEO announces changes to company's sexual conduct policies

(MOUNTAINVIEW, Calif.) -- A week after a massive walk out of its employees, Google says changing how it handles sexual misconduct cases. In an email to employees Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for the way the company handled cases of sexual misconduct, and promised change. Google posted the note…... Read More

Tesla appoints Robyn Denholm as new board chair

(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- Tesla announced on Wednesday that Robyn Denholm has been appointed as the next chair for its board of directors, replacing CEO Elon Musk.Musk agreed to step down as chairman of the board earlier this year as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Denholm…... Read More

Google employee killed by company bus

(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) -- A Google financial analyst in her twenties was killed on Monday night after being struck by a Google bus just outside the company's "Googleplex" headquarters in Mountain View, California, officials said.The analyst, who Google identified as Emily Hong, was on a city street when she was…... Read More

An inside look at Amazon's HQ2 visits to NYC

(NEW YORK) -- When Amazon officials visited New York's Long Island City as a potential second headquarters, they were impressed with its "Seattle"-like neighborhood vibe and the "scale and infrastructure" it had to offer.Long Island City is a residential and industrial neighborhood in western Queens that has been transformed into…... Read More

Girls Scouts file suit against Boy Scouts over name change

(NEW YORK) -- One year after the Boy Scouts of America announced they would change its name to "Scouts" and start letting girls into their program, the Girl Scouts have filed a lawsuit against the organization. The Girl Scouts' federal trademark suit claims if the Boy Scouts drop the qualifier…... Read More

David Beckham's MLS franchise given green light for stadium negotiations

(MIAMI) -- A stadium deal for David Beckham's soccer team is close to a reality. On Tuesday, Miami voted to give city officials permission to negotiate a no-bid lease deal with Beckham's group.  Beckham's group wants to build a Major League Soccer complex on a public gold course. The group…... Read More

NHTSA investigating GM recall over faulty windshield wipers

(WASHINGTON) -- A recall issued by General Motors two years ago regarding faulty windshield wipers may soon be expanded to cover approximately 1.7 million vehicles.In 2016, GM announced it was recalling 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs over an issue that might stop their windshield wipers from working, which…... Read More

Facebook blocks 115 accounts for alleged 'inauthentic behavior' ahead of midterm elections

(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Facebook has blocked 115 accounts on its platforms due to alleged "inauthentic behavior" ahead of the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday.Facebook made the announcement in a statement Monday evening, saying it blocked 30 accounts on its namesake platform and 85 on Instagram that authorities believe are…... Read More

'Donde votar,' Spanish for 'Where to vote,' was Google's top search on election day

(NEW YORK) -- The top Google trend search on the morning of the 2018 midterm elections was "Donde votar," Spanish for "Where to vote," providing further evidence that the Latino vote is becoming more of a deciding force in electing political leaders.Recent surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center show…... Read More

Midterms spending overview: Total expected to reach $5.2 billion

(WASHINGTON) -- As the U.S. goes through one of the most contentious midterms in recent years, the amount of spending in the 2018 election is setting records -- both in individual races and overall.Election overviewAccording to a projection based on the Center for Responsive Politics' analysis of Federal Election Commission…... Read More

Iowa Powerball winner claims $343.9 million check

(REDFIELD, Iowa) -- A single mother was all smiles (and a few tears) recently when she claimed a $343.9 million check for being one of two winners of the $687.8 million Powerball jackpot."I have been extremely blessed to win this big Powerball," Lerynne West, 51, of Redfield, Iowa, said during…... Read More

Report: Amazon to split new headquarters between two cities

(SEATTLE) -- Amazon has reportedly changed its mind and is now finalizing plans to spread out its second headquarters across two locations.Citing people familiar with the matter, The New York Times reports the online retail giant is closing in on deals to move to Queens, New York and Crystal City,…... Read More