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Avocados with longer-lasting technology are finally in stores across the country

(NEW YORK) -- Is there anything worse than waiting for an avocado to be perfectly ripe, then cutting into it to find mushy brown streaks throughout? So much for what could have been great guacamole or the perfect toast topping.Well, one food-tech startup has created a product that avocado lovers…... Read More

Twitter shuts down thousands of international accounts tied to political spam

(SAN FRANSISCO) -- Twitter on Friday said it shut down thousands of fake accounts from around the world, many of them tied to “political” spam.The accounts were operating in five jurisdictions identified by Twitter, including China/Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and more.The company said it identified an additional 4,301 accounts operating…... Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrate with Latinx-owned beauty and fashion brands

(NEW YORK) -- It's Hispanic Heritage Month, and an amazing way to celebrate is by supporting Latinx-owned brands.From amazing body products to stylish fashion lines, there are a variety of brands that embrace Hispanic culture in a beautiful way.One specific platform, Stitch Lab, is constantly connecting and showcasing emerging Latinx…... Read More

'Black Yacht Week' leader nixes charity trip after alleged false ties to non-profit

(NEW YORK) -- The organizer of what some are calling the disastrous "2019 Black Yacht Week" -- a supposed dream trip in the Caribbean that allegedly turned out to be more of a nightmare -- may be in hot water again, this time for allegedly falsely advertising partnerships with charitable…... Read More

Colt will stop manufacturing AR-15 assault rifle for consumer market

(NEW YORK) -- Venerable gun manufacturer Colt says it will stop producing the AR-15, among other rifles, for the consumer market in the wake of many recent mass shootings in which suspects used the weapon."At the end of the day, we believe it is good sense to follow consumer demand…... Read More

FDA using criminal investigators to probe vaping crisis as number sick soars to 530

(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Drug Administration has been using their criminal investigators to look into the rash of illnesses surrounding the use of vaping products, Mitch Zeller, the director of the Center for Tobacco Products for the FDA, said in a press conference on Thursday.The investigators will not be pursuing…... Read More

Amazon vows to meet the Paris climate agreement requirements 10 years early

(SEATTLE) -- Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company's sweeping new efforts to combat climate change and revealed a new corporate pledge to meet the international Paris Agreement 10 years early -- committing to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2040.Bezos and the advocacy group Global Optimism revealed the…... Read More

Instagram announces new policies for promoting diet products, cosmetic procedures

(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Instagram announced new policies for promoting certain weight loss products and cosmetic procedures on its platform and in some cases the problematic content will be removed entirely.The Facebook-owned social media giant and the influencers who use it to do business have caused controversy for how diet…... Read More

Mark Zuckerberg in DC Thursday to discuss 'future internet regulation'

(WASHINGTON) -- Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is heading to Capitol Hill today for a series of closed-door meetings about "future internet regulation."“Mark is in Washington, D.C., to meet with policymakers and talk about future internet regulation," Facebook told ABC News in a statement Thursday. "There are no public…... Read More

Video shows Delta pilot charged with trying to fly while intoxicated before arrest

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- New surveillance video appears to show the "suspicious" movements of a pilot, who is now accused of trying to fly a plane while intoxicated, moments before he made his way onto a Delta Airlines aircraft preparing for takeoff.The edited video from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was obtained by…... Read More

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging plane had ISIS video: Prosecutors

(MIAMI) -- The American Airlines mechanic authorities say sabotaged a jetliner by tampering with a plane's navigation system just before takeoff was denied bail Wednesday after prosecutors said he had an ISIS propaganda video showing graphic murders on his cellphone. Authorities in Miami have charged Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani with…... Read More