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

MarsBars/iStock(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...

Walmart to no longer sell e-cigarettes

Josie_Desmarais/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Walmart announced Friday it will discontinue selling electronic cigarette products as a mysterious vaping-related illness has sickened hundreds nationwide and been linked to eight deaths....

A week in, GM strike leads to talk of layoffs by suppliers

JHVEPhoto/iStock(DETROIT) -- As the United Auto Workers strike at General Motors enters its fifth day, its ripple effects are being felt among suppliers and beyond as negotiations continue to stalemate. Nearly 50,000...

1,500 Amazon employees vow to walk out in support of Global Climate Strike

jetcityimage/iStock(SEATTLE) -- More than 1,500 Amazon workers are expected to walk out of their jobs Friday in support of the Global Climate Strike, saying in a statement that CEO Jeff Bezos' newly-unveiled climate pledge...

Twitter shuts down thousands of international accounts tied to political spam

RomanOkopny/iStock (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...

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

Jun/iStock(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...

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

MarianVejcik/iStock(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...

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

iStock(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...

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

Marccophoto/iStock(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...

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

jetcityimage/iStock(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 --...

Instagram announces new policies for promoting diet products, cosmetic procedures

bombuscreative/iStock(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...

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

alexsl/iStock(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...

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

LETG Jail(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...

Ralph Lauren launches "Friends" capsule collection for show's 25th anniversary

Ralph Lauren(NEW YORK) -- Ralph Lauren is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hit television series Friends with an epic new capsule collection. The luxury retailer announced on Wednesday the curated Wear-to-Work line...

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

spyderskidoo/iStock(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...

Health care, tech industries dominate Glassdoor's ranking of highest-paying jobs

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Tech and health care industries dominated Glassdoor's annual breakdown of the highest-paying jobs and companies in the U.S. in 2019. The top four highest-paying jobs on the list are all related to...

New Mexico announces plan to offer free college tuition to state residents

malerapaso/iStock(SANTA FE, N.M.) -- New Mexico is hoping to make college tuition free for all state residents looking to attend its public institutions in the first plan of its kind in the U.S., the governor announced...

GM no longer paying for striking workers' health insurance as negotiations enter 3rd day

wellesenterprises/iStock(DETROIT) -- General Motors is no longer paying the health care costs for the tens of thousands of auto workers who went on strike on Monday, shifting the costs instead to a union fund. More than...

The US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, here's what that means for you

traveler1116/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to cut interest rates Wednesday, which will directly affect people's mortgages, car payments and the economy in general. "If you think about what the...

Project Beauty Expo: Beauty exhibition puts women of color at the forefront

Project Beauty Expo(LOS ANGELES) -- Project Beauty Expo, a trade show featuring beauty and wellness products for and created by women of color, held its fourth annual event in Los Angeles this past weekend. The show...

Multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Gibbon kills 3

Multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Gibbon kills 3

Two Grand Island men found dead in sand pit near Shelton

Two Grand Island men found dead in sand pit near Shelton

Police activity causes school to go on lockdown

Police activity causes school to go on lockdown

One teen still on the run after Kearney YRTC escape

One teen still on the run after Kearney YRTC escape

Mom and dad of abandoned baby twins lose parental rights

Mom and dad of abandoned baby twins lose parental rights

Nebraska City Holds Off Late Rally from Raymond Central

Nebraska City Holds Off Late Rally from Raymond Central

Lourdes drops second-straight game

Lourdes drops second-straight game

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Sept. 21

Saturday's River Country Scoreboard, Sept. 21

HIGHLIGHTS: Pierce spoils Columbus Scotus' homecoming, routs Shamrocks 50-21

HIGHLIGHTS: Pierce spoils Columbus Scotus' homecoming, routs Shamrocks 50-21

#1 BRLD holds off late Norfolk Catholic rally to win 4th straight

#1 BRLD holds off late Norfolk Catholic rally to win 4th straight