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Airbnb host hit with $5,000 fine for canceling on an Asian guest over her race

The host, Tami Barker, is now permanently barred from the home-sharing platform.<p>In February, Barker canceled on Dyne Suh, who had driven through a snowstorm to Barker's cabin in Big Bear, California, with friends and two dogs.<p>According to California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing, …

Civil Rights

Amazon is launching its own Geek Squad competitor

Amazon is stretching its tentacles into a wide range of different industries and services. Now, the company is targeting Best Buy's Geek Squad …

Nets' D'Angelo Russell says Magic Johnson's criticism is 'irrelevant'

NEW YORK -- Ready to start fresh in Brooklyn, D'Angelo Russell said Magic Johnson's criticism of his leadership skills is "irrelevant."<p>"It is good to …

Amazon patents beehive-like structure to house delivery drones in cities

New centers would allow Amazon to shift away from traditional large single-story warehouses that temporarily store packages before they are shipped<p>If Amazon has its way, cities around the US will have vertical drone centers shaped like giant beehives in the middle of downtown districts, allowing …

Exclusive: Aston Martin electric car goes limited edition after LeEco exit

PARIS/DETROIT (Reuters) - British sports car maker Aston Martin has scaled back production plans for its first electric model after cash-strapped investment partner LeEco pulled out of the project, Chief Executive Andy Palmer told Reuters on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: The Aston Martin logo on the front of …

Super NES Classic is real and it's out in September

The long-rumored Super NES classic has been officially announced, and it's coming on Sept. 29.<p>Just like its NES Classic predecessor, the diminutive …

Report: Instagram Influencers Continue To Ignore Warnings About Stealth Ads

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission issued dozens of friendly reminders to brands that they were potentially breaking …

Seattle’s minimum-wage increase made the most vulnerable workers poorer

The fight for $15 has become the rallying cry of low-wage workers in America. It is nearly impossible to support yourself with a low-paying job. The solution appeared simple: require employers to pay people more. In 2014 the city of Seattle passed a ordinance to increase the minimum wage from from …

Income Inequality

St. Louis reaches deal to remove Confederate monument

(Reuters) - A controversial Confederate monument in St. Louis will be dismantled by the end of the week under an agreement announced on Monday, city officials said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Red paint is seen on a vandalized Confederate Memorial in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri in this photo from St. Louis' …

Dwyane Wade Killed It at Men’s Paris Fashion Week—Man Bag and All

Dwyane Wade and fashion just go together. The Chicago Bulls shooting guard recently flew off to Paris for the Spring 2018 men’s collections, joined by his wife Gabrielle Union. Together, they sat front row at shows like Balmain and Off-White, and while Wade always manages to keep cool on the red …

Harry Potter at 20: Billions in Box Office Revenue, Millions of Books Sold

The world was introduced to Harry Potter on June 26, 1997. It never looked back.<p>Twenty years later, <i>Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone</i>, the first …

Over 1000 Uber employees sign petition demanding Travis Kalanick's return

Following months of turmoil at the company, five major Uber investors pressured Travis Kalanick into stepping down as CEO earlier this week. He …

Amazon Dash Buttons are smarter than you think

Amazon adds more Dash Buttons as it further extends its smart home strategy.<p>Amazon's Dash Buttons are something of an oddity. Does anyone really need …

iOS 11 beta has already been jailbroken

The iOS 11 beta has only been available for a few weeks, but already it’s been cracked by some enterprising jailbreakers — although don’t expect to be able to get your hands on it just yet.<p>The iOS 11 beta 2 jailbreak was shown off by security researchers at the recent Mobile Security Conference …

GOP senator: 'Most of us are not paying any attention' to 'overblown' Trump, Russia investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said Tuesday called the investigation into possible collusion between members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia "overblown" and said he isn't paying much attention to it.<p>"I have seen that (Sen.) Dianne Feinstein has stated to her credit -- liberal …

Why Disney Will Never Make a Movie as Crazy as 'Con Air' Again

Twenty years ago, the world was bestowed a magical gift in the form of "Con Air," an action thriller so over-the-top and nonsensical that a longer, more methodically paced "directors cut" made it even more confusing. The film starred Nicolas Cage (back when his post-Oscar-win action movie streak …

Look Up! Flying Drone Taxis Are Coming Sooner Than You Think

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Uber criticized for surge pricing after London terror attack

Uber has been accused of taking too long to turn off its "surge pricing" feature after a deadly terror attack in the heart of London.<p>App users complained that they were being charged inflated prices on Saturday night after a van plowed into pedestrians on London Bridge and three knife-wielding men …

London Bridge

Dashcam video shows chaos after London attack

Footage from a vehicle's dashcam shows the chaotic scene on London Bridge moments after a van drove into a group of pedestrians.

The Essential Phone doesn’t consider a headphone jack essential

Hope you like dongles<p>Priced at $699 and built out of titanium and ceramic, Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is by all accounts a pure premium device. Far from the modest implications of its name, this is a top-spec smartphone with top-tier aspirations. And yet, it doesn’t have a headphone jack. I know …

Second-gen Moto 360 smartwatches will get Android Wear 2.0 soon

A bunch of smartwatches got Android Wear 2.0 when it finally came out in April, but sadly, Moto 360 wasn't one of them. The company promised a late-May availability, and it sounds like it's staying true to its word. Motorola Support's Twitter account has revealed that the updated OS will soon start …

Wear OS

‘Resident Evil’ Franchise Set for a Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)

The “Resident Evil” movie franchise has not ended after all.<p>Details such as the reboot director, stars, and how the reboot would fit into the …

Beyoncé’s Push Party Had A Better VIP List Than Any Other Baby Shower

The Carter Twins are getting ready to make their big debut, and Beyoncé's family and friends spent the weekend celebrating the expecting mama with a …

Laptop Ban Expected Today for Flights From Europe To USA & What To Do

The blogosphere is buzzing with the news that from today 12th May 2017, Airlines are expected to ban laptops on flights from Europe to the USA. …

Another scorpion reported on United flight

HOUSTON — A United Airlines flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed Thursday evening at George Bush Intercontinental Airport after a scorpion was spotted on board the plane.<p>It's the second time in less than a month that one of the stinging insects has been reported on a United aircraft.<p>According …

Aviation

23 Low-Carb Snacks To Eat When You're Trying To Be Healthy

Because eating fewer carbs can still be delicious.

6 Secrets To Making The Best Damn Biscuits You've Ever Tasted

The woman behind some of Oprah's favorite biscuits reveals exactly what you need to do.<p>If you've ever lived — or visited — the South, you know making …

15 Scrumptious Breakfast Casseroles

Whether you're looking for eggs, bacon, or grits, we're sure you'll find all of your favorite breakfast flavors in our collection of breakfast …

Breakfast

Total solar eclipse: Things to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Monday, the sun will disappear -- for a short time -- across America.<p>For a brief moment, day will turn to night. Animals big and small will go into their nighttime routines. Stars and planets will be visible, and streetlights will turn on in the middle of the day.<p>Here are some of the …

Does A Black Hole Die If It Has No Fuel?

If black holes are in the centers of galaxies, can the black hole die if it does not suck anything?<p>Black holes are indeed at the centers of every large galaxy like our own Milky Way, and our Milky Way’s black hole is a good example of ‘normal’ black hole behavior, at least for galaxies living near …

Black Holes