How Apple's HomePod compares to the competition

(NEW YORK) -- Apple's newest product, a smart speaker called HomePod, hit stores today and the reviews are generally positive.

The HomePod was set for a December 2017 release, but Apple delayed it to 2018, saying that it needed more time t... Read More

Thousands of Intel drones used for light show during Olympics ceremony

(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Thousands of drones were used to put on a light show during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday morning for the first time, according to Intel, which is overseeing the ev... Read More

Stocks take another tumble, Dow dives more than 1,000 points

(NEW YORK) -- The wild ride on Wall Street continued Thursday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging more than 1,000 points for the second time this week.

At the closing bell, the Dow was down 1,032 points, or 4.15 percent, finishi... Read More

Stuntwoman says stuntmen are taking women's jobs by wearing wigs, dresses to double as actresses

(NEW YORK) -- A stuntwoman has filed a charge of sex discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission challenging the age-old practice of "wigging," in which stuntmen don wigs and women's clothing to double for actresses.

V... Read More

More than 150 new emojis finalized for 2018 release

(NEW YORK) -- From a microbe to a mango, 2018 will see the release of dozens of new emojis, according to a statement from Unicode, the organization in charge of emoji data and development. Unicode finalized the list on Wednesday.

“Em... Read More

Bitcoin is gaining currency in political campaign donations

(WASHINGTON) -- Political candidates may be watching the ups and downs of bitcoin a little more now, because it could be the new frontier for increasing campaign contributions.

Missouri Republican Austin Petersen's campaign for Senate rece... Read More

Southwest Airlines plane skids off taxiway at BWI Airport in Maryland

(BALTIMORE) -- A Southwest Airlines plane apparently skidded off the taxiway during takeoff Wednesday at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland.

Southwest Airlines flight 906, bound for Jamaica's Monte... Read More

Steve Wynn steps down as CEO following sexual misconduct allegations

(LAS VEGAS) -- Embattled casino kingpin Steve Wynn has stepped down from his position as CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Wynn Resorts, following multiple allegations against him of sexual misconduct, which he has vehemently denied.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX launches megarocket with his own Tesla vehicle on board

(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) -- Large crowds gathered and big cheers erupted as the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX's most powerful rocket yet, blasted off Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A, where Apollo 11 launched for the moon nearly 50 years ago.
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Did Amazon leave a clue about HQ2 in Alexa Super Bowl commercial?

(NEW YORK) -- It's a question not even Amazon's Alexa has the answer to: Just where does the online retailer plan to build its second headquarters?

But the company's Super Bowl commercial Sunday had some viewers' tongues wagging -- and not... Read More

Take a peek at the 8 new hotels to earn 5-Diamond status

(NEW YORK) -- Eight new hotels have received an AAA Five Diamond ranking in the last 12 months, putting them in a very exclusive class of inspected hotels.

There are a total of 121 hotels on the list. Honorees range from historic inns to b... Read More

US stocks rebound after volatile sell-off

(NEW YORK) -- After two days of sell-offs and the Dow's record point drop, U.S. stocks rebounded on Tuesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 567.02 (+2.33 percent) to finish the session at 24,912.77.

The Nasdaq jumped 1... Read More

Dow rallies back, ends trading day sharply higher

(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied on Tuesday and shot up 568 points, a day after it plunged a record 1,175 points on Monday.

The Dow closed at 24,912, a 2.33 percent gain, while the S&P 500 finished up 46.27 points... Read More

Amtrak cars separate on Boston-bound Acela train

(WASHINGTON) -- Two cars on an Amtrak train carrying dozens of passengers from Washington, D.C., to Boston separated Tuesday morning, the railroad corporation said in a statement.

Acela Express train No. 2150 experienced a "mechanical issu... Read More