War of words between Airbnb and Paris official who warns of 'Uberised' city

(PARIS) -- Paris is one of Airbnb’s biggest markets in the world, with about 65,000 homes listed on its website. But Ian Brossat, who’s in charge of housing at City Hall, takes no pride in such a distinction.

He has been the face o... Read More

Lyft enters the scooter race by launching in Denver

(DENVER) -- Ride share company Lyft is entering the scooter arms race, marked by launching its scooter rental program in Denver on Thursday.

The company, which tries to differentiate itself from its competitors by stressing sustainability ... Read More

And the Oscar for 'popular film' goes to... no one in 2019, Academy says

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that it will not present the Oscar for its proposed "popular film" category during February's ceremony after all.

One reason for the reversal is because th... Read More

How public school teachers are crowdfunding for supplies and 'dream' school projects

(NEW YORK) -- Many public school teachers across the country are looking to go above and beyond to educate the next generation, and they're turning to DonorsChoose to raise money for school supplies and projects.

The non-profit crowdfundin... Read More

Warner Bros becomes the first major studio to embrace inclusion company-wide

(LOS ANGELES) -- Months after Frances McDormand popularized the term "inclusion riders," Warner Bros became the first major studio to adopt a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion.

WarnerMedia, the parent company of Warner Bro... Read More

Coffee giant Starbucks to open first store in Italy, the home of espresso

(MILAN) -- Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy, a bold effort to introduce an Americanized version of Italian coffee traditions.

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery, one of the chain's high-end stores, will be located in an historic b... Read More

Miss America pageant begins for the first time sans swimsuit competition

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) -- Two of the most iconic and controversial traditions will be missing when the preliminary competition for the Miss America pageant begins on Wednesday night: The swimsuit and evening gown competitions.

No longer wil... Read More

US adults changing the way they use Facebook: Study

(NEW YORK) -- Over half of adult U.S. Facebook users have changed the way they use the social media platform within the past year, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The survey was conducted following reports of election meddling ... Read More

Facebook, Twitter execs to face lawmakers over foreign influence operations

(WASHINGTON) -- Top executives from social media behemoths Facebook and Twitter are set to testify Wednesday before lawmakers about the ongoing threat of foreign influence operations on their platforms, as the shadow of possible Russian interference ... Read More

Montana restaurant pays 109-year-old to eat there for her birthday

(MISSOULA, Montana) -- A 109-year-old took full advantage of a Montana restaurant's birthday discount -- and then some -- when she was paid to eat there last month.

The Montana Club in Missoula, which offers a percentage off customers' bil... Read More

Steve Bannon uninvited from New Yorker event after celebrity backlash

(NEW YORK) -- The New Yorker pulled Steve Bannon from its annual fall festival on Monday amid major pushback from staff and celebrity participants.

Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, was scheduled to h... Read More

For safety on campuses, law enforcement increasingly turns to apps

(WASHINGTON) -- With summer winding down and syllabus week upon college students, campus law enforcement teams are doing their own type of studying -- on the best ways to keep their schools safe.

Colleges and universities are doing that mo... Read More

Papa John’s founder sues company’s board; company dismisses allegations

(NEW YORK) -- Bitter infighting continues within the leadership of Papa John’s.

The company’s founder and largest shareholder, John Schnatter, has filed a lawsuit against Papa John’s International Inc. in Delaware on Thur... Read More

Boeing wins $805 million contract for Navy's new drone tanker

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing an $805 million contract for four new MQ-25A "Stingray" unmanned mid-air refueling tankers that will be based on aircraft carriers.

The contract could balloon to $13 billion if the Navy gets... Read More