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iStock/Thinkstock(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Santa Clara County Fire Chief, Anthony Bowden, said fire teams were hampered in their work battling the recent California wildfires by Verizon’s intentional slowdown of data, despite the fact that the fire department had an “unlimited data plan.” Bowden detailed the situation as part of the lawsuit filed by 22 states […]

Facebook(NEW YORK) — Facebook said on Tuesday it’s “removed multiple pages, groups and accounts” linked to “inauthentic behavior” on its platforms, including actions that originated in Russia and in Iran. “These were distinct campaigns and we have not identified any link or coordination between them,” the Menlo Park, California-based social media giant said in a […]

Costa Mesa Police Department(LOS ANGELES) — Multiple suspects are in custody after allegedly robbing a string of Apple stores in California, ABC-owned station KABC-TV reported. A group of customers helped stop one alleged robbery at a Thousand Oaks Apple store Sunday by holding down two suspects as they attempted to flee, KABC reported. The suspects […]

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein’s attorney stated Monday that the claim of sexual misconduct made against Italian actress Asia Argento should cast doubt on the allegations she’s made against the disgraced producer. Months after Argento became one of the first people to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, she’s now […]

Gods Little People Cat Rescue(NEW YORK) — If you’re a cat lover, there’s still time to embark on your own “Mamma Mia!”-inspired journey and move to Greece to care for over 50 cats. A cat sanctuary on the Greek island of Syros is hiring a caretaker to tend to over 55 cats on the property, […]

Steve Mack/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A former Miss America is speaking out days after the reigning titleholder, Cara Mund, reportedly released a letter slamming the pageant’s current leadership, including chairperson Gretchen Carlson. Caressa Cameron-Jackson, Miss America 2010, is part of a group of 19 former titleholders who are calling for the resignations of Carlson and […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — CEOs at the 350 largest U.S. companies received 312 times as much in compensation as typical employees in 2017, according to a study released Thursday. The average chief executive received $18.9 million last year, a 17.6 percent increase from 2016, as the wages of a typical worker rose just 0.3 percent, according […]

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — At first glance, the Sparrow Mart looks like an ordinary California supermarket. It has red shopping carts near the entrance. There’s a giant Coca-Cola refrigerator holding beverages next to rows and rows of packaged foods , including Cheez Whiz, Moon Pies and Welch’s Grape Jelly. But upon closer inspection, it’s not […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — One minute, they were cranking out an endless stream of tweets, pushing conservative-leaning news articles or fiery video commentary. The next, they were gone, without a trace or an explanation. Twitter took down what experts told ABC News was almost certainly a bot network on Friday, one that impersonated military or […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Older Americans are filing for bankruptcy at more than double the rate of just 25 years ago, a sign of a “coming storm of broke elderly,” a new study finds. The rate of people 65 and over filing for bankruptcy grew nearly 204 percent from 1991 to 2016, a study published by […]

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