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  • A store accused a woman of hiding school supplies under her clothes. She was pregnant.

    Shirell Bates was shopping for school supplies for her kids when a police officer asked the North Carolina woman what was under her shirt. Bates, a mother of two, is pregnant with twins. “Initially, I thought he was joking, so my response was, ‘Twins,'” she told CNN affiliate¬†WSOC. “I’m 34 weeks with twins. I’m having a boy and a girl.” But when the officer didn’t believe her, Bates realized something was off: She was being accused of shoplifting. “At that […]

  • Look out Apple! Amazon may soon be worth $1 trillion too

    Apple may soon have some company in the trillion dollar club. Amazon is worth about $940 billion. Shares of Amazon popped 2% Monday to hit a new all-time high. The stock only needs to go up another 7% for the Jeff Bezos-led company to top a trillion dollar market valuation. Amazon is firing on all cylinders this year. Shares of the retail/cloud/media/consumer gadget giant are up nearly 65% in 2018. Health care may be the next big market that the […]

  • FBI warns banks of potential ATM hacking scheme

    The FBI is warning financial institutions that their ATMs could be targeted in a hacking attempt. The threat was reported Sunday by Krebs On Security, a popular cybersecurity blog run by the journalist Brian Krebs. Krebs reported that the scheme is known as an “ATM cash-out,” which means the attackers can hack a bank or payment card processor and use stolen information to withdraw large sums of money at ATMs worldwide. His report cited a confidential alert the FBI shared […]

  • Uber hires chief security officer to help earn back user trust

    Uber has named a former NSA official its chief security officer, bolstering its goal of making safety a major priority. Matt Olsen, a former NSA general counsel who also led the National Counterterrorism Center under President Obama, assumes the role of chief trust and security officer next month, the company announced Tuesday. In an email he sent to employees Tuesday, chief legal officer Tony West stressed the importance of adding the word “trust” to Olsen’s title. “As I’ve said before, […]

  • Tinder co-founders and 8 others sue dating app’s owners, claiming they’re owed $2 billion

    Co-founders of Tinder and eight other former and current executives of the popular dating app are suing the service’s current owners, alleging that they manipulated the valuation of the company to deny them of billions of dollars they were owed. The suit, filed Tuesday in state court in New York, seeks at least $2 billion in damages from Match Group and its parent company, IAC/InterActiveCorp. The plaintiffs are represented by Orin Snyder of Gibson Dunn, who has represented some of […]

  • White House paranoia deepens after Omarosa tapes

    Secret tapes. Nondisclosure agreements. A lot of name calling. The¬†revelations surrounding Omarosa Manigault Newman’s new memoir, and the ensuing fallout, are underscoring a level of dysfunction many now see as just part of life under President Donald Trump. On Monday, the former senior aide revealed a recording she’d made of the President phoning her on the day after she was fired. Earlier, Manigault Newman released a tape of chief of staff John Kelly doing the firing in the White House […]

  • Florida man charged with manslaughter in ‘stand your ground’ case

    CLEARWATER, Fla. – Michael Drejka, who fatally shot Markeis McGlockton after McGlockton shoved him in a Clearwater, Florida, convenience store parking lot, has been charged with manslaughter, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. “Consistent with the decision-making process established under Florida law in this case, the State Attorney conducted his review and decided to charge Drejka with manslaughter,” Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a news release. Drejka was arrested Monday morning and booked into Pinellas County Jail. His bail […]

  • Dating study: At what age are women most desirable, when are men, and are you chasing out of your league?

    Online daters tend to pursue users who are roughly 25% “more desirable” than they are — and, by the looks of their messages, many are well aware of the “hierarchy,” according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. The study found that the higher up we reach, the longer our messages tend to get — and the less likely we’ll get a message back. “We have this phrase ‘you’re out of my league.’ What does it mean […]

  • NFL players kneel, raise fists or sit out National Anthem as preseason gets in full swing

    The NFL’s warmup games are in full swing — and the National Anthem protests are back. Several players on Thursday took a knee, raised a fist or did not take to the field while the anthem was played before a dozen games, as the league’s first full week of preseason contests kicked off. This comes just weeks after the league suspended what was supposed to be a new policy barring such demonstrations. The anthem protests — meant to draw attention […]

  • Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

    Moonless nights will make the spectacle of the annual Perseid meteor shower even more scintillating this weekend for much of the world, and sky watchers are expecting a “great show.” Once evening falls Sunday, expect to see a meteor, or a “shooting star,” streaking across the sky every few minutes. The meteor shower will peak overnight into Monday, with 70 meteors visible each hour, according to the Royal Astronomical Society. Hopefully, clear skies will allow for the best viewing. And […]