California governor signs law to bar restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

(LOS ANGELES) -- California has passed a law that will ban restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws in an effort to help protect the environment, particularly the ocean and marine life... Read More

Self-styled 'weed nuns' put faith in the healing powers, and profits, of cannabis

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Sisters of the Valley, a group of self-styled "weed nuns," are putting their faith in the healing power of cannabis.

Despite their moniker, this nonreligious sorority of radical feminists resides in Northern Californ... Read More

Do Facebook ads discriminate against women? ACLU files complaint saying 'yes'

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook allows employers to discriminate against women by targeting job listings toward men only — specifically in traditionally male-dominated fields, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU, along w... Read More

United's new boarding method is designed to slash your time in line

(NEW YORK) -- Airline passengers crowding around the gate, waiting for their group to be called, has plagued the flight boarding process for a long time. But United Airlines believes its new, simplified approach to boarding will help alleviate the pr... Read More

Tesla confirms federal probe over Musk tweets, sending shares lower

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Tesla shares tumbled on Tuesday amid reports of a potential criminal probe over its chief executive officer's statements about taking the company private.

The electric carmaker said it agreed to hand over documents to t... Read More

New birthday cake-flavored Oreos celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday

(NEW YORK) -- Mickey Mouse is turning 90 this year! For his big birthday, the chief mouse doesn't just get a basic birthday cake. He gets his very own custom Oreos, of course!

Disney teamed up with milk's favorite cookie, Oreo, to mark the... Read More

Former 'Sesame Street' writer says Bert and Ernie are gay, but the show says otherwise

(NEW YORK) -- Following an interview given by a former "Sesame Street" writer who said he wrote the beloved characters Bert and Ernie as if they were gay, the show has said otherwise.

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'My flight doesn't exist': Discount airline leaves customers stranded

(NEW YORK) -- When Erin Levi booked a $179 one-way flight to Paris on Level airlines for a friend's wedding a few weeks ago, she joked that it was too good to be true. It was.

When the travel writer arrived at Newark Airport on Sept. 9, sh... Read More

First SpaceX passenger: 'I choose to go to the moon!'

(HAWTHORNE, Calif.) -- SpaceX announced on Monday night that its first moonshot passenger will be Yusaku Maezawa, a billionaire estimated by Forbes to be the 18th-richest person in Japan.

He'll be the first private passenger to visit the m... Read More

SpaceX founder Elon Musk sued by diver who helped with Thai cave rescue

(NEW YORK) -- Elon Musk was sued on Monday for defamation by a British diver he accused of being a "pedo."

Diver Vernon Unsworth filed a lawsuit against the SpaceX and Tesla founder, over tweets Musk sent during the rescue of a Thai boys s... Read More

Brit and Co. founder Brit Morin shares the worst advice she never took

(NEW YORK) -- Brit Morin is the force behind the popular digital media and e-commerce company Brit + Co., a go-to destination for millennial women looking for DIY tips and other information on health, beauty, food, fashion, relationships and more.Read More