Arkema chemical company indicted for plant fire after Hurricane Harvey

(CROSBY, Texas) -- The owners of the Houston-area chemical plant that suffered explosions and fires due to Hurricane Harvey, releasing potentially noxious fumes into the air, was indicted by a grand jury on Friday.

Arkema North America CEO... Read More

Two people injured by flaming drink at Gordon Ramsay's Las Vegas restaurant

(LAS VEGAS) -- Two people were rushed to the hospital after they were injured by a flaming drink at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Las Vegas on Thursday.

The accident occurred at Hell's Kitchen, which is Ramsay's restaurant located in Caesa... Read More

Google to seek return to China with a censored search engine, reports say

(BEIJING) -- Google is reportedly building a censored search engine that could allow it to return to the massive market in China, but some experts said the plan is unlikely to succeed at least in part because of Beijing's growing limits on free speec... Read More

Apple comes first American publicly traded company to reach $1 trillion valuation

(NEW YORK) -- A company that started in a garage more than four decades ago became the first American publicly traded company to reach a $1 trillion valuation.

Shares hit $207.05 midday Thursday to crack the historic milestone. There have ... Read More

Prominent locals want Trump's DC hotel to lose liquor license

(WASHINGTON) -- A local regulatory agency is nearing a decision on whether to recommend a review of Trump International Hotel’s liquor license after seven D.C. residents filed a complaint arguing the hotel’s owner, President Donald Trump,... Read More

Couple pays off $124K of debt in 3 years and finds financial peace

(NEW YORK) -- Paying off $124,000 in debt sounds nearly impossible but one couple managed to do so in three years by changing their habits and learning to save.

Christopher Espinosa, 29, met his now-wife Morgan Espinosa, 28, at Southern Na... Read More

Trader Joe's store in Los Angeles reopens 12 days after deadly shooting

(LOS ANGELES) -- A Trader Joe's grocery store in Los Angeles that was the site of a deadly shootout and hostage crisis nearly two weeks ago reopened to the public Thursday morning.

On a sunny afternoon 12 days ago, an armed man stormed int... Read More

Restaurant serves American comfort food, 'barbecue diplomacy' in Mexico City

(MEXICO CITY) -- A restaurant in Mexico City is using "barbecue diplomacy" to bring the U.S., Mexico and deportees closer together, according to its owner.

By serving Texas-style barbecue and hosting events for the Fourth of July, Thanksgi... Read More

Los Angeles DA could not pursue case against Les Moonves due to statute of limitations

(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday it declined to pursue a sexual assault allegation against Les Moonves, the CEO and president of CBS, saying the statute of limitations had expired.

Moonves was... Read More

Facebook identifies ongoing political influence campaign, bans 32 pages and accounts

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook announced on Tuesday that is has banned 32 pages and accounts it said were engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior," on the platform, but the company says it does not yet know who is behind the campaign.

"We&rsq... Read More

Alaska Airlines accused of separating a gay couple so heterosexual couple could sit together

(NEW YORK) -- Alaska Airlines is apologizing on Tuesday after a customer says a flight attendant discriminated against him and his partner.

David Cooley... Read More

Ford starts initiative to save honeybee populations

(DEARBORN, Michigan) -- Cormac Wright didn’t know anything about honeybees two years ago.

Now he’s the de facto spokesperson for a new Ford Motor initiative to help save the nation’s dwindling population of honeybees. Six... Read More

U.S. economy grows 4.1 percent in 2nd quarter, marking largest spike in years

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump took a victory lap Friday after the U.S. economy surged more than 4 percent in the second quarter -- the largest quarterly jump in four years.

The economic bump, at 4.1 percent, was the best quarter the coun... Read More

IRS losing money on targeting debts of low-income earners

(NEW YORK) -- The IRS spent $20 million on private debt collectors who ultimately collected just $6.7 million, according to a report from the Taxpayer Advocate, the agency’s in-house watchdog.

The report deems the Internal Revenue Se... Read More