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  • Tiffany’s holiday season was even worse than it predicted

    Tiffany & Co. already warned in January that sales during the holiday were weak. It turned out that demand for jewelry and other bling in the company’s trademark blue boxes was a bit worse than what investors expected. Shares of Tiffany fell 5% in early trading after the company reported that sales for its fourth quarter were a bit below the already-lowered forecasts. They bounced back after market open, though, and were up about 3% in early trading. The company […]

  • Explosive device found in Ireland appears similar to those sent to UK, say Irish police

    A “viable improvised explosive device” contained in a plastic envelope was found in a postal collection center in Limerick, western Ireland, the Irish police said in a statement. Police were alerted to a suspicious item shortly after 6 a.m. local time on Friday, authorities said in an earlier statement. The army’s bomb disposal team arrived at the An Post’s collection center at 9:50 a.m. local time, where the package was found. “On arrival a cordon was established and the building […]

  • Shaq is joining Papa John’s board of directors

    Papa John’s has found its next spokesman: Shaquille O’Neal. But the company hopes Shaq can help Papa John’s beyond hawking pizza. O’Neal, the NBA legend, will join Papa John’s board of directors. O’Neal will also invest in nine Papa John’s stores in Atlanta and become an ambassador for the brand in advertisements. “Shaquille has an excellent entrepreneurial background, including as a restaurant franchise owner, and is a natural creative marketer,” said Jeff Smith, chairman of Papa John’s board of directors. […]

  • Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram weeks after promised crackdown

    Misinformation about vaccines continues to thrive on Facebook and Instagram weeks after the companies vowed to reduce its distribution on their platforms. On March 7, amid news reports about the pervasiveness of vaccine misinformation on social media platforms, Facebook published a blog post that said it would work to “tackle” the problem on its platform and Instagram, which it owns, by limiting the dissemination of such content. Facebook said at the time it would “reduce the ranking of groups and […]

  • Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox rather than getting vaccine

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said he made sure all his nine children were exposed to chickenpox and caught the disease instead of giving them a vaccine. “They had it as children. They were miserable for a few days, and they all turned out fine,” Bevin said in an interview with WKCT, a Bowling Green radio station. Bevin and his wife, Glenna, have nine children between the ages of 5 and 16, according to his campaign website. The governor says he […]

  • Jimmy Carter has just become the oldest living former president ever

    Jimmy Carter was the first US president to be born in a hospital. Today, he marks a new milestone as the oldest living former president ever. At 94 years and 172 days old, Carter has passed the previous record held by the late President George H.W. Bush. “He and Mrs. Carter take walks, and they have followed a healthy diet for a lifetime,” Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center, told CNN. “Both President and Mrs. Carter are both […]

  • New Zealand’s Prime Minister announces ban on all assault rifles following massacre under strong gun laws

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that all military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles, and high-capacity magazines will be banned in the country following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people. “Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terror attack on Friday will be banned,” Ardern said at a press conference in the New Zealand capital Wellington on Thursday. “This legislation will be drafted and introduced in urgency.” Ardern said she hopes the law will be in […]

  • US Air Force deploys B-52 bombers to Europe in message to Russia

    The US Air Force recently deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for “theater integration and flying training” exercises with regional allies and NATO partners — a move viewed as sending a strong message to Russia, which is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its military annexation of Crimea. A bomber task force of B-52 Stratofortresses, airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing based out of Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrived at RAF Fairford late last week and […]

  • Former Trump confidante Hope Hicks to cooperate with House Democratic probe into Trump

    Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director and long-time confidante of President Donald Trump, plans to turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into potential obstruction of justice. Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent Hicks a detailed letter earlier this month, asking for documents on a wide-range of topics, including over former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s false statements to the FBI, the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey, […]

  • Hundreds of hotel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online

    About 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in hotel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch, police said Wednesday. Two men have been arrested and another pair investigated in connection with the scandal, which involved 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities around the country. Police said there was no indication the businesses were complicit in the scheme. In South Korea, small hotels of the type involved in this case are generally […]

  • New Zealand terror suspect planned third attack, police chief says

    The suspect accused of carrying out Friday’s terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, was likely on his way to carry out a third shooting before he was stopped by authorities, New Zealand’s top police official said. Fifty people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside two mosques last week. Authorities have charged Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian man, with murder in connection with the incident. More charges are expected. Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Wednesday that authorities “absolutely” believe […]

  • Injured chicken gets wheelchair at sanctuary

    LUTHER, Okla. –¬†We’ve seen dogs in wheelchairs, but what about a chicken? It may seem odd, extreme or even a bit funny to some, but an Oklahoma farm sanctuary said the story of how she got there points to a bigger problem. Though the story is a bit unusual, so are the stories of most of the animals at Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary. You may remember Milo, the puppy born with upside down paws whose story spread […]

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