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TASER International founder behind launch of Taser alternative

seanfboggs/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Police departments across the United States could have another gadget to add to their repertory: a Spider-Man-like device that fires a tether that can entangle and restrain a target.

The device, called the BolaWrap, discharges an   ... Read More

Facebook revamps efforts to combat hate, but experts say ‘questions remain’ on impact

luchezar/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook on Tuesday revealed changes to policies for combating hate and extremism on its namesake platform and on Instagram, including updating its definition of terrorist organizations and revamping detection efforts.

Some online privacy experts, however, said   ... Read More

Portland cracks down on 168 Uber and Lyft drivers over traffic violations, criminal records

Anatoliy Sizov/iStock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Scores of workers for Uber and Lyft were driving passengers around in Portland, Oregon, despite having offenses ranging from traffic violations to criminal records that should have barred them from doing business as a ride-share   ... Read More

Coworking startup WeWork delays going public

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After widespread reports that the coworking startup WeWork was going to go public imminently, the company announced in a statement that it was delaying its initial public offering until some time by the end of   ... Read More

Madewell CEO Libby Wadle on the future of denim and retail

Taylor Dunn/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Libby Wadle is a seasoned professional in the retail industry.

She joined the J. Crew Holdings Group in 2004 and helped launch the label's denim brand, Madewell, two years later. What was once a   ... Read More

US police agencies having trouble hiring, keeping officers, according to new survey

stocknshares/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Police agencies across the country are having trouble keeping and hiring police officers, according to a new survey obtained by ABC News.

Produced by the Police Executive Research Forum, the survey shows a "triple threat" for   ... Read More

Supply, demand and ‘geopolitical tensions’: How oil prices rise

iStock/tifonimages(NEW YORK) -- Global oil prices spiked Monday by a whopping 20% seemingly overnight after an attack on a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia.

With global consumption at 100 million barrels of oil a day, the sudden rise   ... Read More

Walmart kicks off car seat recycling event for National Baby Safety Month

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- Walmart is doubling down on car seat safety for National Baby Safety Month with a first-of-its-kind recycling event.

The longtime top retailer kicked off a car seat trade-in event Monday that will span nearly 4,000   ... Read More

Oil prices jump by 20 percent after weekend attacks on Saudi facility

claffra/iStock(LONDON) — Global oil prices spiked 20 percent when markets reopened on Monday, after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities suspended the production of 5.7 million barrels a day. That amounts to roughly 5 percent of the   ... Read More

Man who survived cancer twice wins $4.6M lottery jackpot

Kameleon007/iStock(BEND, Ore.) -- An Oregon man who survived cancer not once, but twice, has finally gotten some luck on his side.

Stu MacDonald purchases a megabucks ticket once a week and usually, his wife Claudia tells him to "get   ... Read More

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of opioid crisis lawsuits

Pureradiancephoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Purdue Pharma, the makers of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday as part of an agreement for settling a myriad of lawsuits it faces over the nation's opioid crisis.

The agreement   ... Read More

2019 Car Seat Check Honor Roll: Top ranked cars for easy car seat installation

Toyota(NEW YORK) -- Parents of young children know all too well that car seat installation can be a recipe for major headaches. But Cars.com's new list may help make buckling up your babies a breeze.

Kicking off Child Passenger   ... Read More

How luxury yacht vacation for black travelers allegedly went adrift

PaulVinten/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A North Carolina man touting himself as one of the captains in the burgeoning black travel community is being accused by a group of vacationers of failing to deliver on promises of a dream voyage on   ... Read More

First commercial space hotel to have low-gravity basketball, rock climbing: Reports

Gateway Foundation(NEW YORK) -- One company is catering to people's fascination with space by planning to build an enormous hotel for tourists who want to experience life beyond Earth's atmosphere.

The Gateway Foundation plans to build a rotating space   ... Read More

More than 49,000 UAW members go on strike against General Motors

iStock/jetcityimage(DETROIT) -- More than 49,000 union workers for General Motors walked off their jobs Sunday night and went on a nationwide strike after negotiations for a new labor contract hit a stalemate.

During a news conference in Detroit Sunday   ... Read More

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TASER International founder behind launch of Taser alternative

seanfboggs/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Police departments across the United States could have another gadget to add to their repertory: a Spider-Man-like device that fires a tether that can entangle and restrain a target.

The device, called the BolaWrap, discharges an   ... Read More

Facebook revamps efforts to combat hate, but experts say ‘questions remain’ on impact

luchezar/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Facebook on Tuesday revealed changes to policies for combating hate and extremism on its namesake platform and on Instagram, including updating its definition of terrorist organizations and revamping detection efforts.

Some online privacy experts, however, said   ... Read More

Portland cracks down on 168 Uber and Lyft drivers over traffic violations, criminal records

Anatoliy Sizov/iStock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Scores of workers for Uber and Lyft were driving passengers around in Portland, Oregon, despite having offenses ranging from traffic violations to criminal records that should have barred them from doing business as a ride-share   ... Read More

Coworking startup WeWork delays going public

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After widespread reports that the coworking startup WeWork was going to go public imminently, the company announced in a statement that it was delaying its initial public offering until some time by the end of   ... Read More

Madewell CEO Libby Wadle on the future of denim and retail

Taylor Dunn/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Libby Wadle is a seasoned professional in the retail industry.

She joined the J. Crew Holdings Group in 2004 and helped launch the label's denim brand, Madewell, two years later. What was once a   ... Read More

US police agencies having trouble hiring, keeping officers, according to new survey

stocknshares/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Police agencies across the country are having trouble keeping and hiring police officers, according to a new survey obtained by ABC News.

Produced by the Police Executive Research Forum, the survey shows a "triple threat" for   ... Read More

Supply, demand and ‘geopolitical tensions’: How oil prices rise

iStock/tifonimages(NEW YORK) -- Global oil prices spiked Monday by a whopping 20% seemingly overnight after an attack on a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia.

With global consumption at 100 million barrels of oil a day, the sudden rise   ... Read More

Walmart kicks off car seat recycling event for National Baby Safety Month

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- Walmart is doubling down on car seat safety for National Baby Safety Month with a first-of-its-kind recycling event.

The longtime top retailer kicked off a car seat trade-in event Monday that will span nearly 4,000   ... Read More

Oil prices jump by 20 percent after weekend attacks on Saudi facility

claffra/iStock(LONDON) — Global oil prices spiked 20 percent when markets reopened on Monday, after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities suspended the production of 5.7 million barrels a day. That amounts to roughly 5 percent of the   ... Read More

Man who survived cancer twice wins $4.6M lottery jackpot

Kameleon007/iStock(BEND, Ore.) -- An Oregon man who survived cancer not once, but twice, has finally gotten some luck on his side.

Stu MacDonald purchases a megabucks ticket once a week and usually, his wife Claudia tells him to "get   ... Read More

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of opioid crisis lawsuits

Pureradiancephoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Purdue Pharma, the makers of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday as part of an agreement for settling a myriad of lawsuits it faces over the nation's opioid crisis.

The agreement   ... Read More

2019 Car Seat Check Honor Roll: Top ranked cars for easy car seat installation

Toyota(NEW YORK) -- Parents of young children know all too well that car seat installation can be a recipe for major headaches. But Cars.com's new list may help make buckling up your babies a breeze.

Kicking off Child Passenger   ... Read More

How luxury yacht vacation for black travelers allegedly went adrift

PaulVinten/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A North Carolina man touting himself as one of the captains in the burgeoning black travel community is being accused by a group of vacationers of failing to deliver on promises of a dream voyage on   ... Read More

First commercial space hotel to have low-gravity basketball, rock climbing: Reports

Gateway Foundation(NEW YORK) -- One company is catering to people's fascination with space by planning to build an enormous hotel for tourists who want to experience life beyond Earth's atmosphere.

The Gateway Foundation plans to build a rotating space   ... Read More

More than 49,000 UAW members go on strike against General Motors

iStock/jetcityimage(DETROIT) -- More than 49,000 union workers for General Motors walked off their jobs Sunday night and went on a nationwide strike after negotiations for a new labor contract hit a stalemate.

During a news conference in Detroit Sunday   ... Read More

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