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  • Elvis Presley’s abandoned private jet is up for auction

    (CNN) — There’s no engine, the cockpit’s a mess and the velvet seats have lost their plush. Restoring this plane will require a heap of cash and a hunk of burning love. But when there’s a chance to own Elvis Presley’s customized private jet, fans might be willing to overlook the rust that comes with sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 36 years. The 1962 Lockheed JetStar 1329 was owned by the snake-hipped rock ‘n’ roll star and […]

  • Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

    (CNN Money) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. The 5-4 decision overturns a 1992 Supreme Court precedent that effectively barred states from collecting such taxes, and could leave consumers paying more for online purchases as cash-strapped states tap a rich vein of new revenue. In making their decision, justices ruled that South Dakota can collect sales taxes from online retailers […]

  • Florida man charged with murder in XXXTentacion’s killing, police say

    (CNN) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal Broward County, Florida, shooting of rapper XXXTentacion, police said Thursday. Authorities arrested Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach on Wednesday evening and charged him with first-degree murder. His inmate record describes the charge as “murder dangerous depraved (without) premeditation.” In many states, first-degree murder is premeditated, but Florida’s law allows suspects to be charged with the crime if they commit a murder while perpetrating another felony, […]

  • Trump and Putin plan to meet in mid-July

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet around the time of Trump’s trip to the UK and the NATO summit in mid-July, according to two diplomatic sources familiar with the matter. One diplomatic official told CNN that the Trump administration wants the meeting in Washington but Moscow has insisted on neutral ground. The official added that Vienna is the likely location. No official announcements have been made. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Thursday […]

  • Secret Service notified after Peter Fonda’s obscene tweet about Barron Trump

    (CNN) — The United States Secret Service has been alerted in response to a tweet by actor Peter Fonda, who said Barron Trump — President Donald Trump’s youngest son — should be separated from his mother and put “in a cage with pedophiles.” “We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will will stand up against the giant a–hole she is married to. 90 million people in the […]

  • Sunscreen 101: Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care

    (CNN) — Whether you’re preparing for a day at the beach or an outdoor picnic this summer, make sure to put sun protection on your to-do list. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and UV light exposure is its most preventable risk factor. But according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, over a third of adults reported having a sunburn, the skin’s natural response to UV damage, in the previous […]

  • Laser pointer burns hole in 9-year-old boy’s retina in Greece

    GREECE – A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer’s green beam, doctors say. Examination revealed a large hole in the macula, a small area in the retina that helps with discerning detail in faces and while reading or driving, the doctors said in a case report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Further imaging revealed two more injured areas below the macular hole. Macular holes are […]

  • Canada becomes second nation in the world to legalize marijuana

    (CNN) — Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. Canada is only the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation — to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring US, nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use. Bill C-45, otherwise known as the Cannabis […]

  • Gatorade is going sugarless for the first time in its 53-year-history

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Gatorade is ditching sugar. Gatorade Zero, a thirst quencher without sugar or carbs, hit stores around the country this week. It comes in orange, lemon-lime, and glacier cherry, and is priced in line with the brand’s classic sports drink. The new drink is a tacit admission that the heyday of sugary sports drinks is winding down. Gatorade has controlled the nearly $8 billion US sports drink industry for decades, grabbing about 75% of the market, according […]

  • Europe will hit U.S. products with tariffs starting in late June

    (CNN Money) — European Union tariffs on products from the United States will go into effect on Friday, June 22, 2018. The European Commission announced Wednesday that it had approved initial retaliatory tariffs on US exports worth €2.8 billion ($3.2 billion). The tariffs will hit American products including motorcycles, orange juice, bourbon, peanut butter, motor boats, cigarettes and denim. They are a response to the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from Europe. “We did not want to […]

  • C02 shortage threatens World Cup beer supply

    (CNN) — The football World Cup usually means barbeques, beer, and big summer parties, but these plans could fall flat for many Europeans this year. A massive shortage of carbon dioxide, a gas used to inject the fizz into many canned and bottled beverages, is said to be threatening stocks of beer and soda. And the CO2 drought couldn’t have come at a worse time. High summer temperatures, combined with an exciting start to the FIFA World Cup finals in […]

  • CVS Pharmacy will now deliver your prescription

    (CNN Money) — CVS Pharmacy is fixing one of the most annoying parts of getting a prescription filled: picking it up. The chain announced Tuesday it will begin next-day home delivery from its 9,800 nationwide locations. Orders can be placed via its app or calling their local store with the delivery being handled by the United States Postal Service. There is a $4.99 delivery charge. CVS Pharmacy said in a statement it’s the first national retailer to offer prescription delivery. Besides prescriptions, CVS will […]