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  • United Airlines prevents 2 teenage girls from entering flight for wearing leggings

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — An obscure dress code requirement that is part of a United Airlines employee perk caused a stir on Twitter on Sunday. The dust-up over United’s rules came after Shannon Watts, the founder of the anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action, tweeted about seeing a United gate agent refuse to allow “girls in leggings” board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis “because spandex is not allowed.” “I guess @united not letting women wear athletic wear?” Watts tweeted […]

  • President Trump to undo Obama-era pollution initiatives, according to EPA Administrator

    (CNN) — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Sunday that President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that will begin to undo the “Clean Power Plan,” a major initiative of the Obama administration to deal with climate change by reducing carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA plan has set national standards to address carbon pollution from power plants by significantly cutting carbon emissions. It also has sought to reduce coal’s share of the nation’s power generation. […]

  • UPDATE: Police identify victim of Cincinnati nightclub shooting

    (CNN) — They came for a night of music and dancing. They left by fleeing past wounded clubgoers lying on a bloody floor. One person was killed and at least 14 injured in a shooting at a crowded hip-hop nightclub about 1 a.m. Sunday in Cincinnati. Police identified the slain man as O’Bryan Spikes, 27. Several victims were undergoing surgery, Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz told CNN Sunday morning. Police do not have any suspects in custody but are interviewing […]

  • Lyft to allow drivers to round up their fare and donate to charity

    WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Lyft thinks it has found another way to differentiate itself from its rival Uber. The ride-sharing company announced Sunday morning that it will soon allow passengers to round up their fares to the nearest dollar, and give the difference to charity. Round Up & Donate will launch in the coming weeks, most likely with a single organization that can receive donations, Lyft executives said. The company expects to gradually expand the program and highlight local community organizations. […]

  • Mexico: 16 inmates at large after tunnel prison break

    (CNN) — Sixteen of 29 inmates are still on the run after they made an audacious escape by tunneling underneath a Mexican prison wall, authorities said. The inmates escaped Thursday from a prison in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas state secretariat of security said Saturday Following the escape, security officials destroyed unauthorized shelters constructed by inmates on prison grounds and searched cells. In reaction to those efforts, a riot broke out in the prison Friday night. Three inmates were stabbed to death […]

  • GameStop to close more than 100 locations

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s game over for more than 100 GameStop retail locations. The company announced earlier this week that it’s shutting down 2% to 3% of its stores. That means as many as 190 stores could be on the chopping block. GameStop currently operates more than 6,600 stores globally, including 4,400 in the United States. It’s unclear how many domestic stores the Texas-based company plans to close. The retailer of new and used video games has been on […]

  • One dead, one wounded after Las Vegas Strip shooting, standoff

    (CNN) — The man who authorities say shot two people, killing one, on a bus in Las Vegas surrendered without incident Saturday after a standoff that lasted more than four hours, police spokesman Larry Hadfield told reporters. Hadfield said the second person shot had minor injuries and was hospitalized. The shooting suspect remained on the coach bus for hours while tactical teams and negotiators came to the scene on Las Vegas Boulevard, which was closed between Flamingo Road and Tropicana […]

  • Harrison Ford called himself a ‘schmuck’ after plane mishap

    (CNN) — Actor Harrison Ford described himself as a “schmuck” after he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport last month. In audio recordings released by the Federal Aviation Authority, Ford said he was distracted by two jets during the airport runway mishap on February 13. The veteran actor was flying a small plane that mistakenly landed on a taxiway of a Santa Ana airport, flying directly over a waiting American Airlines Boeing 737 […]

  • Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds celebrated at public memorial

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The lives of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher continue to be celebrated. More than a thousand people paid tribute to the mother-daughter duo at a public memorial on Saturday, held near their burial sites at Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles. The event, organized by Todd Fisher, Reynolds’ son and brother of Carrie, befit the Hollywood screen legends with singing, dancing and a cameo by a “Star Wars” character. We Remember Them…As long as we live, […]

  • Missing girls in DC spark outrage, prompt calls for federal help

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Two months ago, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s new commander, Chanel Dickerson, made a pledge: Let’s find our missing girls. Now, as the department posts profiles of missing black and Latina girls in the nation’s capital on its Twitter feed almost daily, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for a federal investigation. In a letter Tuesday, the lawmakers asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to “devote the resources necessary to determine […]

  • Tennessee school bus driver pleads not guilty in deaths

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A Tennessee school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed six children. WTVC-TV reports that Johnthony Walker was arraigned via video Friday morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court. Walker is also charged with four counts of reckless aggravated assault, one count of reckless endangerment, one count of reckless driving and one count of use of a portable electronic device by a school bus driver. Authorities […]

  • 86-year-old raises $400,000 from recycling, then gives it away to those less fortunate

    Thirty-two years’ worth of recycled newspapers and magazines — more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need. Recycling started off as a lesson to his son, Brent Jennings, about healthy money habits. Back in 1985, the Georgia native began collecting and selling paper with his only child, then put their profits into a savings account. “The first memory I have of my Dad is of […]