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Iran launches drone attacks on Israel

The flags of Iran, left, and Israel, right.

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Iran launched an airborne attack toward Israel on Saturday.The White House confirmed the attack was underway and underlined American support for Israel.Iran has threatened retaliation for an earlier strike by Israel on Iranian military targets in Syria.

Iran has begun an airborne attack against Israel, the White House confirmed on Saturday.

Iranian state television confirmed in a ticker that the attack came in the...

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Disney says it will now issue lifetime bans to guests who lie about having disabilities at its theme parks

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Disney is changing its theme park policies for guests with disabilities.The updates address who can use Disability Access Services, among other changes.Guests attempting to misuse the program will receive a lifetime ban.

Disney has updated its theme park policies for guests with disabilities as it tries to crack down on those misusing the program.

The new policy comes as Disney confronts a rise in the number of...

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American women are stockpiling abortion pills amid political uncertainty

Mifepristone (Mifeprex), one of the two drugs used in a medication abortion, is displayed at a women's clinic in New Mexico.

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Donald Trump's views on abortion are muddled at best and threatening at worst.GOP lawmakers are targeting access to IVF, IUDs, birth control pills, and emergency contraception.So some women are stockpiling abortion pills and contraception, activists say.

Donald Trump's views on a national abortion ban have not exactly been...

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New poll shows Biden cutting into Trump's lead by winning back some of his 2020 voters

President Joe Biden, left, and former President Donald Trump.

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The latest New York Times/Siena College poll showed a tightening race between Biden and Trump.Trump now leads Biden 46% to 45% among registered voters, a decline from February's 48% to 43% lead.Biden is winning over more of his 2020 supporters and boasts leads with women and suburbanites.

President Joe Biden has gained ground on former President Donald Trump in the latest New...

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Where to watch NCAA men's hockey national championship: Live stream Denver vs. Boston College

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Cutter Gauthier #19 of Boston College (left); Sean Behrens #2 of Denver (right) during their teams' respective 2024 Frozen Four semifinal games.

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The 2024 NCAA men's ice hockey national championship is here after two exciting Frozen Four games earlier this week. If you're looking to tune in, we've got you covered, whether you have cable or are looking for a streaming...

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McDonald's new marketing: Billboards that smell like its French fries

McDonald's meal.

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Fast food giant McDonald's launched a new marketing campaign this week.It produced a series of blank yellow and red billboards in the Netherlands.But the seemingly empty messages smell like the chain's iconic fries.

Fast food giant McDonald's released a new and quirky marketing campaign this week.

The company has found a novel way to leverage some of its iconic products by making the billboards smell like their fries.

It released a series of...

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Some Tesla employees worry that layoffs are coming

Tesla employees are concerned layoffs are imminent.

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Tesla employees fear potential layoffs may begin as early as this weekend.This follows earlier rumors in February when Tesla temporarily delayed performance reviews.Tesla's deliveries dropped below Wall Street expectations during its first quarter.

Some Tesla employees are concerned that layoffs are imminent, possibly as soon as this weekend.

Rumors are circling at Tesla's offices that cuts are on the horizon, seven engineers...

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Airbnb now wants you to rent out your rental

Airbnb is encouraging more renters to list their homes on its platform.

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Airbnb plans to help renters list their homes to earn additional income.The company says it could help mitigate the impact of skyrocketing rental rates.Airbnb's new effort comes as some cities pass 'renter-friendly' policies.

Airbnb is on a mission to help renters earn a little extra income — and probably keep a little for itself, too.

The company announced plans on Friday to help renters list their...

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Ford offers Tesla drivers $1,500 discount to switch

Ford is offering Tesla owners a discount on some of its EVs for owners to switch brands.

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Ford is offering Tesla owners a special discount on its F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E.The discount is reportedly called "Tesla Competitive Conquest Bonus Cash."This move comes as Ford reportedly faces challenges in offloading its electric cars.

Ford is taking aim at Tesla.

The automaker launched an initiative earlier this month to give Tesla owners...

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A former corporate lawyer died after falling from a luxury liner, reports say. One expert says cruise safety is outdated.

People enjoy Mallory Square as the Regent Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship is docked at the Mallory Square Dock on December 01, 2023, in Key West, Florida.

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Nigel Blythe-Tinker, a top UK lawyer, died after falling to his death from a luxury cruise balcony, reports say.The 72-year-old died in 2023, the London High Court determined. A cruise industry expert told BI that updates to maritime safety requirements are infrequent and inadequate. 

A top UK lawyer who vanished...

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Russia's firing new, long-range Kh-69 cruise missiles, war experts say, piling on the misery for Ukraine's dwindling air defense

Russia Kh-69 cruise missile pictured at the 2023 Dubai Airshow

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Russian forces have deployed a new cruise missile, the Institute for the Study of War said.The Kh-69 was used in an attack on a major power station near Kyiv this week.The Kh-69 is a leap forward in Russian tactical munitions.

Russian Forces are deploying a new, long-range cruise missile, known as the Kh-69, as it steps up attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure.

The Washington DC-based think...

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I read my grandparents' love letters from the 1920s. It was a gift to see how their relationship began.

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I found my grandparents' love letters when cleaning out their house.Reading them gave me insight into what dating was like 100 years ago.Some facets of life in the 1920s are still relatable today, like selfies and mail-order catalogs.

When my 89-year-old grandmother moved out of her home, I was tasked with going through her personal belongings. I didn't know where to start. Her house was small and tidy, but she had no use for minimalism like I did. She'd kept...

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'Chrisley Knows Best' star Todd Chrisley ordered to pay former Georgia revenue investigator $755,000 after defamation lawsuit loss, report says

Todd Chrisley in an episode of "Chrisley Knows Best" in 2020.

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A jury has found that Todd Chrisley defamed an ex-Department of Revenue investigator, say reports.His defamatory statements on social media and his podcast have cost him over $750,000.The "Chrisley Knows Best" star was incarcerated in 2022 on bank fraud and tax evasion charges.

Todd Chrisley, the disgraced reality TV star who is currently incarcerated for bank fraud and tax evasion, has...

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Gabrielle Union-Wade explains why she feels hotter at 51 than she did in her 20s

Gabrielle Union at PHM HealthFront 2024, with PHM president Andrea Palmer.

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Gabrielle Union, 51, said she feels hotter now than she did at 26.Union described feeling like she was becoming invisible as she got older.She said her husband, Dwyane Wade, helps her to feel truly seen as more than a mom.

Even Gabrielle Union feels invisible sometimes.

Yes, it sounds… slightly unbelievable coming from an actor, producer, author, activist, and CEO worth $40 million with over 21.7...

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I got my doctorate while raising my 3 and 5-year-old kids. Here are 5 ways I juggled it all and stayed sane.

The author raised her kids while getting her doctorate.

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I juggled my doctorate studies , a part-time job, and parenting alone for years.I cut out alcohol, prioritized parenting, and tried to remain positive during the process.In the end, I got my degree and survived the chaos. 

From 2009 to 2013, my life felt like a three-ring circus.

I was working on my doctorate in business administration, raising my 3- and 5-year-old kids, and working part-time. I...

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The incredible life of Titanic's youngest survivor, who lived to 97 and refused to see James Cameron's movie

Millvina Dean was just 2 months old when she boarded the Titanic.

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Millvina Dean was only 9 weeks old when her family boarded the Titanic in 1912. She never publicly spoke about the Titanic until September 1, 1985, when the wreck was found. She lived to be 97 years old, dying in 2009. She was the last living survivor of the ship.

The RMS Titanic and its doomed voyage have captured people's interest since the tragedy in April 1912.

The ship and its passengers were once again...

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We spent $340 on an overnight stay at one of Europe's most romantic hotels. The Bali-inspired jungle pool was the star of the show.

The Bali-inspired jungle pool.

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My partner and I celebrated our engagement at a luxury hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.We spent one night at Manon Les Suites, known for its Bali-inspired jungle pool.Our suite cost $340 for one night, and we'd gladly pay it again.

My partner and I celebrated our recent engagement with a city break in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We had never previously visited the Scandinavian city, which is known for its quaint and colorful buildings, historic...

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AI CEO says people's obsession with reaching artificial general intelligence is 'about creating God'

Arthur Mensch sees an imminent threat with American take giants dominating AI.

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Mistral's CEO Arthur Mensch said the obsession with creating general AI is about "creating God."The AI CEO doesn't believe Elon Musk and Sam Altman's predictions that AI will surpass human intelligence.Mensch warns of tech giants imposing AI standards that conflict with global culture and values.

Mistral's founder and CEO Arthur Mensch doesn't believe in god — and therefore, he doesn't believe...

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I shopped at Trader Joe's new grab-and-go store in NYC. It's convenient if you're in a rush, but I see why critics aren't impressed.

Trader Joe's Pronto opened in NYC in March.

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Trader Joe's quietly opened a new store in New York City in March. Called Trader Joe's Pronto, it's a grab-and-go shop with sandwiches and salads as well as groceries.It's less busy than classic stores, but I agree with the social-media critics: it's underwhelming. 

Trader Joe's recently opened a new type of store in New York City.

In March, a Trader Joe's grab-and-go shop quietly opened its doors in a Manhattan location...

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Kevin Costner says he 'hopes' to return for final episodes of 'Yellowstone,' after previously threatening to sue the show's producers over a pay dispute

Kevin Costner as John Dutton in "Yellowstone."

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Kevin Costner said he is open to returning for the final episodes of "Yellowstone."Last year, he left the show after a dispute with creator Taylor Sheridan over shooting schedules.Costner previously said he planned to mount a lawsuit against the producers over pay.

Kevin Costner has said he is open to returning to "Yellowstone" to wrap things up despite previously stating his intentions to take the show's producers to court over a...

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