• Avoid travel at these times to skip out on July 4 holiday traffic jams June 29, 2017
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The kickoff to the July 4 travel weekend is nearly here, and with fireworks, parades and beaches comes traffic.Traffic app Waze has shared with ABC News its predictions for traffic jams for the holiday.The takeaway: Don't attempt a car trip between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Waze predicts […]
  • Mom angered by United Airlines after she says baby overheated during tarmac delay June 28, 2017
    iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) -- A mother on a United Airlines flight last week said she feared for her infant's life when she says he became overheated during a tarmac delay in a Denver heat wave.Emily France, 39, told The Denver Post that she and her 4-month-old baby boarded the flight to El Paso around 1:20 p.m. last […]
  • Fireworks brand recalled because of burn, injury hazards June 28, 2017
    iStock/Thinkstock(FLORENCE, Ala.) -- A brand of fireworks is being recalled because of burn and injury hazards, right before the kickoff of Fourth of July celebrations.American Promotional Events, Inc.-TNT Fireworks of Florence, Alabama, announced Tuesday that it was pulling its "Red, White and Blue Smoke" fireworks.The company said this brand of fireworks created a blue ammo […]
  • Strangers raise thousands of dollars to buy car for man walking three miles to work daily June 28, 2017
    Moodboard/Getty Images(ROCKWALL, Texas) -- A Texas man who walked more than 3 miles to and from work every day now has a new ride, thanks to a group of philanthropic strangers.On June 21, Andy Mitchell came across Justin Korva, 20, walking and decided to give him a ride to his job at Taco Casa in […]
  • Nearly 250 potential jurors dismissed from selection for Martin Shkreli's fraud trial June 28, 2017
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Multiple potential jurors who were dismissed from the securities fraud trial against Martin Shkreli had expressed strong objections toward the former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for his drastic increase in the price of a life-saving drug.Jury selection for 34-year-old Shkreli’s trial has proved difficult, with nearly 250 potential jurors dismissed in just two […]
  • Wall Street closes lower amid tech sell-off, health-care vote delay June 27, 2017
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed in the red on Tuesday amid a tech sell-off and after Senate Republicans delayed their health-care vote.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 98.89 (-0.46 percent) to finish at 21,310.66.The Nasdaq tumbled 100.53 (-1.61 percent) to close at 6,146.62, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,419.38, down 19.69 (-0.81 percent) […]
  • Video shows chaotic scene inside Apple store as shots are fired in mall June 27, 2017
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New surveillance video shows the chaotic and terrifying scene inside an Apple store as gunfire erupted in a mall in New York state, causing shoppers and workers to scramble for their lives.The Albany District Attorney's Office released the Nov. 12, 2016, video, which captured the scene from inside and outside the store […]
  • Ritz-Carlton gets into the yacht business June 27, 2017
    Courtesy Ritz Carlton(NEW YORK) -- Luxury hotel brand Ritz-Carlton is testing the waters on another high-end venture: yachting.The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is scheduled to take to the sea in late 2019, according to the company.Voyages will last 7-10 days and will include ports in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.The small capacity […]
  • TSA finds 20-pound live lobster in checked bag at Boston airport June 27, 2017
    Transportation Security Administration(BOSTON) -- Can you bring a live lobster on a plane? Yes, as long as it's in a "clear, plastic, spill-proof container" and it's been screened by Transportation Security Administration agents.That's the travel tip the TSA's Twitter followers learned on Monday when the agency's spokesman, Michael McCarthy, posted an image of an agent […]
  • Marry Mas! Taco Bell to start having weddings June 27, 2017
    SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The classic wedding tradition for every bride to have good luck is, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Now, Taco Bell would like to add something hot and spicy, and maybe something crunchy.The company has announced on its website that starting in the summer of 2017, the Tex-mex […]