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Apple Card Investigated For Alleged Gender Discrimination

After a series of tweets blasting Apple’s new credit card for alleged gender discrimination, New York’s Department of Financial Services is launching an investigation. The Apple Card was launched in partnership with Goldman Sachs earlier this year. It uses an algorithm to assign credit limits, but many online pointed out it may favor men over women. ... [Read Full Story]

Missing California Hiker Found Dead On Glacier Atop Mountain

A three-day search for a California hiker ended when he was found dead on top of a glacier in Sequoia and Kings National Park. Alan Stringer, 40, of Huntington Beach, was reported missing Monday evening when he didn’t return home after a hike. Investigators found his body Thursday at the top of the Darwin Glacier, which is near the base of Mount Darwin. Stringer had just recently bought hiking equipment and took mountaineering course, and did not tell anyone his hiking plans or potential routes. His vehicle was found shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, authorities said.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Ordered To Pay $2M To Nonprofits As Part Of Civil Lawsuit

President Donald Trump has been ordered by a New York State judge to pay $2 million to a group of nonprofit organizations as part of a settlement in a civil lawsuit stemming from persistent violations of state charities laws.  The case was brought by the New York attorney general’s office after the Trump Foundation held a fundraiser for military veterans during the 2016 campaign. ... [Read Full Story]

Arrest Warrant Issues In Case Of Missing New Hampshire Couple Found Dead In Texas

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man suspected of stealing a car that belonged to a New Hampshire couple found buried at a South Texas beach.  On Tuesday, the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office in Kingsville, Texas, said that Adam Curtis Williams, 33, is wanted on felony theft charges. Authorities identified Williams as the man seen in a surveillance photo released Monday crossing the border into Mexico in a car that belonged to James and Michelle Butler, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in Corpus Christi last week.... [Read Full Story]

Nine Members Of American Family Killed In Highway Attack In Mexico

Mexican military has confirmed that at least nine members of an American family, including six children, were killed in an attack in northern Mexico.  The family was ambushed by an armed group while traveling from the town of Galeana in Chichuahua state to Bavispe in Sonora state between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. local time, according to Mexico’s security minister, Alfonso Durazo.... [Read Full Story]

McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook Pushed Out Over Relationship With Employee

McDonald’s chief executive officer Steve Easterbrook has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said the former president and CEO demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates.... [Read Full Story]

Twitter Says Platform Will Stop Accepting Political Ads

Twitter says the company will no longer accept political ads.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm on Wednesday, “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.”... [Read Full Story]

House Democrats Release Text Of Impeachment Resolution

House Democrats have released text of the impeachment resolution they plan to vote on, however when that vote will take place is still unclear. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi originally claimed the vote would be this Thursday. But on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer walked that back and said that not only was the vote “not an impeachment resolution” but that it might not be “ready to go on Thursday.”  Hoyer told reporters Tuesday morning: “This is not an impeachment resolution. I don’t know what an impeachment resolution is.”... [Read Full Story]

Grandfather Of Toddler Who Died In Fatal Fall From Cruise Ship Charged With Manslaughter

Authorities have arrested the grandfather of an 18-month-old who fell out of a window on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Puerto Rico during a family trip in July. Puerto Rico’s Justice Department ordered the arrest of Salvatore Anello. He faces a charge of negligent manslaughter in the death of his granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand. While the vessel was docked in San Juan, Anello placed Chloe near an open window he thought was closed when her family said she fell out of the ship’s 11th story.... [Read Full Story]

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead After US Military Raid In Syria

On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. Trump said in an address to the nation from the White House:  “A brutal killer, one who has caused so much hardship and death, has violently been eliminated. He will never again harm another innocent man, woman or child. He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place.”... [Read Full Story]