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Prada pulls merchandise from stores over blackface accusations

(NEW YORK) --  Luxury Italian fashion house Prada announced that it will pull certain accessories from stock following accusations that the merchandise perpetuates blackface imagery.Chinyere Ezie, a New York-based civil rights lawyer and social justice activist, said she spotted the "shocking" products in the windows and on the shelves of…... Read More

Woman demands change from tech sites after receiving parenting ads after stillbirth

(WASHINGTON) -- Post a photo of a baby on Facebook and you’ll see ads for diapers, toys and more, or purchase a gift for a friend’s new baby and you’ll start getting ads for baby products yourself. Users of social media know the drill when it comes to ads.Now, one…... Read More

KFC selling fireplace log that smells like fried chicken

(NEW YORK) -- The holidays are synonymous with the intoxicating aroma of good food and the smell of a cracking fire -- but KFC has just married the two with a KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog.That's right, the comfort of a warm fire and the smell of Kentucky Fried…... Read More

MaxMara reportedly bringing back Nancy Pelosi's viral fire-colored coat

(WASHINGTON) -- After Nancy Pelosi walked out of the White House in a fire-red, high-collared coat earlier this week after a contentious meeting with President Trump, her sartorial statement went so viral that the coat's designer, MaxMara, is reportedly planning to bring back the design in 2019.The House minority leader,…... Read More

Google Maps launches transit option for Lime e-scooters and bikes in 13 cities

(NEW YORK) -- Lime, the e-bike and scooter company, will be integrated into Google Maps as a transportation option and launched in 13 cities around the globe, the companies said.Icons for available Lime vehicles — whether they are bicycles or electric bikes or scooters — will begin appearing on Thursday…... Read More

Amazon, big box stores offering special speedy holiday shipping leading up to Christmas

(NEW YORK) -- Attention last-minute Christmas shoppers, there's still time to get all your gifts before Dec. 25 thanks to online retailers adjusting their rush shipping promotions.Amazon announced Thursday it would extend its holiday free shipping promotion to Dec. 18 to all customers with no minimum purchase.The online retailer also…... Read More

Apple announces $1 billion campus in Texas

(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Apple is expanding its presence in the U.S. as a part of a billion-dollar investment that the company said would generate at least 5,000 new jobs.The iPhone maker will build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, and open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and…... Read More

Female-led films outperform male-led movies at the box office

(LOS ANGELES) -- This year has been a pivotal time for women in Hollywood with the emergence of the Time’s Up and the #MeToo movements.Feminism has been pushed to the forefront, and more women in film are raising their voices for gender equality in show business.A recent study examining top-grossing…... Read More

Amazon workers in Staten Island announce plans to unionize

(NEW YORK) -- Amazon workers at a Staten Island warehouse are launching a campaign to unionize, officials at the retail workers union confirmed on Wednesday.Employees at the Staten Island facility spoke about what they called problematic workplace conditions at a press conference in front of New York City Hall.The news…... Read More

'Sesame Street' takes on homelessness with a Muppet named Lily

(NEW YORK) -- "Sesame Street" is bringing back an old friend to help tackle the issue of homelessness among kids.Lily, a 7-year-old Muppet, and her family are staying with friends on Sesame Street after losing their home.She will be featured in new videos, interactive activities for families and storybooks available…... Read More

A McLaren SUV? Why it will never happen

(NEW YORK) -- Lamborghini, Porsche and Maserati have one. Ferrari and Aston Martin are working on theirs.But don’t expect an SUV from McLaren. The British supercar maker just unveiled its latest model, the sleek, $315,000 720S Spider. “There are three reasons why there will not be a McLaren SUV,” Tony…... Read More