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Papa John's founder John Schnatter says resignation 'was a mistake'

(NEW YORK) -- The founder of Papa John's said he made “a mistake” when he agreed to step down as chairman of the company’s board last week amid “mischaracterized” reports about his use of a racial slur earlier this year.In a letter addressed to members of the company's board, pizza…... Read More

Both women and men lie about women's earnings, new census report finds

(NEW YORK) -- Not only do most women make 80 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts, new research from the Census Bureau also shows that both women and men lie about how much women actually get paid.A new report that compares census data to tax forms shows…... Read More

Most expensive Chinese movie ever bombs, was pulled from theaters in days

(BEIJING) -- "Asura," the most expensive film ever produced in China, has been pulled from theaters just a few days after it opened.The movie reportedly brought in less than 50 million yuan, or $7.4 million, in ticket sales during its opening weekend.It was a disappointing showing for a movie that…... Read More

Seventy new emojis are coming soon

(NEW YORK) -- Whether you're celebrating with a smiley face, a confetti ball, or a shrug, today marks World Emoji Day.The holiday falls on July 17 because it's the date displayed on the calendar emoji and the date that Apple first unveiled iCal for Mac in 2002.Apple is recognizing the…... Read More

Amazon's website crashes right as its Prime Day began

(NEW YORK) -- Amazon's own online shopping holiday -- Prime Day -- was off to a rocky start when some shoppers found problems using the website when the hyped-up sales were supposed to begin.Often dubbed the "Black Friday" of Amazon, Prime Day, which kicked off Monday at 3 p.m. ET,…... Read More

CVS Health apologizes after manager called police on black customer over coupon

(CHICAGO) -- CVS Health Corp. apologized to an African-American woman on Monday after a manager of one of its Chicago stores, who was also president of the Illinois Log Cabin Republicans chapter, wrongly accused her of using a counterfeit coupon and called the police on her.Two employees who were involved…... Read More

Parents share warning after rescuing 3-year-old from water-filled washing machine

(CONIFER, Col.)-- A Colorado couple is urging other parents to check the child safety settings of their washing machines after rescuing their 3-year-old daughter from the water-filled washer while it was running.Lindsey and Allan McIver, of Conifer, Colorado, said they were woken up early on the morning of July 10…... Read More

How to score the biggest deals this Amazon Prime Day

(NEW YORK) -- The "Black Friday" of online shopping, Amazon Prime Day, kicks off Monday afternoon -- and here's everything you need to know to score the biggest deals.Amazon Prime Day is more than just a "day" of savings, though -- it's actually a 36-hour event. Deals go live at…... Read More

'MAGA' hats could double in price after new US tariffs, merchandiser says

(NEW YORK) -- The latest round of tariffs on products from China proposed by President Donald Trump could double the price of "Make America Great Again" hats inspired by his 2016 campaign slogan, according to a merchandiser who imports them.The new tariffs announced Thursday would hit $200 billion worth of…... Read More

Four of the top five US defense firms to be led by women

(NEW YORK) -- At the start of 2019, four of America's top defense companies will be led by women.On Thursday, the chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman, Wes Bush, announced that he was stepping down and would be succeeded by Kathy Warden, Northrop's current president and chief operating officer who…... Read More

Elon Musk pledges to fix Flint water in homes with contamination

(FLINT, Mich.) -- Elon Musk says he is redoubling his efforts to help Flint residents affected by the ongoing water crisis by pledging to fix the pipes in any Flint house with contaminated water.The 47-year-old billionaire and Tesla founder tweeted this week that he will also organize a weekend in…... Read More

Ice cream shop creates 'bouquets' featuring up to 21 scoops on a single cone

(NEW YORK) -- You've probably seen these massive, teetering towers of ice cream scoops balancing atop a single cone on your Instagram feed.Stuffed Ice Cream, nestled in New York City's East Village, rose to social media fame for its over-the-top, massive ice cream "bouquets," which can feature up to 21…... Read More

Build-A-Bear closes lines nationwide over safety concerns for 'Pay Your Age' day

(NEW YORK) -- Build-A-Bear Workshop has closed the lines to its stores nationwide and in Canada after receiving an "overwhelming response" to its first-ever "Pay Your Age" day promotion.The popular children's store announced Monday the sale, which would allow kids to pay a price that matched their age for any…... Read More

Bulletproof clothing designers say US demand is on the rise

(Fla.) -- A Florida husband and wife duo who developed a fashion line of bulletproof clothing say they have seen the demand for their products in the U.S. increase exponentially -- and amid growing security concerns, they believe the market still has untapped potential.Miguel Caballero created MC Armor, a branch…... Read More