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Facebook revamps efforts to combat hate, but experts say 'questions remain' on impact

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook on Tuesday revealed changes to policies for combating hate and extremism on its namesake platform and on Instagram, including updating its definition of terrorist organizations and revamping detection efforts.Some online privacy experts, however, said questions remain as to whether these steps will have a major impact…... Read More

US police agencies having trouble hiring, keeping officers, according to new survey

(NEW YORK) -- Police agencies across the country are having trouble keeping and hiring police officers, according to a new survey obtained by ABC News.Produced by the Police Executive Research Forum, the survey shows a "triple threat" for police departments: there is a decrease in applications, early exits and higher…... Read More

Supply, demand and 'geopolitical tensions': How oil prices rise

(NEW YORK) -- Global oil prices spiked Monday by a whopping 20% seemingly overnight after an attack on a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia. With global consumption at 100 million barrels of oil a day, the sudden rise in oil prices had a ripple effect on international markets, which…... Read More

Walmart kicks off car seat recycling event for National Baby Safety Month

(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- Walmart is doubling down on car seat safety for National Baby Safety Month with a first-of-its-kind recycling event.The longtime top retailer kicked off a car seat trade-in event Monday that will span nearly 4,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. until Sept. 30, according to Walmart.Customers can take…... Read More

Oil prices jump by 20 percent after weekend attacks on Saudi facility

(LONDON) — Global oil prices spiked 20 percent when markets reopened on Monday, after a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities suspended the production of 5.7 million barrels a day. That amounts to roughly 5 percent of the world's total daily crude oil production.State-run oil company Aramco said in…... Read More

Man who survived cancer twice wins $4.6M lottery jackpot

(BEND, Ore.) -- An Oregon man who survived cancer not once, but twice, has finally gotten some luck on his side.Stu MacDonald purchases a megabucks ticket once a week and usually, his wife Claudia tells him to "get the winning ticket," but the one day she forgot, he wound up…... Read More

More than 49,000 UAW members go on strike against General Motors

(DETROIT) -- More than 49,000 union workers for General Motors walked off their jobs Sunday night and went on a nationwide strike after negotiations for a new labor contract hit a stalemate. During a news conference in Detroit Sunday morning, United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg said GM workers across…... Read More

2019 Car Seat Check Honor Roll: Top ranked cars for easy car seat installation

(NEW YORK) -- Parents of young children know all too well that car seat installation can be a recipe for major headaches. But's new list may help make buckling up your babies a breeze. Kicking off Child Passenger Safety Week, rolled out its 2019 Car Seat Check Honor…... Read More

How luxury yacht vacation for black travelers allegedly went adrift

(NEW YORK) -- A North Carolina man touting himself as one of the captains in the burgeoning black travel community is being accused by a group of vacationers of failing to deliver on promises of a dream voyage on "super premium" yachts, asserting the reality was a bit of a…... Read More

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of opioid crisis lawsuits

(NEW YORK) -- Purdue Pharma, the makers of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday as part of an agreement for settling a myriad of lawsuits it faces over the nation's opioid crisis.The agreement is expected to provide over $10 billion to "address the opioid crisis,"…... Read More

First commercial space hotel to have low-gravity basketball, rock climbing: Reports

(NEW YORK) -- One company is catering to people's fascination with space by planning to build an enormous hotel for tourists who want to experience life beyond Earth's atmosphere.The Gateway Foundation plans to build a rotating space station that will produce varying rates of artificial gravity, according to its website.Utilizing…... Read More