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‘Roseanne’ spinoff ‘The Conners’ will premiere in the fall without Roseanne Barr

‘Roseanne’ spinoff ‘The Conners’ will premiere in the fall without Roseanne Barr

Adam Rose/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — ABC has greenlit a spinoff series of the now-canceled “Roseanne” — without the show’s embattled star.On Thursday, the network announced that much of the cast of “Roseanne,” including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, are set to reprise their iconic roles in the new show, currently…

Supreme Court opens up possibility for online sales tax

Supreme Court opens up possibility for online sales tax

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In a case that could likely mean consumers paying more nationwide, the Supreme Court on Thursday opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on purchases from online retailers even if that company doesn’t have a physical presence in that state.The court overturned a longstanding rule that states can collect sales taxes…

What you need to know about Instagram’s new video platform

What you need to know about Instagram’s new video platform

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Instagram, which just hit 1 billion users, announced a new video format is coming to the platform, and its creators are calling it the “most exciting feature to date.”Vertical videos up to 60 minutes long will now appear in a new tab in Instagram and in a stand-alone video app, IGTV, to…

Arkansas man allegedly tries to pay waitress with her own stolen credit card

Arkansas man allegedly tries to pay waitress with her own stolen credit card

iStock/Thinkstock(PINE BLUFF, Ark.) — An Arkansas man was taken into custody on Tuesday after he attempted to pay for a meal with a stolen credit card that ended up belonging to his waitress, authorities said.Police said Shamon West, 21, stole the woman’s purse, along with her credit cards and driver’s license, on Sunday when he…

Airlines speak out against transportation of undocumented children separated from their family

Airlines speak out against transportation of undocumented children separated from their family

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Before President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to reverse the administration’s family separation policy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attacked several airlines that said they would not knowingly work with the federal government in cases of transporting children separated from their parents at the border.DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q.…

How AMC Theatres plans to compete with MoviePass

How AMC Theatres plans to compete with MoviePass

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — AMC Theatres introduced a new subscription-based program on Wednesday aimed at giving MoviePass some competition.AMC Stubs A-List, which rolls out June 26, will allow members to see three movies each week for a monthly fee of $19.95.Each subscription comes with a three-month commitment, and permits users to make advance reservations and see…

Facebook campaign tops $9M to reunite immigrant families separated at border

Facebook campaign tops $9M to reunite immigrant families separated at border

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  In a little over four days, a fundraising campaign on Facebook has topped $9 million to help reunite undocumented families split up by the U.S. government at the Mexico border.The fundraiser page, “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” was launched on Saturday by three former Facebook employees. As of…

Facebook campaign tops $13M to reunite immigrant families separated at border

Facebook campaign tops $13M to reunite immigrant families separated at border

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  In a little over four days, a fundraising campaign on Facebook has topped $13 million to help reunite undocumented families split up by the U.S. government at the Mexico border.The fundraiser page, “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” was launched on Saturday by three former Facebook employees. As of…

Kate Spade’s namesake brand pledges $1M to suicide prevention groups

Kate Spade’s namesake brand pledges $1M to suicide prevention groups

David Howells/Corbis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kate Spade New York will donate $1 million to suicide prevention groups after its founder’s death by suicide earlier this month.“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated…

‘Roseanne’ spinoff ‘The Conners’ will premiere in the fall without Roseanne Barr

‘Roseanne’ spinoff ‘The Conners’ will premiere in the fall without Roseanne Barr

Adam Rose/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — ABC has greenlit a spinoff series of the now-canceled “Roseanne” — without the show’s embattled star.On Thursday, the network announced that much of the cast of “Roseanne,” including John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, are set to reprise their iconic roles in the new show, currently…

Supreme Court opens up possibility for online sales tax

Supreme Court opens up possibility for online sales tax

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In a case that could likely mean consumers paying more nationwide, the Supreme Court on Thursday opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on purchases from online retailers even if that company doesn’t have a physical presence in that state.The court overturned a longstanding rule that states can collect sales taxes…

What you need to know about Instagram’s new video platform

What you need to know about Instagram’s new video platform

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Instagram, which just hit 1 billion users, announced a new video format is coming to the platform, and its creators are calling it the “most exciting feature to date.”Vertical videos up to 60 minutes long will now appear in a new tab in Instagram and in a stand-alone video app, IGTV, to…

Arkansas man allegedly tries to pay waitress with her own stolen credit card

Arkansas man allegedly tries to pay waitress with her own stolen credit card

iStock/Thinkstock(PINE BLUFF, Ark.) — An Arkansas man was taken into custody on Tuesday after he attempted to pay for a meal with a stolen credit card that ended up belonging to his waitress, authorities said.Police said Shamon West, 21, stole the woman’s purse, along with her credit cards and driver’s license, on Sunday when he…

Airlines speak out against transportation of undocumented children separated from their family

Airlines speak out against transportation of undocumented children separated from their family

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Before President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to reverse the administration’s family separation policy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attacked several airlines that said they would not knowingly work with the federal government in cases of transporting children separated from their parents at the border.DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q.…