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Horchata, unicorn are among top trending ice cream flavors of the year

Horchata, unicorn are among top trending ice cream flavors of the year

udra/iStock(NEW YORK) — Here’s the scoop: July is National Ice Cream Month and July 21 is National Ice Cream Day, which means you have even more reason to cool down with two scoops of your favorite flavor.Square just released data about America’s iconic dessert, and there’s nothing too vanilla about this year’s trendiest ice cream…

American workers could face legal jeopardy for using racist ‘go back’ insult

American workers could face legal jeopardy for using racist ‘go back’ insult

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) — “Go back to Africa.” That was the insult that Ebrima Jallow said he heard repeatedly from his supervisor and fellow co-workers while working at the Walmart in Landover Hills, Maryland. Despite his recent promotion to the position of Asset Protection Coordinator, overseeing security and theft prevention efforts at the facility, Jallow said…

LA home where Manson followers brutally killed the LaBiancas is now for sale

LA home where Manson followers brutally killed the LaBiancas is now for sale

SondraP/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles home where Charles Manson’s followers brutally killed a married couple is now for sale.Grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary LaBianca were ambushed at their house on August 10, 1969. They were stabbed multiple times and the word “war” was carved on Leno LaBianca’s stomach.The killers also used their…

Hot dog fans can relish a stay in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile with Airbnb

Hot dog fans can relish a stay in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile with Airbnb

joshuaraineyphotography/iStock(CHICAGO) — A hot dog may not be considered a sandwich, but now it can be a home.Oscar Mayer is opening the doors of its infamous Wienermobile for the first time ever to give hot dog lovers a chance to book an overnight stay in the 27-foot hot dog on wheels through Airbnb.This summer guests…

FaceApp goes viral with old-age filter, but spurs privacy concerns

FaceApp goes viral with old-age filter, but spurs privacy concerns

damircudic/iStock(NEW YORK) — FaceApp is the latest viral trend that has everyone doing a double-take over how they might look 50 years in the future — but users might want to take a closer look at the privacy policy first. The popular free mobile app that instantly alters the appearance of a person’s face –…

EU launches investigation into Amazon’s use of ‘sensitive data’

EU launches investigation into Amazon’s use of ‘sensitive data’

Amazon(LONDON) — The executive body of the European Union has opened a formal investigation into whether Amazon’s handling of data from independent sellers breaks anti-competition laws. The European Commission will investigate Amazon’s dual role as a retailer selling products and as a marketplace where independent sellers deal directly with customers.The investigation will build on the…

Ford builds a pickup truck emoji

Ford builds a pickup truck emoji

fredrocko/iStock(NEW YORK) — Henry Ford rolled out the first factory-built half-ton pickup truck in 1925. Fast forward 94 years and his company wants to break new ground on your smartphone screen by introducing a truck emoji.”When customers started demanding a truck emoji, we knew we had to help make it happen,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president…

Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit on display for first time in more than a decade

Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit on display for first time in more than a decade

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Exactly 50 years since the launch of Apollo 11, the spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his ‘giant leap for mankind’ went on display Tuesday morning for the first time in over a decade. The suit, with lunar dust still embedded in the fabric, was revealed alongside Vice President Mike Pence and…

Lufthansa, British Airways suddenly suspend all flights to Cairo as ‘precaution’

Lufthansa, British Airways suddenly suspend all flights to Cairo as ‘precaution’

studioEAST/Getty Images(LONDON) — The British government issued a travel warning for Egypt on Saturday citing a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation,” as British Airways and German carrier Lufthansa suspended flights to Cairo as a security “precaution.” British Airways flights were suspended for seven days, while Lufthansa flights will resume on Sunday. “There’s a heightened…

50 years after the moon landing: How close is space travel, really?

50 years after the moon landing: How close is space travel, really?

iStock(NEW YORK) — When Americans first walked on the moon 50 years ago, the idea of space travel crystallized into a graspable future. Bolstered by a geeky shift in pop culture that launched and relaunched franchises such as Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek, Americans saw intergalactic storylines that never touched Earth. Life in…

Employees quit store in protest after alleged racism by manager

Employees quit store in protest after alleged racism by manager

KGTV(SAN DIEGO) — Two employees have quit a consignment shop near San Diego after their manager allegedly used racist language while dealing with a Hispanic customer at the store last week.Celia Miranda, one of those employees who resigned in protest, told San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV that her manager got into an argument with a…

What’s in a decimal point? Maybe a $9672 Uber ride

What’s in a decimal point? Maybe a $9672 Uber ride

iStock(NEW YORK) — An Uber glitch moving the decimal point over two spaces caused several riders to be charged eye-popping fares this week, or 100 times the original amount.After users took to social media earlier this week, Uber copped to the problem and said it would work with banks and credit card issuers to resolve…

Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney announces she is pregnant

Outdoor Voices CEO Ty Haney announces she is pregnant

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Entrepreneur Ty Haney, the founder and CEO of Outdoor Voices, is pregnant with a baby girl!Haney, 30, is expecting her first child with her fiance Mark Wystrach, and is due this November.”As a young female founder and CEO it’s so cool to show that you don’t have to choose career…