This Texas company lets you spend spring break driving real tanks, firing rounds and blowing stuff up

(UVALDE, Texas) -- Deep in the heart of South Texas, visitors are getting the chance to fire a real-life war machine.

DriveTanks.com has set up shop at an 18,000-acre ranch in Uvalde, Texas, about two hours west of San Antonio, where peopl... Read More

Uber ensures drivers their happiness is one of the company's priorities

(NEW YORK) -- Uber has pledged to improve service to its drivers on Tuesday amid increased negative publicity about driver experience, according to BBC News.

The announcement also follows the departure of the company's former president Jef... Read More

Google promises to crack down on “hateful content”

(NEW YORK) – Google promises to “take a tougher stance on hateful, offensive, and derogatory content” in response to major companies pulling online advertising from the Google-owned YouTube, according to a BBC News report.

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New airplane electronics rules stem from ISIS-associated threat

(WASHINGTON) -- New aviation security measures restricting electronic devices on flights from certain overseas airports were prompted by new threat intelligence obtained earlier this year indicating that ISIS associates were working on smuggling expl... Read More

Gunshot injuries cost at least $6.6 billion in US over eight year span, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Gunshot wounds are costing the U.S. hundreds of millions every year, much of it falling on government health insurance and the poor, according to a new study of firearm injuries in the American Journal of Public Health.

The U... Read More

What to know about the new security rule on some US-bound flights

(NEW YORK) -- Passengers flying directly to the United States from several airports in the Middle East will have to stow their laptops, tablets and other large electronics in their checked luggage as a result of a new rule handed down from the Depart... Read More

Average price of gas in US remains unchanged

(NEW YORK) -- Gas prices are staying steady for the first time in a long time.

In the past week, the average price of regular unleaded gas has not moved, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department. Nationwide, the price is ... Read More

Tax Tip: Filing using paper forms

More people are e-filing their income taxes but some still want to do it old school and use paper forms.

"When you do a return on paper, the opportunity to make mistakes really mushrooms," says IRS spokesman Eric Smith.

If you opt to fi... Read More

Ellen DeGeneres lists her Santa Barbara home for sale at $45 million

(NEW YORK) -- Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are selling their Montecito, California estate for $45 million, according to the Sotheby's listing, posted on Monday.

Located in Santa Barbara County and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the ... Read More

Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

(NEW YORK) – Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, the youngest of John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s five sons, died Monday at 101. According to his spokesperson, Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home in Poncantico Hills, New York.
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Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list, President Trump slips

(NEW YORK) – Microsoft founder Bill Gates was named the richest man in the world for the fourth straight year according to Forbes’ list of the richest people on the planet. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump slipped to No. 544.

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YouTube addresses complaints of LGBTQ censoring

(NEW YORK) — YouTube has sought to clarify its filtering policy after video bloggers within the LGBT community complained that their videos were being unfairly blocked.

In a late-Sunday tweet, the video-sharing website said, "LGBTQ+ ... Read More

Tax Tip: What to look for when finding a tax preparer

Remember when filing your income taxes was as easy as form 1040EZ? For most of us, it's a little more complicated than that now.

If you don't want to go it alone on your taxes, you can hire a tax preparer. But, IRS spokesman Eric Smith says, d... Read More

Record number of passengers will fly this spring, industry group says

(NEW YORK) — Approximately 145 million passengers will take to the skies this summer, setting a new record for spring air travel, according to industry trade group Airlines for America.

An average of nearly 2.4 million people per day... Read More