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  • FILE -- An exterior photograph of a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Atlanta, Georgia.

    America’s favorite retailer is… Costco

    NEW YORK — Shoppers still love Costco … but they also have a new favorite store. Both the warehouse giant and department store Dillard’s scored an 83 out of 100 on the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, tying for the top spot among department and discount stores and specialty retail stores. Costco has long been a favorite among shoppers. “[Costco] has that model of: this is what we do, this is who we are, what we sell and we are […]

  • Tombstones were overturned and damaged Saturday night at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, police said Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

    New threats to US Jewish centers

    More bomb threats were called into Jewish community centers and day schools Monday, in at least 12 states, according to statements from the Anti-Defamation League and JCCA. Many affected institutions were declared clear and have returned to regular operations. The threats targeted JCCs in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Police also checked three California JCCs in Los Angeles, La Jolla and Palto Alto after they received threats, but […]

  • Abu al Khayr al-Masri, the No. 2 man for al Qaeda behind leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been killed by a missile strike in Idlib, Syria, according to multiple sources. Two US officials said al-Masri was killed in an attack directed by the US intelligence community.

    Deputy al Qaeda leader killed In Syria

    Abu al Khayr al-Masri, the No. 2 man for al Qaeda behind leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been killed by a missile strike in Idlib, Syria, according to multiple sources. Two US officials said al-Masri was killed in an attack directed by the US intelligence community. The UK-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, told CNN al-Masri was killed Sunday in a strike targeting his vehicle near al-Mastoumeh village in Idlib. Several Syrian opposition activists also reported al-Masri […]

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    Muhammad Ali’s son says he was detained at airport because he’s Muslim

    The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali said he was detained by immigration officials at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport because he’s a Muslim. Muhammad Ali Jr., along with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali were returning to Florida from Jamaica after speaking at a black history event. They were retrieving their bags at baggage claim, when an official pulled them aside. “He asked me, ‘what is your name?’ ” Ali Jr. told CNN’s Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight.” “Which I didn’t think […]

  • The Trump administration is taking its first steps to overhaul Obamacare. It issued a proposed rule Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 aimed mainly at quelling insurers' concerns and stabilizing the marketplace for 2018.

File- President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order on rolling back Obamacare.

    Republicans brace for Trump’s prime-time message on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — For Republicans eager to dismantle Obamacare, President Donald Trump’s prime-time address to Congress Tuesday night is shaping up as a high-stakes proposition. More than five weeks after Inauguration Day, Trump is set to deliver a speech that lays out his vision for the country and highlights his most urgent policy priorities. Trump has said that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is at the top of his agenda — but so far, his public remarks about overhauling […]

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    Georgia couple gets prison for racist threats at child’s birthday party

    A Georgia couple who rode with a Confederate flag-waving group that made armed threats against African-Americans at a child’s birthday party were sentenced to prison Monday. Jose “Joe” Torres, was sentenced to 20 years, with 13 years in prison, after a jury convicted him on three counts of aggravated assault, one count of making terroristic threats and one count of violating of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Kayla Norton was sentenced to 15 years, with six years in […]

  • Officials on the scene of a small plane crash in Riverside, California.

    4 dead in California plane crash

    Four people were killed Monday when a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood on Monday in Riverside, California, authorities said. The Cessna 310 crashed about a half-mile northeast of the Riverside Municipal Airport, according to Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. It had departed from Riverside en route to San Jose. Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore said the plane, which had five people on board, split apart when it hit the two homes, which reportedly had residents. “We’re […]

  • More African-Americans appear to be taking an active interest in their right to bear arms since the election of President Donald Trump, gun club leaders and firearm sellers say.

    African-American gun club says membership surged in Trump era

    More African-Americans appear to be taking an active interest in their right to bear arms since the election of President Donald Trump, gun club leaders and firearm sellers say. A national African-American gun club has doubled its membership since Election Day, and gun sellers say they’ve noticed more black customers buying firearms. At Stoddard’s Range and Guns in Atlanta, one thunderous clap after another reverberates through the room, mixing with laughter and the smell of gunpowder. A group of men […]

  • CloudPets toys connect to mobile apps and let parents and loved ones send messages to their children that are played through the stuffed animals.

    Stuffed toys leak millions of voice recordings from kids and parents

    SAN FRANCISCO — Recorded messages spoken to teddy bears could pose privacy risks for children. A security vulnerability allowed anyone to view personal information, photos and recordings of children’s voices from CloudPets toys. And at one point, some people tried to hold all of that information for ransom. According to a report compiled by security researcher Troy Hunt, over 820,000 user accounts were exposed. That includes 2.2 million voice recordings. “I suspect one of the things that will shock people […]

  • Police in El Salvador are investigating an attack at the National Zoological Park that killed a hippopotamus named Gustavito.

    Hippo dies after brutal attack in El Salvador

    Police in El Salvador are investigating a “cowardly and inhumane” attack at the National Zoological Park that killed a hippopotamus named Gustavito. The 15-year-old hippo suffered “multiple blows on different parts of the body” from “blunt and sharp objects” in Wednesday’s attack, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement. The San Salvador zoo said veterinarians had been caring for the animal around the clock since discovering that he had been attacked. Despite their efforts, he died Sunday. The zoo […]

  • Chance The Rapper.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Chance the Rapper to meet with Illinois governor: ‘I’m eager to hear his ideas’

    WASHINGTON – Chance the Rapper is set to meet with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday in Chicago, where the pair will discuss local education issues. “I’m meeting privately with the governor Wednesday,” the Windy City native and musician tweeted Monday. “The two of us will address funding education in Chicago. I’m eager to hear his ideas.” “Looking forward to hearing your ideas, too,” the Republican governor responded Monday afternoon. The meeting comes after a Twitter exchange between Chance and […]

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    Pentagon sends ISIS battle options to White House

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has sent President Donald Trump what it calls a “preliminary framework” for options to ramp up the US battle against ISIS, in a plan he requested in order to make good on his campaign vow to crush the extremist group. Trump called for the new blueprint to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq a month ago, and the document details possible military, diplomatic and financial measures to increase US engagement in the campaign, a US official […]