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Quantas to test 19-hour flights from New York and London to Sydney

iStock(NEW YORK) — Some travelers start a long book, binge-watch movies or series, or even do their best thinking on long flights. Now, they may be able to do all those things — and more — on a single flight. Quantas has announced that it is launching what it calls an “ultra-long-haul research flights” that […]

Billionaire conservative icon David Koch dies at 79

Koch Industries, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Billionaire conservative figure David Koch has died, his brother Charles Koch confirmed in a statement. He was 79 years old. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David. Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion for life,” Charles […]

Black Women's Equal Pay Day is a reminder of the continuing pay gap

jacoblund/iStock(NEW YORK) — Aug. 22, eight months into the year, is approximately how far into 2019 a black woman must work to earn what a typical white male was paid at the end of 2018, according to the organizers of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. In other words, it takes the typical black woman around […]

Polo Ralph Lauren recycles plastic bottles for 2019 US Open ballperson uniforms

helen89/iStock(NEW YORK) — Polo Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the 2019 U.S. Open Tennis tournament, and this year the brand has sustainability top of mind. This year’s ballperson uniforms are being made from yarn derived from up to seven plastic bottles and falls in line with the brands’ mission to incorporate 170 million […]

Trump walks back payroll tax cut suggestion, now says, 'we don't need it'

takasuu/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is walking back his comments on implementing a payroll tax cut after stating that it’s something he’s been “thinking about” as a way to save the U.S. economy, which he described as doing “phenomenally well” from falling into a recession. “I’m not looking at a tax cut now,” Trump told […]

19-year-old sues Juul, Philip Morris alleging illegal marketing to young people

BCFC/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois teenager is suing e-cigarette maker Juul and tobacco giant Philip Morris claiming the companies use illegal and deceptive marketing to prey on young people. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Illinois on Monday, is based on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO, which is the […]

'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown is launching her own vegan makeup line

Jun/iStock(NEW YORK) — Millie Bobby Brown is launching her own vegan makeup line called Florence by Mills. The Stranger Things star announced the new line by posting a video about it on Instagram. “Every young person deserves to have a good start with their skin. I want it to be vegan, clean, cruelty-free, that would […]

San Francisco International Airport bans sale of small plastic water bottles

JHVEPhoto/iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) — If you’re looking to buy a small plastic water bottle when you go to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you’re out of luck. A ban on the sale of plastic water bottles under 1 liter went into effect Tuesday, according to ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV, but travelers still have the option […]

A traveler left a pet snake behind at a TSA checkpoint

TSA(NEW YORK) — It wasn’t quite “Snakes on a Plane.” A 15-inch thin, black snake with a yellow band around its neck was discovered Monday night on the floor of a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport by a “youngster,” according to the TSA. A TSA officer then contained […]