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Veteran Frank Britton Is Using His Experience Overcoming Addiction Through Easterseals To Help Other Veterans

Veteran Frank Britton Is Using His Experience Overcoming Addiction Through Easterseals To Help Other Veterans

AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER . U.S. Marine Corps veteran Frank Britton struggled to overcome a drug addiction for several decades; now, he’s using personal experience to help others, including veterans and former offenders. Britton received support from the nonprofit organization Easterseals, which provides services to people with disabilities and helps veterans transition back into their communities. Britton […]

Disney+ Will Soon Be Available On Amazon Fire TV After Disputes

Disney+ Will Soon Be Available On Amazon Fire TV After Disputes

AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER . Amazon and Disney have reportedly joined forces to bring the Disney+ streaming service to Amazon Fire TV, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Thursday. The partnership comes after Amazon and Disney had disputes over the summer regarding Amazon’s push for the right to buy ad space on Disney apps if it were featured on Fire TV, the […]

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Help Combat California’s Housing Crisis

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Help Combat California’s Housing Crisis

AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Apple announced a $2.5 billion plan to help combat the housing crisis in California, according to a Monday press release from the tech giant. The Silicon Valley staple is one of many, including Facebook and Google, taking steps to address the state’s housing shortage that came in part after the tech giants invaded the area, bringing […]

Katie Hill Resigns From Congress ‘With A Broken Heart’ Amid Ethics Investigation

Katie Hill Resigns From Congress ‘With A Broken Heart’ Amid Ethics Investigation

AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Democratic California Rep. Katie Hill resigned Sunday after allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with staffers surfaced, as well as the announcement of a House Ethics investigation. “It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress,” Hill wrote in her statement. “This is the hardest thing I have ever had […]

Juul Chief Executive Kevin Burns Steps Down — Tobacco Exec K.C. Crosthwaite Takes His Place

Juul Chief Executive Kevin Burns Steps Down — Tobacco Exec K.C. Crosthwaite Takes His Place

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Juul Chief Executive Kevin Burns has stepped down and been replaced by tobacco company Altria Chief Growth Officer K.C. Crosthwaite. The decision comes as e-cigarette companies face backlash over possible safety concerns after a total of nine people have died in the U.S. in connection to a vaping-related illness. University of […]

Report: Drone Strikes On Saudi Oil Facilities Wipe Out 5% Of Daily Global Oil Supply

Report: Drone Strikes On Saudi Oil Facilities Wipe Out 5% Of Daily Global Oil Supply

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER . Yemen’s Houthi rebels took credit for targeting oil facilities in a drone attack that reportedly forced half of Saudi Arabia’s oil supply to shut down Saturday. Ten drones struck two state-owned Saudi Aramco oil facilities, one of which is the world’s largest oil plant, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, according to people familiar […]

Ever Wonder Why America Celebrates Labor Day? Here Are Its Origins

Ever Wonder Why America Celebrates Labor Day? Here Are Its Origins

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Labor Day became official on a federal level when former President Grover Cleveland signed the law making it a national holiday. The declaration came after major chaos in Illinois, which even became violent, from workers fighting for fair pay and conditions. The unrest came as factory workers faced long hours, few […]

Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers

Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Silicon Valley giants Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are willing to spend $90 million to lobby against a California bill that would recognize drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. Some companies recognize employees as gig workers to avoid paying payroll taxes, above-minimum wages, overtime and complying with other wage and benefit […]

Google To Settle FTC YouTube Investigation For Up To $200 Million: Report

Google To Settle FTC YouTube Investigation For Up To $200 Million: Report

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Google agreed to pay $150 million to $200 million to settle an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over YouTube’s alleged breach of a children’s privacy law, Politico reported Friday. The FTC voted to approve the settlement 3-2 and sent it to the Justice Department for review, a source familiar with […]

‘Tech Witch Hunt’: Here’s How 20 Or More States Plan To Take On Big Tech

‘Tech Witch Hunt’: Here’s How 20 Or More States Plan To Take On Big Tech

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   More than 20 states could be making a bipartisan effort to initiate an antitrust investigation into big tech companies. The investigation would focus on companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook to determine whether they pose a threat to the U.S. economy if they grow into monopolies. NetChoice Vice President […]

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