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Amazon announces initial plans for Whole Foods

SEATTLE �� Amazon.com is wasting no time integrating with Whole Foods Market, announcing a raft of changes to the high-end grocer that the company plans to introduce when the $13.7 billion acquisition closes. The deal will be sealed Monday, Amazon said in a statement Thursday, a day after U.S. antitrust regulators approved the acquisition. Amazon […]

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Chuck E. Cheese is breaking up the animatronic band

One of the longest-running musical acts in show business may be over. Chuck E. Cheese’s is phasing out its iconic animatronic band, the larger-than-life ensemble that has performed at the kid-friendly pizza chain for decades, in a bid to become more parent-friendly. An early-phase remodeling of Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants in San Antonio, Texas, and […]

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Clothing brand removes dress with yellow star

Italian women”s clothing and accessory brand Miu Miu on Tuesday removed a dress with a star patch that looked similar to the yellow Star of David Jews were forced to wear under the Nazi regime, The Forward reported. The dress was first discovered by a customer at a Holt Renfrew boutique in Canada. The customer […]

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‘Old, Fat And Ugly’ Russian Flight Attendant Sues Airline

A Russian flight attendant is suing for discrimination after she claimed she was given less prestigious job opportunities at Russia’s top airline Aeroflot because of her looks, the Associated Press reported Monday. Yevgeniya Magurina joked about the fact she was in the “old, fat and ugly” group, but was serious about not getting to work […]

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Should you stay together for the kids?

SAN DIEGO, August 21, 2017 – When a couple is weighing the difficult decision to get divorced, the issue usually causing the most concern is how the breakup of their marriage might affect their children. A new study by scientists at two universities in Spain looked at the effects of divorce on the physical and […]

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Group offers 9-day subsidized Israel honeymoons

NEW YORK (Press Release) — Honeymoon Israel, a Jewish organization that provides group trips to Israel for couples ages 25-40 with at least one Jewish partner, has received a $1.5 million three-year investment from the Jim Joseph Foundation to grow in its existing 14 cities, to expand to new cities, and to further develop and […]

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PETA Responds To Dog’s Death In United Airlines Cargo Hold

United Airlines came under fire once again this week as news broke that a 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lulu died in the cargo hold on a flight from Houston to San Francisco. The family of the dog said the plane was held on the tarmac for two hours August 6, on which day […]

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Agony of a vacation sickness

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson DOMEYROT, France — How typically British. Even if a person isn’t feeling well it must be somehow be connected with the weather — that subject of eternal fascination for the true Brit. In my case, however, at least to the best of my knowledge, it didn’t have anything to do with the […]

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Sea Princess Cruise Ship Goes Into ‘Ghost Mode’ To Avoid Pirate Attack

A luxury cruise ship on a 104-day world tour carrying 1,900 passengers was forced into a 10-day blackout mode on the first leg of its journey from Sydney to Dubai as the crew feared an attack by Somali pirates, reports said Wednesday. The Sea Princess went on a dusk-till-dawn shutdown for 10 days, during which […]

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Cambodia’s Strongman, 65, Displays Warm, Vital Images on Facebook

Hun Sen shopping. Hun Sen working out. Hun Sen, family guy. For the 65-year-old prime minister of Cambodia, a onetime Khmer Rouge commander, his recent about-face to show a warm and fuzzy side is a startling development. The man who now has 8.5 million Facebook followers oversaw Cambodia’s emergence from civil war and has dominated […]

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10 cities where you’re most likely to overpay for gas

Gas prices are well below record highs from a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean you’re not paying more than you should to fill up your car every week. In fact, a GasBuddy study found that Americans are more likely to overpay when prices are lower. Read more: Best and worst auto insurance companies […]

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Swastika T-shirts aim for love, spark anger

Clothing company tries to reclaim Nazi emblem as a symbol of love, but consumers aren’t buying it By Stuart Winer Screen capture from a promotional video for tee-shirts featuring the swastika as a symbol for peace. (Facebook/KA Design) An attempt to reclaim the swastika as a symbol of goodwill by putting it on a T-shirt […]

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10 Injured From “Extreme Turbulence” on Flight

10 people have been hospitalized after an American Airlines flight experienced extreme, unexpected turbulence. American Airlines Flight 759, flying from Athens, Greece to Philadelphia, eventually landed safely at its intended destination. But reporter Jessica Huseman, who was on board the flight, documented the extreme turbulence that came without warning, tweeting that one unlucky flight attendant […]

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American Airlines flight attendants sue over uniforms

Two American Airlines flight attendants have filed a federal lawsuit against garment manufacturer Twin Hill over claims that new uniforms delivered last year are making thousands of employees sick. American introduced the new uniforms in September and almost immediately, employees started complaining about reactions — including rashes, severe headaches and breathing difficulty — they attributed […]

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