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Netflix Now Has 139M Paying Subscribers

(CNN) - The number of people subscribing to Netflix continues to grow. The streaming giant announced Thursday it now has 139 million subscribers around the world. And in the last three months of 2018, Netflix added nearly nine million…

Huge Data Breach: About 773 Million Email Accounts Exposed

(CNN) - A massive data breach has been uncovered and it's compromised hundreds of millions of email addresses. Millions of unique passwords have also been jeopardized and posted to a hacking forum. The major mishap was was first reported…

Microsoft Pledges To Fight Homelessness

(CNN) - Microsoft will invest half-a-billion dollars to create more affordable housing in the Seattle area. The company said Wednesday it will work with non-profit groups, to tackle what it called "the affordable housing crisis" in the region. Microsoft…

Alzheimer’s Association: 10 Ways to Love Your Brain

As people ponder New Year’s resolutions, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging everyone to include brain health on the list. Why is brain health important? Alzheimer’s disease is expected to impact nearly 14 million Americans…

U.S. Government Looking to Investigate Huawei

(CNN) - U.S. federal prosecutors are looking into China's telecom equipment giant Huawei. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday they're investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. business partners. The criminal probe would complicate efforts by the U.S.…

New 'Planetary Diet' Could Save The World

(CNN) - The next big dieting craze could be one that aims to not only improve your health, but the health of the planet. The "planetary health diet" was developed by an international team of scientists. They say it…

2018 Was Hottest On Record For Oceans

(CNN) - 2018 was the hottest year on record for earth's oceans. That's according to a new study by a team of scientists. Record-keeping for global ocean temperatures began in 1958. Last year's high broke the previous record set…

Coast Guard Missed 1st Paycheck Over Governmentt Shutdown

(CNN) - U.S. Coast Guard service members are not getting paid during the government shutdown. The branch's top official said this is the first time in history that U.S. Armed Forces service members missed a paycheck during a shutdown.…

YouTube Bans Dangerous Pranks And Challenges

(CNN) - YouTube is banning videos showing dangerous pranks and challenges. The decision was prompted by safety concerns, especially challenges that put people's lives in danger such as videos Produced for the recent "Bird Box challenge" in which users…

Microsoft, Walgreens Partner to Fight Amazon

(CNN) - Microsoft and Walgreens are joining forces to take on amazon in the health care market. The two companies announced their partnership Tuesday. Microsoft will become Walgreen's new cloud provider. The two companies said the partnership will help…

Report: Millennial Women Participate More In Job Market

(CNN) - Millennial women are participating in the U.S. job market at levels not seen in nearly 20 years. According to a Bloomberg report, women between the ages of 25 and 34 accounted for more than 76% of people…

Federal Judge Strikes Down Census Citizenship Question

(CNN) - A federal judge in New York has struck down the Trump administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday the proposal is "unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons."…

Ford/Volkswagen Team To Build Vans And Pickups

(CNN) - Ford and Volkswagen are joining forces. The automakers said they signed an agreement to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups starting in 2022. They also agreed to investigate how they can work together to develop next generation…

Netflix Is Raising Prices In The Us

(CNN) - Netflix is raising subscription prices across the U.S. amid heavy investment in new programs. All three of the plans will go up by one to two dollars. For example, the standard plan is now $11.00 per month…

NYT: Trump Inaugural Committee Spent $100M In 72 Days

(CNN) - About $100 million spent in 72 days. The New York Times reported Monday that president Trump's inaugural committee spent over that amount on his inauguration. According to the Times report, $5 million went to charity, 10,000 on…

Joanna Gaines To Release Children's Book

(CNN) - A big name in home improvement has a new project that's already a hit! The star of HGTV's Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines announced Monday on Instagram she is releasing her first children's book. Her book, "We are…

Pentagon Approves More Military Support For Border

(CNN) - The southern border may not be any closer to getting a wall, but it is getting more troops. The Department of Defense approved a December 27th request from the Department of Homeland Security for more military support…

Trump Fight On Contraceptive Coverage Blocked Nationwide

(CNN) - An attempt to weaken the Obamacare contraception mandate has been blocked nationwide. This comes as a Pennsylvania federal district court judge agreed with an earlier California ruling that affected just 13-states. The decision comes one day before…

Antarctica Ice Melting 280 Percent Faster

(CNN) - Ominous news for the condition of the planet. A pair of new studies released Monday find that the earth's ice is melting at an alarming rate. That's bad news for global sea levels. Researchers from the University…

Jake Patterson Confesses To Killing Closs' Parents

(CNN) - We are learning more about the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents. The Barron County District Attorney released a criminal complaint Monday. In it, it says Jake Patterson told investigators he first spotted…

Odds Of Opioid Deaths Surpass Car Accident Deaths

(CNN) - Some grim findings from the National Safety Council. For the first time on record, the lifetime odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the U.S. are now greater than those of dying in an automobile…

Andy Murray On Possibly Playing Last Match

(CNN) - Following his first-round loss to Roberto Bautista Agut, U.K. tennis star Andy Murray left the door slightly open in regards to retirement. He said, "If this was my last match… amazing way to end." But he also…

Dining for Charities- Premier Chiropractic

WLTZ is partnering with Premier Chiropractic this week for our Dining for Charities. Premier Chiropractic specializes and focuses on Structural Correction. They use methods to analyze and identify the primary structural shift. Premier Chiropractic…

UK Royals: Duchess Of Sussex Due In April

(CNN) - Expectant mothers naturally enjoy sharing information about their pregnacy and the Duchess of Sussex seems to be no exception. While out on a walk with her husband Prince Harry in Birkenhead Monday, Meghan Markle gave the first…

Anthony Scaramucci Joins Celebrity Big Brother

(CNN) - "The Mooch" is coming back to TV! Anthony Scaramucci will appear on the upcoming season of "Celebrity Big Brother," on CBS. This is the second time, in as many years, that a one-time member of the tTump…

Report: White House Sought Options To Strike Iran

(CNN) - A new report from the Wall Street Journal says that last year, the Pentagon was asked to work on plans for a military strike on Iran. According to the Journal, the White House's National Security Council made…

Discount Chain Buys Some Toys R Us Locations

(CNN) - An upstart discount retailer is looking to expand in a big way, and it's looking to capitalize on the demise of Toys-R-Us to do just that. Ollie's bargain outlet has bought 12 former Toys-R-Us locations and is…

Taco Bell Testing Out Vegetarian Menu

(CNN) - Taco Bell will start testing a vegetarian menu later this year. The restaurant will unveil limited-time vegetarian and vegan items as part of the test. It will also highlight the restaurant's current vegetarian options, including tacos, tostadas,…

Study: High-Fiber Diet Linked To Lower Risk Of Death, Disease

(CNN) - A new report suggests people who eat high-fiber diets have lower risk of death and chronic diseases. A New Zealand researcher co-authored a report published Thursday in the journal The Lancet. After looking at 40 years worth…

Report: Apple To Release Three New iPhones In 2019

(CNN)  - Apple is planning to unveil three new iPhone models this year. That's according to the Wall Street Journal. The new phones will reportedly include new camera features. According to the journal, Apple is thinking about sticking with…

Report: America Has Massive Cheese Surplus

(CNN) - The moon may not be made out of cheese, but there is enough surplus cheese in America to put together a cheese wheel the size of the U.S. Capitol building. That's according to Boston's WBUR. The station…

New Documentary Accuses Michael Jackson Of Sexual Abuse

(CNN) - A new documentary set to premiere later this year accuses singer Michael Jackson of sexually abusing two boys. The film is called "Leaving Neverland", and will premiere at this year's Sundance film festival. According to its synopsis,…

Excessive Body Fat Linked To Smaller Brain

(CNN) - A new study says there's a link between brain size and excess body fat. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, says that people who are too heavy, especially around the waistline have shrunken gray matter…

E Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Over

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the E-coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The CDC made that announcement Wednesday, saying the tainted lettuce in question should no longer be available to…

Chrysler Building Is For Sale

New York, NY (WPIX) - There's a Chrysler for sale in New York; a really big one. The Chrysler building, that is. The art deco skyscraper's stylized crown and triangle-shaped, vaulted windows have made it a key part of…

Family Arrests At Border Break Record For 4th Month

(CNN) - Customs and Border Protection says the number of families crossing the U.S. border from Mexico is at an all-time high. U.S. Border Patrol says it arrested 27,518 family members in December, up from the previous December which…

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution

(CNN) - New year, new resolution for Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO says this year he wants to tackle societal issues facing the tech industry. Zuckerberg noted his resolution in a Facebook post Tuesday. He says he wants "public…

J.C. Penney Announces Stores Closing In 2019

(CNN) J.C. Penney plans on doing some spring cleaning. The retailer announced Tuesday that it plans to close three of its stores this spring. More locations face having their doors permanently shut as well. The company says it will…

Joshua Tree National Park To Temporarily Close

(CNN) - The partial government shutdown has left Joshua Tree National Park trashed. The southern California park is one of the many places across the country with limited staff and security because of the nearly three-week-long shutdown caused by…

Cost Of Troops At Border To Be $132M By February

(CNN) - It's estimated the cost of sending active duty troops to the southern border will reach $132 million by the end of January. That's according to two U.S. Defense officials, who say Congress has been briefed on the…

R. Kelly May Be Under Investigation In Georgia

(CNN) - Social media was buzzing over the weekend with calls for action after the airing of lifetime's documentary series 'Surviving R. Kelly.' Kelly has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing since he first faced allegations of abuse, predatory behavior, and…

Bonnaroo 2019 Lineup Announced

(CNN) - The lineup for this year's Bonnaroo music festival has been announced. Bonnaroo takes place June 13th through 16th in Manchester, Tennessee. The headliners include: Post Malone, Cardi-B, Childish Gambino, The Lumineers, Phish, Kacey Musgraves, Solange and Brandi…

U.S. Carbon Emissions Rise Sharply In 2018

(CNN) - Carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. rose sharply in 2018 after declining for three years. Those emissions jumped by 3.4% last year. That's according to a preliminary analysis of power generation data by the Rhodium Group, an…

U.S. Spends Twice As Much On Health Care As Its Peers

(CNN) - People in the U.S. spend twice as much on health care as their peers. That's according to a new analysis by John Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health. The study found it's not because Americans use more…

Netflix Stock Rises After Golden Globes Wins

(CNN) - Netflix's big night at the Golden Globes Sunday night seems to be paying off. Shares jumped 5% in Monday morning trading after Netflix snagged five wins with Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" and Chuck Lorre's comedy "The Kominsky…

Trump Going To Southern Border Thursday

(CNN) - President Trump is set to visit the U.S. - Mexico border on Thursday. The White House announced the trip Monday, as Trump's partial government shutdown entered its third week. The president is demanding nearly $6 billion for…

Study: Flu Shot May Be More Effective Than Nasal Spray

(CNN) - A new study hopes to shine some light on two different vaccinations for the flu. The study, published Monday in the Journal Pediatrics looks at the effectiveness of the traditional flu shot versus the nasal spray. Researchers…