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Secret Service to pay $24M in race bias case

(CNN) - The Secret Service will settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by dozens of African-American agents. The Washington Post reports the agency has agreed to pay $24-million dollars to those agents, but without admitting any wrongdoing. The lawsuit was filed…

Deal announces winners of Innovation in Teaching Competition

PRESS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the three winners of the 2016-2017 Innovation in Teaching Competition, a recognition and reward opportunity for teachers who implement innovative instructional strategies to advance student achievement. This year’s competition rewarded teachers focused on…

Drug-resistant superbug cases rising

(CNN) - A strain of drug-resistant superbugs may be spreading more widely than previously thought. That's according to a study published Monday in the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The superbug is known as CRE, and it tends…

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google stocks soar

San Francisco, CA (KGO) - Investors are still unsure what a Donald Trump presidency will do for the market. But not, apparently, when it comes to tech stocks. While the Dow only flirts with new records; the tech-heavy NASDAQ continues…

Nearly 100 whales die off South Florida coast

(CNN) - Nearly 100 false killer whales have died after becoming stranded in South Florida. They're called false killer whales, because they're technically a species of dolphin. They were found near the Everglades National Park. Several agencies tried to help…

Trump labor secretary pick may bail

(CNN) - President-elect Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary may be backing out. Andy Puzder is the CEO of CKE restaurants, which owns the Hardee's and Carl's Junior fast food chains. A Republican source tells CNN he may be bailing,…

Civil Rights District Declared National Monument

Birmingham, AL (WIAT) - A portion of Birmingham, Alabama is now officially a national monument. On Thursday, Birmingham Mayor William Bell and civil rights activists celebrated the announcement that the city's civil rights district was named as a national monument…

Wells Fargo to close 400+ branches

(CNN) - Problems continue to mount for Wells Fargo. The banking giant says it plans to shut down more than 400 of its branches nationwide by the end of 2018. Wells Fargo says the closures have nothing to do with…

Nintendo switch links to the past-feels like the future

(CNN) - Nintendo is unveiling its latest effort to win over console gamers. This is the switch. It's a handheld system that can transform into a home console. It goes on sale worldwide on march third for $299.00 Its first…

No "backdoor" in WhatsApp

(CNN) - WhatsApp users were thrown into a panic Friday morning after a report claimed the service has a backdoor that could allow messages to be intercepted. But experts and WhatsApp say that claim is false. A report from the…

Site offer 50% refund on Super Bowl tickets if...

(KTRK) - If the Super Bowl is a blowout, you may be able to get some of your money back! Gamehedge; a ticket resale site says it will repay half the cost of every Super Bowl ticket it sells, provided…

Wells Fargo was silent about fake account probe

(CNN) - The problems seen never-ending for Wells Fargo. It's been revealed the banking giant stayed silent to investors for at least six months about authorities investigating Wells Fargo's creation of fake accounts. Federal law requires public companies like Wells…

Fedex, Walgreens intro package drop off/pickup

(CNN) - Fedex and Walgreens are teaming up when it comes to picking up and dropping off packages. Fedex says its customers will soon be allowed to drop off and pick up packages at thousands of Walgreens across the U.S.…

Boeing 747 headed for U.S. retirement this year

(CNN) - The iconic Boeing 747 is headed for U.S. retirement this year. United Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will retire the humped 747-400 by October. Delta is also planning to drop the venerable jumbo jet this year. The…

Alaskan wild salmon may have tapeworm

(CNN) - A warning to anyone looking to dine on wild salmon from Alaska. A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says wild salmon caught in Alaska has been infected by the Japanese broad tapeworm. The…

Trump Tower security could cost businesses millions

(CNN) - Businesses near trump tower are feeling the brunt of Donald Trump winning the presidency. Trump's win means security restrictions have grown in and around Trump Tower. And that means foot traffic has fallen at times near the fifth…

Teachers welcome standing desks in classroom

(CNN) - Teachers across the nation are trying to get their hands on this standing desk. Structural engineer, Mathias Ellegiers, designed a wooden standing desk for his girlfriend back in 2012 when she was studying for her doctorate. A teacher…

Twinkies recalled for possible health risk

(CNN) - Hostess is recalling some of its holiday white peppermint Twinkies over possible salmonella contamination. It comes after Blommer Chocolate Company, which makes the white candy coating on the Twinkies, revealed the coating might contain milk powder contaminated with…

Jury recommends death penalty for Dylann Roof

(CNN) -A jury recommended Dylann Roof get the death penalty for killing nine people in his 2015 massacre at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Judge Richard Gergel will formally sentence Roof Wednesday morning. Roof, who represented himself…

Obamacare still popular with 11.5 million sign-ups

(CNN) - Obamacare may be on the ropes in Congress, but it remains popular with Americans. Federal data reveals more than 11-and-a-half million people have signed up for coverage through the federal marketplace healthcare.gov and the 12 state-based exchanges as…

Ford bringing back the Bronco in 2020

(CNN) - Ford Broncos are making a comeback. The automaker confirmed on Monday that it plans to start making a new version by 2020. The vehicle was last manufactured in 1996. No word on exactly what it will look like.…

Martin Shkreli kicked off Twitter Sunday

(CNN) - The guy who was once called "the most hated man in America" has been kicked off Twitter. A company source says Martin Shkreli has been temporarily suspended from the social media platform. "Teen Vogue" editor Lauren Luca says…

Chrysler to put one billion into U.S. jobs

(CNN) - Fiat Chrysler plans to create some two-thousand new jobs in Ohio and Michigan. The company said on Sunday the new jobs would be added in its existing plants in Warren and Toledo. That's where the production of future…

Wells Fargo giving raises to 25K entry workers

(CNN) - Wells Fargo is giving its tellers and other entry-level workers a raise. The banking giant says it's upping the pay of 25,000 entry-level workers to a minimum of $13.50 an hour. Phone bankers and customer service representatives are…

Fisher Price high tech toddler fitness bike

(CNN) - Kids want to play on a computer, but parents want them to be active. One toy company believes this is the best of both worlds. It's called "Think and Learn Smart Cycle" an exercise bike with a tablet…

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