Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz to retire

Howard Schultz plans to step down as executive chairman of Starbucks and relinquish his seat on the board of directors later this month, the coffee company announced Monday. Schultz is expected to depart June 26 after nearly four decades with the company, including about 30 years as CEO. "I set out to build a company [...]

2018-06-05T13:13:48+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Iran to prepare uranium enrichment

Following U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last month, Tehran said it will inform the International Atomic Energy Agency Tuesday of its plans to increase the country's uranium enrichment within the terms of the agreement. Iranian leader Ali Khamenei ordered his country's atomic organization to notify the United Nations of plans to increase its [...]

2018-06-05T13:06:03+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Police swarm hotel where suspect in Phoenix killings may be

Police swarmed an extended stay hotel Monday in a Phoenix suburb where they said a suspect in a string of recent killings of professionals may be staying. Scottsdale police said in a statement that officers were trying to make contact with the suspect, who was not identified. The victims in the apparent killing spree include [...]

2018-06-04T16:00:05+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Supreme Court decides Colorado gay wedding cake case

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony. The case – Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – asked the high court to balance the religious rights of the baker against the couple’s right to equal treatment under the law. [...]

2018-06-04T15:52:21+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Thousands of acres destroyed in Colorado, New Mexico fires

Wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico Friday and Saturday burned thousands of acres, destroyed buildings and caused mass evacuations. The 416 Fire in Colorado's La Plata County burned 1,100 acres, spurring more than 800 homes to be vacated on Saturday and residents of 750 more homes to be put on alert. The fire, which was [...]

2018-06-03T09:45:28+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|

Florida deputy who killed man found not liable, family awarded $4

After four days of testimony and 10 hours of jury deliberation, a federal jury found a Florida sheriff's deputy slightly liable in the shooting four years ago of an armed man, and awarded his family $4. Gregory Hill Jr., 30, was shot dead in 2014 after St. Lucie Deputy Christopher Newman and his partner responded [...]

2018-06-01T13:44:52+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

LAPD investigating 52 complaints against ex-USC gynecologist

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating more than 50 complaints of misconduct from former patients of former University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall. Police, who estimate Tyndall saw about 10,000 patients over his 30-year career at USC, made an appeal for women to come forward with accusations. Since last month, more than 410 [...]

2018-05-31T14:12:31+00:00 May 31st, 2018|

‘Large explosion’ rips through Kentucky UPS Freight facility

Kentucky police respond to a report of a 'large explosion' at a UPS facility. Kentucky police respond to a report of a 'large explosion' at a UPS facility. (Lexington Police/Twitter) A “large explosion” ripped through a UPS Freight facility in Kentucky on Wednesday and police were at the scene. Large propane tanks exploded at a [...]

2018-05-30T13:32:29+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

Ohio roller coaster stops in middle of ride due to power outage

- Riders on a roller coaster at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park were stuck for more than an hour due to a power outage, park officials confirmed. Riders were going up the track on the Millennium Force when a vehicle struck a power pole nearby, causing the power outage, according to WTVG-TV. Several other rides [...]

2018-05-29T11:42:47+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi under state of emergencies as

The National Hurricane Center predicts Alberto will become a tropical storm Saturday morning. Image courtesy NOAA May 26 (UPI) -- Alabama, Florida and Mississippi prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the season, as it moves north into the Gulf of Mexico. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency on [...]

2018-05-27T14:00:24+00:00 May 27th, 2018|