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  • Delta passenger kicked off flight after bathroom emergency

    MILWAUKEE – Passengers recorded video of a man being kicked off a Delta flight to Milwaukee last week after he used the bathroom while the plane was preparing for takeoff. Kima Hamilton says the plane was delayed and he couldn’t wait any longer to use the restroom. “Sometime later, we’re still taxied. The plane hadn’t moved and it’s at an emergency stage now.” Fellow passenger and lawyer Krista Rosolino was sitting next to Hamilton and started recording because she said […]

  • New eclipse Forever stamp will magically transform into the moon

    By Julia Horowitz NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s a total eclipse of the…stamp? You heard right. The Postal Service will debut a new shape-shifting Forever stamp in June ahead of a rare solar eclipse set for Aug. 21. The new issue will transform from an image of a total solar eclipse into an image of the moon when you press it with your finger. The back will feature a U.S. map tracking when the eclipse will appear across the country. […]

  • Mother in Thailand looked on in horror as baby was murdered; Facebook responds to video

    By Kocha Olarn and Juliet Perry (CNN) — Jiranuj Trairat could hear the sudden panic in her cousin’s voice. One minute the cousin was looking at Facebook on his phone, the next he was suddenly shouting Jiranuj’s daughter’s name: “Beta” “I was panicked, too, from my cousin’s reaction,” Jiranuj told CNN over the phone Thursday, audibly distressed. “I grabbed his phone.” As she watched with increasing horror and helplessness, Jiranuj witnessed, live, something no parent should ever have to experience. […]

  • United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger who was dragged off plane

    NEW YORK — United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created an firestorm for the company. Dao’s lawyers announced the deal Thursday but did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement. The announcement includes praise for United CEO Oscar Munoz from Thomas Demetrio, one of his lawyers. “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he […]

  • Johnny Depp turns up at Disneyland as Capt. Jack Sparrow (and fans lose it)

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Johnny Depp surprised fans at Disneyland, by popping up on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride in his full Capt. Jack Sparrow costume. The actor was waving his cutlas and talking to riders with his patented British slur on Wednesday night, not far from the animatronic versions of his character that appear throughout the ride. Identical twins Sarah and Rebecca Saryan sailed right up to him and he told everyone to jump into the water, so he […]

  • The 10 things United is doing to avoid another dust-up, drag-out passenger fiasco

    SEATTLE — United Airlines really wants to avoid another customer service disaster. And make flying its airline better in the process. The airline said it is making 10 changes to prevent a repeat of what happened to Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a flight because the carrier needed extra seats for commuting crew members. Video of the April 9 incident quickly went viral. Dr. Dao suffered a concussion and two missing teeth. United had promised a review by […]

  • What that energy drink can do to your body

    By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — Energy drinks may be popular — the global energy drink market was worth $39 billion in 2013 and is forecast to reach $61 billion by 2021 — but they have gotten a bad rep among health experts. They “may pose danger to public health,” warns the World Health Organization. Children “should not consume” them, cautions the American Academy of Pediatrics. The American Beverage Association stands by the safety of energy drinks, indicating that many of […]

  • Cops: Ex-soldier kills her service dog while her boyfriend videotapes

    By Tina Burnside (CNN) — A former soldier and her boyfriend are facing felony charges after police say she tied her service dog to a tree and shot it several times in the head while her boyfriend videotaped the act. Marinna Rollins and Jared Heng were arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Cumberland County, North Carolina. They’re charged with animal cruelty, a felony. According to a police report obtained by CNN affiliate WTVD, the pair took the gray-and-white male pit bill […]

  • Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director, dead at 73

    Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, whose Oscar-winning thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” terrified audiences and introduced one of the most indelible villains in movie history, died Wednesday morning in New York. He was 73. He died of complications from esophageal cancer, according to a statement from his publicist. Demme won acclaim as the director of “Philadelphia,” the 1993 drama starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer battling AIDS, and “Beloved,” the 1998 Oprah Winfrey movie based on Toni Morrison’s bestseller about a […]

  • Trump to review power to establish federal lands

    President Donald Trump will order a review of the 1906 law that gives the president of the United States power to set aside lands for federal protection, administration officials tell CNN, setting into motion a process that could see the Trump administration rescind the protection of lands designated by former President Barack Obama. Trump will sign the executive order Wednesday at the Interior Department, Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters. The order could lead to the reshaping of roughly 30 national […]

  • Uber unveils plans to demo flying cars by 2020

    Uber, not satisfied with giving customers rides on land, is now looking to the skies. The tech company announced Tuesday at its Elevate Summit that it has struck partnerships with the cities of Dallas and Dubai to demonstrate a network of flying cars by 2020. Uber also announced a handful of partnerships with aviation companies to develop and deliver a flying car. Uber believes that investing in flying cars is essential to protecting its business, and envisions full-scale operations of […]

  • Elton John cancels Las Vegas shows after hospitalization

    LAS VEGAS – The Rocket Man is in need of some rest. Elton John has canceled his April and May shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after being hospitalized for a serious infection. “During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection,” that left him “violently ill,” Caesar’s Palace said in a statement posted to its Facebook page. According to Caesar’s, the singer spent two days in intensive care before being released […]