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FILE - This Oct. 5, 2010 file photo shows the exterior of a Marriott hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. Marriott says that fewer guest records were involved in a previously announced data breach than it initially disclosed. The lodging company said Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, that it now believes that the number of potentially involved guests is lower than the 500 million originally estimated. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 04, 2019 - 10:11 am
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were accessed. The compromise of those passport numbers has...
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January 04, 2019 - 9:58 am
(PERRIS, Calif.) -- The house where 12 California children were allegedly tortured and held captive by their parents may have some new occupants soon. The home, located in the town of Perris, recently sold for $310,360. David and Louise Turpin are accused of abusing 12 of their 13 children,...
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January 04, 2019 - 8:18 am
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 312,000 jobs to their payrolls in December, the Labor Department reported Friday morning, exceeding economists’ expectations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said most of the job gains were in health care (50,000), food services and drinking places (41,000),...
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January 04, 2019 - 6:00 am
(WASHINGTON) -- As the partial government shutdown continues into its second week with no agreement to end it, more Americans are starting to feel the impact of a lapse in federal services. Federal employees and contractors are facing the end of a second week without pay but more people feel the...
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January 04, 2019 - 5:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- As Lindsay Scott's family braced for the government shutdown, she was offered financial assistance from an unlikely benefactor: her 11-year-old son tried to donate his saved allowance to his parents. Scott’s husband, who declined to be named, is an active duty Coast Guard member...
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January 04, 2019 - 5:24 am
(WOOD VILLAGE, Ore.) -- A man in Oregon is claiming Burger King is definitely not letting him "have it his way." Curtis Broomer says he was cheated out of free Burger King meals for life and he's not happy about it. So unhappy, in fact, that the 50-year-old filed a lawsuit this week asking for $9,...
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January 03, 2019 - 8:27 pm
(NEW YORK) -- United Airlines is the latest carrier to tighten its rules on emotional support animals, limiting them to flights under eight hours, the airline announced on Thursday. "We have seen increases in on board incidents on longer flights involving these animals, many of which are...
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January 03, 2019 - 8:12 pm
Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head. Herb Kelleher did all those things. Along the way, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines also revolutionized air travel by...
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January 03, 2019 - 2:50 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Since Transportation Security Administration chief David Pekoske took the job as the nation's top transportation cop, his agency has pushed the message "Better Security Faster." Perhaps they should expand that to "Better Security Faster, Furrier and Floppier." Pekoske has taken a keen...
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January 03, 2019 - 1:34 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A federal judge in New York issued a preliminary injunction Thursday against New York City’s ongoing crackdown on Airbnb, a victory for privacy rights in e-commerce but a blow to the city’s effort to combat what it says are illegal hotels. Judge Paul Engelmayer ruled that requiring...
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