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Mother of Uber CEO dies in boating accident, father in serious condition

Taylor Hill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has died in a boating accident near Fresno, California, according to a statement from the ride-sharing company. His father, Donald Kalanick, was also involved in the accident and is in “serious condition.” “Last night Travis and his family suffered an unspeakable tragedy,” Uber said in a …

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British Airways cancels all flights from two London airports amid global computer outage

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(LONDON) — British Airways canceled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London on Saturday due to a worldwide computer outage that struck at the start of a busy holiday weekend. British Airways said a “major IT system failure” forced the cancellation of all scheduled flights from the two airports for the rest of the day. The airline …

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Inside Satu'li Canteen, Walt Disney World's newest restaurant

ABCNews.com(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Satu’li Canteen at Disney’s Pandora: The World of Avatar is a quick-service restaurant, but don’t expect typical theme park fast food here. With a focus on healthy options and a nod to its “Avatar”-inspired surroundings, the main dish at the newest dining option at Walt Disney World Resort is based on bowls. Pick your base, pick your …

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The history of San Francisco's landmark Golden Gate Bridge as it turns 80

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The time was May 1937. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, after winning reelection to a second term. German air ship The Hindenburg had burst into flames over New Jersey, killing 35 people, and the Spanish Civil War was raging across the ocean. The number one song on the radio was “You Can’t Take That Away From Me” …

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Travel forecasts predict busy Memorial Day weekend

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Memorial Day holiday weekend traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer, but for those seeking to celebrate the holiday by getting out of town, the oncoming warm weather might not be the only thing making them sweat. The weekend promises to be a busy one for travelers according to forecasts, both by road and by air. …

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Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

ABCNews.com(PALERMO, Italy) — First Lady Melania Trump wore an eye-catching multicolored jacket that retails for more than $51,000 while stepping out in Sicily on Friday. The piece was designed by Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, which posted several photos of Trump arriving at the Chierici Palace City Hall of Catania on its Instagram account. A video shows Trump donning …

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US stocks close mixed ahead of holiday weekend

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. stocks closed mixed ahead of the holiday weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 2.67 (-0.01 percent) to finish at 21,080.28. The Nasdaq climbed 4.94 (+0.08 percent) to close at 6,210.19, and the S&P 500 finished at 2,415.82, up 0.75 (+0.03 percent) from its open. Despite the small gains, both posted new records. Crude oil was …

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CPSC warns parents to keep fidget spinners 'away from young children' after swallowing incidents

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Incidents involving a popular child’s toy known as “fidget spinners” are being investigated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission after two separate reported cases of children swallowing parts of the gadget sparked concerns. “CPSC is investigating the incidents with kids swallowing fidget spinners in Texas and Oregon,” the agency wrote in a statement to ABC …

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Theater responds to backlash of women-only screenings of “Wonder Woman”

iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, is responding to complaints that it will host a women-only screening of Wonder Woman next week. Some moviegoers called out the theater for separating men from women and asked if male-only screenings were in the works. In response to the backlash, Morgan Hendrix, creative manager for the theater, told ABC …

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