Apr 24

Boeing says it will take $1 billion hit on grounding of the 737 Max jet

Wolterk/iStock(NEW YORK) — Boeing announced Wednesday that it was taking an initial $1 billion hit on the grounding of the 737 Max jet following two fatal plane crashes in five months. The company also abandoned its previous full-year financial outlook as it grapples with the aftermath of the 737 Max fallout and works to implement …

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Apr 24

Facebook officials will attend Paris summit to combat spread of terror online following Christchurch attacks

David Tran/iStock(NEW YORK) — Representatives from Facebook will be among the social media executives attending a May 15 summit being organized by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to combat the spread of terrorist material online. The summit, which Ardern will co-chair with French President Emmanuel Macron in conjunction with the G7 “Tech for Humanity” …

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Apr 24

Police find body of missing 5-year-old Andrew ‘AJ’ Freund; charge parents with murder

Fedorovekb/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) — Missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund is believed to be found dead, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday. Both of AJ’s parents gave information that led to a body believed to be the little boy. The body was buried in a shallow grave, …

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Apr 24

Miranda Lambert will celebrate a decade of MuttNation with a Mutt March during CMA Fest

ABC/Image Group LAMiranda Lambert will mark the tenth anniversary of her MuttNation Foundation pet charity with a march in Music City during CMA Fest.

The Mutt March will start Thursday, June 6 at 8:30 a.m. at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. Miranda will lead the parade of pets and their owners across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, with the festivities wrapping up at Walk of Fame Park, across from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  

“Were hoping that one thousand or more people — some with their furry friends — will join us walking in support of shelter pet adoption,” Miranda says.

You can register for Miranda’s Mutt March at MuttNationFoundation.com.

For the third year in a row, fans will also have the chance to adopt dogs at the MuttNation booth at Fan Fair X inside Music City Center. Last year, 55 pups found forever homes during CMA Fest.

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Apr 24

Missing 5-year-old AJ Freund believed to be found dead in shallow grave, parents arrested

Fedorovekb/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) — Missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund is believed to be found dead, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday. Both of AJ’s parents gave information that led to a body believed to be the little boy. The body was buried in a shallow grave, …

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Apr 24

Calling all Carrie fans: How you can perform “The Champion” with her on tour

ABC/Mark LevineCarrie Underwood believes you can be “The Champion.”

Wednesday morning on her socials, Carrie offered her fans the chance to perform her collaboration with Ludacris with her on the Cry Pretty 360 Tour, which kicks off next week. Carrie will sing, while her guest will do the rap from the inspirational anthem.

To make it to the stage with the “Love Wins” hitmaker, you just need to submit a video of yourself doing the full rap from the song. If you’re chosen, you’ll also have the chance to submit photos and honor the person you consider to be your “Champion.”

You can find the full details at CarrieUnderwood.fm/ChampionContest.

Carrie’s Cry Pretty 360 Tour kicks off Wednesday, May 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina, with Maddie & Tae and Runaway June opening the shows.  

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Apr 24

Eric Church Doubles Down, adding more tour dates this fall

ABC/Image Group LAEric Church is adding four new dates to his Double Down Tour this fall.

The new additions to his itinerary include stops in San Francisco, California and Birmingham, Alabama, as well as a two-night stand in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Members of his Church Choir fan club will get first crack at tickets on Tuesday, April 30, before they become available to the public on Friday, May 3.

Here are the new dates on Eric Church’s Double Down Tour:

9/28 — San Francisco, CA, Chase Center
10/4 and 5 — Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
10/26 — Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at the BJCC  

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Apr 24

California bans racial discrimination against employees with natural hairstyles

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — California has joined other states in ending racial discrimination against people with natural hairstyles such as braids, twists and afros. On Monday, the Senate passed the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair), which will ban discrimination against employees based off their hairstyle. The bill was initially passed …

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Apr 24

Kim Jong Un arrives in Russian port city for summit with Vladimir Putin

Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images(VLADIVOSTOK, Russia) — Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, arrived via train in Russia on Wednesday, a day ahead of his summit with President Vladimir Putin. Russian state media showed Kim’s armored train arriving at Vladivostok, a port city on the Pacific coast. North Korean attendants polished the outside of …

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Apr 24

Flash flooding, severe storms threaten Texas, Gulf Coast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A slow-moving storm system drenched Texas overnight with some areas getting as much as a half a foot of rain and causing flooding, stranded cars and water rescues. Also, this storm system produced damaging winds of close to 70 mph from Abilene to Fort Worth, and tennis ball-sized hail in western …

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