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Plotter of 1993 World Trade Center bombing dies

(CNN) – Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, has died, a prison spokesman said Saturday. Abdel-Rahman died Saturday morning from natural causes at age 78, said Greg Norton, spokesman with the federal correctional complex in Butner, North Carolina. He had battled…

New Facebook feature allows you to transfer money

Forget about likes and shares. You can now transfer money internationally through Facebook. The money transfer startup TransferWise has launched a new chatbot that enables Facebook(FB, Tech30) users to move funds abroad using the social platform’s Messenger service. The bot can be used to move money between the U.S., Canada, Australia and the European Union. It will also notify users…

JFK commemorated with U.S. Postal Service stamp today, Presidents Day

BOSTON — Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan today dedicated a Forever stamp commemorating the centennial of the birth of our nation’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy. The Presidents Day first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston to kick off the 6th Annual Presidents Day Family Festival. Kennedy was born May 29,…

Uber CEO instructs ‘major investigation’ into sexual harassment claims

Uber said it’s opening an “urgent investigation” after a former employee made public allegations of sexism and harassment at the company. Susan Fowler, an engineer who published a blog post on Sunday detailing her experience at Uber, claimed the company refused to do more than issue a warning to a superior after she and other women complained about sexual harassment….

SpaceX has a successful historic launch from Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX is back in action and has successfully completed a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After a delay 24 hours earlier over concerns about the rocket, the launch on Sunday appeared to go flawlessly. It was the first SpaceX launch from Florida since a Falcon 9 exploded on a launch pad on September 1, 2016. Sunday’s launch…

Stroller recalled for fall hazards

(CNN) – Britax Child Safety Inc. has recalled more than 700,000 strollers with Click & Go receiver mounts due to a fall hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday. The recalled models include Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers when they are used with a travel system with a car seat carrier. The recall includes 676,000 strollers sold in…

Protesters participate in ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Restaurants and other businesses across the country will be closing their doors Thursday in support of a “Day Without Immigrants,” a national grassroots movement seeking to protest President Trump’s immigration reforms and highlight the contributions of the immigrant community in the United States. News of the protest has spread quickly through word of mouth and social media posts under the…

GoFundMe releases new college fundraising hub, guidebook

Photo Credit: GoCollege.com REDWOOD CITY, CA | February 15, 2017 — GoFundMe today released a new guidebook highlighting the growing trend of college students who are turning to GoFundMe to pay for tuition and other costs associated with college. In the last three years alone, over 130,000 GoFundMes have raised $60 million from over 850,000 donations for college tuition and…