Fantasy sports betting sites DraftKings and FanDuel have been hit with a federal class action lawsuit.
The suit, which lists the plaintiff as Adam Johnson, alleges DraftKings and FanDuel fraudulently misrepresent contestants’ chances of making money and the fairness of the games, don’t disclose the possibility of employees using inside information to improve their odds of winning jackpots and violate Massachusetts, New York and Kentucky consumer protection laws.
Testimony got underway Thursday in the triple murder trial of Charles Severance where his poetry was read by the prosecutor and the only eyewitness to one of the three fatal shootings told jurors about the day she was shot and wounded while rushing to help another victim.
Severance looks like the man who shot her, Janet Franko testified.
Franko was the caregiver for the mother of murder victim Ruthanne Lodato, who was fatally shot while answering her front door Feb. 6, 2014 in Alexandria, Virginia.
"I heard the doorbell ring. I heard a noise and a scream so I dashed to the door," Franko said.
Then Franko was shot. "That's when I hear [the] boom again and feel pain right there," she said.
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A Star Wars fan is regretting the scheme that got him arrested on charges of impersonating a federal officer while pretending he was an Air Force fugitive-hunter to get into a fantasy convention.
Utah-resident Jonathan Wall, 29, was indicted Wednesday. He told NBC News he "made a stupid mistake."
Wall made it into the VIP area of the convention, but was arrested after raising a security guard's suspicions. He was also charged with making a false statement to a federal agent at Salt Lake Comic Con in Salt Lake City, which drew 120,000 devotees of comics, science-fiction and anime.
"I had this bright idea to tell them I was with the [Air Force Office of Special Investigations] and that we were looking for a certain person," said Wall, an Air Force refrigerator mechanic, in a telephone interview.
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A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company voluntarily surrendered her license, New Jersey officials said Thursday. The state Attorney General's office said the nurse's license is temporarily suspended and she isn't able to practice pending a further ruling from the state's board of nursing. The board said in a consent order that it was informed the nurse "administered an inadequate amount of the flu vaccine" to patients at Otsuka Pharmaceutical in West Windsor using two single-use syringes. If proven, the board said the allegations would demonstrate that she engaged in acts of gross negligence, malpractice or incompetence.
The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto's blue sky during the historic flyby of the icy dwarf planet in July. The images of Pluto's atmospheric haze were beamed down last week and released by NASA on Thursday.
The particles in the atmospheric haze are actually red and gray, according to scientists. But the way the particles scatter blue light is what has everyone excited about the dwarf planet orbiting on the far fringes of our solar system, a twilight zone known more formally as the Kuiper Belt.
Netflix announced it will be increasing its standard monthly price by $1 to $9.99 a month.
The price hike will only immediately affect new customers while existing customers will continue paying $8.99 a month until October 2016.
"The dollar increase for new members is to help us bring more great content, original and licensed, to the service," Netflix said in a tweet.
The standard streaming plan allows one account to have two users stream movies and TV shows at the same time and in high definition (HD).
New accounts in the United States, Canada and Latin America will be affected immediately.
Urban Outfitters agreed to end on-call shifts following an inquiry into 13 retailers by New York state's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
On-call shifts require workers to be available for shifts that could be canceled last minute. Urban outfitters will end on-call shifts in phases starting this November, Schneiderman said in a statement.
Urban Outfitters joins Abercrombie and Fitch, Gap, and Victoria Secret in this labor change.
Schneiderman questions the legality of on-call shifts and has also inquired with Target, J.C. Penney and TJX.
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As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, two U.S. defense officials said Thursday. The officials said it's unclear whether the errant missiles, launched from Russian ships in the Caspian Sea, caused any significant damage in Iran. One of the officials said the number of missiles that went off course was four. The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75.
Chuck E. Cheese's is expanding its food and beverage options in an effort to win over millennial parents, but the new offerings may be a little different than you thought.
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett was criminally charged Thursday for allegedly using her position to award lucrative no-bid contracts to her former employer in exchange for bribes and kickbacks, U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon announced.
A 23-count indictment alleges Byrd-Bennett steered no-bid contracts worth more than $23 million to the SUPES Academy, a principal-and-administrator training company that once employed her, in exchange for an expectation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
The indictment alleges the companies agreed to conceal the kickback money by funneling it into accounts set up in the names of two of Byrd-Bennett's relatives.
Fardon said during a press conference Thursday that Byrd-Bennett's attorney said she is cooperating with the investigation and intends to plead guilty to the charges, but her attorney has not responded to NBC Chicago's request for comment.
Whole Foods is issuing a nationwide recall of a brand of Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese due to the potential for listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with Whole Foods Market scale labels.
The Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese can be identified by the scale label that begins with PLU 029536. All sell by dates are affected.
The grocer initiated the recall after routine sampling by the FDA found listeria monocytogenes in a whole, uncut wheel of cheese.
In a stunning move that came as a surprise to many in the Republican party, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy took his name off the running for House Speaker. McCarthy announced his decision moments before GOP lawmakers were set to nominate the California Rep. as their speaker.
General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the wiper motor to catch fire.
The company is recalling nearly 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs from the 2016 model to fix the problem.
Only 6,400 were sold and the rest are being held at dealerships until they are repaired. Most are in North America.
In the aftermath of the Oregon school shooting, People magazine did something it hasn't done before.