About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies.
The "Storm Area 51" invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko nearest the military site, and a more than two-hour drive from Las Vegas.
Apple CEO Tim Cook greeted customers and opened doors at the reopening of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store on Friday. Lines of people formed early in the morning as folks waited for Apple’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, as well as Apple’s new Apple Watches. CNBC’s Rahel Solomon was on location.
The flagship store in New York has been closed for renovations since January 2017 but reemerged with a colorful (though temporary) rainbow glass covering earlier this month. It first opened in 2006 and was renovated in 2011.
The Massachusetts Parole Board on Friday said it had denied an early-release request from Michelle Carter, the woman imprisoned for urging her suicidal boyfriend via text messages to take his own life.
The board said in a statement that it had denied Carter's request for release, adding that she "needs to further address her causative factors" that led to her crimes.
Golfer Tiger Woods' girlfriend has been dropped from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash.
The lawsuit initially named Woods, his girlfriend Erica Herman and The Woods restaurant. His name was dropped from the litigation in June.
Beyond Meat’s rival Impossible Foods will make its long-awaited grocery store debut Friday, in California.
Customers looking to cook their own Impossible Burgers can buy a 12-ounce package of the plant-based meat at Gelson’s, an upscale grocery store chain with 27 locations across Southern California.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ended his 2020 bid for president.
The Democratic mayor made the announcement Friday on "Morning Joe," saying "I feel like I've contributed all I can to this primary election."
The decision came about two weeks after he hinted he may pull the plug, saying he was disappointed to have not made the cut for the September Democratic debate. At the time, he had said if he missed the October cut as well he would reevaluate his bid. The deadline for the October debate is Oct. 1.
A man was killed and four men and a woman were injured in a shooting in Northwest D.C., Thursday night, police said. About 30 minutes later, three other people were shot, one fatally, in Northeast.
Police say there's no early indication the shootings are related.
The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry.
In a White House meeting, the president will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets inside Iran, among other possible responses, and he also will be warned that military action against the Islamic Republic could escalate into war, according to U.S. officials familiar with the discussions who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The national security meeting will likely be the first opportunity for a decision on how the U.S. should respond to the attack on a key Middle East ally. Any decision may depend on what kind of evidence the U.S. and Saudi investigators are able to provide proving that the cruise missile and drone strike was launched by Iran, as a number of officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have asserted.
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As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate's most vocal detractor offered a challenge: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you're serious about protecting data privacy.
It may have been more than Zuckerberg expected from his private meeting with Sen. Josh Hawley, a conservative Republican from Missouri, in his Capitol Hill office. Zuckerberg left the hourlong meeting — one of several with lawmakers on Capitol Hill — without answering questions from a throng of reporters and photographers pursuing him down a hallway.
Hawley, though, had plenty to say. "The company talks a lot. I'd like to see some action," he told reporters. "I will believe Facebook when I see some real action out of Facebook."
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The Trump administration reversed its decision Thursday to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships, following weeks of public outcry and a congressional inquiry into the decision.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed Thursday it will resume considering "deferred action" requests on a discretionary, case-by-case basis, as it had done for years prior.
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Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced Wednesday that 25 people -- including 14 doctors or medical professionals -- are accused of billing Medicare and other health plans for $150 million in fraudulent charges. Federal cases were announced Wednesday in Los Angeles and Santa Ana. Authorities say the defendants billed Medicare, Medicaid, private insurers and union health plans for tests, prescriptions and services that were unnecessary or were never actually provided.
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The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed.
That software kicked in before two Max jets crashed, and fixing it is central to Boeing's effort to get the grounded airplane flying again.
New FAA chief Stephen Dickson said his agency has no timetable for reviewing changes that Boeing is making to the plane.
President Donald Trump's efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his lawyers in New York City arguing that federal prosecutors there are trying "to harass" him by seeking the documents. On the West Coast, a federal judge in Sacramento granted the Trump campaign's request to block a new California law that requires presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns to run in the state's March 2020 primaries. State officials are deciding whether to appeal.
Los Angeles resident Constance Melkonian was seeking an explanation from the dog sitting company Rover after her 9-month old pug Shrimp died while under the care of one of the app's sitters.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, Melkonian and her boyfriend were on their way home from their vacation to Spain when they both received a text from their dog sitter.
The couple had used the dog-sitting app called Rover, where users can find pet sitters who will watch pets at the sitter's home, or at the pet owner's home.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado worries that American democracy is not up to transitioning to a clean energy economy. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang would invest in the next generation nuclear power and propose a constitutional amendment to “safeguard the environment.”
Presidential primary candidates appeared at a forum on Thursday and Friday to talk about tackling what has become a top issue for the 2020 election: how they would mitigate climate change. They are appearing with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Ali Velshi at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service in Washington, D.C. Students from other universities countrywide are posing questions too.
The forum follows a similar event on CNN at the beginning of the month and as young people across the world are preparing for a climate strike on Friday, inspired by activist Greta Thunberg. Thunberg, who is visiting from Sweden ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, will participate in the New York City mobilization.