Amazon’s Prime Day outages trip up shoppers: ‘Thank you for saving me money’

Amazon’s self-created Prime Day holiday was rocky, at best. The retailing giant’s website experienced periodic outages on desktop and mobile on Monday afternoon, right after the Prime Day sale began at 3 p.m. ET. Many shoppers hoping to score deals were instead met with photos of cute dogs, the company’s standard error page. That put Amazon in the doghouse with upset customers, many of whom have gone on social media to complain. The issues appeared to affect other Amazon products and […]

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Summer road trip travel and safety tips

Before you hit the road this summer, it’s important that you get your car checked because you don’t want to run into any problems during your travels. Dave Armstrong is the Senior Manager at AAA Washington. He said you should check your tire pressure when the tires are cold in the morning. If you check the tire pressure after driving, you will get an inaccurate reading. You will find the correct tire pressure for your car in the owner’s manual […]

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Mariners suspend relationship with Papa John’s after reports of founder’s racist slur

The Seattle Mariners said they “suspended our relationship with Papa John’s,” as the company pulled its founder from its advertising and he resigned as chairman in the wake of reports he used a racial slur. Papa John’s  has featured John Schnatter in logos and TV ads. His face was off at least some materials by late morning Friday, though the company said the details and exact timing for everything were still being worked out. The pizza chain said Friday there are […]

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Salmonella cases linked to recalled Honey Smacks cereal reach 100

ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 27 more people have gotten sick in a multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June. Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. The first cases of illness in this outbreak began with symptoms […]

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