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  • Uber(NEW YORK) — Uber said on Monday that it is tapping former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a former employee.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced the move in a letter sent around to company employees which was seen by ABC News.The announcement came a day after Kalanick vowed to immediately investigate the allegations contained in a long blog post written Sunday by Susan Fowler, who said that she faced sexual harassment while working as a site reliability engineer at the ride-hailing technology company from November 2015 to December 2016, and that her complaints to management had gone unheeded.In his note to employees, Kalanick said he hired Eric Holder, Attorney General under President Barack Obama, and Tammy Albarran — who are both partners at the Washington D.C.-based law firm Covington & Burling — to "conduct an independent review" of Fowler's claims."I believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do," Kalanick said in the memo. "What is driving me through all this is a determination that we take what’s happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace."The company plans to hold an "all hands" meeting on Tuesday to "discuss what’s happened and next steps," Kalanick's note said.Fowler, who currently works for the online payments provider Stripe, wrote in her Sunday blog post that a manager of hers when she worked at Uber had sexually harassed her over online chats. She wrote that after she took screenshots of the conversation and sent them on to HR, no action was taken.“Upper management told me that he ‘was a high performer’ (i.e. had stellar performance reviews from his superiors) and they wouldn’t feel comfortable punishing him for what was probably just an innocent mistake on his part," Fowler wrote.Kalanick on Sunday called the descriptions in Fowler's post "abhorrent," saying that the actions described have no place at Uber."I have just read Susan Fowler's blog," he said in the Sunday statement. "What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in.""It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey our new Chief Human Resources Officer to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations," he added. "We seek to make Uber a just workplace for everyone and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber — and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired."Kalanick also posted his reactions to Twitter on Sunday, embedding a link to Fowler’s blog post.
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  • ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Leggings are at the forefront of the athleisure trend. Some people now wear leggings straight from the gym to the coffee shop, to run errands and even to work.With so many leggings to choose from, Good Housekeeping magazine put different brands of leggings under examination for everything from breathability to durability, comfort and fit, and more.The leggings were evaluated at the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Lab and the results were revealed Tuesday on ABC News' Good Morning America.Good Housekeeping Institute's leggings winners:C9 Champion Embrace Leggings, $35, available at Target."Proving that the most expensive isn’t necessarily the best, these $35 leggings earned top marks across the board in our Housekeeping's tests. Wearers found them flattering and breathable and thought they were trendy, but still athletic. The mesh design added style without sacrificing performance. They also aced our Lab’s moisture-wicking, opacity and shrinkage tests."Lands’ End Speed Crop Pant, $75, available at landsend.com"Excellent for running and cycling, these have a reflective design for safety and got perfect marks for fit. Testers especially loved that the waistband stayed in place through the entire workout. These outperformed in the stretch recovery test, which basically means you won’t have to keep pulling them up every five minutes."Athleta Stealth Capri, $89, available at athleta.com"Testers gave these top marks for being the most flattering. They also loved how supported their figures felt thanks to the Sculptek technology."Good Housekeeping's style director, Lori Bergamotto, also shared her tips for how to shop for leggings. Here's what she says to look for when shopping for leggings:Look at the seams: The seams should all be flat so that you don’t have friction or irritation. A raised seam could potentially irritate you while you’re working out.Look for a gusset: A gusset is usually a triangle or diamond shape near the crotch area that prevents wedgies and any "riding up."Do the knee test: Try the knee test when you try the leggings on in the dressing room to test for opacity. Bend your knee really tightly and if you can see through it at all, then that is a sign that they are not as opaque.Opt for cropped: If you’re on the shorter side, cropped leggings will give you the illusion of looking taller.Beware of busy prints: We all love a crazy photo print, but definitely tread with caution.
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  • 20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- Twentieth Century Fox apologized Thursday for using several fake news sites and made-up stories to promote its new movie, A Cure for Wellness. The controversial promotional campaign was criticized on social media.The studio said in a statement to ABC News, "In raising awareness for our films, we do our best to push the boundaries of traditional marketing in order to creatively express our message to consumers. In this case, we got it wrong."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ever since relations between Cuba and the U.S. have thawed, dozens of flights to and from both countries began popping up, with the inaugural JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Santa Clara, Cuba taking place last August.But now, airlines are finding that the demand just isn't there, especially for flights to airports outside Havana. Late last year, American Airlines began reducing the number of flights to Cuba, and now, JetBlue is also cutting back on its service to the island.“We are continuing to operate our schedule of nearly 50 weekly round trip Cuban flights but have made adjustments to our fleet utilization,” Philip Stewart, a spokesman for JetBlue, told the Miami Herald. “It’s common practice to adjust schedules and fleet type based on customer preferences, especially on routes that are new to the network.”Stewart told the Herald that starting May 3, the carrier will begin using smaller aircraft for some flights to Cuba, cutting back the number of daily seats offered by 300.
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  • The Consumer Product Safety Commision(WASHINGTON) -- Childcare product manufacturer Britax is voluntarily recalling 676,000 strollers in the United States after discovering the car seat on their B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers may disengage and cause a fall to the child, according to federal safety officials.
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