• Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fox News host Laura Ingraham apologized Thursday to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg for her tweet mocking his college rejections, but that hasn’t stopped advertisers from fleeing her show.At least 15 companies have said they intend to pull their sponsorship of Ingraham’s evening show. The companies include Nutrish, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Nestle, Hulu, Wayfair, Stitch Fix, Office Depot, Ruby Tuesday, Entertainment Studios, Miracle Ear and Liberty Mutual. Johnson & Johnson told The Huffington Post it had yanked its ads as well."The decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values," Wayfair said in a statement yesterday.The sponsor exodus follows a spat between the outspoken Parkland, Florida, student and the Fox News host, one of several involving conservative figures and the students who have advocated for greater action against gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at their school last month.
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  • Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- New York City is now home to the largest Chick-fil-A in the world.The five-story restaurant, complete with a rooftop terrace, officially opened in New York City’s Financial District on Thursday. Over 12,000 square feet, the Fulton Street Chick-fil-A is nearly twice the size of any existing Chick-fil-A restaurant.With floor-to-ceiling windows on each level, there's three levels of dining with seating for 140 guests and two kitchens. A staircase with a skylight will lead you to a rooftop terrace that offers views of One World Trade Center.Mobile and in-store technology at the restaurant will help serve customers quickly and efficiently, allowing customers to order in advance or as soon as they walk through the door, according to Chick-fil-A.The restaurant will be locally owned and operated by downtown Manhattan resident Luke Cook, who said in a press release, “My family and I are honored to be opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant in lower Manhattan, a part of the city we’ve always loved. We’re so happy to be living, working and raising our children in the most vibrant city and neighborhood in the world. We want this restaurant to be a gathering place for everyone in the community.”Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, the Fulton Street location will be open Monday through Saturday.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) -- The fatal crash last week involving a Tesla did take place while the vehicle was on autopilot, the company confirmed late Friday.
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  • Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- More than half a billion dollars is on the table in tonight's Mega Millions lotto drawing.No one has won the jackpot in two months.This is the fourth time in the game's history that the jackpot has exceeded $500 million. The prize is now worth $521 million, with a cash payout of $317 million before taxes.The March 27 drawing numbers were 7,25,43,56 and 59 and the Mega Ball was 13. Two tickets in Illinois and New Jersey matched five of the numbers. Those ticket holders won $1 million each.“Jackpot rolls are always exciting, but surpassing the $500 million mark for only the fourth time is a historic milestone,” Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery gaming director, said in a press release. “Large jackpots like this one capture everyone’s attention, and it would be great to see the roll go on for a while longer. But at the same time, we can’t wait to see someone win.”The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million in March 2012. Three separate winners from Kansas, Maryland and Illinois shared the prize.The next drawing will be Friday night at 11 p.m. ET.
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  • John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) -- The designer of the world's tallest waterslide, who was indicted on charges stemming from the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy at a Kansas water park, will return to the U.S. and surrender to officials, his lawyer told ABC News.John Schooley designed the Verruckt waterslide with his business partner, Jeffrey Henry, who is the co-owner of the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City. Both men have been indicted by the Wyandotte County grand jury with second-degree murder and multiple counts of aggravated battery and aggravated endangering a child.Schooley's attorney, J. Justin Johnston, told ABC News Friday evening that his client was out of the country when he learned he'd been indicted.“He is working with counsel to coordinate his prompt return to the United States," Johnston said. "Mr. Schooley intends to voluntarily surrender and defend the charges against him.”Officials had previously been looking for Schooley.Nine days after the U.S. Marshals Service received an order to take him into custody, a federal source with direct knowledge of the case told ABC News on Thursday afternoon that an arrest hadn't been made yet because officials have "no information" that he is in the United States, Mexico or Canada.The U.S. Marshals Service released a statement to ABC News earlier on Friday, confirming that its officials were "actively" trying to locate Schooley."The U.S. Marshals can only confirm we are actively working with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to locate John Schooley. In the event Schooley fled the U.S., it is not uncommon for the Marshals to coordinate with the Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department in an effort to locate an international fugitive," the statement read.Prosecutors allege that Schooley and Henry have no engineering credentials qualifying them to design any type of amusement ride, and that the 168-foot-tall waterslide was constructed in violation of "nearly all aspects" of industry safety standards.Henry was arrested Monday near Las Padre Island, Texas, where he owns another water park. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday in Cameron County, Texas.Days earlier, Tyler Austin Miles, the former operations director of the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, was arrested and charged with 20 felony counts, including involuntary manslaughter, in connection with the boy's death.Caleb Schwab, the son of a Kansas state lawmaker, suffered a fatal neck injury on the Verrückt waterslide on Aug. 7, 2016, according to the Kansas City Police Department.The towering waterslide, which was certified in 2014 by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest in the world, was only in operation for six months."While we as a family continue to mourn and heal from Caleb’s passing, we wanted to again thank the community of Kansas City for its continued prayers and support," Caleb's family said in a statement. "Clearly the issues with Schlitterbahn go far beyond Caleb’s incident, and we know the Attorney General will take appropriate steps in the interest of public safety."Caleb was one of three passengers in the raft at the time of his death. Investigators believe the raft collided with one of the ride's metal hoops, decapitating the boy and badly injuring the two other passengers, leaving one with a fractured jaw bone and the other with an orbital bone fracture.Prosecutors allege that Henry and other employees of the water park attempted to hide from investigators documents detailing at least 13 people's injuries on the Verruckt waterslide leading up to Caleb's death. The injuries included whiplash, slipped spinal discs and broken bones.Corporate emails, memos, blueprints, videos, photos and statements from witnesses showed that "this child's death and the rapidly growing list of injuries were foreseeable and expected outcomes," according to the indictment.Schlitterbahn Waterpark disputed the accusa
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  • Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for 2016 Advertising Week New York(WASHINGTON) -- Serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk has garnered millions of followers by giving people an all-access, unfiltered view into his life.The social media mogul has become known for his daily unapologetic and motivational videos and posts specially curated to fit his various social platforms. He shares advice on everything from business to happiness to life hacks to figuring out success.“I am thinking about content 24/7 the same way that someone is deeply religious.” Vaynerchuk tells ABC News’ Chief Business, Technology and Economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis in a report for "Nightline."While a cameraperson follows him throughout the day, his team will churn out different content curated for everything from a podcast to YouTube to LinkedIn to Facebook and more.Here is how Vaynerchuk turns a typical day of his life into content: “Some of it [his day] will turn into a podcast, and some of it will be ... turned into an article on LinkedIn or my blog. Three minutes ... will be put into little videos that I will put on Instagram and we will produce a 21-minute show that lives on YouTube and Facebook. And then we will make another three-minute video that will make it a stan-dalone video for YouTube and Facebook. So I have created a machine to have it think about content 24/7. I am just running a $200 million media company.” Vaynerchuk said.In addition to his personal brand, the 42-year-old father of two has built an empire employing nearly 1,000 people across his sports agency, Vaynersports; lifestyle brand, Purewow; and digital advertising agency, Vaynermedia.“What Vaynermedia does is, we are just a modern day Madison Avenue agency.” Vaynerchuk said, “We make videos and pictures, we are running media dollars for the biggest brands in the world, helping them storytell and make business results on Facebook, on Instagram, on snapchat, youtube, podcasting, Alexa.”Some of those major brands include Budweiser, Comcast, Stainmaster, General Electric and Stella Artois. In fact, Vaynermedia’s Budweiser advertisement, Harry Caray's Last Call,” won YouTube Ad of the Year 2016. The advertisement showed Chicago Cubs fans throughout the city of Chicago anxiously watching to see if their team would win the World Series, thus fulfilling legendary sportscaster Harry Caray’s prediction from 1991, “Someday the Chicago Cubs are going to be in the World Series". Spoiler ... the Cubs win.Although now running a multi-million dollar operation, Vaynerchuk came from humble beginnings, something he calls his “greatest strength.” Born in Belarus in the former USSR, he immigrated to the U.S. as a child with his parents. The family moved to Queens, New York, where they shared a studio apartment, eventually moving to Edison, New Jersey, as his father progressed to working at a relative’s liquor store in New Jersey.“My dad crushed it, I mean he came to this country with no money and in five years owned his own liquor store.” Vaynerchuk said, crediting his parents for much of his success.Vaynerchuk eventually would take over the family liquor store business and go on to reportedly grow the company sales from $3 million to $60 million in less than five years. His secret was the internet.“I launched a website [and in] 1996-97 -- launching a website was like me telling your right now I am going to Mars and starting a virtual reality studio. It was very far-fetched for a single store liquor store to have a need for a website. I launched an email newsletter in 1997. In ‘97, email was novel. people were not getting emails to buy stuff, I was doing that.”Vaynerchuk also utilized Google adwords earlier than most.“I bought every wine term for 5 and 10 cents a click when no one else was doing it ... what I am good at is seeing something emerging, and
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