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CES unveils policy changes to address gender complaints

NEW YORK (AP) — The group that organizes the annual CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code and introducing more programming focused on women and minorities. The moves are aimed at addressing complaints that the 52-year-old electronics show is too male-dominated.

Each January, thousands of tech exhibitors and attendees descend on Las Vegas for the annual gadget show. CES faced backlash this year after organizers rescinded an innovation award for a robotic personal massager for women. It then reversed the decision and apologized.

It has also been criticized for having all-male lineups of keynote speakers, though that has improved.

CES executive Karen Chupka says CES worked with external advisors and partners to update policies and is committed to inclusiveness. Among other things, a new “sex tech” category is being created... Read More

Police warn of something new to worry about: Meth-Gators

LORETTO, Tenn. — Police in Loretto, Tennessee added an unusual warning to a Facebook post about a routine drug bust.

They issued a plea to people living in area to not flush drugs down the toilet, saying “They’ve had enough methed up animals” to deal with recently... Read More

WATCH: Penguins wander into sushi shop

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A duo of small mischief-making blue penguins were determined to get some sushi.

They hid beneath a sushi truck in Wellington, New Zealand, likely hoping for some scraps or possibly a place to lay their eggs.

Police were called to help remove the vagrants. Even thought they were evicted and released into the harbor, they returned to the sushi truck later that evening.

Once again, they were removed. Everyone is waiting to see if they return... Read More

Bail denied for woman accused of deadly hit-and-run involving nail technician

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A judge denied bail for Krystal Whipple who is accused of running over and killing a nail salon worker while she was allegedly trying to skip out on a $35 bill.

Whipple will stay behind bars until her trial which is set for April 13, 2020.

Surveillance video captured the unforgettable images on Dec. 29, 2018 when nail technician, Nhu (Annie) Nguyen and her boyfriend ran out of the nail salon and tried to stop Whipple from driving away. The car struck Nguyen, killing her. Police said Whipple sped off and went into hiding in Arizona prior to her arrest.

Whipple requested the judge set her bail at $100,000 and grant her house arrest, but it was denied... Read More

WATCH: Giant waterspout forms in Mediterranean Sea

This gigantic waterspout formed off the coast of Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, on Monday.

A safety warning was issued for the entire island... Read More

Air Force warns against Area 51 raid

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The U.S. Air Force is warning more than 1 million people not to try and raid Area 51.

The Facebook page “Storm Area 51” was started as a joke but now officials are growing worried people will follow through.

It was almost exactly five years ago a tour bus carrying visitors to the edge of the top secret military base crossed the line.

The I-Team’s George Knapp put this story together then about how serious the military is about it’s boundary.

In the 25 years since our reports first put the once unknown base on the map, tens of thousands of curious people have trekked out to take a peek. A few strayed over the line, on purpose, and were quickly scooped up. It’s believed this is the first intrusion caught entirely on video and it nearly caused the tours to be shut down... Read More

WATCH: Large pod of dolphins caught on camers

LOS ANGELES – A pod of dolphins was spotted off the coast of Laguna Beach, California this past weekend keeping up with a boat. About 100 dolphins hung out for about 25 minutes.

It was a rare site to see the massive pod.

The man who took the video, Chuck Patterson, was on the boat and said he has seen massive pods before but never in such a tight grouping... Read More