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How to get free Chipotle on Teacher Appreciation Day

Chipotle will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day on May 8 with a tasty deal: buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos at participating stores.

According to the restaurant chain's website, educators can claim their freebie from 3 p.m. to close Tuesday, May 8, by presenting their faculty ID.

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The promotion is limited to "one free entree item per customer," available "for in-restaurant orders only" and "not valid for online, mobile, fax or catering orders," the website says

To be on the safe side, contact your local Chipotle to make sure it is participating in the offer.

Read more here.

James Avery, Texas jewelry icon, dead at 96

James Avery, the founder of one of Texas’ most beloved jewelry brands, has died, according to a Facebook message posted Monday by James Avery Artisan Jewelry. Born in 1921, Avery was 96 when he died, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

>> PHOTOS: Notable deaths in 2018

“It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our founder, James Avery,” the jewelry company’s Facebook post reads. “We are forever grateful to Mr. Avery for giving us the opportunity to be a part of his dream. He was a dynamic, creative and generous man who touched the lives of many people during his lifetime through his work, his art and his giving spirit. His contributions will always be remembered as the company continues to build upon his artistic legacy.”

>> See the Facebook post here

Avery started his business in 1954, setting up shop in a two-car garage with $250 in capital, according to the jeweler’s website. The brand is well-known for its Christian-themed jewelry and is headquartered in Kerrville.

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“In lieu of sending flowers or other gifts, and in recognition of Mr. Avery’s generous and giving spirit, we welcome you to give to the charity of your choice,” the company’s Facebook post reads. Fans can also share memories and condolences at the James Avery website or by emailing

Railroads offering new hires up to $25K in signing bonuses, report says

Want to work on the railroad? If so, you could get your bank account on the right track with a massive bonus.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Texas-based BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Railway and Nebraska-based Union Pacific Corp. are trying to attract new employees by offering as much as $25,000 in signing bonuses.

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The news comes "as the freight railroads struggle to fill jobs in a historically tight labor market," the Journal reported.

"Freight volumes are rising on strong economic growth and industrial expansion, and a shortage of available truck capacity is pushing more shipments onto rails," the report continued.

Check out the railroads' job listings here or here.

Read the complete Wall Street Journal story here.

Rick Ross debuts men’s hair care line

Nearly two months since a health scare left Rick Ross reportedly unresponsive, the rapper is back in business. 

In wake of his recent medical emergency, these days the mogul says he is “feeling good.”

“I’m enjoying myself, I suggest everybody enjoy their life. That’s what its all about,” he tells People.

» Rick Ross throws Sweet 16 bash for daughter at former Versace estate

And this month, Ross unveils his very own collection of grooming products, RICH.

The nine-piece men’s collection includes hair care as well as shaving cream, an aftershave balm and a beard oil. Each contains what he describes as the “boss experience,” essentially a trio of luxe, outside-of-the-box ingredients: caviar extract, champagne and hemp seed oil. 

However, the prices won’t break the bank (the line ranges from $12.99 to $15.99), which is Maybach music to our ears. 

“I think (men’s hair care) is what separates the average person from a distinguished gentleman. (So) we brought this dream to life,” the self-proclaimed “beard connoisseur” says.

The “Diced Pineapples” creator wholeheartedly stands behind the line, and even got a haircut during his launch event (at the Connecticut Barber Expo in Harford, Conn.) to live demo the products for onlookers.

“I fell in love with (them) first and foremost, and that’s why I’m able to push it with so much confidence.”

His venture is an exciting step for the rapper, 42, who was hospitalized for four days in March following a serious health scare. 

» Rapper Rick Ross released from hospital after 4 days, report says

According to the Davie Police Department, someone called 911 from Ross’ Miami mansion at 3:34 a.m. for emergency care for a person matching the rapper’s description.

Ross has had a history of seizures, and was hospitalized twice in 2011 after two seizures occurred within six hours of each other.

Ross posted a photo on Instagram the morning he was released from the hospital in March saying, “Ain’t Nothing like home.”

Former manager sues Cardi B for $10 million

Cardi B is being sued for $10 million by her former manager who claims he was fired by the rapper despite being instrumental in her success.

In court documents filed Thursday and obtained by The Blast, Klenord Raphael, known as Shaft, and his KSR Group and Worldstar Management companies accuse Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar) of breach of contract and defamation after she signed a deal with Quality Control management last month.

A rep for Cardi B, 25, and a rep for Shaft did not immediately respond to People’s requests for comment.

Shaft, who began working with the rapper and former “Love & Hip Hop” reality star in 2015, claims he “catapulted (Cardi B) from exotic dancer and social media presence to music icon” and “conceived, arranged and orchestrated Cardi B’s rise to become the biggest music sensation on the planet.”

Shaft claims before he spotted Cardi B’s raw talent, she was not even a rapper and he credits himself with taking her “from the strip club to the recording studio,” thus “her rapid rise as a recording artist and performer is attributable to” him.

However, according to the manager, their professional relationship began to dissolve “by the end of 2017” after Cardi B’s stylist allegedly told her that Shaft was “robbing” the hitmaker by making side deals at her expense. He claims the star then told her rapper fiance, Offset from the Migos, about what she had been told.

“She has also repeatedly defamed Shaft, falsely communicating to her fiancé Kiara Kendrell Cephus (Offset), members of her entourage, and the public that ‘Shaft is robbing me,’ ” the lawsuit states, adding, “Offset is responsible for steering Cardi B to QC to be managed in all of her entertainment endeavors.” (QC is also the management of Offset’s group, Migos.)

According to the court documents, Offset allegedly reached out to Shaft, saying: “(U) better stop play acting like u don’t know u taking her (expletive) from her u a snake. U can’t hide from me (N word) and u not bout to play my WIFE.”

» Cardi B reveals wedding details: ‘The world is not ready for it’

Shaft alleges Cardi B — who is expecting her first child this year with Offset — listened to “the lies” and cut ties with him, jumping ship to Quality Control Management.

Shaft is seeking damages of $10 million, plus $10 million in damages from Quality Control for interfering with his management deal.

“Since discovering Cardi B in 2015, Shaft has played an integral role in developing her music career and public image,” a rep for Shaft said in a statement to Billboard and Variety. “While he is proud of their successful collaborations as she evolved from Instagram influencer to music megastar, Shaft is disappointed by her actions to freeze him out of her career, which are detailed in the complaint. Shaft is confident that his lawsuit will validate his conduct and substantiate his legal claims.”

Cardi B announced on Wednesday night she’s canceling several scheduled summer shows to focus on her pregnancy.

» Pregnant Cardi B to stop performing as 'Shorty keeps growing'

Audi recalls 1.2 million vehicles due to faulty coolant pumps

More than a million Audi vehicles are being recalled by Volkswagen Group of America because of faulty coolant pumps. Audi is a luxury brand of Volkswagen.

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The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the company issued the recall on 1.2 million cars and SUVs with a 2-liter turbocharged engine. The recall includes the 2013-2016 A4, 2013-2017 A5, 2012-2015 A6 and the 2013-2017 Q5.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the electric coolant pump in the vehicle can be blocked with debris and lead to a short-circuit or overheating.

Dealerships will replace the pumps at no cost to car owners. Recall letters will be sent out on or before June 11. Another notice will be mailed when the redesigned parts are available, which should be in November. In the meantime, a spokesman told The AP, dealers will install a new version of the current pump.

Delta passenger with multiple sclerosis says airline employees tied her to wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to her wheelchair because she can’t sit up on her own and they didn’t have the chair she needed.

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Maria Saliagas travels to Europe with her husband every year. When she was diagnosed with MS five years ago, she didn’t want to break her tradition of traveling with her husband.

>> Southwest Airlines cancels dozens of flights amid inspections after deadly engine failure

She said Delta normally accommodates her by making sure staff members have a proper wheelchair that has straps to help her sit up straight.

When she flew out of Atlanta on April 1 and arrived in Amsterdam, Delta didn’t have a chair with straps, so employees tied her to a regular wheelchair with someone else’s blanket, said her son, Nathan Saliagas.

>> Memorial service held for woman killed during Southwest Airlines flight

“They took a dirty blanket and tied her forcefully with it, and she has bruise marks on part of her arm because it was so tight and she started crying. That’s when that picture was taken,” Saliagas said.

A Delta representative sent WSB-TV a statement about the incident, saying: 

“We regret the perception our service has left on these customers. We have reached out to them, not only to resolve their concerns, but also ensure that their return flight exceeds expectations.”

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The family returns to Atlanta on April 30.

When the family complained to Delta, they said the airline offered them 20,000 free SkyMiles, but they said that's not enough. 

They want to see a policy change regarding how Delta handles passengers with disabilities.

Amazon now offers in-car package delivery

Can’t wait until you get home to open that package you ordered? You’re in luck: Amazon announced Tuesday that it is now offering in-car package delivery.

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#YetiCoolerChallenge: NRA supporters are blowing up their Yeti products to protest company

Over the weekend, the National Rifle Association sent an email to its members saying Austin, Texas-based Yeti had “suddenly, without prior notice” indicated it no longer wished to do business with the NRA Foundation, according to reports

>> NRA: Yeti won't do business with us

“That certainly isn’t sportsmanlike,” the email read, in part. “In fact, Yeti should be ashamed. They have declined to continue helping America’s young people enjoy outdoor recreational activities. These activities enable them to appreciate America and enjoy our natural resources with wholesome and healthy outdoor recreational and educational programs.”

The statement prompted a lot of backlash from Yeti owners who support the NRA. 

Later Monday, Yeti released a statement saying that the NRA’s claims are “inaccurate” and that the company is “unwavering in our belief in and commitment to the Constitution of the United States and its Second Amendment.”

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That didn’t stop people from destroying their Yeti products in protest, however.

Dubbed the #YetiCoolerChallenge, the earliest video we could find on YouTube was shared on April 22, and it features a Yeti tumbler being crushed in a vise.

Other videos included creative means of Yeti destruction like filling up a cooler with tannerite and shooting it with a rifle, or just shooting a tumbler with a revolver:


As expected, folks on Twitter had all sorts of opinions:

To give you an idea of what’s in one of those coolers, by the way, here’s a YouTube video from “What’s Inside?” where they cut a Yeti cooler in half:

Southwest Airlines cancels dozens of flights amid inspections after deadly engine failure

Southwest Airlines said it canceled about 40 flights Sunday as it inspects engine fan blades in the wake of an engine failure last week that led to one passenger’s death.

>> Memorial service held for woman killed during Southwest Airlines flight

That’s about 1 percent of Dallas-based Southwest’s daily schedule of nearly 4,000 flights. The airline encouraged passengers to check their flight status. “We anticipate minimal delays or cancellations each day due to the inspections,” Southwest said in a written statement.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has the same type of engines on the Boeing 737s in its fleet and is also adding ultrasonic inspections of the engines, but said it doesn’t expect any operational impact to customers.

>> Who was Jennifer Riordan, the passenger killed on a Southwest Airlines flight?

Both airlines last week, in advance of the Federal Aviation Administration’s official release of an emergency airworthiness directive, said they would accelerate the inspections.

The FAA on Friday issued the anticipated directive requiring airlines to inspect fan blades on certain engines within 20 days. The directive draws from information gathered in the investigation of Southwest’s engine failure last Tuesday. The FAA said the inspection requirement is estimated to affect 352 engines in the United States and 681 engines worldwide.

>> Passenger killed in Southwest Airlines emergency landing identified

The CFM56-7B engine that blew on the Southwest flight showed evidence of “metal fatigue,” according to the National Transportation Safety Board. That engine model is on all of Southwest’s 737-700s and 737-800s, which make up the vast majority of Southwest’s fleet.

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Delta has a fleet of about 185 Boeing 737s with the engines, out of a fleet of more than 800 planes of various types.

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