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Starbucks founder Howard Schultz speaks for first time since arrest of 2 black men

Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz publicly apologized on television Wednesday morning for the arrest of two black men at one their stores.

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The arrest caused an uproar that led to the company’s decision to close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for an afternoon of racial bias training for employees.

"I'm embarrassed, ashamed. I think what occurred is reprehensible at every level. I take it personally, and we're committed to making it right. The announcement we made yesterday to do significant training is just the beginning,” Schultz told “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King.

The incident happened last Thursday when a manager at a Philadelphia Starbucks called 911 on two black men who were waiting for a friend.

The manager said the men asked to use the bathroom, didn't buy anything and refused to leave.

They were arrested but later released without charges.

On “CBS This Morning,” Schultz was asked about the Starbucks manager who called police.

“I spent time yesterday with the white manager who made the call,” said Schultz.

He said though the woman is no longer with the company, he wants her to sit down with the two young men and have a conversation.

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has already met face to face with the two men involved in the incident.

King asked Schultz about the estimated loss of revenue for the company for the planned partial closure next month.

"It will cost millions of dollars, but I’ve always viewed this not as an expense but an investment in our company,” Schultz said.

Burglary suspect tries to disguise face with plastic water-bottle case wrapper

Police in Georgia have identified the suspect who burglarized a game store using an unusual disguise. 

The St. Marys Police Department said they have obtained an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Kerry Dean Hammond, Jr.

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According to police, surveillance video shows him running around the store with the plastic wrapper from a package of bottled water over his head. 

The break-in happened on April 13 around 1:30 a.m. 

The St. Marys Police Department shared the video to its Facebook page and said the “craftily disguised gent decided to burglarize GameStop.” 

The video has been viewed more than 17,000 times. 

Charges could be announced in Prince opioid investigation two years after his death

Authorities in Carver County, Minnesota, could announce charges Thursday in the investigation into the opioid-related death of legendary entertainer Prince two years after he died, according to news outlets.

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Prince was found unresponsive at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen on April 21, 2016, and was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy report by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office was released two months later and called Prince’s death “accidental.” The cause was listed as “fentanyl toxicity,” according to Entertainment Tonight, and the drug was “self-administered.”

According to news reports at the time, prescription drugs were found at the musician’s Paisley Park home and in his possession when he died.

Some of the bottles of prescription painkillers found at Paisley Park were in the name of a longtime friend of Prince and were prescribed by a doctor the “Purple Rain” singer saw before he died.

>> Related: Remembering Prince: 5 most memorable tributes

It’s unclear if anyone is facing charges at this point.

Carver County Attorney Mark Metz is holding a press conference Thursday at 11:30 a.m. to further discuss whether investigators are charging anyone in connection with the musician’s death.

Police: Hidden camera filmed Starbucks customers in bathroom

Police in an Atlanta suburb are investigating after a woman discovered a hidden camera in a bathroom stall at a Starbucks in North Fulton County .

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Officers with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety confiscated the camera and detectives are now looking into the case.

According to the police report, the camera had about 25 videos stored on it, and “several” of those videos showed people using the restroom.

25-year-old woman discovered the camera around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, police said. The camera was taped under the baby changing station in the women’s bathroom.

>> Related: Starbucks closing over 8,000 stores for racial-bias training after controversial arrest

“We were quite concerned to learn this and are grateful to our customers and partners who took action to involve local authorities,” a spokesperson for Starbucks wrote in an email. “We will continue to support them in any way we can.”

Police said the woman removed the camera and notified the manager on-duty. According to the police report, the woman gave the camera to the manager who said he would notify Starbucks’ corporate office, but she pushed him to call 911.

Police arrived after the manager filed a report with the corporate office. The manager gave police the camera, its battery pack and a USB cord. Police then reviewed the camera and found the videos.

No suspects have yet been identified, but the person responsible for the camera would at least face the charge of eavesdropping, which is a felony, police said.

>> Related: Starbucks CEO meets with 2 black men arrested in Philadelphia store

This incident comes as the company is facing backlash after two black men were arrested at one of its locations in Philadelphia last week. The company plans to close 8,000  stores for a day next month for company-wide racial bias training.

Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, has died

The wife of San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich, Erin Popovich, has died, according to a statement from the Spurs. 

She was 67.

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She died early Wednesday, news outlets reported, after a long illness.

“We mourn the loss of Erin,” Spurs General Manager RC Buford said.

“She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us.”

The Popoviches were married for four decades.

Erin Popovich is survived by her husband, Gregg,  two children and two grandchildren.

The Popoviches met at the Air Force Academy in the 1970s when he was an assistant coach for the Falcons. Erin's father, Jim Conboy, was Air Force's head athletic trainer.

Gregg Popovich has coached the Spurs since 1996, leading the Spurs to five NBA titles.

>> Relatged: Former first lady Barbara Bush has died at her home in Texas at the age of 92

San Antonio will face the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

The Warriors lead the series 2-0.

The Austin American-Statesman contributed to this report.

Who is Karen McDougal? 6 things to know about the woman who says she was Trump’s mistress

A former Playboy model, who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump and was paid to keep quiet about it, settled a lawsuit Wednesday with the parent company of the National Enquirer.

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Karen McDougal said the settlement with American Media Inc. “restores to me the rights to my life story and frees me from this contract that I was misled into signing nearly two years ago," she said in a statement, according to The Associated Press.

Here are six things to know about McDougal and the settlement.

1- McDougal alleges she had a 10-month affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007 after he married Melania Trump, according to McDougal’s lawyers.

2- She sued American Media Inc., which bought her story for $150,000, then killed it. In a report by The New York Times, which reviewed the legal documents, her lawyers said she decided to pursue the lawsuit at the time because “she has become aware of the broad effort to silence and intimidate her and others.”

>> Related: Former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal files lawsuit to speak about alleged Trump affair

3- McDougal made the original deal with AMI in 2016 to keep quiet about the alleged Trump affair after Trump became the Republican presidential nominee.

4- The settlement Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court gives McDougal back the right to her story, but allows AMI to collect up to $75,000 from any future profits she makes on the story about her and Trump.

5- Trump has denied having an affair with McDougal, even though during a recent interview with CNN, McDougal revealed intimate information about their time together, including what she saw during a tour of Trump’s New York Trump Tower penthouse and about events where she met members of the Trump family.

>> Related: Trump says he didn't know about Stormy Daniels payment

6- McDougal is 47 years old. She was a Playboy Playmate in her late 20s, a Playmate of the month in 1997 and Playmate of the Year in 1998.

Target’s Earth Day car seat recycling program offers 20% off new car seat, stroller 

Retail giant Target is launching its car-seat recycling program again this year on Earth Day.

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The program encourages parents to bring in their old car seats in exchange for a coupon for 20 percent off a new car seat, booster seat, travel system or stroller.

Target is setting up a drop-off box near Guest Services where people can exchange their old car seats for a coupon.

The program starts on Sunday and runs until May 5, and consumers will then have until May 19 to use the coupons.

>> Related: Target to test same-day delivery

The retailer said in a press release that the car seats will be recycled into new items like grocery carts, plastic buckets and construction materials. 

Night owls have 10 percent higher mortality risk, study suggests

Some people are easily in bed by 10 p.m. each night. Others struggle to fall asleep before 2 or 3 a.m. Sleep researchers refer to this as an individual's chronotype. And while we generally attribute this to preference or genetics, new research suggests there may be serious health implications involved for those late sleepers.

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The research, conducted by scientists at Northwestern University and the University of Surrey, tracked 433,268 men and women in the United Kingdom over a six and a half year period of time. Analysis of the data revealed that participants who identified as "definite evening types" at the start of the study had a 10 percent increased risk of mortality from all causes when compared to "definite morning types. The findings were published in the journal Chronobiology International this month.

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"What we think might be happening is, there's a problem for the night owl who's trying to live in the morning lark world," Dr. Kristen Knutson, associate professor of neurology at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine and a lead author of the study, told CNN. "This mismatch between their internal clock and their external world could lead to problems for their health over the long run, especially if their schedule is irregular."

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In addition to a slightly higher risk of premature death, night owls in the study were also more likely to have neurological disorders, psychological disorders, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and respiratory disorders, Knutson said.

But other sleep experts suggest the data shouldn't cause late sleepers to panic just yet.

"The results are provocative, but they can tell us very little about why the mortality rate is higher in night owls. The study is not experimental and does not show what benefits, if any, might occur by changing one's schedule," Dr. Donald L. Bliwise, director of the program in sleep, aging and chronobiology at Emory University School of Medicine, told the AJC.

>> Related: Have trouble sleeping? Research says that may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Bliwise also suggested that knowing the participants’ actual bedtimes, instead of a simple self-definition, would help researchers understand the data better. 

"One person's concept of a late bedtime or early wake-up time may not be identical to another's," Bliwise said. "About 10 percent of the study population could not even answer the question, and the proportion with the highest mortality risk (those endorsing a definite evening type) was even smaller than this."

It's also unclear whether the participants' sleep patterns changed throughout the duration of the study.

"I am not sure that there is anything that night owls should do to change their sleep patterns on this basis of these observational data," Bliwise said.

 >> Related: Trying to beat those sugar cravings? Go to sleep, says a new study

Substantial scientific evidence suggests that the times when an individual goes to sleep and wakes up are strongly influenced by genetics, he added. Environmental factors, such as a job or school, affect these decisions, but people can't simply change their genetic predisposition to fit a particular schedule.

"Speaking solely on the basis of this evidence, it would be premature to force change on what may otherwise be an innate tendency to go to bed late and sleep late," Bliwise said. "If that schedule leads to chronically and sustained short sleep durations, then that might be worthy of attention."

While the study looked at a very large sample, and attempted to control for other risk factors, it merely showed a small correlation between sleeping late and a higher mortality rate. The fact that a participant's chronotype was determined by self-reporting is one of the biggest weaknesses of the study, according to the researchers. 

>> Related: 5 easy ways to improve your sleep 

At the same time, Knutson believes the results are enough to suggest that night owls should focus more on their health. 

"An important message here is for night owls to realize that they have these potential health problems and therefore need to be more vigilant about maintaining a healthy lifestyle," she said, adding that exercising, eating right and getting adequate sleep may be particularly important to night owls.

What a hoot: Baby owls born on window ledge stare down office worker

Baby owls born on the ledge of a window at a University of California office building are causing quite a hoot among workers in the building.

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The owlets are constantly staring into the window of a colleague of UCLA professor Michael Lens, according to Lens.

He posted a photo on Twitter of the unusual nesting owls. 

There are more than 200 species of the bird throughout the world, according to the National Audubon Society.

>> Related: Here’s why owls are dying near marijuana farms

Here are some interesting facts about the bird of prey: They can rotate their necks 270 degrees and their eyes are not true eyeballs. They’re completely immobile, which allows for binocular vision and boosts depth of perception to help them better focus on prey, according to the NAS.

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