167 drivers pay it forward in McDonald's drive-thru

McDonald's(SCOTTSBURG, Ind.) -- McDonald’s cashier Hunter Hostetler is on the lookout for the customer who started a 167-driver pay-it-forward chain at the Scottsburg, Indiana, McDonald’s where Hostetler has worked since October.

“I keep looking for her, hoping I see her and can tell her what happened,” Hostetler told ABC News. “I don’t know if she knows, but I hope to see her again so I can tell her.”

Hostetler, 19, was working the drive-thru on Sunday night when, at around 8:30 p.m., the mystery woman drove to the window to pick up her approximately $6 food order.

When the woman, whom Hostetler described as being in her early 60s, saw there was a man with four kids in the car behind her, she told Hostetler she’d pay for his $36 food order too.

“She paid it in full and told me to tell the dad Happy Father’s Day,” Hostetler recalled.

When Hostetler told the man that his four Happy Meals and other food were paid for, he offered to pay for the next two cars behind him.

“It just snowballed from there up until we closed,” Hostetler said.

When Hostetler closed the drive-thru at midnight, the total number of cars who had joined the pay it forward chain was up to 167.

“It was very heartwarming,” Hostetler said. “The last customer who came through even asked if there was another car and I said, ‘Ma’am I’m sorry you’re our last customer for the night. We’re closing.’”

Abby Smith, 22, said she and her boyfriend made a last-minute decision to go to McDonald’s around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday and were shocked to find themselves as car No. 161 in the chain.

“I was just shocked because of the large number,” Smith said. “I didn’t even think about it I just said, ‘Go ahead, take what the previous person put down. Go ahead and take that from us too.’”

She added, "This made me feel like it was just a big family congregation. It was such a great feeling.”

Hostetler recalled that customers like Smith paid little attention to whether or not the meal they were paying for was three or four times the cost of what they ordered for themselves. For customers who could not afford to pay the difference, Hostetler and his colleague, Jessica Wells, donated money out of their own pockets to help.

“There’s so much negativity in the world,” Hostetler said. “Something like this just doesn’t happen every day.”

Frank Ward, the owner of the Scottsburg McDonald's, described the chain as an "act of kindness."

"McDonald's believes in supporting the local communities in which we operate," Ward said in a statement to ABC News. "I was proud to experience the Scottsburg community come together in this act of kindness under the Golden Arches."

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Surprising drop for Apple's Tim Cook on highest-rated CEO list

Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  A number of tech company leaders made Glassdoor's list of the 100 highest-rated CEOs for 2017, but one in particular saw his stock fall.

The list, released on Wednesday, uses ratings from anonymous employees to review those in charge of their own companies. The ratings are then combined with an algorithm to rank the best executives.

Clorox CEO Benno Dorer came out on top this year, receiving a rating of 99 percent. That figure was equaled by World Wide Technology's Jim Kavanagh, Boston Scientific's Michael Mahoney, Memorial Sloan Kettering's Craig B. Thompson, Fast Enterprises' Martin Rankin, and NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang.

Last year's top executive, Bain & Company's Bob Bechek, slipped to number seven this year, with a rating of 98%.

The biggest names on the list included SpaceX's Elon Musk (8th) and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg (10th), each with a 98% approval rating.

Apple's Tim Cook, who placed in the top 20 each of the last four years, saw his approval rating come in at 93 percent -- only good enough for 53rd on Glassdoor's list.

By comparison, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made his first appearance on the list, at number 29.

Still, the drop from number one to Cook's 53rd place finish only includes a six percent decrease in approval rating.

A spokeswoman for Glassdoor told CNET that the average rating for a CEO is 67 percent, making Cook's grade more than satisfactory.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns

Uber(NEW YORK) -- Travis Kalanick, the embattled CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber, resigned on Tuesday, a company spokesperson told ABC News.

The resignation comes amid a decision by company shareholders who pushed for his exit.

"I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight," Mr. Kalanick said in a statement.

Already before his resignation, Kalanick last week announced that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence that he said would give him time to work on becoming a better leader. He also said that he needed the time away to grieve the loss of his mother, who died in a boating accident less than a month ago.

While Kalanick launched Uber into one of the world's most ubiquitous companies, his tenure has been marked by a number of controversies.

His leave of absence came shortly after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released a 13-page list of recommendations on how the company could improve its business culture.

Holder, now a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling, was tapped by the company to conduct a review of the company's workplace environment after a former employee alleged that she had been sexually harassed and discriminated against while working there.

About 20 employees were fired as a result of that investigation, according to the company.

Separately, Uber board member David Bonderman, one of the first to invest in the company, stepped down last week after he was accused of making sexist remarks toward fellow board member Arianna Huffington.

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Cartier Tank watch owned by Jacqueline Kennedy going up for auction

Christie's Images LTD. 2017(NEW YORK) -- The watch once owned by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy -- and worn by the fashion icon in many prominent photos -- is being auctioned in New York Wednesday.

The Cartier Tank watch was originally given to Kennedy by her brother-in-law Prince Stanislaw "Stas" Radziwill, and is engraved with "Stas to Jackie 23 Feb. 63 2:05 am to 9:35 pm."

The time in the engraving marked the start and stop times for the 1963 50 Mile Hike in Palm Beach, Florida, that Radziwell completed, according to Christie's, the auction house overseeing the sale. The 50 Mile Hike was a challenge that President John F. Kennedy briefly promoted to encourage building the mental and physical toughness needed to walk 50 consecutive miles.

A painting that Jacqueline Kennedy made in 1963 will be accompanying the sale of her watch, according to Christie's. At the bottom of the painting, the former first lady wrote, "February 23, 1963 2:05 am to 9:35 pm Jackie to Stas with love and admiration."

"The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Cartier Tank is a watch full of emotion, love and history," John Reardon, international head of Christie's Watches, said in a statement. "Together with Jackie's painting, these two objects capture the spirit of another era, a time where friendship and the 'can-do' optimism of the generation seemed to make anything possible."

Reardon added that the consignor of the watch has "offered to donate a portion of the proceeds to the National Endowment for the Arts."

Christie's estimates that the watch and painting will bring in between $60,000 and $120,000 at auction.

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9-year-old gets a taste of corporate life 

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Elementary school student Alex Múnoz has quite a story to share with his Boston-area classmates.

The 9-year-old spent June 19 in New York City, hanging out with the founder and chief executive of Kind Snacks.

Alex said he and his family buy the company's fruit and nut bars (his favorite is peanut butter dark chocolate) and wanted to one day invest money in the company.

But once he realized Kind Snacks was not publicly traded, his mother, Dara Múnoz, encouraged him to write a letter to Daniel Lubetzky, Kind's founder and CEO.

"I reached Daniel's assistant and I told her I had a funny letter and I thought that it would make her laugh. I didn't think any of this would happen," Múnoz told ABC News.

In the letter, Alex asks if the company has plans to go public.

"Do you know when you will go public? I think you would do well," he wrote.

To Alex's surprise, Lubetzky was so impressed by the letter that he invited the budding investor to spend a day at Kind's Times Square headquarters. The company paid for Alex and his mother to travel to the city to meet with Kind executives.

Alex, who was dressed in a suit, was named “honorary chief financial officer for the day” and given 10 shares in the company.

"We’re pleased to gift Alex 10 shares, making him our youngest owner to date. If KIND were ever to go public, Alex would reap the benefits just as our team would. I’m personally energized by young entrepreneurs who think business can make this a better world,” said Lubetzky.

Alex also met one-on-one with the current chief financial officer, Zahir Ibrahim, who gave Alex advice on what it takes to be a great CFO. But Alex, showing his age, yawned during the conversation, eliciting laughter from everyone in the room.

Earlier in the day, Alex sampled different Kind snack bars and rated them on a scale of 1 through 10. He also received official business cards with his honorary title.

When asked what was the biggest lesson he learned from the day, Alex replied, “Be kind.”

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Wall Street closes lower as oil drops

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A drop in oil prices pulled U.S. stocks lower on Tuesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 61.85 (-0.29 percent) to finish at 21,467.14.

The Nasdaq slid 50.98 (-0.82 percent) to close at 6,188.03, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,437.03, down 16.43 (-0.67 percent) from its open.

Crude oil was more than 2 percent lower with prices at $43 per barrel.

Winners and Losers:  Shares of Sprint climbed 3 percent amid a report that T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom is in favor of a merger.

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to raise its second-quarter marketing and promotion costs as the fast food chain continues to try to recover from food safety issues in 2015. Chipotle's stock tumbled more than 7 percent.

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Amid sweltering heat, dozens of flights canceled in Phoenix

iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- With sweltering temperatures in Phoenix, American Airlines has canceled some 43 flights at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International -- just as broiling residents are likely wanting to get the heck out of dodge.

That's because American's regional aircraft, the Bombardier CRJ, has a maximum operating temperature of 118 degrees at Phoenix's elevation level.

Experts say hot air affects engine output and increases the length of runway needed for takeoff -- and since the CRJ, a Canadian plane, has not been tested under those conditions, it hasn't been verified as safe.

American's bigger jets, like Airbus and Boeing planes, have higher maximum temperatures (127 and 126 degrees, respectively) and aren't affected by Phoenix's weather forecast.

Delta was also forced to cancel three flights due to weather conditions at Sky Harbor -- two involving Bombardier CRJs and one involving another regional jet, the Embraer 175. In addition, United had to delay one of its flights, an Embraer 175.

Temperatures in Phoenix are expected to hit a high of 120 degrees on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Mattel unveils new diverse line of Ken dolls

Mattel(NEW YORK) -- The company behind Barbie announced their most diverse line of Ken dolls yet.

Mattel is introducing new dolls featuring three different body types, seven different skin tones and nine different hairstyles, including the trendy man-bun. The dolls also boast cool fashions and styles for a new generation.

"By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation," Barbie senior vice president and general manager Lisa McKnight said in a press release.

"Evolving Ken was a natural evolution for the brand and allows girls to further personalize the role they want him to play in Barbie’s world."

Seven of the 15 new Ken dolls were unveiled exclusively on "Good Morning America" this morning.

Since the original Ken doll debuted more than five decades ago, sporting red swim trunks and cork sandals, to "Dream Date Ken" released in 1984, dressed in a sleek black jacket and bow tie for a night out with Barbie, Mattel has given the iconic doll some progressive looks to match the trends of the moment.

Get a first look at some of the new Ken dolls below. Ten are on sale starting today and five more will be released in stores in the coming months.

The dolls join the 100 plus diverse looks that the Barbie brand launched in the last three years with its Barbie Fashionista line.

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Girl Scouts will soon be able to earn cybersecurity badges

Girl Scouts of the USA(NEW YORK) -- The Girl Scouts have announced they are adding new badges for young girls who master of various cybersecurity topics starting in the fall of 2018.

"We’re not just going to be selling cookies, we are going to become cybersecurity experts," Sylvia Acevedo, the CEO of Girl Scouts USA, told ABC News of the organization, adding that the new badges were part of the group's overall push to promote and foster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for girls.

"To be globally competitive, girls today need to know not just how to use computers but also how to program them," Acevedo said. She added, however, that the initial idea for the cybersecurity badges came from the young Girl Scout participants themselves.

"We asked the girls what they want and they said they want more STEM badges," Acevedo said. "The girls told us that they wanted cybersecurity badges."

Girl Scouts USA, which has 1.8 million young members, announced that they were partnering with the cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks to create the curriculum for girls to learn about everything from how to protect your identity online to programming and understanding hacking. Each badge that a Girl Scout earns is displayed on their individual uniform and represents that the girl has mastered a certain topic.

Mark McLaughlin, the CEO of Palo Alto Networks, said in a statement that the organization's mission to prevent cyberattacks "is only achievable if we make meaningful investments not just in technology but also in people." McLaughlin added that the partnership with Girl Scouts will help build "tomorrow's diverse and innovative team of problem solvers equipped to counter emerging cyberthreats."

Acevedo said she hopes that earning the cybersecurity Girl Scout badges can also help open doors for girls who may not otherwise be exposed to the field.

"Preparing our girls in cybersecurity really gives them a real insight into a potential career choice," Acevedo said.

"We reach deeply across America, we are in every residential zip code and almost a third of our girls are in low-income areas," Acevedo said. "We’re excited that they are going to have access to these kinds of programs. ... These kinds of programs can open up a world of opportunities."

Acevedo added that so far the response from Girl Scouts and parents in the community has been overwhelmingly positive.

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Best amusement parks for families in 2017

Valueline/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Amusement parks are a staple of summer fun, but some impress families and critics alike.

The experts at Family Vacation Critic have shared with ABC News their top choices for family-friendly amusement parks in 2017. From Ohio to Orlando, Pennsylvania to Pigeon Forge, there are plenty of new attractions across the nation to entice families this summer.

“Amusement parks are one of the most quintessential summertime activities for families,” said Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. “But for those traveling with family members of various ages – including kids-at-heart – finding a park that caters to thrill-seekers and the younger set isn’t always so easy. This list includes parks that successfully cater to both, and those that also have exciting new features for the 2017 season.”

Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

What’s new: According to Family Vacation Critic, "Cedar Point Shores, an 18-acre water park located along Lake Erie with 17 water attractions for all ages, VIP cabanas, restaurants, shopping and live entertainment."

Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

What’s new: "Drop Line, a 230-foot tall drop tower, with a spinning gondola that offers riders a breathtaking view of the Great Smoky Mountains," noted Family Vacation Critic. "Also joining the park in 2017 is Whistle Punk Chaser, a junior coaster positioned as a great first-coaster for younger park visitors."

Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania

What’s new: "Hershey Triple Tower offers three drop towers for park guests to choose from: Hershey’s Tower, the tallest at 189-feet high; Reese’s Tower, the second tallest at 131-feet high; and Hershey’s Kisses Tower standing at 80-feet tall."

Kings Island, Mason, Ohio

What’s new: "The Mystic Timbers [is] a 3,265-foot long wooden coaster with a 48” height requirement, making it an ideal coaster for riders of various ages."

Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

What’s new: "New Silver Dollar Food Days run from July 31 – Aug. 20, highlighting favorite festival food like funnel cakes, kettle corn and milkshakes, and taking them to new levels," noted Family Vacation Critic.

Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida

What’s new: "For guests visiting the park, plan a trip to Universal Orlando Resort’s newest water theme park, Volcano Bay – a 25-acre park featuring 18 unique attractions including a wave pool, winding river, raft rides, body slides and more."

Universal Studios, Hollywood, California, and Orlando, Florida

What’s new: "'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon' brings guests a simulated race through New York City, a history of 'The Tonight Show,' Hashtag the Panda and the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet also join in the fun," the experts said.

Six Flags, nationwide

What’s new: Family Vacation Critic noted that Six Flags is unveiling new rides at each of its parks across North America, including Warner Brothers and DC Comics-branded rides and attractions.

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