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  • Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

    Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

    Saturday, January 19 2019 10:29 AM EST2019-01-19 15:29:15 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite government shutdowns, inclement weather and ideological schisms, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington.    Organizers had originally planned to gather Saturday on the National Mall, but with a weekend snowfall expected and the National Park Service no longer plowing the snow, the march's location and route was altered on Thursday.    The march has also been roiled by an intense ideological debate. In November, Teresa Sh...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite government shutdowns, inclement weather and ideological schisms, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington.    Organizers had originally planned to gather Saturday on the National Mall, but with a weekend snowfall expected and the National Park Service no longer plowing the snow, the march's location and route was altered on Thursday.    The march has also been roiled by an intense ideological debate. In November, Teresa Sh...
  • Pentagon IDs 3 Americans killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

    Pentagon IDs 3 Americans killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

    Friday, January 18 2019 8:14 AM EST2019-01-18 13:14:59 GMT

    The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week.

    The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week.

  • Creditors challenge winning bid for Sears amid bankruptcy auction

    Creditors challenge winning bid for Sears amid bankruptcy auction

    Thursday, January 17 2019 7:46 PM EST2019-01-18 00:46:54 GMT

    That's according to a court filing Thursday in which the creditors contend that Lampert has painted himself as the savior of the company, but has instead made a series of moves over the years that have benefited himself and his hedge fund ESL.

    That's according to a court filing Thursday in which the creditors contend that Lampert has painted himself as the savior of the company, but has instead made a series of moves over the years that have benefited himself and his hedge fund ESL.

  • Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

    Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

    Thursday, January 17 2019 4:00 AM EST2019-01-17 09:00:32 GMT

    Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.

    Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.

  • RXBAR Recalls Products Over Possible Nut Allergen

    RXBAR Recalls Products Over Possible Nut Allergen

    Thursday, January 17 2019 2:39 AM EST2019-01-17 07:39:01 GMT

    Protein bar manufacturer RXBAR is recalling a number of its products over the potential of undeclared peanuts

    Protein bar manufacturer RXBAR is recalling a number of its products over the potential of undeclared peanuts

  • Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

    Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 9:56 PM EST2019-01-17 02:56:48 GMT

    Lampert's rescue plan still needs approval from a bankruptcy judge in White Plains, New York. A hearing is set for Feb. 1. Creditors will have the opportunity to object before then. The specific terms of the bid haven't been made public.

    Lampert's rescue plan still needs approval from a bankruptcy judge in White Plains, New York. A hearing is set for Feb. 1. Creditors will have the opportunity to object before then. The specific terms of the bid haven't been made public.

  • Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country

    Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 2:07 PM EST2019-01-16 19:07:04 GMT
       BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in granite country of Vermont.    Workers at Rock of Ages granite studio in Barre are chipping and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed at the national 9/11 memorial in New York this spring.    Six stone monoliths weighing between 15 and 18 tons (13,600 to 15,800 kilog...
       BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A memorial to rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center and those who were sickened by its toxins is taking shape in granite country of Vermont.    Workers at Rock of Ages granite studio in Barre are chipping and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed at the national 9/11 memorial in New York this spring.    Six stone monoliths weighing between 15 and 18 tons (13,600 to 15,800 kilog...
  • US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

    US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 12:00 PM EST2019-01-16 17:00:05 GMT
    PHOTO: Associated PressPHOTO: Associated Press
    By Zachary Cohen, Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak, CNN ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve. "U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will...
    By Zachary Cohen, Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak, CNN ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday. US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve. "U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today. We are still gathering information and will...
  • FDA Recalls Several Dry Dog Food Brands

    FDA Recalls Several Dry Dog Food Brands

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 7:19 AM EST2019-01-16 12:19:57 GMT

    The Food and Drug Administration is recalling numerous brands of dog food for elevated levels of Vitamin D.

    The Food and Drug Administration is recalling numerous brands of dog food for elevated levels of Vitamin D.

  • The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

    The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 4:43 PM EST2019-01-15 21:43:39 GMT
    Wednesday, January 16 2019 6:33 AM EST2019-01-16 11:33:20 GMT
    The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown _ nearly 60 percent of its workforce _ to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be...
    The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown _ nearly 60 percent of its workforce _ to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid.
  • US gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules

    US gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules

    Wednesday, January 16 2019 5:41 AM EST2019-01-16 10:41:18 GMT

    The Department of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will affect online gambling.

    The Department of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will affect online gambling.

  • Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

    Kirsten Gillibrand enters 2020 presidential race

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 6:52 PM EST2019-01-15 23:52:43 GMT
    By Dan Merica, CNN Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert that she was forming an exploratory committee just days before she heads to the critical state of Iowa. "I am filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States tonight," the New York Democrat said, adding that she is "going to run for president of the United States because as young mom I am going to fight for other people's kids as hard as...
    By Dan Merica, CNN Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, telling Stephen Colbert that she was forming an exploratory committee just days before she heads to the critical state of Iowa. "I am filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States tonight," the New York Democrat said, adding that she is "going to run for president of the United States because as young mom I am going to fight for other people's kids as hard as...
  • Senate leaders block House-approved package to reopen federal government

    Senate leaders block House-approved package to reopen federal government

    Tuesday, January 15 2019 12:18 PM EST2019-01-15 17:18:01 GMT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – For the second time, Senate Republicans have blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government. Democratic Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin of Maryland reportedly asked for consent to take up a package of bills allowing for the reopening of the federal government. One bill would fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8, while the other would have funded the rest of the departments and agencies through September ...

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – For the second time, Senate Republicans have blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government. Democratic Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin of Maryland reportedly asked for consent to take up a package of bills allowing for the reopening of the federal government. One bill would fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8, while the other would have funded the rest of the departments and agencies through September ...

  • AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

    AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

    Monday, January 14 2019 3:56 PM EST2019-01-14 20:56:10 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Several people familiar with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plans say the New York Democrat is expected to take steps toward launching a presidential campaign in the coming days by forming an exploratory committee.    One person says Gillibrand will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend. She will be a guest Tuesday night on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."    The people spoke on condition of anonymity b...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Several people familiar with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plans say the New York Democrat is expected to take steps toward launching a presidential campaign in the coming days by forming an exploratory committee.    One person says Gillibrand will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend. She will be a guest Tuesday night on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."    The people spoke on condition of anonymity b...
  • 2 female victims unharmed after UPS hostage situation

    2 female victims unharmed after UPS hostage situation

    Monday, January 14 2019 12:23 PM EST2019-01-14 17:23:34 GMT
    PHOTO: CNNPHOTO: CNN
    LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say an armed man burst into a UPS facility in New Jersey and took two female workers hostage before officers stormed in and resolved the ordeal.    Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says the suspect was apparently shot and injured, but the women were unharmed in the situation Monday at the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Philadelphia.    Employee Allen Antho...
    LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say an armed man burst into a UPS facility in New Jersey and took two female workers hostage before officers stormed in and resolved the ordeal.    Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says the suspect was apparently shot and injured, but the women were unharmed in the situation Monday at the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Philadelphia.    Employee Allen Antho...
  • Leave $350 hats at home, NY middle school administrators beg

    Leave $350 hats at home, NY middle school administrators beg

    Sunday, January 13 2019 9:44 AM EST2019-01-13 14:44:52 GMT
    GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) - Administrators at a New York middle school are begging students to leave their winter hats made by Italian apparel company Moncler at home because the pricy tops keep getting lost.    The New York Post reports that administrators at Great Neck North Middle School on Long Island wrote a letter to parents asking them to "try and redirect your middle schooler from wearing these hats to school."    Moncler's knit hats with fur pom poms...
    GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) - Administrators at a New York middle school are begging students to leave their winter hats made by Italian apparel company Moncler at home because the pricy tops keep getting lost.    The New York Post reports that administrators at Great Neck North Middle School on Long Island wrote a letter to parents asking them to "try and redirect your middle schooler from wearing these hats to school."    Moncler's knit hats with fur pom poms...
  • Shirley Boone, wife of Pat Boone and philanthropist, dies

    Shirley Boone, wife of Pat Boone and philanthropist, dies

    Sunday, January 13 2019 9:14 AM EST2019-01-13 14:14:36 GMT
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84.    Milt Suchin, Pat Boone's manager, says in a statement that Shirley Boone passed away on Friday surrounded by her four daughters, who sang to her.    Shirley and Pat Boone had been married for 65 years. During that time, Shirley Boone helped to establish Mercy Corps, which has become an international charitable organization dedicate...
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84.    Milt Suchin, Pat Boone's manager, says in a statement that Shirley Boone passed away on Friday surrounded by her four daughters, who sang to her.    Shirley and Pat Boone had been married for 65 years. During that time, Shirley Boone helped to establish Mercy Corps, which has become an international charitable organization dedicate...
  • NBC News, Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement

    NBC News, Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement

    Saturday, January 12 2019 9:23 AM EST2019-01-12 14:23:03 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News has reached its professional divorce agreement with anchor Megyn Kelly.    The network announced the deal Friday night after more than two months of negotiations, giving no details. The former Fox News Channel transplant has been off the air since late October after suggesting that it was OK for white people to wear blackface on Halloween.    Kelly was in the second year of a three-year contract that reportedly paid her more than $20 millio...
    NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News has reached its professional divorce agreement with anchor Megyn Kelly.    The network announced the deal Friday night after more than two months of negotiations, giving no details. The former Fox News Channel transplant has been off the air since late October after suggesting that it was OK for white people to wear blackface on Halloween.    Kelly was in the second year of a three-year contract that reportedly paid her more than $20 millio...
  • Supreme Court to hear case over stores' food stamp sales

    Supreme Court to hear case over stores' food stamp sales

    Friday, January 11 2019 3:18 PM EST2019-01-11 20:18:08 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal from a group representing food retailers to prevent the release of information about the federal food stamp program to a South Dakota newspaper.    The justices say they'll review an appellate ruling that said information maintained by the Agriculture Department about where people spend their food stamp dollars is public.    The Food Marketing Institute is trying to prevent what it considers confidenti...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal from a group representing food retailers to prevent the release of information about the federal food stamp program to a South Dakota newspaper.    The justices say they'll review an appellate ruling that said information maintained by the Agriculture Department about where people spend their food stamp dollars is public.    The Food Marketing Institute is trying to prevent what it considers confidenti...
  • The Latest: Trump not ready to declare emergency over wall

    The Latest: Trump not ready to declare emergency over wall

    Friday, January 11 2019 3:15 PM EST2019-01-11 20:15:12 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):    3:05 p.m.    President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to be so quick to do that because he thinks lawmakers can do it.    Trump spoke during a discussion Friday at the White House with state, local and communi...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):    3:05 p.m.    President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to be so quick to do that because he thinks lawmakers can do it.    Trump spoke during a discussion Friday at the White House with state, local and communi...
  • Judge dismisses part of Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

    Judge dismisses part of Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

    Thursday, January 10 2019 2:21 PM EST2019-01-10 19:21:04 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has dismissed one section of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, but the rest remains headed toward trial.    U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled Wednesday that Judd's sexual harassment claim isn't within the scope of a California statute.    Gutierrez had already rejected the claim in November but allowed Judd's lawyers to amend it, then dismissed it again.    Gutierrez said Judd's allegations of defamatio...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has dismissed one section of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, but the rest remains headed toward trial.    U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled Wednesday that Judd's sexual harassment claim isn't within the scope of a California statute.    Gutierrez had already rejected the claim in November but allowed Judd's lawyers to amend it, then dismissed it again.    Gutierrez said Judd's allegations of defamatio...
  • Judge sees no reason to delay Los Angeles teachers strike

    Judge sees no reason to delay Los Angeles teachers strike

    Thursday, January 10 2019 2:16 PM EST2019-01-10 19:16:13 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge has found no reason to delay an expected teachers strike against the nation's second-largest school district.    Superior Court Judge Mary H. Strobel ruled Thursday on the issue of whether United Teachers Los Angeles had given legally proper notice of a strike to the Los Angeles Unified School District.    

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge has found no reason to delay an expected teachers strike against the nation's second-largest school district.    Superior Court Judge Mary H. Strobel ruled Thursday on the issue of whether United Teachers Los Angeles had given legally proper notice of a strike to the Los Angeles Unified School District.    

  • Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

    Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

    Thursday, January 10 2019 1:02 PM EST2019-01-10 18:02:57 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.    Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press "we think the right thing to do is get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health."    He says the ship will return to Port Canaver...
    MIAMI (AP) - Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica.    Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press "we think the right thing to do is get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health."    He says the ship will return to Port Canaver...
  • Fiat Chrysler reaches settlement in emissions cheating cases

    Fiat Chrysler reaches settlement in emissions cheating cases

    Thursday, January 10 2019 12:50 PM EST2019-01-10 17:50:53 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fiat Chrysler will pay a $305 million fine to the U.S. government over emissions cheating allegations.    The settlement was announced Thursday by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.    The Italian-American automaker separately agreed to pay $19 million to California. The company will also pay $280 million to settle lawsuits brought by vehicle owners.    Authorities say more than 100,00 vehicles were equipped ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fiat Chrysler will pay a $305 million fine to the U.S. government over emissions cheating allegations.    The settlement was announced Thursday by the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.    The Italian-American automaker separately agreed to pay $19 million to California. The company will also pay $280 million to settle lawsuits brought by vehicle owners.    Authorities say more than 100,00 vehicles were equipped ...
  • US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.45 percent

    US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.45 percent

    Thursday, January 10 2019 11:24 AM EST2019-01-10 16:24:20 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to fall this week, reaching their lowest levels in nine months.    The decline in home borrowing rates in recent weeks has been a spur to prospective homebuyers, reflected in a spike in applications for mortgages. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dipped to 4.45 percent this week from 4.51 percent last week.    Rates remain far above last year's le...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to fall this week, reaching their lowest levels in nine months.    The decline in home borrowing rates in recent weeks has been a spur to prospective homebuyers, reflected in a spike in applications for mortgages. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dipped to 4.45 percent this week from 4.51 percent last week.    Rates remain far above last year's le...
  • US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

    US officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

    Thursday, January 10 2019 2:49 AM EST2019-01-10 07:49:54 GMT

    Officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce.

    Officials are declaring an end to a food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce.

  • Reed solidifies support for Trump's proposed border wall as Democratic opposition digs in

    Reed solidifies support for Trump's proposed border wall as Democratic opposition digs in

    Wednesday, January 9 2019 7:25 PM EST2019-01-10 00:25:47 GMT

    Call it the battle of budge. Neither Republicans nor Democrats appear any closer to a deal that would end the government shutdown, now in its 19th day.

    Call it the battle of budge. Neither Republicans nor Democrats appear any closer to a deal that would end the government shutdown, now in its 19th day.

  • Sears gets another reprieve from liquidation

    Sears gets another reprieve from liquidation

    Wednesday, January 9 2019 2:39 AM EST2019-01-09 07:39:24 GMT

    Sears is getting another reprieve from liquidation after its chairman and largest shareholder revised his bid to save the iconic brand.

    Sears is getting another reprieve from liquidation after its chairman and largest shareholder revised his bid to save the iconic brand.

  • Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he 'stokes fear'

    Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he 'stokes fear'

    Tuesday, January 8 2019 12:17 AM EST2019-01-08 05:17:33 GMT
    Wednesday, January 9 2019 1:30 AM EST2019-01-09 06:30:00 GMT
    With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump is set to argue in a prime-time address that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown.
    With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump is set to argue in a prime-time address that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown.
  • Administration: Government shutdown won't delay tax refunds

    Administration: Government shutdown won't delay tax refunds

    Monday, January 7 2019 5:47 PM EST2019-01-07 22:47:20 GMT
    Tuesday, January 8 2019 10:27 AM EST2019-01-08 15:27:16 GMT
    With the government shutdown in its third week and concern mounting over an IRS delay in sending tax refunds, a Trump administration official said Monday that refunds will go out on time during the partial shutdown.
    With the government shutdown in its third week and concern mounting over an IRS delay in sending tax refunds, a Trump administration official said Monday that refunds will go out on time during the partial shutdown.
  • Millions could face severe cuts to food stamps due to government shutdown

    Millions could face severe cuts to food stamps due to government shutdown

    Monday, January 7 2019 7:17 AM EST2019-01-07 12:17:34 GMT

    If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive SNAP benefits could have their assistance disrupted. 

    If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive SNAP benefits could have their assistance disrupted. 

  • Kevin Spacey to appear in court on sexual assault charge

    Kevin Spacey to appear in court on sexual assault charge

    Monday, January 7 2019 3:52 AM EST2019-01-07 08:52:16 GMT

    Kevin Spacey is set to appear in court on accusations that he groped an 18-year-old man in 2016.

    Kevin Spacey is set to appear in court on accusations that he groped an 18-year-old man in 2016.

  • CBS News president steps down, replaced by veteran producer

    CBS News president steps down, replaced by veteran producer

    Monday, January 7 2019 3:49 AM EST2019-01-07 08:49:20 GMT

    CBS News says David Rhodes has stepped down as president of its troubled news division, and he'll be replaced by veteran "48 Hours" producer Susan Zirinsky.

    CBS News says David Rhodes has stepped down as president of its troubled news division, and he'll be replaced by veteran "48 Hours" producer Susan Zirinsky.

  • Good news for wild blueberries in faltering No. 1 state

    Good news for wild blueberries in faltering No. 1 state

    Sunday, January 6 2019 11:00 AM EST2019-01-06 16:00:07 GMT

    Maine agriculture officials say the growers in the No. 1 wild-blueberry state suffered another bad year, but there are reasons to believe the troubled industry is about to turn a long-awaited corner.

    Maine agriculture officials say the growers in the No. 1 wild-blueberry state suffered another bad year, but there are reasons to believe the troubled industry is about to turn a long-awaited corner.

  • Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at 91

    Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at 91

    Sunday, January 6 2019 10:44 AM EST2019-01-06 15:44:50 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Rand Corp. says the defense secretary during the Carter administration, Harold Brown, has died.    The think tank which Brown served as a trustee says he died Friday at the age of 91.    Brown guided the Pentagon through a turbulent period that included the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan and the Iranian hostage crisis. He later said that he considered the failed attempt to rescue the hostages, in which eight U.S. service members died, ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Rand Corp. says the defense secretary during the Carter administration, Harold Brown, has died.    The think tank which Brown served as a trustee says he died Friday at the age of 91.    Brown guided the Pentagon through a turbulent period that included the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan and the Iranian hostage crisis. He later said that he considered the failed attempt to rescue the hostages, in which eight U.S. service members died, ...
  • National parks struggle to stay open, safe during shutdown

    National parks struggle to stay open, safe during shutdown

    Saturday, January 5 2019 9:32 AM EST2019-01-05 14:32:23 GMT

    Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers.

    Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers.

  • Police say armed man was buzzed into elementary school

    Police say armed man was buzzed into elementary school

    Saturday, January 5 2019 9:11 AM EST2019-01-05 14:11:46 GMT

    DARBY, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man with a loaded handgun was buzzed into an elementary school near Philadelphia and was later arrested after trying to get inside nearby houses.    

    DARBY, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man with a loaded handgun was buzzed into an elementary school near Philadelphia and was later arrested after trying to get inside nearby houses.    

  • Alabama company recalls hot sausages due to metal bits

    Alabama company recalls hot sausages due to metal bits

    Wednesday, January 2 2019 2:35 AM EST2019-01-02 07:35:22 GMT

    An Alabama company has recalled tons of hot sausages because they may be contaminated with bits of metal.

    An Alabama company has recalled tons of hot sausages because they may be contaminated with bits of metal.

  • Hill leaders to attend White House briefing on border

    Hill leaders to attend White House briefing on border

    Wednesday, January 2 2019 2:31 AM EST2019-01-02 07:31:03 GMT

    Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, "Let's make a deal?"

    Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, "Let's make a deal?"

  • House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

    House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

    Tuesday, January 1 2019 3:56 AM EST2019-01-01 08:56:19 GMT

    House Democrats have released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall.

    House Democrats have released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall.

  • House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

    House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

    Tuesday, January 1 2019 12:48 AM EST2019-01-01 05:48:09 GMT

    House Democrats have released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall.

    House Democrats have released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall.

  • Judge clears the way for appeal of ruling against health law

    Judge clears the way for appeal of ruling against health law

    Monday, December 31 2018 1:37 AM EST2018-12-31 06:37:45 GMT

    A federal judge in Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals.

    A federal judge in Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals.

  • Final salute for 90-year-old state lawmaker and WWII vet

    Final salute for 90-year-old state lawmaker and WWII vet

    Sunday, December 30 2018 9:40 AM EST2018-12-30 14:40:13 GMT
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A New York politician who's believed to be one of the last World War II veterans serving in a state legislature is about to retire.    State Sen. William Larkin's long career will be celebrated at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in Orange County on Monday, his last day in office. Larkin's nearly 40-year career in the Legislature started with his election to a Hudson Valley Assembly seat in 1978.    Larkin, a Republican from Cornwall-On-Hudson...
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A New York politician who's believed to be one of the last World War II veterans serving in a state legislature is about to retire.    State Sen. William Larkin's long career will be celebrated at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in Orange County on Monday, his last day in office. Larkin's nearly 40-year career in the Legislature started with his election to a Hudson Valley Assembly seat in 1978.    Larkin, a Republican from Cornwall-On-Hudson...
  • Co-founder of National Purple Heart Hall of Honor dies

    Co-founder of National Purple Heart Hall of Honor dies

    Sunday, December 30 2018 9:36 AM EST2018-12-30 14:36:56 GMT
    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) - A World War II veteran who helped found the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New York's Hudson Valley has died.    State Sen. William Larkin says Joseph Farina died Thursday at his home in the town of New Windsor. Farina was 97.    Larkin, a Republican from New Windsor, joined Farina to form a four-member group that spearheaded the establishment of a museum honoring U.S. military members awarded the Purple Heart.    The Hall...
    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) - A World War II veteran who helped found the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New York's Hudson Valley has died.    State Sen. William Larkin says Joseph Farina died Thursday at his home in the town of New Windsor. Farina was 97.    Larkin, a Republican from New Windsor, joined Farina to form a four-member group that spearheaded the establishment of a museum honoring U.S. military members awarded the Purple Heart.    The Hall...
  • BREAKING US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles

    BREAKING US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.   U.S. officials say the Tomahawk missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeting a government-controlled air base in Syria.   U.S. officials say Syrian government aircraft killed dozens of civilians by using chlorine mixed with a nerve agent, possibly sarin, earlier this wee...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.   U.S. officials say the Tomahawk missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeting a government-controlled air base in Syria.   U.S. officials say Syrian government aircraft killed dozens of civilians by using chlorine mixed with a nerve agent, possibly sarin, earlier this wee...
  • GSK Albuterol Inhalers Recall

    GSK Albuterol Inhalers Recall

    (CNN) -- Glaxo-Smith-Kline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers. When the inhalers are functioning properly, they release a fixed dose of the medication, albuterol, to treat conditions like asthma. The British pharmaceutical company says the recalled devices could potentially deliver incorrect dosages. The voluntary recall is not on the patient-level, but patients are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if their inhaler is not relieving symp...
    (CNN) -- Glaxo-Smith-Kline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers. When the inhalers are functioning properly, they release a fixed dose of the medication, albuterol, to treat conditions like asthma. The British pharmaceutical company says the recalled devices could potentially deliver incorrect dosages. The voluntary recall is not on the patient-level, but patients are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if their inhaler is not relieving symp...
  • Ribbon Cut on the New Seeley Creek Bridge

    Ribbon Cut on the New Seeley Creek Bridge

    JACKSON TWP., PA (WENY) - The first bridge replaced under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project for 2017 was completed Thursday. Officials cut the ribbon on the new Route 549 bridge over Seeley Creek in Jackson Township. The project is part of a statewide initiative replacing nearly 560 bridges throughout the state. Construction started in early February. The construction company also presented a check for $2,074.32 to the Mansfield Univers...
    JACKSON TWP., PA (WENY) - The first bridge replaced under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project for 2017 was completed Thursday. Officials cut the ribbon on the new Route 549 bridge over Seeley Creek in Jackson Township. The project is part of a statewide initiative replacing nearly 560 bridges throughout the state. Construction started in early February. The construction company also presented a check for $2,074.32 to the Mansfield Univers...
  • Frein Hospitalized, Trial Put on Hold

    Frein Hospitalized, Trial Put on Hold

    Friday, April 7 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-04-07 08:18:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-04-18 08:03:01 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - An anti-government sharpshooter charged with killing a Pennsylvania police trooper and injuring a second in a 2014 ambush at their barracks has been hospitalized and his trial has been delayed. Defense attorney Michael Weinstein tells The Associated Press he was informed that Eric Frein was taken to the hospital around 8 a.m. Thursday. He says he doesn't know the reason. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin told the AP that prosecutors and the defense are...

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - An anti-government sharpshooter charged with killing a Pennsylvania police trooper and injuring a second in a 2014 ambush at their barracks has been hospitalized and his trial has been delayed. Defense attorney Michael Weinstein tells The Associated Press he was informed that Eric Frein was taken to the hospital around 8 a.m. Thursday. He says he doesn't know the reason. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin told the AP that prosecutors and the defense are...

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