GOP lawmakers put medical skills to work after train crash

CROZET, Va. (AP) — Republican members of Congress with medical experience put their skills to work after a train carrying dozens of them crashed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia, killing one person in the truck and injuring others. The congressmen were on their way to a strategy retreat in the countryside when the […]

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Starbucks launches credit card, hoping to jolt sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has a new product that it hopes will hook coffee lovers: a credit card. The card, launched Thursday with JPMorgan Chase and Visa, comes as Starbucks struggles with slowing growth in the U.S. With the new card, Starbucks wants to lure those who aren’t yet signed up for its rewards […]

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Train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck, 1 on truck killed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town on Wednesday. No lawmakers or aides were reported injured, but the White House said one person was killed and another was seriously hurt. Lawmakers said the fatality […]

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Victim’s dad: Son, killer had run-in before jealous rampage

MELCROFT — The father of one of four people gunned down by a jealous ex-boyfriend says the suspected shooter had an altercation with his son at a bar hours before the deadly rampage. Scott Porterfield told the Tribune Review he’s seen security footage from Tall Cedars lounge in rural Donegal, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) […]

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. HOW THE UNION IS FARING As Trump tees up his big State of the Union speech, the stock market is soaring, the number of people with health insurance is holding steady and more U.S. troops are stationed […]

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Beer inspires Chris Pratt to star in his first commercial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt always declined previous offers to do commercials, but he made an exception for an upcoming Super Bowl spot — mostly because he likes beer. Pratt will make his advertising debut Sunday in a pair of commercials for Michelob Ultra. “I’ve watched every single Super Bowl since 1985,” he said. […]

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Olympian Adam Rippon has ‘no interest’ in fight with Pence

Figure skater Adam Rippon, a native of Clarks Summit, insists he has no interest in “picking a fight” with Vice President Mike Pence, who has been chosen by the White House to lead the U.S. delegation at the Winter Olympics. He’s not backing away from his beliefs, though. The 28-year-old Rippon, who is openly gay, […]

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Emmert defends NCAA effort to address campus sexual assaults

A day after a report suggested the NCAA could have years ago looked into problems at Michigan State, President Mark Emmert said Saturday that sexual assault allegations against Spartans athletes in 2010 were “widely reported” and already being investigated by law enforcement and the school. Emmert made the comments in an email to the NCAA […]

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Super Bowl ads aim for the heart – and sometimes lower

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for the heart — and in some cases even lower. The stakes are high since a 30-second spot costs more than $5 […]

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Keurig buys Dr. Pepper Snapple, creating a beverage giant

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Keurig will buy Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, creating a beverage giant with about $11 billion in annual sales. The companies, both the result of previous mergers, will bring under one tent global brands like Dr. Pepper, 7UP, Snapple, A&W, Mott’s, Sunkist and Keurig’s single-serve coffee makers. The company is still vastly […]

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