Women strike, protest as the world marks Int’l Women’s Day

MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women’s Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were staging dozens of protests across the country against the […]

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School shooting suspect indicted on 17 counts of murder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder, which could mean a death sentence if he is convicted. The indictment returned by a grand jury in Fort Lauderdale also charges the 19-year-old with 17 counts of attempted murder for the Valentine’s Day […]

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Prescription opioids fail rigorous new test for chronic pain

CHICAGO (AP) — A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. And they provided slightly less pain relief, Opioids tested included […]

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Prosecutors want to paint Cosby as big Hollywood predator

NORRISTOWN — Stung by a hung jury the first time around, prosecutors are pushing to widen the scope of Bill Cosby’s looming retrial to spotlight allegations he is one of the biggest serial predators in a Hollywood suddenly aware of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era. The 80-year-old Cosby is back in a suburban Philadelphia […]

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UnitedHealthcare to pass drug rebates on to some customers

The nation’s largest health insurer plans to give some customers a break at the pharmacy counter starting next year. UnitedHelathcare said Tuesday that it will pass along rebates from drug manufacturers to customers when they fill a prescription. Those rebates could amount to a few bucks or several hundred dollars, depending on the drug. The […]

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What’s fresh at McDonald’s? The beef in some burgers

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is offering fresh beef rather than frozen patties in some burgers at thousands of restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who want fresher foods. The fast-food giant, which has relied on frozen beef patties since the 1970s, said it’s […]

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‘Shape of Water’ triumphs at an Oscars full of change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 90th Academy Awards crowned Guillermo del Toro’s monster fable “The Shape of Water” best picture at an Oscars that confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era and sought to pivot to a vision of a more inclusive movie business. A sense of change was palpable at the ceremony Sunday at the Dolby […]

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WH: No exemptions from tariffs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on exempting any countries from the stiff duties. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said: “At this […]

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1 million without power as storm cleanup proceeds

BOSTON — From Virginia to Massachusetts, about 1 million homes and businesses remained without power Sunday, two days after a destructive nor’easter, leaving some residents unsure when they could return home and schools questioning if they would be able to open Monday morning. Skies were clear Sunday over much of the Northeast hit by the […]

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Adam Rippon walks red carpet at Oscars

Looks in neutrals and red made early appearances on the Oscars carpet as Hollywood’s biggest fashion show got underway in Los Angeles. Among early walkers were a few Olympians, including skier Lindsey Vonn in a fringed black gown and diamond choker with statement red stones. Figure skaters Adam Rippon, a Clarks Summit native, and Mirai […]

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