24
nov 2021
1966 death of Doris Duke employee an accident, review finds

Newport's city manager is supporting the city police department in reviewing the 1966 death of an employee, Doris Duke, wealthy heiress. The review found no new information to alter the original investigation which determined that it was an accident....

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24
nov 2021
Review: The sunny, shaggy ‘Licorice Pizza’ soaks up the ’70s

It's school picture time at a high school located in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. This is the opening scene from Paul Thomas Anderson's 1970s-set "Licorice Pizza." Alana Haim, the assistant photographer, strides up and along...

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24
nov 2021
Performers gear up for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK , Brittney Mack, a Broadway star from Chicago, watched every Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live on television as a child. She also had her own parade duties. She's now getting ready to get dressed up and hit the streets of Manhattan...

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24
nov 2021
Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

NAIROBI  -- Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister has been to the front after the leader suggested that martyrdom might be necessary during the year-long war between rival fighters advancing on the capital. According to a...

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24
nov 2021
Samsung says it will build $17B chip factory in Texas

Samsung announced plans to construct a $17 Billion semiconductor plant outside of Austin, Texas. This is in response to a worldwide shortage of chips for phones and other electronic devices. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that this was the largest ever foreign...

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24
nov 2021
Ginkgo grew with dinosaurs, and is still worth growing

Some trees' beauty doesn't end when they lose their autumn leaves. Some trees are able to show off their bony framework. Ginkgo tree is one example. The leafless ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba), is soft and green in summer. Each main limb...

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24
nov 2021
In his final days, Ahmaud Arbery’s life was at a crossroads

BRUNSWICK (Ga.) -- His life was stretching before him and his troubles were largely behind. He was enrolled at South Georgia Technical College and was preparing to become an electrical engineer, like his uncles. He decided to take a break first. He...

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24
nov 2021
Ethiopian leader called war ‘epitome of hell.’ Now he’s back

NAIROBI  -- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmad is a proven veteran of surprising the world after just three years at power. This week, he did it again by announcing, after a year, that he would lead the warfront. Abiy's rule is...

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24
nov 2021
4 suspected traffickers arrested over migrant boat sinking

PARIS , -- France's interior minister announced Wednesday that four suspect traffickers were detained on suspicion of being connected to a deadly migrant boat accident in the English Channel, which killed at least 31 people. Two of the suspects were...

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24
nov 2021
Sweden’s first female prime minister quits hours later

COPENHAGEN -- Magdalena Andersson, Sweden's first female prime minster, resigned Wednesday following a budget defeat in Parliament. Her coalition partner, the Greens, had also left the two-party minority government. The budget proposal of the government...

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24
nov 2021
Subway sandwich chain co-founder Peter Buck dies at 90

DANBURY (Conn.) -- Peter Buck's $1,000 purchase in a Connecticut sandwich shop in 1965 was the genesis of what is now the largest restaurant chain in the world -- Subway. He was 90. Subway stated that Buck, a nuclear physicist, was killed in Danbury,...

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23
nov 2021
In Kenosha and beyond, guns become more common on US streets

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of two murders which he claimed were self-defense. Armed civilians patrolled streets near the Wisconsin courthouse, guns visible. The testimony of Ahmaud Arbery's killers in Georgia showed that armed patrols were commonplace...

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23
nov 2021
Florida fires coach Dan Mullen, completing stunning fall

Dan Mullen was not able to endure one bad season in Florida. Coaching the Gators is a high-stakes job. Florida fired Mullen Sunday after he suffered his sixth loss in nine games. This was two months after Mullen lost to Alabama, the defending national champion,...

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23
nov 2021
Dems confident on methane fee as budget bill moves to Senate

WASHINGTON , -- The Democratic plan to impose a methane emission fee from oil and natural gas wells has passed a critical hurdle but faces opposition from the oil industry and criticism from Sen. Joe Manchin. House Democrats included the proposed methane...

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23
nov 2021
Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis

CLEVELAND , -- A federal jury found that three retail pharmacie chains distributed large quantities of opioid pain pills in Ohio counties. This verdict could be a wake-up call for U.S. cities and county governments who want to hold the drug companies accountable...

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23
nov 2021
Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher

ROME , -- Meredith Kercher, the only person convicted of the 2007 murder of a British student, was released Tuesday by his lawyer. He had served most of his 16 year sentence. Attorney Fabrizio Balarini stated that Rudy Guede's Jan. 4 release was delayed...

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23
nov 2021
Italian competition watchdog fines Apple, Amazon $225M

ROME , -- Italy's antitrust watchdog has issued a fine of more than 200,000,000 euros ($225M) to Apple and Amazon for collaborating to limit competition in the sale Beats and Apple branded products. This is in violation of EU rules. A 2018 agreement...

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23
nov 2021
Germany sees increase in reported domestic violence in 2020

BERLIN , Germany's domestic violence cases rose by 4.4% last year. The vast majority of these were against women. However, figures don't show the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities said Tuesday that there was no clear indication...

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23
nov 2021
Amazon to cut down plastic packaging in Germany

BERLIN -- Amazon has announced that it will reduce plastic packaging in Germany after receiving complaints from customers that the retailer contributes to the growth of mountains of waste. Monday's announcement by the company stated that all single-use...

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23
nov 2021
San Francisco police seize 21 illegal guns, arrest 4

SAN FRANCISCO, -- Police have arrested four people after serving search warrants at San Francisco homes last Monday. They also seized 21 illegal weapons and ammunition. Local and federal agencies worked together to identify social media accounts that listed...

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23
nov 2021
American, JetBlue ask court to toss US lawsuit against deal

BOSTON , -- American Airlines and JetBlue Airways requested Monday that a federal judge dismiss a government suit aimed at blocking a deal allowing the two airlines to cooperate in service in the Northeast. Lawyers representing the airlines claimed that there...

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23
nov 2021
Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated ‘SNL’ actor-writer, dead at 66

NEW YORK, NY -- Peter Aykroyd was an Emmy-nominated actor, writer, and host on "Saturday Night Live" from 1979-1980. He later collaborated with his older brother Dan on everything, including a show about the paranormal and films like "Dragnet" or "Coneheads,"...

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23
nov 2021
Trans Netflix workers drop labor complaint but one resigns

LOS ANGELES , Two ex-Ninety One employees who criticized antitransgender comments made by Dave Chappelle on his TV special have dropped labor complaints. The resignation of one of them was announced Monday. Terra Field, a senior engineer in software who is...

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23
nov 2021
FAA proposes fines for alcohol-related incidents on planes

WASHINGTON, - Federal officials Monday announced that they will seek more than $160,000 from eight passengers of an airline for incidents involving alcohol. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the largest proposed fine of $40,000 involves a...

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