• Connecticut Nov 10, 2019

    Yale, CTPharma to Study Use of Medical Marijuana

    The state Department of Consumer Protection has announced a new FDA approved medical marijuana study.

  • Congress Sep 27, 2019

    Federal Board Files Plan to Reduce Puerto Rico Debt by 60%

    A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances filed in court Friday a long-awaited plan that it says would reduce the U.S. territory’s debt by more than 60 percent and pull the island out of bankruptcy in what government officials called a historic moment. The plan comes three years after U.S. Congress created the board and would reduce $35...

  • China Aug 14, 2019

    Spas Are Seeing More Men, a Less-Is-More Approach for Guests

    Spa visits and the money they generate reached record highs last year in the U.S. with $18.3 billion in revenue driven by 190 million pampering trips, according to the International Spa Association. The leading industry group for spa professionals recently held its 25th annual event for media to show off trends and services among its 2,300 members. Garrett Mersberger, the...

  • Facebook Jul 2, 2019

    Riverside County Sheriff to Spend $72K on Social Media Annually

    The Board of Supervisors signed off Tuesday on Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco’s retention of a Vacaville-based media marketing firm, at an annual cost of $72,000, to develop strategies and techniques intended to enhance select deputies’ use of social media to distribute information and attract a greater number of prospects during recruitment campaigns.

  • congressional race Dec 29, 2018

    House Leader: Dems Won't Seat Candidate in Unresolved North Carolina Race

    The dissolution of North Carolina’s elections board Friday injected further uncertainty into a still-undecided congressional race as a U.S. House Democratic leader rejected the idea of filling the seat until an investigation of ballot fraud allegations is complete. Gov. Roy Cooper was met with Republican resistance after announcing he would appoint an interim Board of Elections after a three-judge state...

  • NBC News Oct 5, 2018

    In Wake of Settlement, Elon Musk Taunts SEC as ‘Shortseller Enrichment Commission'

    Elon Musk on Thursday lashed out at the Securities and Exchange Commission, taking to Twitter to mock the “incredible work” of the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” “Just want to [say] that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work. And the name change is so on point!” the Tesla Motors CEO wrote on Twitter. The jabs were posted just days after...

  • head Sep 6, 2018

    Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs

    Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. The new company, Civica Rx, plans to start with 14 widely used hospital drugs long in short supply. The company isn’t disclosing the drugs’ names for competitive reasons, but they include a mix of generic pills, patches and injectable drugs for treating...

  • Coach Aug 23, 2018

    Ohio State Suspends Football Coach Urban Meyer 3 Games, Says He Protected Protege

    Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug problem and poor job performance. The superstar coach’s treatment of his now-fired assistant was also clouded by his abiding devotion to the...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 8, 2018

    USC President Steps Down, Changing Roles

    USC President agrees to step down. Robert Kovacik reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2018.

  • driver Jun 22, 2018

    Uber Driver Streamed ‘The Voice' Before Fatal Crash: Police

    The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report. The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe revealed that driver Rafaela Vasquez had been streaming the musical talent show on her phone via Hulu...

  • Los Angeles Jun 13, 2018

    Amid Scandal, Paul Marciano Resigns as Chairman of Guess Board

    Fashion designer Paul Marciano resigned as board chairman of Los Angeles-based clothing retailer Guess in response to sexual harassment allegations, but he will remain on the board through January, according to a document filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Texas Jun 3, 2018

    Officials: Ex-Baptist Leader Mishandled Separate Rape Claims

    The president of a leading Baptist seminary in Texas was dismissed because of his response to two rape allegations made years apart by students, according to officials at the Fort Worth-based school.

  • Los Angeles May 16, 2018

    Board Approves California Bullet Train's 2018 Business Plan

    The board tasked with overseeing California’s ambitious high-speed rail project approved a new business plan Tuesday and pledged to keep pushing forward even as the plan faces stark financial challenges. At stake is a plan to build a high-speed train between Los Angeles and San Francisco by 2033 at an estimated price tag of $77 billion.

  • Attorney General Mar 20, 2018

    Michigan State Athletic Director Steps Down in Nassar Fallout

    Michigan State University’s athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against its disgraced former sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Mark Hollis, who had been in the job for 10 years, disclosed the move during a meeting with a small group of reporters on campus. He was asked why he...

  • Attorney General Mar 20, 2018

    Michigan Attorney General Launches Investigation Into MSU Over Nassar

    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has launched an investigation to Michigan State University and lashed out at the university for allowing Larry Nassar to sexually abuse girls and women for years, and he took a shot at the school’s governing body. “I don’t need advice from the board of trustees,” the aspiring governor said at a packed news conference Saturday...

  • New Mexico Mar 19, 2018

    Volkswagen Suspends Executive Over Monkey Tests

    Automaker Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability in response to widespread public criticism over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust. The company said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Steg was stepping away from his duties at his own request. The statement from the automaker said that the company was “drawing the first...

  • New York City Jan 2, 2018

    Leader of NYC Ballet Retires Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation

    The longtime leader of the New York City Ballet is retiring in the midst of an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct by him.

  • u.s. food and drug administration Dec 7, 2017

    Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

    Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They’re selling well. “The ‘Up and Moving’ is for joints and for pain,” he explains. “The ‘Calm and Quiet’ is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety.” People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to...

  • Captain Oct 25, 2017

    Commander of First Flight of Space Shuttle Challenger Dies

    Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died. He was 85.
    Weitz died at his retirement home in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday, said Laura Cutchens of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. No cause of death was given.

  • California Oct 15, 2017

    'Short-Term Setback': Vintners Vow to Rebuild After Wildfires Destroy Wineries

    Worried California vintners surveyed the damage to their vineyards and wineries Wednesday as wildfires sweep through counties whose famous names have become synonymous with fine food and drink. At the Gundlach Bundschu in Sonoma County, workers were not sure the grapes above the winery survived a second night of fires that have destroyed at least two wineries and damaged more....

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