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January 12, 2018 RSS feed / News

Gov. Wolf declares opioid epidemic statewide emergency

Gov. Tom Wolf took another step forward in bolstering the fight against heroin and opioid addiction by signing a statewide disaster declaration to enhance state response, increase access to treatment and save lives. More...

Ford says some Rangers should be parked due to air bag death

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is telling owners of about 2,900 Ranger small pickup trucks not to drive them after finding out that an exploding Takata air bag inflator killed a driver in West Virginia.  More...

Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s highest court ruled Thursday on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients’ medical records confidential and can be sued if they don’t. More...

Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) — The ride-sharing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided its offices outside the U.S.  Uber spokeswoman Melanie Ensign said this tool — no longer in us More...

PennDOT sued for suspending licenses after drug convictions

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two Philadelphia men have sued Pennsylvania’s governor and Transportation Department officials to challenge a state law that suspends driver’s licenses for even minor drug convictions.  The lawsuit filed Wedne More...

Walmart boosts starting pay, closes dozens of Sam’s Clubs

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam’s Club warehouse stores across the country — a move that seems sure to cost jobs — on the same day it announced that it was boosting its starting sala More...

Trump rewrites health care rules for poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program’s half-c More...

Digital currencies dip as South Korea considers trading ban

Digital currency prices wobbled Thursday after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, said it will consider a trading ban.  More...

Some fans of both Trump and marijuana feel their allegiances going up in smoke

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration’s anti-marijuana move has some members of the president’s voting base fuming.  More...

Bangladeshi man pleads not guilty in New York City subway bomb attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi immigrant still recovering from injuries suffered in the failed pipe bombing of the New York subway system pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges Thursday. More...

Hopes of finding anyone alive dwindle in mud-stricken town

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — More than two full days after mudslides ravaged this coastal town, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone would be found alive. More...

Good cell service, airport part of Philadelphia’s Amazon pitch

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s pitch to stand out among the 238 applicants who wanted their towns to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters? More...

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