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February 22, 2018 RSS feed / News

Will and Jaden Smith create eco-friendly water company

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaden Smith’s environmental consciousness was born when he was out surfing at about age 10. He saw plastic water bottles bobbing in the ocean beside him, and he was so upset by it that he told his parents.  More...

House panel seeks info on EPA chief’s flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. More...

Court: Kansas can’t cut Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court says Kansas can’t cut Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015.  More...

White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions.  More...

Toomey eyes reviving gun background check legislation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. More...

Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved More...

Speaking out: Students who survived shooting talk activism

Many students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have turned into outspoken gun control advocates. Some of them say their stance on gun rights has changed. More...

Student who shot himself in school bathroom dies

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had fireworks and extra ammunition in his backpack, police said on Wednesday.  More...

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail death

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A company that provides health care for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration, prosecutors said Wednesday.  More...

Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Las Vegas Sands Corp. More...

‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek to keynote business dinner

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — This event always features potent potables. And this year, longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek will also make an appearance. More...

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