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Officer's trial could reopen intersection where Floyd died

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During a group's recent meeting at the now-vacant Speedway gas station near where George Floyd died, children roasted marshmallows on a fire pit while adults discussed topics rangin...

'Falling through cracks': Vaccine bypasses some older adults

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jean Andrade, an 88-year-old who lives alone, has been waiting for her COVID-19 vaccine since she became eligible under state guidelines nearly a month ago. She assumed her casew...

Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS. It's betting that consumers are willing to add yet another ...

6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published for racist images

BOSTON (AP) — Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business...

Swiss bask in reopened shops as COVID-19 cases drop

GENEVA (AP) — The timing couldn’t have been better for Michele Pesson for Swiss authorities to order a reopening of stores across Switzerland amid a recent drop in coronavirus cases and deaths: Her so...

Novartis Piqray® - First and only treatment specially for patients with a PIK3CA mutation in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer receives HSA approval[1]

Piqray (alpelisib) is the only treatment approved specifically to address PIK3CA mutationThe approval was based on SOLAR-1 Phase III trial showing Piqray plus fulvestrant nearly doubled median PFS (11...

Could pandemic further erode the New England town meeting?

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — The town meeting, for centuries, was a staple of New England life — but the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate the departure from the tradition where people gather to debate e...

Lincoln Center to emerge from pandemic with outdoor shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Lincoln Center intends to emerge from the novel coronavirus pandemic by creating 10 outdoor stages for performances and rehearsals in New York City starting April 7. ...

Venomous spiders prompt temporary Michigan library shutdown

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Staff at a University of Michigan library temporarily closed the building after three venomous spiders turned up in a basement storage area. The Mediterranean...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2021. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. ...

NTUC LearningHub Unveils Singapore’s Largest Subscription-Based Online Learning Platform — LHUB GO Infinity — Which Offers Learners Affordable Access to Over 75,000 On-Demand Courses

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) today announced the launch of LHUB GO Infinity, Singapore's largest subscription-based online learning platform, which o...

For Senate rules arbiter, minimum wage is latest minefield

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's guided the Senate through two impeachment trials, vexed Democrats and Republicans alike with parliamentary opinions and helped rescue Electoral College certificates from a pro-...

US Treasury nominee Adeyemo vows to combat China's 'unfair economic practices' in testimony

Wally Adeyemo, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the No. 2 job at the U.S. Treasury, vowed to crack down on authoritarian governments and fight unfair economic practices in China and elsewhere w...

Kansas lawmaker accused of past abuse gets written warning

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas legislator accused of abusive behavior before taking office received a written warning Thursday from a committee that investigated his conduct, and it directed him to ...

Dolly Parton asks Tennessee not to put her statue at Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is asking Tennessee lawmakers to withdraw a bill that would erect a statue of her on the Capitol grounds in Nashville. “Given all that is going o...