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FDA battles pharmaceutical company to pull pregnancy drug

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 01:16
The Food and Drug Administration is making the case this week to pull the pregnancy drug Makena, which was expedited to market a decade ago to reduce the risk of preterm birth, because the agency says it does not work.

Dismembered bodies pulled from Oklahoma river identified as four missing cyclists

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 23:15
The search for four missing men, bicycling in rural Oklahoma, is now a murder investigation after their dismembered bodies were found in a river 40 miles south of Tulsa, according to police.

President Joe Biden launches student loan forgiveness application portal

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 22:41
President Joe Biden officially launched the federal government's online portal to begin processing student loan forgiveness applications on Monday.

Trump administration pressured CDC during COVID-19 response, House says

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 22:36
The Trump administration allegedly "bullied" top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2020 to present a more optimistic view of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new House report.

U.S. markets rise on strong earnings reports

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 21:35
U.S. markets rose sharply Monday, boosted by stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings.

Secret Service billed "exorbitant" rates at Trump-owned hotels, House panel finds

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 21:15
Under former president Donald Trump, U.S. Secret Service agents were billed as much as $1,185 per room while staying at hotels under the Trump name, according to the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

USDA recalls over 4,000 pounds of pork fritters that may contain plastic

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 19:55
AdvancePierre Foods Inc. is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of raw cubed pork fritters that may contain pieces of hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

Supreme Court declines to hear American Samoa citizenship case

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 18:04
The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear a case on citizenship rights for American Samoans that challenged their status as "U.S. nationals" rather than full citizens.

DOJ seeks 6-month prison sentence, $200K fine for Steve Bannon for contempt conviction

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 17:28
The Justice Department on Monday filed documents urging a federal court to sentence Steve Bannon, an adviser to former President Donald Trump, to six months in prison and a fine of $200,000.

Rep. Ashley Hinson hospitalized with kidney infection

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 17:10
Rep. Ashley Hinson has been hospitalized for a kidney infection. The congresswoman, who represents Iowa's 1st congressional district, was scheduled to debate her Democratic challenger Liz Mathis on Tuesday.

Thousands ordered to flee Nakia Creek Fire in Washington

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 14:50
Thousands of residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Clark County, Wash., as the Nakia Creek Wildfire expanded drastically over the weekend.

Report says Missouri elementary school contaminated with nuclear waste

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 13:30
Grounds of a Missouri school that sits in a flood plain of a river contaminated by World War II nuclear bomb testing was recently found to contain radioactive levels up to 22 times more than expected, officials said.

Kanye West to acquire Parler after Twitter, Instagram lockouts over anti-Semitic remarks

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 12:53
Parlement Technologies, the company behind Parler, announced Monday that the social media site would be sold to Kanye West -- who was locked out of his Instagram and Twitter accounts for recent anti-Semitic remarks.

Virginia police arrest man accused of shooting 8 at outdoor gathering in Harrisonburg

Mon, 10/17/2022 - 02:45
Authorities in Harrisonburg, Va., said officers Sunday arrested a 20-year-old man accused of shooting eight people early that morning at an outdoor gathering.

Pittsburgh shooting leaves 3 dead, 1 injured at ‘multiple scenes’

Sun, 10/16/2022 - 17:32
A mass shooting in Pittsburgh late Saturday night left three people dead and another person injured at "multiple scenes," police said Sunday.

Philadelphia Museum of Art reaches agreement with union workers after 19-day strike

Sun, 10/16/2022 - 01:25
The Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday reached an agreement with workers after a 19-day strike, one of the longest in the city's recent history.

Stockton police arrest California man suspected of 'series of homicides' who was 'out hunting'

Sun, 10/16/2022 - 00:16
A man suspected of having carried out what officials have called a "series of homicides" in Stockton and central California has been arrested, police said Saturday.

Elon Musk backtracks on ending Starlink service to Ukraine

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 23:41
Elon Musk on Saturday appeared to backtrack on comments he made Friday stating that SpaceX would discontinue its Starlink internet service to Ukraine amid the Russian invasion, alleging that the company was losing money.

NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo undergoing treatment for brain tumor

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 23:14
Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, the NBA said in a statement on Saturday.

Mega Millions $494M tickets sold in Florida and California

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 23:07
Two people in California and Florida both selected the correct numbers for the massive $494 million Mega Millions prize.