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Prince's Doctor Fined for Illegal Prescription

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim. The settlement comes as state prosecutors are planning to announce…

Diaz-Canel Replaces Raul Castro as Cuba’s President

HAVANA (AP) - President Mario Diaz-Canel has made his first speech as Cuba's new head of state with a pledge to continue the socialist revolution led by his predecessors Fidel and Raul Castro. Diaz-Canel says in the nationally televised speech…

Nanny Convicted of Killing Kids Wipes Away Tears

NEW YORK (AP) - A nanny convicted of stabbing two children to death at their New York home while their parents were away cried while being led out of a courtroom. Yoselyn Ortega bludgeoned 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo…

Largest Maker of Bump Stocks Will Stop Accepting Orders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a…

Sandy Hook Families File Suit Against Infowars' Alex Jones

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming the shooting did not happen. The defamation lawsuits were…

Possible Criminal Charges in Prince Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota prosecutors are planning an announcement in their two-year investigation into Prince's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce a charging decision at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, including whether anyone…

Bon-Ton Will Close all Stores

DULUTH, Minn. - Bon-Ton Stores Inc. is officially closing its stores across the country. Liquidators took the winning bid at Tuesday night’s auction and a hearing by the Bankrupcty Court to approve the sale is expected today. In a release…

Dick's Destroying all the Guns it Pulled From its Shelves

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling earlier this year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The retailer said Tuesday that it is in the process of destroying all…

Blown Southwest jet Engine Showed ‘Metal Fatigue’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of “metal fatigue,” according…

Starbucks to Close Stores for an Afternoon for Bias Training

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks plans to close more than 8,000 stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement Tuesday comes after the arrests sparked protects and calls for a boycott on…

One Person Dead After Southwest Emergency Landing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -A federal investigator says one person has been killed after a plane with engine failure made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Tuesday that the engine will be shipped for a…

Liquidators Make Bids for Bon-Ton

DULUTH, Minn. – On Monday Bon-Ton Stores Inc. only received bids from liquidators during its bankruptcy auction according to Reuters, signaling the possibility of closure for the retail giant. The auction will continue through today with hopes of finding a…

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health

HOUSTON- A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush "has been a rock in the face of her failing health." Jim McGrath did not elaborate as to the nature of the 92-year-old Bush's health problems. She is at home…

Seven Inmates Killed in South Carolina Prison Riot

COLUMBIA, S.C.-South Carolina's governor is expressing support for his state prisons chief following riots at a maximum-security prison that killed seven inmates. Gov. Henry McMaster's spokesman Brian Symmes tells The Associated Press on Monday that the governor has "complete confidence''…

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