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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's undue credit for slowing health costs
Technology
Published in 19-9-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would "implode" and "explode," President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year. In remarks this week, Trump appeared to cite a recent analysis by Avalere Health and The Associated Press in asserting that premium costs are now "far lower" than they woul ...>>
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Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit
Technology
Published in 19-9-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. DeWayne Johnson failed to prove that Roundup or similar herbicides caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and presented no evidence that Monsanto executives were ma ...>>
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Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids
Technology
Published in 19-9-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going to expand access to treatment and recovery services. Officials say more than $900 million comes from a grant program Congress approved this spring as part of a budget bill. Lawmakers are working on another bipartisan bill to address the opio ...>>
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US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site
Technology
Published in 19-9-2018
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SEATTLE (AP) The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over employee exposure to chemical vapors at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that the U.S. Energy Department will test new technology to capture and destroy dangerous vapors that escape from nuclear waste st ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-9-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cited recent data pointing to a sharp rise in underage use of the devices, including Juu ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Got $1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
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CUPERTINO, California (AP) Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the Apple XS, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically designed model , the iPhone X. It'll cost about $1,000. A bigger version will be c ...>>
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Head of Verizon's AOL, Yahoo to depart
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Verizon is replacing its media and advertising chief Tim Armstrong. Oath President and COO K. Guru Gowrappan will assume the Oath CEO role Oct. 1. Armstrong will stay through year-end as a strategic adviser. Gowrappan joined Verizon in April and before that was global managing director of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba. Amstrong was tasked with growing Verizon's ad busines ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
The Latest: High-quality heart readings in new Apple Watch
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Apple iPhone announcement (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Apple's new smartwatch will have the ability to take high-quality heart readings to detect irregular heart rhythms and other potential problems. Ben Wood of CCS Insight says getting U.S. regulatory clearance for that is a milestone that underscores the company's leadership in health and fitness. ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
    514 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cited recent data pointing to a sharp rise in underage use of the devices, including Juu ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Got $1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
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CUPERTINO, California (AP) Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the Apple XS, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically designed model , the iPhone X. It'll cost about $1,000. A bigger version will be c ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Head of Verizon's AOL, Yahoo to depart
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
    851 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Verizon is replacing its media and advertising chief Tim Armstrong. Oath President and COO K. Guru Gowrappan will assume the Oath CEO role Oct. 1. Armstrong will stay through year-end as a strategic adviser. Gowrappan joined Verizon in April and before that was global managing director of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba. Amstrong was tasked with growing Verizon's ad busines ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
The Latest: High-quality heart readings in new Apple Watch
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
    758 Visits
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Apple iPhone announcement (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Apple's new smartwatch will have the ability to take high-quality heart readings to detect irregular heart rhythms and other potential problems. Ben Wood of CCS Insight says getting U.S. regulatory clearance for that is a milestone that underscores the company's leadership in health and fitness. ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-9-2018
    208 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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