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    Liz Weston: Refusing to pay could hurt you more than them

    Oh, the injustice of it all. Who among us hasn’t felt abused as a consumer? We get billed for stuff we didn’t receive, or that doesn’t work, or that didn’t live up to its hype. Companies charge us unexpected fees and insist the costs were revealed in the fine print. Health insurers take customer disservice […]
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    Rutgers professor accused of anti-Semitism removed from role

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University removed a professor accused of posting anti-Semitic statements on Facebook from his position as a director at the New Jersey school. Michael Chikindas will no longer serve as director of the Center for Digestive Health at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, Rutgers President Robert Barchi said […]
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    Protesters oppose return of disputed art in Catalonia

    LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Monday escorted two trucks loaded with pieces of medieval religious art from a museum in the city of Lleida amid protests after a court ordered Catalan authorities to hand them over to the neighboring regional government of Aragon. Catalan regional police cordoned off the area around Lleida Museum […]
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Moore and their odd orbit of claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The orbit of odd political claims stretched from Utah canyons to the looming Alabama Senate race to crazy-as-usual Washington in recent days. That’s what The Associated Press found when scrutinizing an assortment of statements from President Donald Trump and others last week. In addition, earlier comments by Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore […]
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    Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fears

    PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, said it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. According to […]
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    Deadline week crunch for health law sign-ups under Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration came into office looking to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law, but the Affordable Care Act survived. Now the administration is on the hook to deliver a smooth ending to sign-up season, with a crush of customers expected this week. For millions of eligible consumers time runs out on […]
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    Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is immunizing millions of children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January. Children in school uniforms and toddlers clinging to their parents received shots at a high school in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, on the first day of the campaign Monday. Diphtheria is a […]
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    Q&A: Can a museum sell its art to stay in business?

    BOSTON (AP) — The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, has raised questions about when — if ever — it’s appropriate to unload the collection. A look at the arguments for and against, and why the case against […]
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    Today in History

    Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2017. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 1917, British Gen. Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem two days after his forces expelled the Ottoman Turks; in a show of respect, Allenby and his officers made their […]
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    Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

    CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 300 died, […]