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  • No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool

    DETROIT (AP) — At first glance, this year’s edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center’s massive exhibition space and ticking off the automakers, you’ll notice what’s not […]
  • Powder horn stolen from Detroit-area museum in 1952 returned

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An oxen gunpowder container made in 1757 and stolen more than 60 years ago from a Detroit-area museum has been returned. The FBI turned the Nowlin Powder Horn over Tuesday during a ceremony at the Dearborn Historical Museum. Authorities tracked the powder horn down in November to an estate auction in […]
  • The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending January 11: Fiction 1. The Man on the Mountaintop: An Audible Original Drama by Susan Trott & Libby Spurrier, narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding & David Thorpe (Audible Studios) 2. Atomic Marriage by Curtis Sittenfeld, narrated by Diane Lane (Audible Studios) 3. Harry […]
  • Filing: OxyContin maker forecast ‘blizzard of prescriptions’

    BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller’s launch party in the 1990s that it would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition,” according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were made public in a case […]
  • No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception. The Trump administration sought to allow more employers to opt out because of religious or moral objections. But its plans were put […]
  • Silicon Valley landlord rents $1,500 studio to 2 cats

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing. The Mercury News reports the 20-pound (9-kilogram) cats named Tina and Louise moved to the studio in San Jose after their owner moved away […]
  • Kentucky residents again seek to block new Medicaid rules

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Sixteen Kentucky residents have again asked a federal judge to block new eligibility requirements for Medicaid, but the partial federal government shutdown could delay a decision until after the new rules take effect. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to change Kentucky’s Medicaid rules so some people would have to pay […]
  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending January 13, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher : iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 9781524763152 – (Crown) 3. The Silent Wife by A. S. A. […]
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 13, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Rebel Inc., Ndemic Creations 9. NBA 2K19, […]
  • Principal who banned Christmas from school won’t return

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska principal placed on leave after a Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols has been moved into a different district job. Elkhorn Public Schools Superintendent Bary Habrock told parents and staff Monday evening that Jennifer Sinclair won’t be returning to Manchester Elementary School […]