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  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2018. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1793, during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, was beheaded. On this date: In 1758, American lexicographer Noah Webster was born in Hartford, Connecticut. […]
  • Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts

    SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle’s newly announced pregnancy. Prince Harry and Meghan spent longer than the 20 minutes allocated in their schedule to speak to and […]
  • Dating site owner to repay $1 million to customers

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The company that owns Christian Mingle, Jdate and other online dating sites will pay a $500,000 fine and nearly $1 million in restitution to customers whose subscriptions were automatically renewed or who were denied refunds when requested. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced Monday that a task force […]
  • 1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

    It was the tweet seen around the world. On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged the Twittersphere to join her in sharing a personal story of sexual harassment in the wake of rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein. “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet,” she […]
  • The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on drugmakers disclosing list prices of advertised drugs (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The federal government wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal unveiled Monday would apply to brand-name drugs that are […]
  • 7 companies, 4 men charged in $1B telemedicine fraud scheme

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven companies and four men are facing charges, accused of roles in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme that deceived tens of thousands of patients and more than 100 doctors, federal prosecutors announced Monday. The eastern Tennessee U.S. attorney’s office said six Florida companies, a Houston firm and four Florida men […]
  • Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Curry is getting into the business of medical crowdsourcing on television. The former “Today” show anchor has agreed to anchor a Turner series that describes people with mysterious medical ailments, in the hope of reaching doctors or patients who have seen something similar and gotten help. Curry said Monday that […]
  • Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday. The personal information of nearly 79 million people — including names, birthdates, Social Security numbers and medical IDs — […]
  • WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organizations have expressed alarm as the rate of new cases has more than doubled this month and community resistance to Ebola containment efforts in […]
  • Contestants accuse Mrs. America pageant CEO of racial bias

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four contestants in this year’s Mrs. America pageant on Monday called for the pageant’s CEO to apologize over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation at a contest-related event. The four women, three African-American and one white, spoke at a news conference in Manhattan with lawyer Gloria Allred, […]