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 2022-01-19 20:04 

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U.S. EPA fines Hawaii oil refinery for Clean Air Act violations...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced a penalty of $176,899 on Par Pacific Holdings for violations of the Clean Air Act at its 93,500 barrel-per-day oil refinery in Kapolei, Hawaii....

 2022-01-19 20:00 

UPI

Senate Democrats urge FTC to investigate COVID-19 test price gouging...

Calling it "predatory and profiteering," two U.S. Senators called on the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, to investigate price gouging over COVID-19 tests....

 2022-01-19 19:58 

AP

St. Louis notary ordered 989 fake COVID-19 vaccination cards...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A notary from St. Louis has admitted ordering 989 fake COVID-19 vaccination record cards from China.The plea agreement from Morgan Webb, 23, does not indicate her motive or whether......

 2022-01-19 19:57 

UPI

Possible world's largest potato to receive DNA test in bid for Guinness record...

A New Zealand couple who grew what they believe to be the world's largest potato said a sliver of the spud has been sent for DNA testing in their bid to have it declared a Guinness World Record....

 2022-01-19 19:57 

AP

Unilever won't top $68B bid for GSK consumer healthcare unit...

LONDON (AP) — Unilever, the maker of Vaseline skin care products and Dove soap, says it won't increase a 50 billion-pound ($68.2 billion) offer for GlaxoSmithKline's consumer healthcare unit that w......

 2022-01-19 19:53 

AP

Florida man gets 5 years for COVID-19 relief, tax fraud...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of fraudulently collecting more than $1.3 million in COVID-19 relief funds has been sentenced to five years in prison.Johnson Eustache, of Palm Bay, was......

 2022-01-19 19:52 

Reuters

White House tells chip industry to be ready for potential Russia export curbs...

The White House told the U.S. chip industry to be prepared for new restrictions on exports to Russia if Moscow attacks Ukraine, sources said, including potentially blocking the country's access to global electronic supplies....

 2022-01-19 19:51 

Reuters

Irish luger Desmond to fulfil frozen dream in Beijing...

Elsa Desmond is set to swap her hospital rounds for hurtling feet-first down the frozen track in Beijing after she was given a place in the luge competition at the Olympic Games as Ireland's first woman in the event....

 2022-01-19 19:47 

AP

Sotomayor, Gorsuch deny report they were at odds over masks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Supreme Court justices say a media report that they were at odds over the wearing of masks in court during the recent surge in coronavirus cases is false. The court on Wednesd......

 2022-01-19 19:45 

Reuters

France reports more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases for second day in a row...

France registered more than 436,000 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, after reporting a record 464,769 new cases on Tuesday, health ministry data showed....

 2022-01-19 19:45 

AP

HBO leads GLAAD Media Awards for LGBTQ representation...

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO and HBO Max have become the top contenders at the GLAAD Media Awards with a combined 19 nominations, landing the bulk of its nods for its TV shows like "Hacks," "The Other Two" ......

 2022-01-19 19:43 

Reuters

Appeals court to move quickly on Purdue Pharma opioid deal...

Purdue Pharma LP's effort to revive its reorganization plan and $4.5 billion opioid litigation settlement will be considered quickly, an appeals court said on Wednesday....

 2022-01-19 19:41 

Reuters

Toronto-based 1Password raises $620 mln, valuation more than triples...

Toronto-based 1Password said on Wednesday it had raised $620 million in a funding round led by investment firm ICONIQ Growth, which more than tripled its valuation, as the cybersecurity startup aims for strategic acquisitions to boost its growth....

 2022-01-19 19:40 

AP

Overcoming obstacles, US figure skaters ready for Beijing...

Kaitlin Hawayek spent last summer dealing with a concussion that she got in practice, unsure of when she would be able to join ice dance partner Jean-Luc Baker on the rink again to prepare for the ......

 2022-01-19 19:40 

Reuters

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor, Gorsuch deny rift over masks...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an unusual joint statement from liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor and conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch denying a rift between them over wearing a face mask during oral arguments to protect against COVID-19....

 2022-01-19 19:38 

Reuters

NBCUniversal says will cover "geopolitical" issues during Beijing Olympics broadcast...

Comcast's Corp's NBCUniversal said Wednesday its broadcast coverage of the 2022 Beijing Olympics will include information about the "geopolitical context in which these Games are being held."...

 2022-01-19 19:37 

AP

Call center expansion to add 50 jobs in Louisiana...

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The expansion of a Louisiana call center business that provides safety, health care and counseling hotline services will bring 50 new jobs to the Acadiana region, company and ......

 2022-01-19 19:36 

Reuters

U.S. law firm's bid for sanctions in malpractice suit 'breathtaking,' says ex-client...

A former client of Steptoe & Johnson urged a Washington, D.C., judge to deny Steptoe's "breathtaking4; bid for sanctions in a malpractice lawsuit the ex-client brought against the law firm last year....

 2022-01-19 19:35 

UPI

Gov't reveals new details in Jan. 6 case to keep Oath Keepers member Edward Vallejo behind bars...

In a new court filing Tuesday night, federal prosecutors spelled out more details about the cache of weapons and ammo the far-right Oath Keepers group planned to bring to Washington, D.C., during the Capitol attack....

 2022-01-19 19:35 

AP

Louisiana congressman, Troy Carter, positive for COVID...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana congressman has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine.U.S. Rep. Troy Carter, a Democrat from New Orleans, confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday. In a state......

 2022-01-19 19:30 

AP

Review: Mellencamp album reflects on life and wasted time...

"Strictly a One-Eyed Jack," John Mellencamp (Republic Records)John Mellencamp's latest studio album, "Strictly a One-Eyed Jack," is a work of deep reflection. Over the course of 12 new tunes, Melle......

 2022-01-19 19:30 

Reuters

U.S. FAA OKs 62% of commercial air fleet for some landings in 5G zones...

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it has issued new approvals on Wednesday for Boeing and Airbus planes that allow an estimated 62% of U.S. commercial airplanes to perform low-visibility landings at airports where 5G C-band is deployed....

 2022-01-19 19:29 

AP

1st for Louisiana: Drug-resistant fungus found at hospital...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hospital in New Orleans says it has identified two patients infected with a rare, drug-resistant fungus — the first time it's been found in Louisiana.Candida auris has already ......

 2022-01-19 19:24 

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 2022-01-19 19:23 

AP

Postponements farce sees EPL explore tightening of rules...

When Arsenal this week sent Pablo Mari away on loan and released Sead Kolasinac, trimming the squad looked perplexing for a club already struggling to muster a team to play.Folarin Balogun and Ains......

 2022-01-19 19:23 

AP

Guardians promote Torres to assistant pitching coach...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians have promoted Joe Torres to assistant pitching coach on manager Terry Francona's staff.Torres spent the past two seasons as the Guardians' minor league pitc......

 2022-01-19 19:22 

Reuters

Finland's PM says NATO membership is "very unlikely" on her watch...

Finland does not plan to join NATO in the near future but is ready to stand with its European allies and United States by imposing tough sanctions on Russia if it attacks Ukraine, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Wednesday....

 2022-01-19 19:22 

AP

Online University of Hawaii classes continue during surge...

HONOLULU (AP) — Many University of Hawaii classes continue to be held online because the state is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant.The 10-campus public university s......

 2022-01-19 19:20 

UPI

N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy signs bills including Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders in school teachings...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a pair of bills in an effort to formally recognize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by making them an official part of the state's school curriculum....

 2022-01-19 19:19 

UPI

Watch: Escaped water buffalo found roaming in California road...

The California Highway Patrol helped corral an escaped water buffalo that was spotted wandering loose in the middle of a road....

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