January 2020

January 31, 2020
NY bar association supports pot legalization

The New York State Bar Association is endorsing the legalization of recreational marijuana, a move that comes as state lawmakers consider proposals this session to legalize the drug. Gov. Andrew...

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January 31, 2020
Roku vs. Fox: Expect more cable-like streaming battles

Not just Fox Sports, but Fox News also got dumped, transforming the battle from angry sports fans to calls of political "bias."

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January 31, 2020
The shunned: People from virus-hit city tracked, quarantined

Meron Mei, a sophomore at Wuhan University in the Chinese city at the heart of a viral outbreak, went back to his home village and started to cough. So he...

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January 31, 2020
Financial adviser admits stealing from elderly clients

An Independence, Missouri, financial adviser admitted Friday to stealing more than $1 million from two elderly clients. Kraig Gier, 59, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of wire...

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January 31, 2020
Icy weather causes power problems in eastern North Dakota

Icy weather caused problems Friday with electrical transmission lines in parts of eastern North Dakota. According to KFGO Radio, Cass County Electric Co-op said customers in the Valley City and...

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January 31, 2020
New leaders, same impasse: Louisiana forecast blocked again

Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration reached another impasse Friday over Louisiana's income forecast, unable to strike a deal with the Legislature's new Republican leaders about how to set the projections...

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January 31, 2020
Pennsylvania on track to expand overtime pay eligibility

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is on the brink of making Pennsylvania one of a handful of states to expand eligibility for overtime pay beyond federal thresholds, winning a final vote...

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January 31, 2020
Ding Dong the EU is gone. Britain finally Brexits into an uncertain future (by George Galloway)

Sing Hallelujah! The wicked witch is dead. The anti-democratic super-state, into which we were taken in 1973 (fittingly, without a vote being cast) thanks to Labour rebels providing Tory PM...

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January 31, 2020
Florida court clears way for automated beer, wine dispensing

Automated, self-serve wine and beer dispensing machines? A Florida regulatory agency said no to the idea, but an appeals court ruled Friday that the devices a company hopes to install...

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January 31, 2020
Senior-level hires and promotions in Miami-Dade and Broward for the week of Feb. 3, 2020

FINANCIAL ADVISERS | SERVICES Fabian Alfonso has joined Duff & Phelps as managing director in the transfer pricing practice. He will be based in Miami, where he will also lead...

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January 31, 2020
Exclusive interview with Juan Guaidó

Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald reporters Antonio María Delgado and Jim Wyss interview interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, via Skype on Jan. 31, 2020. … Click to Continue...

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January 31, 2020
Senate rejects witnesses in Trump trial and ensures acquittal

The Senate has rejected the idea of witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, all but ensuring his eventual acquittal.

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January 31, 2020
Senate rejects witnesses in Trump trial and ensures acquittal

The Senate has rejected the idea of witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, all but ensuring his eventual acquittal.

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January 31, 2020
Knight elected president of Minnesota Newspaper Association

Chris Knight, publisher of the Mesabi Daily News, Hibbing Daily Tribune and Chisholm Tribune Press, was elected president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association at the organization's annual meeting Friday. Knight...

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January 31, 2020
Spain confirms first case of fast-spreading coronavirus gripping China

The Spanish Ministry of Health has confirmed the country's first case of a lethal coronavirus that has swept all of China's 31 provinces and at least 25 other nations. The...

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January 31, 2020
FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy

The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies -- but still a long way...

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January 31, 2020
Credit Andy Reid’s parents for Chiefs coach’s creative plays

Andy Reid is often asked how he comes up with the wild plays that have become a hallmark of the Kansas City Chiefs. His son provided the best explanation yet...

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January 31, 2020
Kansas company pleads guilty for its part in chemical cloud

A Kansas company pleaded guilty Friday to violating clean air rules and is expected to pay a $1 million fine for its role in a chemical gas cloud that formed...

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January 31, 2020
Pennsylvania judge puts hold on state ‘ghost guns’ policy

A Pennsylvania judge Friday put a freeze on a new state police policy regarding sales of partially manufactured gun frames that can be made into working pistols and rifles. Commonwealth...

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January 31, 2020
Bills staying put at current home; New stadium not ruled out

The Buffalo Bills have informed county officials they will not use an early and one-time opt-out clause to terminate their lease at New Era Field. The team's decision, sent in...

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January 31, 2020
Minnesota welfare program to offer first raises in 33 years

Families in a Minnesota welfare program will see their benefits increase for the first time in 33 years effective Saturday. Starting Feb. 1, the maximum cash grant will increase by...

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January 31, 2020
George Soros: Facebook, Zuckerberg in cahoots with Trump to win 2020 election

George Soros is accusing Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of conspiring with Trump to help the president win re-election. Facebook denies it.

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January 31, 2020
How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Friday as investors feared that a virus outbreak that originated in China will dent the global economy. Technology companies, which do a lot of...

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January 31, 2020
Milwaukee’s Sprecher Brewing sold to local investors

Milwaukee's first brewery since Prohibition, Sprecher Brewing, was sold Friday to a group of local investors. Sprecher Brewing is credited with jump-starting the craft beer age in Milwaukee when Randy...

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January 31, 2020
No jobless benefits for ousted prosecutor, judge says

A state prosecutor who lost his job after having a relationship with a woman in an assault case isn't entitled to unemployment benefits, a judge said. Brian Kolodziej "embarked upon...

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January 31, 2020
Business Highlights

—- Super Bowl ads serve up politics - and an escape from it NEW YORK (AP) — Americans weary of a seemingly endless barrage of political news may be looking...

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January 31, 2020
2nd worker dies of injuries from Texas oil well blowout

A second worker has died of injuries from a Central Texas oil well blowout, the company said Friday. Chesapeake Energy spokesman Gordon Pennoyer said the worker died Thursday evening at...

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January 31, 2020
FCC: At least 1 phone company broke law by sharing location

At least one U.S. phone company likely broke the law by sharing data that can pinpoint the location of smartphone users, the Federal Communications Commission said Friday. FCC Chairman Ajit...

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January 31, 2020
Tune in now: your daily Talking Tech podcast

Jefferson Graham's daily Talking Tech podcast is a quick hit on tech news, gadget reviews and trends in tech world. You can listen to the show on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts,...

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January 31, 2020
Pompeo in Kiev: Ukrainians want to be more than friends but Trump's team ain't interested

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Friday visit to Ukraine was so uncomfortable he may as well have arrived in Kiev to the tune of Bob Dylan's ‘Positively 4th Street'....

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January 31, 2020
Atlanta United deals popular MF Villalba to Paraguayan club

Atlanta United has given up another key player from its MLS Cup team, selling popular midfielder Tito Villalba to Paraguay's Club Libertad on Friday. The 25-year-old Argentian was United's first...

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January 31, 2020
Nevada airport pulls magazine over cover story about brothel

A women's lifestyle magazine was pulled from its advertising racks at a Nevada airport after it ran a cover story about a brothel near Reno, airport officials said. Bliss Life...

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January 31, 2020
Ahead of Miami rally, Venezuela’s Guaidó calls for unity, increased pressure

Juan Guaidó snuck out of Venezuela on Jan. 19, defying a travel ban, to warn the world about the Nicolás Maduro regime and the growing criminality in the South American...

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January 31, 2020
Candidates for Utah governor differ on Trump at first debate

Two of the leading Republican candidates for Utah governor weighed in on President Donald Trump during a Friday debate, with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox standing by his critiques of the...

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January 31, 2020
Maryland corrections head discusses prison staffing concerns

Maryland's corrections chief told lawmakers Friday that his department has made strides in addressing concerns about staffing and overtime costs in state prisons. Robert Green, the secretary of the Maryland...

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January 31, 2020
Vermont governor vetoes family leave bill

Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Friday vetoed a bill that would have guaranteed workers as many as 12 weeks of paid family leave, saying he opposed the $29 million payroll...

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January 31, 2020
ATF: Electrical spark likely caused deadly Houston blast

An electrical spark likely ignited a gas leak that led to a massive explosion in Houston last week, killing two workers, injuring 20 others and damaging hundreds of buildings, law...

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January 31, 2020
Councilman, wife plead not guilty in federal corruption case

A Philadelphia City Council member and his wife pleaded not guilty Friday to federal fraud charges in what officials said was a “widespread corruption conspiracy." Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and his...

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January 31, 2020
Arizona avoids big tax loss in court’s mine fuel tax ruling

Arizona dodged a major financial loss after the state Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that said diesel fuel used in mining operations should not be subject to...

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January 31, 2020
Bay of Pigs brigade leader Gen. Erneido Oliva dies in exile

Retired Gen. Erneido Oliva, who was second in command during the Bay of Pigs invasion to overthrow Fidel Castro and fought alongside fellow brigade members, died Thursday in Maryland. Oliva...

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