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 2022-01-19 20:21 

AP

Yvette Mimieux, '60s starlet of 'Time Machine,' dies at 80...

NEW YORK (AP) — Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of "Where the Boys Are," "The Time Machine" and "Light in the Piazza," has died. She was 80. Michelle Bega, a family spokeswo......

 2022-01-19 20:21 

AP

Minimum wage, voting audit ballot drives advance in Michigan...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of 2022 ballot drives to raise Michigan's minimum wage and conduct another audit of the presidential election cleared a procedural step Wednesday when the state ele......

 2022-01-19 20:19 

UPI

National Archive to turn over some Trump documents to Jan. 6 committee Wednesday...

The National Archive intends to release four pages of Trump White House records Wednesday to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a court filing....

 2022-01-19 20:19 

Reuters

CFPB official says pay advance products may be loans...

A U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official signaled the agency is rethinking its Trump-era guidance on pay advance companies, saying that some of their products may be loans....

 2022-01-19 20:18 

UPI

Senate to vote as early as Wednesday on voting rights, filibuster...

The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on voting rights legislation and -- pending its likely failure in the evenly divided chamber -- an equally doomed Senate rules change on the use of the filibuster....

 2022-01-19 20:17 

Reuters

North American railroad operators to lay bare volumes slump...

North American railroad operators are expected to reveal a dour picture when they report fourth-quarter results as lower freight volumes due to port congestion, labor shortages and adverse weather dampen gains from higher shipment prices....

 2022-01-19 20:16 

Reuters

Facebook critics call for release of India human rights review...

Facebook critics on Wednesday called on the world's largest social network to release a human rights impact assessment it commissioned in 2020 to investigate hate speech on its platforms in India....

 2022-01-19 20:11 

AP

Former NFL players among North Carolina sports hall class...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trio of former National Football League players, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and a holdover from 2021 highlight the new class of inductees for the Nort......

 2022-01-19 20:10 

AP

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts...

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion settlemen......

 2022-01-19 20:07 

AP

GM expands market for hydrogen fuel cells beyond vehicles...

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is finding new markets for its hydrogen fuel cell systems, announcing that it will work with another company to build mobile electricity generators, electric vehicle c......

 2022-01-19 20:06 

Reuters

Tom Brady's NFT platform Autograph raises $170 million in fresh capital...

Autograph, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform, on Wednesday said it had raised $170 million in fresh capital from a funding round led by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins....

 2022-01-19 20:04 

Reuters

'Soul suck': Ex-lawyers dish on why they ditched their jobs...

Making partner, the old joke goes, is like winning a pie-eating contest where the prize is more pie. So perhaps it's not surprising that some lawyers lose their taste for it....

 2022-01-19 20:04 

Reuters

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....

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