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Tom Puckett
April 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) You may seem like you have the flu, with the coughing, sneezing, achiness and runny nose that seems to be training for a marathon. But in some cases, you've been hit with a respiratory virus that's been going around. Dr. Kathy Grisanti says there have an increase in patient...
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(WBEN) - A group of Congressional and Senate Democrats are introducing legislation that would give people between the ages of 50 and 64 the option of buying into Medicare early. The new Medicare Buy In and Health Care Stabilization Act will be introduced in the House this week. Why offer the option...
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Jean Marc looks at a sample at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 1:57 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization. He's off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. In a statement, McCain's family says McCain has surpassed expectations for his survival, but "the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their...
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August 08, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. The charges were announced and the indictment unsealed in New York City on Wednesday. The...
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This April 2018 photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Katia Hills and her son. Plaintiffs Cynthia Allen and Hills filed a federal court lawsuit Monday, May 14, 2018, accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. (Susan Hills/American Civil Liberties Union via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Represented by high-powered lawyers, two women filed a federal court lawsuit Monday accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. The women allege that AT&T Mobility's attendance policy...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Peter Rabbit" filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character's allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. Sony Pictures says Sunday in a joint statement with the filmmakers that "food allergies and are a serious issue"...
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Dave Debo
February 07, 2018 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) The flu season has once again taken it's toll in Western New York, and while she has no exact numbers, Dr. Gale Burstein MD, the Erie County Health Commissioner says she is "Very sure that in Erie County we have had flu related deaths." this season. The NY State Health Dept. requires...
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Tom Puckett
February 06, 2018 - 2:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County health officials say a food service worker has tested positive for Hepatitis A. The worker served food at two different faciliies. The food service worker who worked at Al-e-Oops in Lancaster and Brookdale Williamsville Senior Living Community. Anyone who was at Al-E-...
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Allan Harris
January 28, 2018 - 6:44 am
(WBEN) U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal health officials to dispatch a flu surveillance team to New York as the number of cases increases. The Democrat announced his request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday. He says a surveillance team could help local...
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