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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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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 20, 2018 - 1:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt. U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered, but almost half of the 2 million civilian federal workers will be...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:11 pm
Unless there are visible stains on your carpet, it can be easy to forget just how dirty your floor can be. Researchers have found that when babies crawl, they “kick up” lots of dirt, skin and bacteria, and since their nose and mouths are closer to the ground babies breathe in a larger concentration...
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Lauren Hoffman
January 09, 2018 - 2:21 pm
Hospitals across the country are facing a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags. A manufacturer for the product in Puerto Rico was affected by Hurricane Maria in September which has stalled production. According to The Wall Street Journal , "the availability of saline IV bags has plummeted" and "...
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