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Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans. Though the measure wouldn't eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give regulators more tools to go after scammers. It would also push phone companies to adopt new technology to combat fake phone...
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This cover image released by Simon and Schuster shows the cover image for a new edition of "Joy of Cooking," which will be available in the fall. (Simon and Schuster via AP)

Hot stuff: New 'Joy of Cooking' coming out in November

NEW YORK (AP) — With new recipes on everything from Thai-style wings to hot-smoked salmon, the next edition of "Joy of Cooking" is coming out this fall. Scribner announced Thursday that the first revision of the classic cookbook since 2006 will be published Nov. 12. The book was overseen by...
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ena Waithe attends "The Chi" FYC Event at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. MTV is launching a campaign aimed at stemming the rise of maternal mortality in the U.S. The launch of “Save Our Moms” on Thursday, May 9 comes as Mother’s Day approaches

MTV launches 'Save Our Moms' campaign to combat mortality

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching a campaign aimed at stemming the rise of maternal mortality in the U.S. Thursday's launch of "Save Our Moms" comes as Mother's Day approaches and will feature original content and educational resources across all MTV platforms. The centerpiece will feature a video...
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Fames rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Pari

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (AP) — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The blaze...
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FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, people walk by a branch office of Bank of America in New York. Bank of America is raising its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, starting with a hike next month. The company said Tuesday, April 9, 2

Bank of America raising hourly minimum wage to $20

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America plans to raise its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, the bank said Tuesday, starting with a hike next month. The company, with more than 200,000 workers, said it is raising its minimum hourly wage to $17 on May 1 and will continue to increase pay...
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In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, center, poses with daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, and Isabella Rose Giannulli at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were

Actress Loughlin surrenders as admissions fallout spreads

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Fallout from a sweeping college admissions scandal swiftly spread Wednesday, with actress Lori Loughlin surrendering ahead of a Los Angeles court hearing and a Silicon Valley hedge fund replacing its leader. Loughlin and...
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In this April 21, 2018 photo provided by Rachel Wasser, Walmart greeter John Combs works at a Walmart store in Vancouver, Wash. Combs, who has cerebral palsy, and other greeters with disabilities are threatened with job loss as Walmart transforms the gree

Walmart is getting rid of greeters; disabled workers worried

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being ill-treated by a chain that styles itself as community-minded and inclusive. Walmart told greeters...
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A dusting of snow covers an area along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. A winter storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow on Las Vegas' southern and western outskirts while other parts of the metro area w

Snow in Vegas! Desert city gets first white stuff in decade

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area for the first time in a decade. The National Weather Service said Las Vegas' half an inch (1.3 centimeters) of snow late Wednesday was the first measurable snow on a Feb. 20 since...
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Super Snow Moon 2019: When to Watch

Keep your eyes on the sky tonight. The Super Snow Moon, which is the brightest and largest super moon we will experience in 2019, will be lighting up the night sky. While the moonrise occurred at 10:53 a.m. eastern time, the moon won’t be fully visible until sunset. Super moons occur when the Earth...
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Fisher-Price recalls Power Wheels Barbie Campers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Children's Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers because they can keep running after the foot pedal is released. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Fisher-Price has received 17 complaints. No injuries have been reported. The...
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