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Massachusetts gas company to pay $53M fine for deadly 2018 blasts
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Massachusetts gas company to pay $53M fine for deadly 2018 blasts
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts gas company responsible for a series of explosions that killed one person in 2018 has agreed to pay a $53 million criminal fine, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Recalls potentially affect over 250,000 Ford trucks
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Recalls potentially affect over 250,000 Ford trucks
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. announced recalls of its F-series trucks this week for three separate issues, affecting more than 250,000 vehicles.
U.S. colleges suspend foreign campus activity for students abroad
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
U.S. colleges suspend foreign campus activity for students abroad
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A growing number of U.S. colleges and universities are suspending their study abroad programs over concern for the coronavirus outbreak.
Sugary sodas linked to risk factors for heart disease, stroke
Health News // 10 hours ago
Sugary sodas linked to risk factors for heart disease, stroke
Sugar-sweetened drinks can play havoc with your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.
Sea lion found wandering miles from nearest water
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Sea lion found wandering miles from nearest water
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Authorities in Washington state came to the rescue of a sea lion found wandering down a rural road about two miles from the nearest large body of water.
Watchdog sues gov't for info about controversial Trump adviser
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Watchdog sues gov't for info about controversial Trump adviser
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A government ethics watchdog filed suit against several federal agencies Wednesday to obtain information about the involvement of White House adviser Stephen Miller in the Trump administration's "public charge" rule.
Researchers find hidden door, room in London House of Commons
World News // 11 hours ago
Researchers find hidden door, room in London House of Commons
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- While performing renovations at London's House of Commons this week, crews uncovered a long-forgotten doorway officials say dates back to the mid-1600s and was probably used by some prominent British historical figures.
Pet snake swallows an entire beach towel
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Pet snake swallows an entire beach towel
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An Australian animal hospital shared video of a procedure where an entire beach towel was removed from inside a family's pet snake.
Starbucks to offer plant-based sandwich in Canada stores
World News // 11 hours ago
Starbucks to offer plant-based sandwich in Canada stores
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Starbucks announced Wednesday it will introduce a Beyond Meat sandwich to its menu at locations in Canada, following a growing trend of North American restaurant chains that are now offering plant-based meat substitutes.
Cognitive decline may be more pronounced in widows
Health News // 11 hours ago
Cognitive decline may be more pronounced in widows
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- In an analysis of married, widowed and unmarried adults enrolled in the Harvard Aging Brain Study, widowed participants "demonstrated worsening cognitive performance," as well as higher levels of beta-amyloid protein.
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