• Maine August 12, 2022 11:24 am

    Father Killed in Maine Fire; Wife, 2 Kids Escape

    A father was killed in a fire in Maine early Friday morning, but his wife and their two children were able to escape. Investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a house fire on Moe’s Cove Road in Industry around 2 a.m. A family of four lived in the home. The mother and two children, ages 6...

  • Massachusetts March 23, 2022 4:44 pm

    Wreck of Whaling Ship From Massachusetts Discovered Nearly 190 Years Later

    Roughly 15 years before Herman Melville introduced the world to Moby Dick, a whaling ship from Massachusetts sank near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

  • Boston October 15, 2019 12:57 pm

    Wrong Paperwork Filed on Hearings to Lift Vaping Ban

    An attorney representing six vaping companies who oppose Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s four-month ban on sales of vape-related products failed to file the proper paperwork in court Tuesday. Because of the snafu, nothing was decided.

  • Boston October 15, 2019 12:58 pm

    No Action Taken on Request to Lift Massachusetts Vape Ban

    There were fireworks in the courtroom Tuesday, but not because any progress was made. The attorney representing six vaping companies who oppose Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s four-month ban on sales of vape-related products failed to file the proper paperwork in the correct fashion, and the judge was not happy.

  • Harvard October 13, 2019 5:39 pm

    Who Says You Can't Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew

    So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Heart...

  • Boston October 4, 2019 10:09 pm

    Judge Upholds Mass. Vaping Products Ban for Now

    A federal judge upheld Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of vaping products on Friday, at least for now. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani denied the vaping industry’s request for a temporary reprieve from the ban while their legal challenge plays out in Boston federal court, saying the plaintiffs did not show they would likely succeed on the merits of...

  • China August 14, 2019 3:29 pm

    Spas Are Seeing More Men, a Less-Is-More Approach for Guests

    Spa visits and the money they generate reached record highs last year in the U.S. with $18.3 billion in revenue driven by 190 million pampering trips, according to the International Spa Association. The leading industry group for spa professionals recently held its 25th annual event for media to show off trends and services among its 2,300 members. Garrett Mersberger, the...

  • Donald Trump June 24, 2019 5:18 pm

    Trump Order Aims to Disclose ‘Real' Costs for Health Care

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to keep costs down . The idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to help save money. For example, if a hospital charges your insurer $3,500 for a type of echocardiogram and the...

  • social media December 13, 2021 1:52 pm

    The Case for a Camera: How the Photo Industry is Adapting to Survive in the Smartphone Age

    In an age when most consumers have great cameras in their pockets already, the photo industry hopes to bring you back to your local camera store by showing you the pictures your smartphone is missing.

  • Instagram March 1, 2019 8:06 am

    The Case for a Camera: Photo Industry Adapts to the Smartphone Age

    A social media campaign called #RealCamerasRock aims to bring you back to your local camera store, by showing you the pictures your smartphone is missing

  • Connecticut February 15, 2019 7:07 am

    Vaping Becomes Target for Connecticut Lawmakers

    Connecticut lawmakers, mainly Democrats for now, want to sharply reduce the number of flavors available for purchase for e-cigarettes and vaping.

  • Congress November 13, 2018 12:53 pm

    FDA Gives 2 Years to Purge Six Artificial Flavors From Food

    New flavors, sweeteners and other ingredients can go through an FDA petition process to be approved as food additives. But another option lets manufacturers deem their own ingredients to be “generally recognized as safe.” There’s no clear rule for when ingredients should take one path or the other. The artificial sweetener Splenda is an approved food additive. Another sweetener, stevia,...

  • Los Angeles August 20, 2018 2:03 pm

    ‘Thriller' Killer: Eagles' Greatest Hits Jumps to No. 1 Album of All-Time

    The Eagles’ album — “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” — is now certified 38x platinum while Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” which is 33x platinum, to second place, the Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday.

  • California May 18, 2018 6:55 am

    Fact Check: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

    For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. The electric vehicles are under intense scrutiny from federal investigators, who have been looking into post-crash battery fires and the performance of Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving...

  • Congress July 17, 2017 7:40 pm

    Health Care Vote Delayed by Senator's Surgery

    Republican leaders are delaying the health care vote on Capitol Hill, as they wait for Sen. John McCain to recover from surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye.

  • Congress July 17, 2017 7:30 pm

    The GOP Health Plan Hinges on the Young, But They're a Tough Sell: Analysis

    Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years — no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the plans are. The 24-year-old musician hasn’t known a world without a health care safety net. But he hates being forced by law...

  • DRIVER June 22, 2017 8:05 am

    Study Links Legalized Pot With Increase in Car Crash Claims

    A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states. Legal recreational pot sales in...

  • Massachusetts November 26, 2019 5:56 am

    Workers Comp Programs Fight Addiction Among Injured Workers

    Meet a victim of the nation’s opioid addiction scourge: the American worker.

  • Donald Trump April 4, 2017 2:28 am

    Trump Signs Bill Blocking Online Privacy Regulation

    President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers’ browsing habits. The bill scraps a Federal Communications Commission online privacy regulation issued in October to give consumers more control over how companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon share that information. Critics have argued that the rule would stifle...

  • Governor February 22, 2017 11:18 am

    State Lawmakers Channel Grief Into Fight Against Opioids

    In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem. A Minnesota state senator whose daughter died of a heroin overdose in a Burger King parking lot — a friend hid the needles instead of calling for...

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