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Grocery Robots Detect Spills - with Some Far-Off Human Help

Grocery Robots Detect Spills - with Some Far-Off Human Help

By Matt O'Brien | Jan 16
A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise.

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

EPA Criminal Action Against Polluters Hits 30-Year Low

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jan 16
The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 16
A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition."

NOT REAL NEWS: False Quote Attributed to Clemson QB

NOT REAL NEWS: False Quote Attributed to Clemson QB

By Beatrice Dupuy | Jan 16
Lawrence denounced the quote Tuesday tweeting, "I never said this by the way. I don't know where it came from. However the trip to the White House was awesome!"

In Era of News Deserts, No Easy Fix for Local News Struggles

In Era of News Deserts, No Easy Fix for Local News Struggles

By David Bauder | Jan 16
The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately.

Razor Burn: Gillette Ad Stirs Online Uproar

Razor Burn: Gillette Ad Stirs Online Uproar

By Mae Anderson | Jan 16
A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion.

Hospital Replaces Leadership After Blood Transfusion Mistake

Hospital Replaces Leadership After Blood Transfusion Mistake

Jan 15
A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, including a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type.

100 Years Ago in Boston: The Day Molasses Was Deadly Fast

100 Years Ago in Boston: The Day Molasses Was Deadly Fast

By William J. Kole | Jan 15
Slow as molasses? This treacle didn't trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds.

Netflix Raising Prices for 58M US Subscribers as Costs Rise

Netflix Raising Prices for 58M US Subscribers as Costs Rise

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 15
Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago.

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

Jan 15
The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers.

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