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  • Minnesota prosecutor to announce Thursday if anyone to be charged in Prince’s death

    CHASKA, Minn. — Carver County Attorney Mark Metz will announce Thursday whether anyone will be charged in connection to Prince’s death in April 2016. Prince, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, his home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The cause of death was an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office. He was 57. The Carver County press release says that Metz will “articulate […]

  • Southwest pilot, a former Navy fighter, praised for her ‘nerves of steel’ during emergency

    Things looked grim aboard the Southwest Airlines flight, but you wouldn’t have guessed it hearing the air of calm from the former Navy fighter pilot guiding the plane to safety. About 20 minutes after the flight departed from New York, passengers say they heard what sounded like explosions. Debris from an engine failure broke open a plane window. And what was most dire was a female passenger being sucked into the hole where the window had been. With oxygen masks […]

  • Bed Bath & Beyond is in serious trouble

    Bed Bath & Beyond … hope? The struggling retailer issued a lousy outlook last week, sending the stock to a nearly 10-year low. Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s cut its rating on Bed Bath & Beyond late Tuesday to a BBB- level, the lowest that S&P still considers investment grade. S&P warned that it could soon downgrade Bed Bath & Beyond’s bonds to junk, if “the company cannot stabilize operating performance in the face of continued intense competition from […]

  • Scientists hope new enzyme will ‘eat’ plastic pollution

    Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world’s worst pollution problems.

  • 5 warning signs of workplace burnout, and what to do about it

    Work can be stressful: running from meeting to meeting, juggling deadlines, dealing with rude customers or callous bosses and a never-ending string of emails. There comes a point when it becomes too much. That’s when you experience burnout. Our bodies are equipped to handle stress in short bursts, explained Dr. David Ballard, the head of American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence. “Burnout is when we experience that stress over an extended period of time.” The impact of burnout is […]

  • Body of one of three missing Washington kids found after car plunged off cliff

    A sixth member of the Hart family has been confirmed dead after the clan’s SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff last month. Investigators have identified 12-year-old Ciera Hart’s body, leaving two children of the Washington state family missing. Detectives have said those remaining children were believed to be in the SUV when it crashed onto a remote and rocky Mendocino County shoreline, and may have been swept away by Pacific Ocean waters. The crash, which investigators say may have […]

  • Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores for several hours May 29 for racial-bias training

    SEATTLE — Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for several hours on May 29 to educate employees about racial bias. The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called the police. The racial bias training will be provided on May 29 to about 175,000 workers. To judge your implicit bias, here’s a TEST you can take.  […]

  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

    Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.

  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley fires back at White House: ‘I don’t get confused’

    WASHINGTON — A consensus emerged Tuesday at the White House and Mar-a-Lago about how to clean up the administration’s suddenly muddled plans to crack down on Russia: Blame Nikki Haley. Several administration officials said the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations got ahead of President Donald Trump’s decision-making when she hit the Sunday talk show circuit and said the U.S. would level new sanctions the next day targeting Russian companies that facilitated the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program. The sanctions have yet to […]

  • McConnell: I won’t put bipartisan legislation to protect Mueller on Senate floor for a vote

    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller. “We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” McConnell said on Fox News. His comments came amid widespread opposition to […]