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Commuter's 'Delay Scarf' Bought by German Train Company

Commuter's 'Delay Scarf' Bought by German Train Company

Jan 19
Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf."

Opioid Crisis Brings Unwanted Attention to Wealthy Family

Opioid Crisis Brings Unwanted Attention to Wealthy Family

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jan 19
As allegations mount, family members who made their fortunes well before OxyContin even went on the market have sought to distance themselves from their relatives.

Microsoft Pledges $500M to Tackle Seattle Housing Crisis

Microsoft Pledges $500M to Tackle Seattle Housing Crisis

By Gene Johnson | Jan 19
Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: The severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area.

Reports: Sony Drops R. Kelly After Furor Over Allegations

Reports: Sony Drops R. Kelly After Furor Over Allegations

By Mesfin Fekadu | Jan 19
Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster.

Tribute to 9/11 Workers Takes Shape in Granite Country

Tribute to 9/11 Workers Takes Shape in Granite Country

By Lisa Rathke | Jan 18
A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite.

Everything New is Old Again in 'Airports of the Future'

Everything New is Old Again in 'Airports of the Future'

By Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton | Jan 18
Even at the dawn of the jet age, airlines had trouble moving people and bags through airports — and they still do. It's unclear that bigger airports serving ever more passengers will have an easier time than their smaller, less crowded predecessors.

Beer Makers, Thirsty for Growth, Push into Cannabis Market

Beer Makers, Thirsty for Growth, Push into Cannabis Market

By Damian J. Troise | Jan 17
The makers of Budweiser, Coors and other large-scale brewers are placing their bets on cannabis as a way to fight saturated markets and shifting consumer trends.

May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track after No-Confidence Win

May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track after No-Confidence Win

By Gregory Katz and Frank Griffiths | Jan 17
British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote.

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.

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