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AT&T Fined $60M for Misleading with 'Unlimited' Plans

AT&T will pay $60 million to settle the government's allegation that it misled customers of unlimited-data plans by slowing down service for heavy users. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that AT&T will automatically provide partial refunds to customers who…

White House Downplays Shutdown Chances

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is signaling it's not interested in a government shutdown when a temporary government-wide spending bill expires Nov. 21. White House congressional liaison Eric Ueland told reporters that President Donald Trump would sign another short-term…

Attorney: Buffalo Wild Wings Needs to Revamp Training

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - An attorney representing a group of black customers who say they were asked to move to another table at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because of their skin color says a lawsuit won't be necessary if…

Reports: US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok

Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports from Reuters,The New York Times and others say that the…

Trick-or-Treater, 7, Critically Injured in Chicago Shooting

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say they believe a gang member was the intended target in a shooting that left a 7-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating critically injured. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says police believe it was a gang-related shooting and…

Pink or Blue? Some Gender Reveal Parties Take Dangerous Turn

Gender reveal parties that were once considered private gatherings have become social media spectacles, sometimes with dangerous consequences. The death of a 56-year-old Iowa woman this weekend highlights the extreme lengths some families go to advertise on social media that…

Health Officials Disclose Another Romaine Outbreak, Now Over

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials are disclosing another food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, but they say it appears to be over. The disclosure comes after romaine producers pledged to step up safety measures following a series of…

Boy Scouts to Boost Annual Youth Fees by More Than 80%

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America is increasing its annual youth membership fee by more than 80% as it faces a potentially ruinous wave of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The organization says the move is needed to meet…

US Vaping Illnesses Rise to 1,888 with Pace Picking Up Again

The number of U.S. vaping illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 1,888 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 49 states. That includes 37 deaths in…

GM Recalling More Than 600,000 Trucks and SUVs

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling more than 600,000 four-wheel drive trucks and SUVs because a software error could activate the braking system, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers the 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015-2020 Chevrolet…

Keystone Oil Pipeline Leaks 383,000 Gallons in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators say the Keystone pipeline leaked more than 383,000 gallons of oil in the northeastern part of the state. Calgary-based TC Energy says in a statement that the pipeline leak affected about 22,500 square…

Former Juul Exec Alleges Company Shipped Tainted Products

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Juul Labs executive is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allegation comes in a lawsuit filed by the one-time finance executive who was fired by the…

Doctor Hired by Family: Epstein Injuries Seem Like Homicide

NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein's brother says some evidence suggests Epstein died by homicidal strangulation, not suicide by hanging. Dr. Michael Baden raised concerns Wednesday on Fox News about the New York City…

Poll: Halloween Plans, From Candy to Costumed Pets

CHICAGO (AP) - The good news for kids trick-or-treating this Halloween: They're much more likely to encounter candy than a healthier alternative. Americans this year have a wide variety of plans to celebrate the spooky holiday, from carving pumpkins to…

US Finalizing Rule to Allow Farmers to Legally Grow Hemp

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. agriculture officials say a rule that allows farmers to legally grow hemp will be finalized this week. It's a move that many states have awaited for months so they can begin widespread hemp production.…

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