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Purdue Pharma tries to 'cry poverty' in lawsuit over opioid epidemic, Connecticut attorney general says

(NEW YORK) -- The embattled maker of OxyContin is attempting to "cry poverty" to avoid accountability for the company’s role in the nation’s opioid epidemic, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Monday, as the state expanded its lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.Tong filed an amended lawsuit that alleged hundreds of millions…... Read More

Tennessee couple hopes to raise money for an adoption by organizing Easter egg hunts for community

(MANCHESTER, Tenn.) -- A couple hoping for a second child are playing Easter Bunny this year to fundraise an adoption.Josh and Blakeley Drake of Manchester, Tennessee, are offering to plant Easter eggs in the backyards of local families. In return, they're accepting donations from people in their neighborhood."Adopting another child,…... Read More

Walt Disney World goes green(er) with solar farm larger than Magic Kingdom

(ORLANDO) -- Disney just got a whole lot greener!Walt Disney World has unveiled its newest and largest solar farm. At 270 acres, the site is almost twice the size of the entire Magic Kingdom."Here at Disney, every day is Earth Day," Angie Renner, Environmental Integration Director of Disney Parks told…... Read More

Nantucket's 2 grocery stores caught in the crosshairs of the Stop & Shop strike

(NANTUCKET, Mass.) -- Mary Walsh has been working on Nantucket for 40 years, so she’s used to the seasonal nature of the Massachusetts island’s business patterns. But it’s different now.The island that prides itself on being 30 miles out to sea, off the coast of Cape Cod, now finds itself…... Read More

Hudson Media buys "National Enquirer" for $100 million

(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of scandals surrounded by President Donald Trump and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the National Enquirer has been sold off by American Media Inc.Both the U.S. and U.K. versions of the National Enquirer, known for its often-salacious tabloid fare, as well as the Globe and…... Read More

Facebook collected email contacts from 1.5M users without their knowledge

(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Facebook admitted on Thursday that it had uploaded the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent, in the latest revelation about user data compromised by the social media giant.The company also admitted that it stored the passwords of millions of Instagram users…... Read More

Samsung will investigate problems with new Galaxy Fold phones

(NEW YORK) -- After reports from tech reviewers that screens on the new Samsung Galaxy Fold phones quickly became damaged, the company responded by saying it "thoroughly inspect" the units.Reviewers for Bloomberg, The Verge and CNBC reported several different problems with the groundbreaking "foldable" screens on the new Samsung phone…... Read More

Vacation site offers free flights for teachers

(NEW YORK) -- Does anyone deserve a vacation more than a teacher?We think not. And agrees.The site is giving away free flights to Mexico to 50 teachers and their guests.Simply sign up at Beach4Teach Club by May 9. On the last day of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 10, members…... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden rallies striking Stop & Shop workers

(BOSTON) -- Speaking to hundreds of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston on Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden said he is "sick" of how their employer is making billions of dollars while treating employees like they don't matter.Standing on the back of a flatbed truck in the parking…... Read More

21 charged after dozens of Mercedes stolen from car-sharing service

(CHICAGO) -- Twenty-one people face charges after dozens of vehicles were stolen from car-sharing company car2go's fleet in Chicago. The company on Wednesday found a total of 100 cars unaccounted for, 50 of which were Mercedes-Benz vehicles, officials with the Chicago Police Department said in a statement. The cars may…... Read More

Disney Cruise Line debuts Captain Minnie Mouse, aims to inspire girls

(NEW YORK) -- Aye, aye, Captain Minnie Mouse! Disney Cruise Line announced Thursday the debut of Captain Minnie Mouse. The cruise line aims to inspire the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry. In addition to the first ever pants-wearing Captain Minnie, DCL's new youth programs and the…... Read More