Firefighters work at the scene of a factory fire in New Windsor, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Authorities say two explosions and a fire at the Verla International cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley about an hour north of New York City have left multiple people injured, including firefighters caught in the second blast. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 21, 2017 - 2:30 pm
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — As the number of people reporting injuries from deadly explosions at a cosmetics factory jumped to more than 125, investigators on Tuesday tried to determine what caused the blasts at a plant with a checkered history that includes fines for safety violations earlier this...
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November 21, 2017 - 1:15 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A hotel in New Jersey has agreed to pay a female former housekeeper $35,000 to settle allegations that it paid male workers, including her son, more for performing the same job. In addition to paying Rosa Lopez, Homewood Suites in Edgewater has agreed to state monitoring of its...
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FILE - This April 15, 2005, file photo, shows a replica of Ray Kroc's first McDonald's franchise, which opened on April 15, 1955, that is now a museum in Des Plaines, Ill. McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish the museum. Kroc built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh File)
November 21, 2017 - 11:10 am
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald's Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that's a replica of the hamburger chain's first restaurant. Ray Kroc built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photo, Brad Sippy, chief executive officer of Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., stands for a portrait in Cambridge, Mass. Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a small startup trying to bring the recalled painkiller Vioxx back to the market. They are seeking FDA approval for patients with hemophilia with severe pain, but once on the market, doctors could go back to prescribing it to anyone with pain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 21, 2017 - 11:02 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Could there be a second life for the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so. Merck & Co. voluntarily pulled the blockbuster drug in 2004 amid evidence that it doubled the chances of having a heart attack or stroke. Now tiny Tremeau...
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November 21, 2017 - 10:51 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The chairman of Romania's ruling party has arrived at the anti-corruption prosecutors' agency where he expects to be informed his assets have been sequestered on suspicion of misusing European Union funds. Liviu Dragnea, who heads the Social Democratic Party, is suspected...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, a house is for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in October. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes. Sales rose 2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National...
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November 21, 2017 - 10:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former top internet regulator and censor is being investigated by the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption arm, the agency said Tuesday. The party's anti-graft watchdog agency said in a brief statement on its website that Lu Wei is suspected of "serious violations of...
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November 21, 2017 - 9:40 am
The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as several companies reported earnings that pleased investors. Hormel Foods rose 5 percent early Tuesday after reporting better earnings and releasing a strong forecast...
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November 21, 2017 - 9:14 am
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine police department is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs. The police department in Falmouth reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a mechanical failure. Police say the problem is that someone...
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November 21, 2017 - 7:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea has relaunched the recall of 29 million chests and dressers following the death of an eighth child. CEO Lars Petersson said the company wants to increase awareness of the recall for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not anchored to a wall. The...
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