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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.

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

Filing: OxyContin Maker Forecast 'Blizzard of Prescriptions'

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Geoff Mulvihill | Jan 16
A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition."

NOT REAL NEWS: False Quote Attributed to Clemson QB

NOT REAL NEWS: False Quote Attributed to Clemson QB

By Beatrice Dupuy | Jan 16
Lawrence denounced the quote Tuesday tweeting, "I never said this by the way. I don't know where it came from. However the trip to the White House was awesome!"

In Era of News Deserts, No Easy Fix for Local News Struggles

In Era of News Deserts, No Easy Fix for Local News Struggles

By David Bauder | Jan 16
The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately.

Razor Burn: Gillette Ad Stirs Online Uproar

Razor Burn: Gillette Ad Stirs Online Uproar

By Mae Anderson | Jan 16
A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn't mind sparking a discussion.

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