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Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school, because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. The company said in the afternoon, Eastern time, that the issue affecting its Fios service had been resolved and that service was returning to normal. A fiber cut in Brooklyn was unrelated to the problem, which Verizon said it was still investigating. People complained about internet […]

today01/27/20211

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Tom Brokaw says he’s retiring from NBC News after 55 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years. The author of "The Greatest Generation" is now 80 years old and his television appearances have been limited in recent years as he fought cancer. For two decades, Brokaw, ABC's Peter Jennings and CBS' Dan Rather were the nation's three most visible broadcast journalists, leading […]

today01/26/20213

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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes. His production company tweeted that he died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. No cause of death was given, but a spokesperson said early this month that King he had been hospitalized with COVID-19. The Brooklyn-born King was a fixture on CNN […]

today01/25/20215

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Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win

LONACONING, Md. (AP) — Someone hit it very big in a hard-luck Appalachian coal-mining community, where a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731 million was sold this week. The Maryland Lottery says the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history was won by someone who bought a ticket at Coney Market in Lonaconing. That's in a remote corner of Maryland where jobs are few and poverty runs deep. Maryland is a state […]

today01/22/202124

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Powerball jackpot winner worth $731.1M sold in Maryland

LONACONING, Md. (AP) — The jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in an old coal mining town in a remote corner of Maryland. Jobs are few in Lonaconing, the hometown of baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Grove. The Maryland Lottery says the ticket was sold at Coney Market. Owner Richard Ravenscroft told The Associated Press he hopes whoever won it will use it wisely and enable others to […]

today01/21/20218

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Betty White turns 99, reveals birthday wish and thoughts on her many fans after long career

Legendary actress Betty White is celebrating her 99th birthday on Sunday and she seems keen to let her many fans in on the celebration. The five-time Emmy-winner’s longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas, told Fox News that, although she’s happy to mark the occasion of her last birthday in double digits, she’s playing it safe because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Betty had planned to run a couple miles for her birthday but COVID has canceled […]

today01/18/20215

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Chunky bootmaker Dr. Martens to sell shares to public

LONDON (AP) — The maker of Dr. Martens boots, the chunky-soled footwear favored by celebrities like Rihanna and Kristen Stewart, plans to sell shares to the public as the existing owners seek to profit from growth of the iconic brand. Dr. Martens Ltd. said Monday that current investors plan to sell at least 25% of their stake in an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. Permira Funds, a […]

today01/11/20212

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Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the annual show would shift from its original Jan. 31 broadcast to March 14. The Grammys will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Los […]

today01/07/20214

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Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran rock star Neil Young has become the latest artist to strike gold with his song catalogue. The Hipgnosis Songs Fund, a British investment company, announced that it had acquired a 50 percent stake in Young's catalogue of some 1,180 songs that include 'Heart of Gold,' 'Rockin' in the Free World' and 'Cinnamon Girl.' Terms were not disclosed. The deal comes a month after Bob Dylan […]

today01/06/20216

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