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‘We’re back on the road!’ Rolling Stones relaunch U.S. tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Rolling Stones fans in the United States will finally be getting, yes, some satisfaction: The band announced it was relaunching its "No Filter" tour, derailed by the pandemic, this fall. Shows will begin in St. Louis on Sept. 26, followed by rescheduled stops in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Minneapolis, Tampa, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin. The band has also added three new dates, including the New Orleans […]

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Delaware could get more than $100M in opioid settlement

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials say Delaware could receive more than $100 million under a proposed $26 billion nationwide settlement with producers and distributors of opioid painkillers. The proposed settlement stems from efforts by state and local governments to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay the costs of opioid addiction. The deal announced earlier this week involves the nation’s three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson […]

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‘Kansas’ rock violinist, singer Robby Steinhardt, dies at 71

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Robert E. "Robby" Steinhardt, a violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas, has died of complications from pancreatitis. He was 71. His wife, Cindy Steinhardt, says he died Saturday at a hospital in Tampa, Florida. She announced on Facebook Monday that he had just recorded his first solo album, and had been looking forward to being back on stage and going on tour. The […]

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US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle lawsuits brought by state and local governments across the country over the toll of prescription opioids, lawyers suing on behalf of local governments said. Full details of the settlement involving AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson could come this week but it could take months to get […]

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New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police official who has run large departments in Maryland and Virginia has been selected as chief of the U.S. Capitol Police. J. Thomas Manger will take over in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which pro-Trump rioters stormed the building in a violent rage, disrupting the certification of Joe Biden's presidential win. News of the selection of Manger, who most recently served for 15 […]

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Road warrior Bob Dylan returns to stage — at least on film

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Bob Dylan, who has a reputation as a relentless road warrior, has returned to the stage for the first time since things shut down because of the pandemic — at least on film. He gave a 13-song performance Sunday for fans who paid $25 to see him through the live-streaming platform Veeps. It wasn't a true concert, given the star's wardrobe changes and an audience […]

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Overdose deaths increased again in Delaware in 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — New data show overdose deaths in Delaware increased in 2020 from the year before. According to the News Journal, the state reported 447 overdose deaths statewide last year – up from 431 in 2019. Fentanyl, a dangerously powerful opioid, was found as a contributor in 372 of those deaths. That's according to a report from the state Division of Forensic Science. Nationally, the U.S. government reported […]

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Eiffel Tower reopens; COVID passes required as of next week

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower is reopening for the first time in nine months even though France is under new rules aimed at taming the coronavirus' fast-spreading delta variant. The "Iron Lady" of Paris was ordered shut in October as France battled its second virus surge of the pandemic. The tower stayed shut for renovations even after most of the country's major tourist draws reopened last month. This week, […]

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Chip and Joanna Gaines step up to help lead a new TV network

NEW YORK (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines made a name for themselves thanks to their knack for renovating homes. Now they're ready to put their skills to work on building an entire TV network. The couple known for restoring old homes and buildings into styles varying from industrial to farmhouse are making the transition to TV executives with the July 15 launch of the first step toward their Magnolia […]

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