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WA COVID, monkeypox levels down, prevention efforts continue

Sep. 22, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Viral infection levels continue to trend downward in Washington, bringing the state into a “cautiously optimistic” place as COVID-19 and monkeypox prevention efforts continue. State Secretary of Health Dr. Umair A. Shah said Thursday the state is approaching an...

New Orlando terminal is $2.8 billion bet on Florida tourism

Sep. 19, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Visitors to the new terminal at Orlando International Airport may want to wear sunscreen, shades and a floppy hat. Sun rays beaming through the windows of its soaring ceilings don't just peck at the passing passengers — they practically smooch them as if they...

Louisiana power project stuck in abortion debate gets funded

Sep. 15, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Bond Commission on Thursday approved a $39 million future line of credit for a critical New Orleans area power plant project that had become an unlikely pawn in the ongoing political tug-of-war over enforcing Louisiana’s near-total abortion ban. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 09, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Judge’s order doesn’t show...

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states' teen vaping probe

Sep. 06, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. ...

Americans splurge on beauty, despite pullbacks elsewhere

Sep. 04, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many Americans, Karla Maldonado has been cutting back her spending to spare her wallet from rising costs: She is eating out less and attending fewer social events to curb the impact of high gas prices. But the 26-year-old social worker of Portland, Oregon,...

Watson case revives old fight for massage therapy industry

Aug. 26, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michelle Krause still grapples with the challenge of acknowledging she's a massage therapist when she first meets someone, dreading their reaction or misguided comments even after 18 years in the profession. “It makes you not want to share, so I didn’t,”...

Amazon to shutter virtual health care service Amazon Care

Aug. 24, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is shutting down the hybrid virtual, in-home care service it’s spent years developing, a surprising move that underscores the challenges it faces as it moves into health care. The service, called Amazon Care, will end by Dec. 31, according to an email sent...

Cosmetics giant Sephora settles customer data privacy suit

Aug. 24, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sephora Inc., one of the world’s largest cosmetics retailers, has settled a lawsuit claiming that the company sold customer information without proper notice in violation of the California’s landmark consumer privacy law, state Attorney General Rob Bonta said...

EU report: Drought-hit Europe could face 3 more dry months

Aug. 24, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Parts of the European Union could face three more months of warmer and drier conditions as Europe weathers a major drought that has fueled forest fires, dried up rivers and devastated crops, the 27-nation bloc’s Earth observation program is warning in a report. ...