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June 26, 2017 - 8:03 pm
(BOSTON) -- Barry Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC), has been sentenced by a federal judge to 9 years in prison for his role in a deadly nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. More than 750 patients who received injections of an NECC-...
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June 26, 2017 - 3:41 pm
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Monday, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite shed most of its recent gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 14.79 (+0.07 percent) to finish at 21,409.55. The Nasdaq slid 18.10 (-0.29 percent) to close at 6,247.15, while the S&P 500...
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June 26, 2017 - 3:05 pm
(CAPE POINT, N.C.) -- A new island that has appeared off the coast of North Carolina is exciting water-loving locals and tourists alike. It's being called Shelly Island. And thanks to the changing tides of the Atlantic Ocean, those enjoying Cape Hatteras' Cape Point can now trek to this newly...
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June 26, 2017 - 1:51 pm
(LONDON) -- It's been 20 years since "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" arrived in U.K. bookstores. Four years later, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the gang would take up the mantle on the big screen. Over the last two decades, the books and films have captivated both young and old...
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June 26, 2017 - 1:19 pm
(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Here is one man who doesn't take his moniker " the Gator Crusader " lightly. Michael Womer of Orlando, Florida, who calls himself "the rock star of the alligator world," decided to do something even crazier than his normal stunts by placing a GoPro compact video camera on his...
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June 26, 2017 - 10:38 am
(NEW YORK) -- A new update to the popular social networking app Snapchat that allows certain users of the app to track down your exact location is raising privacy concerns for parents and child safety advocates. The new Snapchat feature, called "Snap Map," lets you decide whether or not to share...
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June 26, 2017 - 7:35 am
(NEW YORK) -- While there's nothing like feeling your toes in the sand or grass in the summer, it's a bit of a drag to have to carry your flip flops around after using them to save your soles from that scorching parking lot. However, an ingenious new gadget has the solution in pocket: The Sandal...
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June 25, 2017 - 8:01 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Japan on Sunday. The Japanese auto parts maker has struggled to stay afloat amid lawsuits and recall costs over its deadly air bag inflators. More than a dozen deaths are linked to the company's faulty airbags. About 100...
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June 25, 2017 - 12:52 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Flying can be costly, especially for those who don't do it often. FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney sat down with ABC News to tell us what infrequent fliers need to know before they book a flight. Here's what he had to say: Some people fly frequently for work, but more of us are what you...
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June 24, 2017 - 2:15 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Weddings usually include something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue -- but for one bride, there was something funny, too. Bride Andria Farthing asked her cousin, Patrick Casey, to take on a unique role in her wedding to earlier this month. "They've been...
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