Solar eclipse crosses U.S. as millions view historic sight

CARBONDALE, Ill./ST. LOUIS (UPI) — The United States’ first total solar eclipse in 38 years arrived Monday, as millions witnessed the historic event. The eclipse became one of the largest mass migrations in human history, as experts said more than 200 million Americans were within a day’s drive of the path of totality. This slideshow More...

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By United Press International On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Johnson & Johnson loses $417 million verdict in talc powder suit

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday awarded $417 million to a 62-year-old women who blames Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder on her ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson lost a $417 million More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Most expensive British car ever sold goes for $22.5 million

MONTEREY, Calif. (Heartland Newsfeed/UPI) — During an auction at Monterey Car Week in California this past weekend, the most expensive British car ever sold exchanged hands for the sum of $22.5 million. According More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Illinois Policy Institute: Moody’s warns delay of state funding for Illinois schools a ‘credit negative’

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO (Illinois Policy Institute) — State lawmakers keep giving ratings agencies reasons to downgrade Illinois government: pension crises, years of bad budgets and a two-year budget impasse are More...

By United Press International On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Lawsuit alleges Poland Spring water isn’t from a spring

STAMFORD, Conn. (UPI) — A lawsuit filed in Federal court in Connecticut claims Poland Spring water is not actually from a spring and is “common groundwater.” A lawsuit alleges Poland Spring water More...

By United Press International On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Former Uber CEO Kalanick replies to venture capital firm’s lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick filed a reply in court to a fraud lawsuit brought by an investor. Uber co-founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick replied Thursday to a More...

By United Press International On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Texas town opens $72 million high school football stadium, most expensive in country

KATY, Texas (UPI) — A small town in southeast Texas unveiled its brand-new $70 million high school football stadium, the most expensive such venue in the country — for now. Legacy Stadium in Katy, More...

By United Press International On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Mylan finalizes $465 million settlement over EpiPen billing lawsuit

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Mylan, the drug company that manufactures the anti-allergy injector EpiPen, finalized a $465 million settlement with the federal government stemming from allegations it over-billed Medicaid More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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No Powerball winner Wednesday, next jackpot worth $510 million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla./RAYMOND, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed/UPI) — No one became $432 million richer overnight. With no grand prize winner on Wednesday, Saturday’s Powerball lottery payout will be at least More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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China overtakes Japan as largest U.S. creditor with $1.1 trillion owed

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (UPI) — China has once again become the United States’ largest creditor, Treasury Department figures released Wednesday indicate. China sold off some of its U.S. Treasury bonds last More...