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Walgreens Boots Alliance and McKesson to Create German Wholesale Joint Venture

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:01am

all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “ Most Admired Company ” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “ Best Place to Work ” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit www.McKesson.com.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:18am

There’s a deal in place to settle nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and the board of directors of the studio he used to run. The deal will see $25 million paid out, divvied up among the accusers — and the lawyers handling the case. One of the plaintiffs says the settlement helps “create a new reality” where abuse of women “is not accepted.” Under terms of the deal, Weinstein himself won’t have to put up any of his own money. And the disgraced movie producer won’t be required to admit wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

Detroit tops list of hard-to-count cities ahead of census

Corey Williams, Mike Schneider and Angeliki Kastanis, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:10am

When the U.S. Census Bureau starts counting people next year in Detroit, obstacles are bound to arise: The city has tens of thousands of vacant houses, sparse internet access and high poverty — factors that will make it the toughest community to tally.

UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:02am

U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II.

New York could try to keep alive flavored e-cigarette ban

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:22pm

New York's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is still held up in court but the state may try to keep it alive and expand it to include menthol.

Global shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:08pm

Global shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged.

Push to accelerate mustang captures draws fire in Congress

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:44pm

Two House committee chairmen are trying to put the brakes on money for a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of 130,000 wild horses across the West over the next 10 years.

State: Water safe around Detroit River aggregate spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:08pm

Tests performed near where construction aggregate material spilled into the Detroit River have found the water meets all quality standards, Michigan officials announced Wednesday.

Texas has executed a death row inmate who killed a supervisor at a state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:33pm

Texas has executed a death row inmate who killed a supervisor at a state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago.

Arizona official in human smuggling case seeks to keep seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:20pm

An Arizona elected official accused of paying women from a poor Pacific island nation to give their babies up for adoption in the United States made an appeal Wednesday to keep his job.

Charges dropped, brothers in hemp-pot mixup look to sue NYC

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:45pm

The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green.

Reese Witherspoon honored at Women in Entertainment gala

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:21pm

Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women.

Arkansas temporarily halted from enforcing meat-labeling law

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:03pm

A federal judge on Wednesday restricted Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans using terms such as “burger” or “sausage” to sell vegetarian and vegan products.

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz to retire after 38 years

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:16pm

He was the face of Toyota in the U.S. during the automaker's unintended-acceleration crisis. He steered it through the Great Recession, started and closed the youth-oriented Scion brand and reorganized the company's North American operations.

Jersey City victims remembered as dedicated, charitable

Deepti Hajela and Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:48pm

The victims of Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City included a veteran police officer, a mother of three, a rabbinical student and a store employee.

House OKs defense bill, parental leave for federal workers

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:42pm

The House on Wednesday passed its annual defense policy measure, which combined a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun-maker set for trial in 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:40pm

A Connecticut judge said Wednesday a lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Remington Arms will go to trial in September of 2021.

Washington state OKs some of the nation's toughest OT rules

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:30pm

Washington state is adopting some of the nation's most aggressive overtime rules, restoring protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers and taking what supporters say is a crucial step toward rebuilding the middle class.

Epstein lawyer disappointed women won't give up lawsuits

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:22pm

A lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein's estate said Wednesday he is disappointed that women who say the financier sexually attacked them aren't suspending lawsuits to join a special compensation fund, but an attorney for one woman says lawsuits are the better route, at least for now.