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Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home

AAA Apr. 8, 2014 5:53 PM ETLawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home Attorney Howard Fensterman, representing the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, points to a newspaper article about the nursing home during a news conference, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. in West...

NBC sets online talent search for comedy writers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NBC is launching a national talent search for comedy writers. The initiative dubbed “NBC Comedy Playground” will give up to 10 finalists the chance to create pilots and a formal presentation. NBC said Tuesday that two winners will be...

3 Accused Of Running Illegal Northeast Ohio Casino

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged three men with running an illegal gambling operation in northeastern Ohio. Investigators say the group ran a casino with 200 slot machines near Canton. All three are charged with operating an illegal gambling business and money...

P&G Changes Palm Oil Policy Following Protests

The Procter & Gamble Co. has updated its policy on palm oil following high-profile protests by Greenpeace at its Cincinnati headquarters. The world’s largest consumer products company said Tuesday that it has adopted a “no-deforestation” policy for its palm...

Investors shed tech, biotech stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s cool kids have been booted from the lunchroom. Technology and biotechnology companies, high-flying stocks over the last two years, have been beaten down the last three weeks. Many are now in bear territory, which is when a stock falls...

Senators OK Bill On Allergy Shots In Ohio Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions has cleared its second legislative chamber. The Senate voted unanimously on the measure Tuesday, as the House did in...
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‘Cuban Twitter’ _overtly political, poking Castros

Senate subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT., right, talks with US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, following the...

Nielsen’s top programs for March 31-April 6

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 31-April 6. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 17.73 million. 2. “NCIS,” CBS, 17.16 million. 3. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 15.31...

Spanish Parliament rejects Catalonia bid

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a petition by the powerful northeastern Catalonia region to allow an independence referendum, a decision that is likely to increase the divide between both sides. The request was voted down, 299-47,...

Ohio Labor Group Blasts College-athlete Amendment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A labor organization in Ohio is questioning a change made to a state budget bill that clarifies that college athletes are not employees under state law. The move by a House committee comes after last month’s landmark decision by a National Labor...