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Retired NYC sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension

FILE: A retired New York City sanitation worker cashes in on a $285,047-a-year pension, The New York Post reported.  (Reuters) A former Sanitation Department honcho is pulling in an astonishing $285,047-a-year pension — more than twice what he was making on the job, according to newly released data. And that’s just one of dozens of huge pension payouts revealed in ...

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Restaurant defends bathroom needle disposal bins amid heroin epidemic

A restaurant was met with social media criticism for its safe needle disposal bins located in each bathroom.  (Reuters) A Washington restaurant has defended itself after being criticized on social media for having needle bins in its bathrooms. Chaco Canyon Organic Café in Seattle has placed needle disposal bins in each of its bathrooms as a response to the heroin ...

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Missing California Uber driver is found alive, report says

Joshua Thiede, 29, was last seen Feb. 11 leaving his apartment garage during a trip for Lyft, police said.  (Los Angeles Police Department) Joshua Thiede, who was last seen driving out of his Los Angeles apartment on Feb. 11 while working for Lyft, was found alive and is currently in a local hospital, Fox Los Angeles reported. There is no ...

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Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

MINNEAPOLIS –  Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades. The long-awaited trial begins Tuesday in Minneapolis. Experts say it could have wide-reaching implications if the state succeeds, in part ...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new congressional map, which could benefit Dems

The revised map of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts as drawn by the state’s Supreme Court  (Twitter/jjabbott) Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections Monday, the latest attempt to carve out voting boundaries in time for the state’s May 15 primary. The map, approved in a 4-3 decision by the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court, ...

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Geoffrey Rush inappropriately touched actress, lawyer tells courtroom

A lawyer in an Australian courtroom accused Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush of touching a woman inappropriately.  (Reuters ) A lawyer accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush in court Monday of touching an actress inappropriately on an Sydney stage three years ago while he was starring in a production of “King Lear.” Rush is suing Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper in ...

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Masked gunman shoots 4, including 6-year-old, outside Texas Roadhouse in San Antonio

The San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters late Sunday that the shooting outside a Texas Roadhouse appeared to be targeted. Four people were shot, including a 6-year-old, when a masked suspect opened fire Sunday night outside a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in San Antonio, authorities said. The gunman, described only as a male, is at large. Two of the ...

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Promising Ivy League student, 19, killed in opioid crisis

Gage Bellitto, who would have turned 20 on Dec. 25, was a Columbia University transfer looking to study economics who died alone of a suspected opioid overdose on Dec. 22, five days before his body was found, police estimate. (Facebook) The opioid crisis in America clearly has no borders or boundaries. Kyle Bellitto, a lawyer, and her husband, Glenn Bellitto, ...

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