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CHICAGO | AbbVie donates $100M to Ronald McDonald House Charities

CHICAGO — Drugmaker AbbVie is donating $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which help provide housing to pediatric patients and their families throughout the U.S. The donation announced Monday is the single largest ever gift to Chicago-based charity network. The money will be used to build housing in at least 26 states and at … Continue reading CHICAGO | AbbVie donates $100M to Ronald McDonald House Charities

Retailers, airlines lift US stocks higher, extending gains

U.S. stocks moved higher in late-afternoon trading Monday, on course to extend the market’s gains from last week. Investors bid up shares in big department store chains and other consumer services companies. Industrial stocks also rose, led by airlines. Energy companies climbed along with the price of U.S. crude oil. Technology stocks lagged the broader … Continue reading Retailers, airlines lift US stocks higher, extending gains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after fire retardant drop

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A firefighter died last week from falling tree debris after thousands of gallons of retardant were dropped on the area where he was helping battle California’s largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from investigators. The summary report by California fire officials says Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett was struck by debris on … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after fire retardant drop

NEW HAVEN, Conn. | No. 1 Halep withdraws from final tune-up for US Open

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Top-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open, citing a sore right Achilles tendon. The Romanian was scheduled to play Tuesday in New Haven, but says in a statement her Achilles is sore from “two weeks of many matches and I need to recover in time for the U.S. Open.” … Continue reading NEW HAVEN, Conn. | No. 1 Halep withdraws from final tune-up for US Open

WASHINGTON | Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming. It’s expected to propose regulations that give states broad authority to determine how to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The plan would let states relax pollution rules for power plants that need … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON | Trump honors federal immigration officials at White House

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump planned to use a White House event Monday to pay tribute to federal immigration officials, returning to the fight over the U.S. southern border. The president was honoring employees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Customs and Border Protection. The federal agencies have been thrust into the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump honors federal immigration officials at White House

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A woman trying to protect her dog was killed by an alligator who pulled her into a lagoon at a private South Carolina resort Monday, authorities said. Cassandra Cline, 45, of Hilton Head Island, was walking the dog along a residential area of Sea Pines Resort when she was attacked, … Continue reading HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort