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  • Nestle is making a pink KitKat from ruby chocolate

    KitKat fans are about to get their first taste of ruby chocolate. Nestle is launching the new flavor — KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Ruby — in stores in Japan and South Korea on Friday, and online in nine other territories including the U.S., U.K., Germany, France and Switzerland. In Japan, the new KitKat will cost 400 yen ($3.60). Ruby chocolate was unveiled in September by Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut and is made using special “Ruby” cocoa beans. Nestle said it offers “a new […]

  • ‘Real’ Rosie the Riveter dies at 96

    WASHINGTON — The woman believed to be the “real” Rosie the Riveter died Saturday at age 96, according to her daughter-in-law Marnie Blankenship. Naomi Parker Fraley, who Blankenship said died in hospice care, was not recognized as the inspiration for the famous World War II era poster until 2015. During World War II, Fraley was a factory worker at Alameda Naval Station, according to KATU. She was one of millions of women across the United States who filled the labor force […]

  • NFL rejects veterans group’s ‘Please Stand’ ad for Super Bowl

    The NFL rejected an ad from a veterans group that wanted to publish in its Super Bowl program. The full page ad from AMVETS would have featured a military honor guard holding an American flag and the text #PleaseStand at the top of the page. After many NFL players chose to kneel in protest during the singing of the National Anthem before football games, the ad called on players to stand. It also solicited donations. The NFL said it rejected the ad because […]

  • Hawaii’s governor couldn’t correct the false missile alert sooner because he forgot his Twitter password

    HONOLULU — When Hawaii pushed out a ballistic missile alert earlier this month, Gov. David Ige knew within two minutes it was a false alarm. But he couldn’t hop on Twitter and tell everybody — because he didn’t know his password. “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account login and passwords,” Ige said Monday after giving his State of the State address. “I will be putting that on my phone.” The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency issued […]

  • Report: 82 percent of wealth created in 2017 went to the 1 percent

    DAVOS, Switzerland — More than $8 of every $10 of wealth created last year went to the richest 1 percent. That’s according to a report from Oxfam International, which estimates the bottom 50 percent of the world’s population saw no increase in wealth. Oxfam said the trend shows the global economy is skewed in favor of the rich, rewarding wealth instead of work. “The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a failing […]

  • Calls for change in Hollywood at the SAG Awards

    LOS ANGELES — There were more calls for change by women in Hollywood at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. The awards ceremony began as it traditionally does, with actors discussing how they became actors. But this year there was a twist — only women spoke. It was further evidence that #MeToo and Time’s Up movements will remain a central focus of Hollywood’s award season. Women took center stage at the ceremony with the SAG Awards featuring its […]

  • Aly Raisman: Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar taken down by ‘army of survivors’

    LANSING, Mich. — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman delivered a forceful speech in court Friday, praising the “army of survivors” who have spoken out against former team doctor Larry Nassar. “The tables have turned Larry,” she said. “We are here. We have our voices, and we are not going anywhere.” Raisman also accused USA Gymnastics of “rotting from the inside” and called on its new leader, Kerry Perry, to take responsibility and stop issuing statements full of empty promises. “Where […]

  • Doctor: 5-foot tapeworm ‘wiggled out’ of California man’s body after he ate salmon sushi

    FRESNO, Calif. – A California man is likely altering his regular sushi habit after discovering a tapeworm that might have entered his body through the raw salmon he loves so much. Dr. Kenny Banh revealed the Fresno man’s case on a Jan. 8 episode of the podcast “This Won’t Hurt A Bit,” a show that mixes medical topics with laughs. Banh said a young man walked into the hospital complaining of bloody diarrhea and asking to to be tested for […]

  • Woman confesses to a killing after police spot murder weapon in Facebook photo

    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — On the evening of March 24, 2015, Cheyenne Antoine and Brittney Gargol posed for a selfie and posted it on Facebook before heading out for the night. Within hours, 18-year-old Gargol was dead, her body found lying on the side of a road in Saskatchewan. Nearly two years later, Antoine, now 21, confessed to the death after police identified the belt she used to strangle and kill Gargol. It was the same belt Antoine was seen wearing […]

  • Denver among 20 finalists for second Amazon headquarters

    SEATTLE -- Denver is among 20 finalists for a second headquarters for Amazon, the company announced Thursday.

  • Drone rescues two young swimmers by dropping inflatable pod

    SYDNEY — Caught in rough surf far from shore, stranded swimmers might hope for a lifeguard to appear amid the waves. But for two young swimmers recently rescued off the coast of Australia’s Lennox Head, New South Wales, a different kind of savior showed up: a drone. In what’s being hailed as a first-of-its-kind rescue, the new lifesaving device — the Little Ripper UAV — flew into action after someone spotted the swimmers in distress in a nearly 10-foot swell […]

  • Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar accuses judge of running a ‘media circus’

    LANSING, Mich. — Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar accused the judge presiding over his case of conducting a “four-day sentencing media circus” for her own benefit, according to a letter read aloud in court Thursday. “She wants me to sit in the witness box next to her for all four days so the media cameras will be directed toward her,” Nassar wrote in the letter, according to the reading by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina. After reading parts of the letter, the […]