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Actor indicted in $227M Ponzi scheme involving film rights

LOS ANGELES — An aspiring actor was indicted Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of running a massive Ponzi scheme that solicited hundreds of millions of dollars from investors for phoney Hollywood film licensing deals, federal prosecutors said.
New school allergy guidelines recommend against banning specific foods

New school allergy guidelines recommend against banning specific foods

New guidelines aimed at helping schools and daycares protect children with allergies say there's no evidence that blanket bans on specific foods protect children.
US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

NEW YORK — The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday.

What motherhood taught me about money: 8 moms weigh in

It’s true — everything changes when you become a parent, including your finances. Besides facing a slew of new expenses, you’re charged with the financial well-being and future of another person.
New Zealand leader Ardern plans to marry over the summer

New Zealand leader Ardern plans to marry over the summer

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plans to marry her longtime partner during the southern summer.

After years, court hands tax win to Michael Jackson heirs

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Sen. Rosen, head of new tourism panel, visits Vegas Strip

Sen. Rosen, head of new tourism panel, visits Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — A year after the coronavirus pandemic hobbled tourist-dependent Nevada and pushed its unemployment rate to about 30%, things feel like they're starting to turn around, U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen said Tuesday.

Gap to sell Intermix clothing chain to private equity firm.

NEW YORK — Gap Inc. has signed a deal to sell the upscale clothing chain Intermix to private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners.
What do you do if you think you have VITT? What we know of the rare clotting disorder

What do you do if you think you have VITT? What we know of the rare clotting disorder

A new blood-clotting syndrome seen in a small minority of COVID-19 vaccine recipients continues to draw significant attention, but experts maintain the event is exceedingly rare — and treatable, in most cases.
Santorum's comments on Native Americans don't quiet critics

Santorum's comments on Native Americans don't quiet critics

NEW YORK — CNN analyst Rick Santorum's claim that he misspoke during a recent speech where he said there was “nothing here” when the United States was founded did little to diminish anger against him.