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Maui wildfires

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Maui wildfires death toll climbs to 111

Focus turns to downed power lines

MAUI, Hawaii (UPI) -- The death toll from the Maui wildfires climbed to 111 Wednesday night, as crews continue to fight last week's wind-fueled fires and investigators work to determine a cause. While hundreds remain missing, Hawaiian Electric is facing scrutiny and a lawsuit for failing to shut-down active power lines during the high winds. While no official cause for the fires has been determined, the power monitoring company Whisker Labs believes the first fire on Maui may have been caused by […]

todayAugust 17, 2023

Democratic

Decision 2020

Healthcare takes center stage during second round of Democratic debates

DETROIT (UPI) -- Healthcare dominated the conversation during the first night of the second round of 2020 Democratic presidential debates. The field of 10 candidates was split on the idea of implementing a strategy such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All plan that would enroll every American in a government-run national health insurance system funded by taxpayers and other options that would allow Americans to retain their private insurance plans. Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney opened the debate […]

todayJuly 30, 2019 1

U.S. service members killed

National

Three U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan identified

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The Department of Defense on Wednesday identified three U.S. service members killed when an improvised explosive device blew up in Afghanistan. The two soldiers and one airman died Tuesday from injuries sustained in Andar, Ghazni province, as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, the Pentagon said in a news release. Army Capt. Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, Va., and Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, Wash., were assigned to the […]

todayNovember 28, 2018

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Business & Lifestyle

CVS Health: Deal to buy Aetna will close after Thanksgiving

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (UPI) -- CVS Health's $69 billion acquisition of Aetna will take longer than expected as the retail pharmacy needs approval from two more state departments of insurance. Earlier this month, CVS CEO Larry Merlo said the deal was on track to close before Thanksgiving. In a SEC filing Tuesday, the company said that now won't happen until after the holiday. "CVS Health has made significant progress and is in the final states of the approval process with the […]

todayNovember 21, 2018

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todayJune 11, 2018 1

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