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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. Pacific Gas and Electric will be in a better position to steer its way out of bankruptcy if California Gov. Gavin Newsom and a federal judge both approve a $13.5 billion settlement with the thousands of people who lost their homes, businesses and family in a series of catastrophic fires that have been blamed on the utility's equipment. The company provided clearer picture outlining the rest of its financial journey in a Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, regulatory filing that provided more details about a deal it announced heading into last weekend. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
PG&E's $13.5B deal with fire victims removes huge obstaclesPacific Gas and Electric will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, tags with bar codes hang at a facility in Flandreau, S.D. George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at his home in Wendell, N.C. He was 94. (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn, File)
George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94The inventor of the Universal Product Code has died
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this July 23, 2009 file photo, children are silhouetted by the setting sun as they ride a swing ride during the Canyon County Fair in Caldwell, Idaho. New results published Monday, Dec. 9, 2019,  in JAMA Pediatrics from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function.   (Greg Kreller/The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study saysNew results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Arturo Solis, 25, is taken away with no bond after he appeared before Judge Danilo Lacayo at the 182nd Judicial District Court at Harris County Criminal Justice Center on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Houston. Solis is accused of shooting and killing Houston Police Department Sgt. Christopher Brewster on Saturday.  (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
No bond for suspect in officer's death; mental illness citedAttorneys for a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston officer say their client has a history of mental illness
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD accepts the award for top new artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Chicago-area rapper, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was pronounced dead Sunday, Dec. 8 after a "medical emergency'' at Chicago's Midway International Airport, according to authorities. Chicago police said they're conducting a death investigation. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Rapper treated for opioids during police search of planeAuthorities say a federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search the private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly awoke incoherent but later died
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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