'Swole' Machado back to show Padres he's still worth $300 million after disappointing end to 2019
PEORIA, Ariz. — Manny Machado, with huge mutton chops and a smaller midsection and (maybe) slightly bigger arms, doesn’t dispute the idea that his second year with the Padres must be better than his first.But it’s no big deal. Nothing has changed. A bounce-back year isn’t coming up just for the sake of letting people know he’s still one of the best players in the game.“I don’t have to show anybody,” Machado said Tuesday, 364 days after he signed what was for nine days the richest free-agent contract in the history of U.S. sports. “They know who I am. They’re still afraid of me when I step in t...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Federal judge in Kansas accused of sexual harassment submits his resignation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Murguia, a federal judge in Kansas accused last year of sexual harassing court employees and other misconduct, informed President Donald Trump on Tuesday that he will resign.Murguia, who worked out of the Robert J. Dole Federal Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas, told Trump in a letter that his departure is effective April 1.“In recent months, it has become clear that I can no longer effectively serve the Court in this capacity,” Murguia wrote. “I therefore tender my resignation with a heavy heart and profound apologies, out of respect for the federal judiciary, my col...
The Kansas City Star
Insulin is being sold illegally on Craigslist for a fraction of its retail price, study finds
PHILADELPHIA — Craigslist: a place to shop for used Ikea furniture, summer apartment sublets, and … insulin?A new study by researchers at ChristianaCare and Jefferson College of Population Health found that the life-saving diabetes medication is routinely being sold through the online marketplace for a fraction of its list price.The findings, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday, speak to how the high cost of insulin has strained families and may be pushing them to risky behavior to get the medication at a price they can afford.Insulin must be stored at...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Medtronic reports unexpectedly strong quarterly profit, warns of coronavirus effects
Medtronic reported unexpectedly strong quarterly profits on Tuesday, though the medical device maker missed its sales targets following declines in sales of implants to treat chronic pain and heart problems.Meanwhile, in its written earnings announcement Tuesday, the company said the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 that began in Wuhan, China, may put a dent in profitability in the ongoing quarter.But it’s still too early to estimate a precise impact, the company said.Run from offices in Minnesota, Medtronic reported $7.72 billion in sales in the quarter that ended Jan. 24, growi...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
List of DVD release dates for Feb. 18 and beyond
Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:FEBRUARY18: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood18: Midway18: Jojo Rabbit18: 21 Bridges18: Frankie18: Disturbing the Peace18: The Dawn18: The Twilight Zone25: Frozen II25: Knives Out25: Color Out of Space25: Norm of the North: Family Vacation25: The Corrupted25: Years and Years: Season OneMARCH3: Queen & Slim3: Dark Waters3: Playmobil: The Movie3: 2 Graves in the Desert3: Ana3: The Furies3: The Sonata3: Titans: The Complete Second Season———
Tribune News Service
Boy Scouts bankruptcy filing expected within hours, victims' lawyers say
The Boy Scouts of America, after decades of being crippled by child sex abuse claims, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by early Tuesday, the New York Daily News has learned.Two lawyers who individually have represented hundreds of victims confirmed to the Daily News that the 110-year-old organization would be filing papers in Delaware federal bankruptcy court as early as midnight.As the embattled Boy Scouts begin the long process of restructuring debt, any pending sex abuse claim against the organization will be put on hold, lawyers said.“It’s an injunction against any case that’s filed...
New York Daily News
Pittsburgh Democrats back a candidate who blasted Obamacare and wrote 'Go Trump!' on Facebook
PHILADELPHIA — Democrats in Western Pennsylvania have endorsed a state House candidate who has blasted Obamacare, denounced “lazy no good idiots” who receive public benefits, and expressed support for President Donald Trump on Facebook.The endorsement Sunday by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee generated backlash among progressives and a rebuke from an influential labor group, which said it was “appalled” by the development.At issue is the Democratic primary in the 36th state House district in Pittsburgh. Two candidates — Heather Kass, a certified nursing assistant and local Democratic...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Amazon has 37,000 job listings — maybe its most ever — in Seattle, India and across the globe
At one point last week, Amazon had about 37,200 job listings around the world.That’s the most listings the Seattle company has posted on its Amazon.jobs career site in at least 15 months, a company spokesperson said — and may be the most ever, though a system update prevents easy comparisons to earlier periods.Amazon is seeking everyone from hourly warehouse workers to top-paid machine-learning experts, underscoring the breadth and scope of the company’s operations and ambition. The listings provide a rough map of Amazon’s near-term growth priorities across businesses and geographies.Amazon’s ...
The Seattle Times
SeaWorld concerts, once a disaster, now help the company's comeback
Just months after the debut of “Blackfish” in 2013, SeaWorld’s planned concert series for the following spring unraveled.Barenaked Ladies pulled out. So did the Beach Boys.Willie Nelson, another cancellation, went on CNN to say, “I don’t agree with the way they treat their animals.”Now, seven years later, “Blackfish,” the documentary that detailed the condition of orcas in captivity at SeaWorld, is still making news. The company announced Feb. 11 that it would pay $65 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit from investors who said they had been misled by the company on the film’s impa...
NY prosecutors mulling more charges against Giuliani associates
NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani may not be out of the woods yet.Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are considering more charges against criminally indicted associates of the former New York mayor in connection with a company that gave him a lucrative business deal, according to a report Monday.The charges being mulled would be brought by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York over allegations that ex-Giuliani pal Lev Parnas and at least one of his partners misled potential investors for his Florida-based company, Fraud Guarantee, sources told CNN.Fraud Guarantee, which pitched...
New York Daily News