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January 15, 2019 3:37 PM Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital healthcare services

(Reuters) - Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices. As a part of the deal, the companies will focus on virtually connecting people with Walgreens stores and provide services on therapeutic 2432

January 10, 2019 9:17 PM When lightning strikes: America’s most struck states revealed

New research reveals the U.S. states that experienced the most lightning strikes in 2018 – Florida and Texas are at the top of the list. The Sunshine State had the highest density of lightning strikes. Florida had the highest average of negative ground-to-cloud flasher per square mile, with 24, according to the study. Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi 125

January 1, 2019 4:52 AM U.S. beats Finland 4-1 to finish 2nd in Group B at world juniors

VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Northeastern's Tyler Madden scored twice and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the United States closed out the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 4-1 win over Finland. The U.S. will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round. Russia plays Slovakia, Canada takes 72

December 28, 2018 5:18 PM Minnesota hospital staff welcomes 32 babies in 2018: 'If we try to do a playdate, it’s going to be pure chaos'

And next year is shaping up to be another “baby boom” too. Thirty-one members of the staff at the St. Cloud Hospital’s Family Birthing Unit in St. Cloud, Minn., welcomed a total of 32 babies in 2018 ─ one had twins ─ doubling the previous in-house record set by staffers years before. “A while back they had 15 or 17 in one year and that was a lot, so I think 112

December 27, 2018 3:35 PM Debbie Reynolds had a premonition of Carrie Fisher’s death, claims pal

Todd Fisher tells all in 'My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie,' a new memoir about growing up with sister Carrie Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds. Debbie Reynolds’ longtime friend Sue Cameron claimed that the movie star felt her daughter, “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher, would not make it home for Christmas. Fisher suffered a massive heart attack 435

December 19, 2018 3:03 PM Former NASA engineer designs 'glitter bomb' to get revenge on porch pirates who stole his package

A former NASA engineer took matters into his own hands after he had a package stolen off of the porch of his California home in the middle of the day seven months ago. Mark Rober attempted to get the police involved and even caught the thieves on camera, but he said authorities told him that it wasn’t "worth their time" to check into, he said in a YouTube 5485

December 18, 2018 11:20 AM China first to approve AstraZeneca, FibroGen anaemia drug

LONDON (Reuters) - China has become the first country to approve a new anaemia drug from AstraZeneca and FibroGen, well before decisions by regulators in the United States or Europe. Despite the early win, the two partners said on Tuesday they did not expect to launch roxadustat in China until the second half of 2019. FibroGen sponsored the development 126

December 17, 2018 3:09 PM Google announces $1B New York campus

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, people walk by Google offices in New York. Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot 163

December 13, 2018 1:26 PM GE's digital unit to sell majority stake in ServiceMax

(Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE.N) on Thursday said its digital unit would sell a majority stake in ServiceMax, a cloud-based provider of software used in inventory and workforce management, to technology-focused private equity firm Silver Lake. GE will retain a 10 percent equity in ServiceMax, a business it acquired for $915 million in 2016. (reut 117

December 3, 2018 10:47 PM UMass jumps to No. 1 in poll for first time in school history

UMass hockey has done something that it didn't do when the school had two-time Stanley Cup winners Jonathan Quick or Conor Sheary -- earn the No. 1 ranking. Coming off a 7-4 win over UConn Friday night that pushed their record to 12-1, the Minutemen received 26 first-place votes Monday to take the top spot in the USCHO Division 1 men's poll. UMass jumped 84