Athletes sue Ivy League over its no-scholarship policy
A pair of basketball players from Brown are alleging in a federal lawsuit that the Ivy League’s policy of not offering athletic scholarships amounts to a price-fixing agreement that denies athletes proper financial aid and payment for their services.
Lilly to cut insulin prices by 70%, cap prices at $35 per month for people with private insurance
The announcement comes amid growing federal pressure to lower the cost of insulin prices. The Inflation Reduction Act capped insulin prices for Medicare beneficiaries at $35 per month but did not protect people with private insurance or who don't have coverage from higher prices. In President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech, he called on Congress to cap insulin prices at $35 a month for everyone. Lilly said it will cap out-of-pocket costs at $35 per month effectively immediately at certain retail pharmacies for people with private insurance. Democrats in Congress had pushed to cap insulin at $35 per month last summer, but Senate Republicans killed the measure.cnbc.com
The ongoing influx of college applications: how much is too much?
If you want to go viral on YouTube, a popular way to do it is by filming college admissions results. Fortunately, Tsai achieved incredible success in the college admissions process and is currently attending Princeton. However, the admissions strategies exhibited in videos like these damage the college admissions process and illuminate a dangerous truth about Generation Z’s extreme focus on success. The College Board could conceivably limit the amount of schools students can apply to on the Common Application to five schools. If students are encouraged to approach the college admissions puzzle from a more personal, less societal angle, then the U.S. could see a nuanced problem effectively mitigated.themiamihurricane.com
Molly the Pit Bull rescued after roadside injury
Dec. 13—PRINCETON — For a day and a night, a small and seriously injured dog laid alongside a road until a family that heard about her investigated, found that she was alive and started finding the help that she needed. The small white pit bull found under a guardrail along a Bradshaw Mountain road was dubbed Molly. "Someone had posted Sunday on Facebook that she was laying in the mountains," ...news.yahoo.com
Screech the puppy finds loving family on animal shelter's discounted adoption day
Jul. 3—PRINCETON — A little dog looking for some people to love him has traded the county animal shelter for a new place called home. A Jack Russell Terrier mix dubbed Screech was an honorary newshound Thursday at the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. The nervous 3-month-old puppy was soon making friends and playing as he explored the newsroom. On Friday, a photograph of Screech was looking out from ...news.yahoo.com
Video shows mother speeding with rear-side door open before crash killing son, injuring 2 daughters
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Surveillance video shows a speeding gray minivan with the passenger rear-side door open heading toward a canal on Sunday in south Miami-Dade County. A fatal single-vehicle crash on Sunday left a guard rail damaged and debris at a canal in Miami-Dade's Princeton neighborhood. The crash killed Santamaria near the intersection of Southwest 248th Street and Southwest 110th Avenue in Miami-Dade’s Princeton neighborhood. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel respond to a single vehicle crash on Sunday in Miami-Dade's Princeton neighborhood. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel in a helicopter picked up the girl and ambulances took Madrigal and Olivares to the Kendall Regional Medical Center.
Miami Native is Pinned During the Chief Petty Officer Pinning Ceremony Aboard USS Princeton
Chief Electrician’s Mate Joe Al Pachino Cruz, from Miami, is pinned during the Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). Princeton is part of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Logan C. Kellums)Connect To Your Customers & Grow Your Business Click Herecommunitynewspapers.com
Fatal crash shuts down Turnpike in south Miami-Dade’s Princeton area
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A fatal crash caused traffic delays on Tuesday afternoon after shutting down the Florida Turnpike’s southbound lanes in Miami-Dade County’s Princeton area. A motorhome that was towing a Jeep, both with Texas license plates, crashed at the Turnpike’s Exit 9 ramp to Southwest 112th Avenue, also known as Allapattah Road. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. A fiery crash caused traffic delays on the Florida Turnpike Tuesday afternoon in south Miami-Dade County. (FDOT)Traffic backed up to the Exit 12 ramp to Caribbean Boulevard in Cutler Bay, according to the Florida Department of Transportation’s Advanced Traveler Information System.
Former Iran hostage urges Biden to prioritize detained Americans
Former Iran hostage urges Biden to prioritize detained Americans Princeton scholar Xiyue Wang, who was imprisoned in Iran for nearly four years, has a warning for President-elect Joe Biden about his administration's diplomacy with Iran. He shares his story with Margaret Brennan.cbsnews.com
Former Iran hostage on life after release and diplomacy with Iran
Former Iran hostage on life after release and diplomacy with Iran Princeton scholar Xiyue Wang, who was imprisoned in Iran for nearly four years, has a warning for President-elect Biden about his administration's diplomacy with Iran. Margaret Brennan has the story.cbsnews.com
Justice Department Settles with Indiana School District to Resolve Disability Discrimination Investigation into School Seclusion and Restraint Practices
The Justice Department today announced a settlement agreement with the North Gibson School Corporation in Princeton, Indiana, to address and prevent the discriminatory secluding and restraining of students with disabilities. The department also investigated allegations that the school district regularly and inappropriately sent these students home early from school, placed them on abbreviated school days, and assigned them to homebound instruction. “Students with disabilities, like all students, belong in classrooms where they can learn — not locked away or otherwise segregated from their peers. Under the settlement agreement, the school district will take proactive steps to ensure that its practices do not discriminate against students with disabilities. Enforcement of Title II of the ADA in schools is a priority of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.justice.gov
Spicy South Indian Drink Hot Favorite in the US
Behind this newfound popularity in the US is — Arun Rajadurai —an Indian chef at a restaurant-chain called Anjappar that serves Chettinad cuisine. The chef with origins in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu started feeding this spicy Indian lentil soup to some of his customers who had suffered from Covid-19. Rasam has long been considered an immunity booster and appetizer in South India, where food is considered “Unave Marundhu” or akin to medicine. Historians have noted that rasam would be a daily feature in south Indian households for centuries. When the Europeans came to India, this spicy broth, called “milagu thanni” by locals, quickly became a favorite.thewestsidegazette.com
Ivy League cancels winter sports because of COVID-19
The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including mens and womens basketball. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball. That's still well below the peak of about 2,200 deaths per day in late April,The Ivy League has tried to be in front of the virus. The Ivy League announcement affects not just basketball, but wrestling, indoor track and field, swimming, fencing and other sports. Also, Conference USA announced Rice at Louisiana Tech scheduled for Saturday had been postponed because of COVID-19 issues with La Tech.
The Latest: Search of Princeton post office finds no backlog of vote-by-mail ballots
PRINCETON, Fla. – A federal hearing was held over Zoom on Tuesday with U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to discuss backlogged mail at U.S. Post Office buildings. The U.S. Post Office facility provided evidence that there is no backlog and that all of the ballots found at the facility in Miami-Dade County’s Princeton area were returned to the elections headquarters in Doral. A notice stated that postal managers had completed searching all 180,000 pieces of delayed mail at the Princeton post office and no additional ballots were located Monday. Vote-by-mail ballots have to be delivered to the Elections Department by 7 p.m.Sullivan ordered the U.S. Postal Service to rush the delivery of vote-by-mail ballots and to “ensure that no ballots have been held up.”Judge Sullivan's order (U.S. federal court)
State rep alleges there may be more post offices with mail-in ballots piling up
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The post office in Princeton, where video surfaced which appeared to show mail containing possible vote-by-mail ballots stranded for at least a week, might not be the only place with a ballot pile up. McGee and community leaders spoke to Local 10 outside of the Princeton post office on Saturday. “There is a similar situation playing out at the Homestead postal service and the same issues are also happening within the Florida City post office,” McGee said. “The postal service is aware of an online video alleging mishandling of ballots at a post office in south Miami-Dade County. Postal Service, they did reassure us that those vote-by-mail ballots would reach the Supervisor of Elections office by Tuesday, Election Day.
Officers investigate allegations of mail-in ballot backup in Miami-Dade
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – U.S. Post Office investigators are looking into allegations on Friday that there is a mail-in ballot backup at a facility in southern Miami-Dade County. House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee said tweeted a video showing mail piled up in bins. I am working to ensure that mail delays do not impact participation in this election.”Suzy Trutie, the deputy supervisor of the Miami-Dade County Department of Elections, also released a statement. Administrative action was taken by the Office of the Inspector General regarding the employees' negligence at the Princeton distribution center, Fernandez-Rundle said. For more information about your ballot, call the department of elections at 305-499-8683.
Support small businesses with gift cards but know the risks
Dean Smith (center) with Shannon Leedy (right) and Joanne Farrugia (left) at their JaZams toy store in Princeton, New Jersey. During the coronavirus pandemic, gift cards are nothing short of a lifeline for some small businesses. "It would be a heck of a lot of gift cards." For the most part, sales of gift cards go straight to a business' bottom line, which is invaluable in a time of turmoil. What people do with those gift cards after purchasing them is another story.cnbc.com
Eli Lilly lowers insulin costs as coronavirus crisis deepens
A box of Eli Lilly & Co. Humalog brand insulin delivery devices are arranged for a photograph at a pharmacy in Princeton, Illinois. Drugmaker Eli Lilly said on Tuesday it has capped the out-of-pocket cost for insulin to $35 per month to help diabetes patients across the United States, many of whom are facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, patients with government insurance such as Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D or any State Patient or Pharmaceutical Assistance Program are not eligible for the scheme, Lilly said. Individuals with high-deductible health insurance plans often face thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket costs before their insurance starts paying. Major insulin makers Lilly, Sanofi, and Novo Nordisk have lowered the costs of their diabetes drugs to counter heavy criticism from lawmakers and patients.cnbc.com
Juul is halting sales of its fruit-flavored pods in Canada
Menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Juul is temporarily halting production of its fruity nicotine vaping products in Canada, the e-cigarette maker confirmed to CNBC on Tuesday. The company had already halted the sale of its flavors in the U.S. in November, excluding menthol, Virginia tobacco and classic tobacco, amid scrutiny over a surge in teen use. The change comes as Juul faces mounting litigation and scrutiny over a surge in teen vaping. Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration issued a ban on most fruit- and mint-flavored nicotine vaping products in an effort to curb a surge in teen use.cnbc.com
The FDA bans most fruit- and mint-flavored nicotine vaping products to curb teen use
The Food and Drug Administration is banning most fruit- and mint-flavored nicotine vaping products in an effort to curb a surge in teen use, the agency said Thursday. More than half of teenagers who vape use Juul e-cigarettes, and its mint pods were the No. Azar said the Trump administration sees the lung illness from vaping as a "separate issue" because most people who are sick are thought by public health officials to have smoked THC-based vaping products. "No child should be using nicotine products," officials repeatedly said on the call Thursday. Trump signed a law in December that prohibited the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products to people under the age of 21.cnbc.com
New Jersey Seminary to Pay $27 Million in Reparations for Ties to Slavery
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaThe Princeton Theological Seminary, in Princeton, NJ, has set aside $27 million to pay reparations for its ties to slavery. Barnes said Princeton Theological Seminary benefitted from the slave economy when it invested in Southern banks. The Seminarys ties to slavery are a part of our story, Barnes stated. The establishment of The Theological Seminary at Princeton marked a turning point in American theological education, according to historians at the school. Naming the library after Theodore Sedgwick Wright, the first African American to attend and graduate from Princeton Seminary.thewestsidegazette.com
More than half of teens who vape use Juul and its mint pods are No. 1 flavor in high school, new studies show
More than half of teenagers who vape use Juul e-cigarettes, and its mint pods are the No. 1 flavor favored by high school kids, according to two new studies published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Of the approximately 72% of high school students who used flavored e-cigarettes, mint was the most popular flavor. Mango, which Juul recently removed from retailers, was most popular among the 59% of eighth-grade students who use flavored e-cigarettes, according to the research. The researchers noted that mint may have surged in popularity since Juul removed the other flavors from store shelves.cnbc.com
E-cigarette giant Juul suspends sales of all fruity flavors ahead of looming US ban
Juul announced Thursday it is immediately suspending sales of it popular fruity e-cigarette flavors ahead of a Trump administration policy that is expected to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market. Juul last year stopped selling its flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores amid pressure from the Food and Drug Administration. Trump administration officials said they would remove all flavored pods, including mint and menthol, leaving only tobacco flavored e-cigarettes on the market. Wells Fargo analysts estimate that flavors, including mint and menthol, represent about 80% of Juul's roughly $3.3 billion in sales over the past year. Correction: This article was updated to correct that it was the Trump administration that called for removing all flavors except tobacco from the market.cnbc.com
2019 Nobel Prize winners
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Austrian author Peter Handke, while the 2018 award, postponed from last year, was given to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. Handke won the award "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience." Tokarczuk won the 2018 award "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life." Hide Caption
Altria's chance of writing down its Juul investment has 'increased materially,' Fitch says
The chance that Altria writes down the value of its $12.8 billion investment in Juul has "increased materially" amid uncertainty around the e-cigarette industry, Fitch credit analysts say. Altria took a 35% stake in e-cigarette market leader Juul late last year to help offset declining sales in its main business, cigarettes. Altria's stake valued the start-up at $38 billion. "The probability Altria impairs the value of its 35% investment in Juul has increased materially due to considerably diminished and uncertain e-vaping growth prospects," Fitch analysts Bill Densmore and Carla Norfleet Taylor wrote in a note Tuesday. Fitch downgraded Altria's credit ratings two notches to BBB after Altria made the Juul investment because the deal increased Altria's leverage.cnbc.com
Eli Lilly confirms probe by New York's Attorney General over insulin prices
A box of Eli Lilly & Co. Humalog brand insulin delivery devices are arranged for a photograph at a pharmacy in Princeton, Illinois. Attorney general offices in Mississippi, Washington D.C., California, Florida, Hawaii, and Nevada are also seeking information on its pricing, Eli Lilly said in the filing. It also received a civil investigative demands from attorney general offices in Washington and New Mexico. Eli Lilly did not respond to requests for comment. Earlier this week, drugmaker Sanofi disclosed that it, Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk had received subpoena from New York's AG.cnbc.com
Mary Chapin Carpenter performs "Something Tamed Something Wild"
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter struck it big in 1987 with the release of her debut album, "Hometown Girl." Since then, the Princeton, New Jersey native has won five Grammy Awards and sold more than 14 million albums, including four number one singles. Her 14th and latest album, "The Things That We Are Made Of" is just out. She performs her new single, "Something Tamed Something Wild."cbsnews.com
Threats made against Obama's niece at Princeton
Threats made against Obama's niece at Princeton Leslie Robinson, the daughter of Craig Robinson, who is the brother of first lady Michelle Obama, is a freshman forward on Princeton's women's basketball team. Yesterday she received a threatening phone message, which prompted an immediate investigation and led to increased security. The Princeton Tigers had an undefeated season and there have been no security breaches to this point.cbsnews.com
Is your dream college overrated?
Is your dream college overrated? High school seniors will soon learn their futures, as colleges are posting acceptance and rejection letters. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni offers encouraging advice for students who don't get into the likes of Princeton or Stanford. Bruni joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be."cbsnews.com
Three Powerball winners to split $564 million jackpot
Three Powerball winners to split $564 million jackpot Winning tickets for Wednesday's Powerball jackpot were sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico. The prize was the fifth-largest lottery payout in U.S. history. Manuel Bojorquez reports from Princeton, Texas, where one winning ticket was sold.cbsnews.com