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The word humblebrag is displayed on a computer screen on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in New York. Merriam-Webster sums up the humble-brag nicely: “to make a seemingly modest, self-critical, or casual statement or reference that is meant to draw attention to one's admirable or impressive qualities or achievement.” The dictionary titans say the term has been around since 2002. It was later popularized by the comedian, TV producer and writer Harris Wittels, who died in 2015. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Either loudly sing your own praises or don’t in the new year, but let’s leave the humble brag behind, along with a few other oversaturated, cloying or just plain silly cultural quirks that deserve a big goodbye. Among them are pop-up shops, cancel culture and the ever-present “OK...
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This Oct. 8, 2019, photo shows a Chase Sapphire card in New York. On Friday, Dec. 6, The Federal Reserve releases its report on consumer borrowing for October. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing rose in October by the largest amount in three months, reflecting a big rebound in the category that includes credit cards. The Federal Reserve said Friday that borrowing increased by a seasonally adjusted $18.9 billion in October, up from a September increase...
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Two dead in Monroe County shooting
WILK NEWSROOM
December 06, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Authorities say a second person has died following a shooting that authorities say stemmed from an armed robbery during a purported drug deal. State police in Monroe County say the gunfire Wednesday in Chestnuthill Township left Dylan Beinert dead and two men critically wounded. The Coroner said 23...
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AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage were vaping liquids that contain THC, the high-...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, leaves a meeting with national intelligence inspector general Michael Atkinson about a whistleblower complaint, at the Capitol in Washington. As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, Rep. Chris Stewart is offering a proposal on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 that aims to achieve both goals. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 12:52 pm
As Democrats champion anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community and Republicans counter with worries about safeguarding religious freedom, one congressional Republican is offering a proposal on Friday that aims to achieve both goals. The bill that Utah GOP Rep. Chris Stewart plans to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Lauren Bruner, a survivor of the USS Arizona which was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, holds with a 1940 photo of himself at his home in La Mirada, Calif. Divers will place the ashes of Bruner in the wreckage of his ship during a ceremony this weekend in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Bruner died earlier in 2019 at the age of 98. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. He lived to be 98...
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Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg speaks to gun control advocates and victims of gun violence in Aurora, Colo., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The billionaire former New York City mayor unveiled a gun control policy just steps from one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 12:15 pm
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate. The New York billionaire unveiled his signature plan to end gun violence this week at an invitation-only event in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
AP Newsroom
December 06, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The last flu season to rev up...
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Fatal Shooting Victim Identified
WILK NEWSROOM
December 05, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Authorities have now identified the person killed in a shooting in Monroe County that also leaves two people critically injured. State police say 22-year old Dylan Beinart was found dead in a home on Silver Maple Road in Chestnuthill Township after they were called out to a shooting last night just...
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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
AP Newsroom
December 05, 2019 - 2:57 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including “mighty mice” for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of a brewery's malt house. The Dragon capsule also is delivering holiday goodies...
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