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Is OpenTable Slowly Dying?

September 3, 2017 |

It’s been almost 20 years since OpenTable launched in 1998. Now seating more than 23 million diners a month in 43,000 restaurants worldwide, it’s still a force to be reckoned with, but the New York Times details the company’s recent devaluation and other woes, and calls it a “power…
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Mother Clings to Dying Daughter After Overdose

August 20, 2017 |

Seven years of addiction, five overdoses, several detoxes, and giving up her son to adoptive parents didn’t prove to be enough to help 22-year-old Elaina Towery kick her heroin habit, reports the New York Daily News . Towery, of Howell, Mich., was found slumped over in a Burger King bathroom last…
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Older Workers Dying on the Job at a Higher Rate

August 2, 2017 |

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an AP analysis of federal statistics. It’s a trend that’s particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and keep working. The…
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Professor Nears 70 Marathons Heeding Wife’s Dying Wish

July 22, 2017 |

In 2003, as Christine Guetzloff was dying of ovarian cancer at the age of 34, she sat her husband down for an important conversation. “Tom, you need to do something—you’re just way out of shape,” she told the West Virginia State college chemistry professor. “Look at you, Tom. You’re…
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You Can Make Dying Army Vet’s Wish Come True

July 17, 2017 |

The wife of a military veteran suffering from a terminal illness is soliciting calls from strangers to brighten her husband’s last days. Lee Hernandez, an 18-year Army veteran who served in Iraq, is dying of an undiagnosed medical condition in hospice care at his home in New Braunfels, Texas, sight,…
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Docs Contradict China, Say Dying Dissident Can Leave

July 9, 2017 |

Two foreign specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo said Sunday that the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate can safely travel abroad for treatment, contradicting statements by Chinese experts who say a medical evacuation would be unsafe for China’s best-known political prisoner. Dr. Markus Buchler of Heidelberg University and Dr. Joseph Herman…
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Parents Sue 911 Dispatcher Who Hung Up as Son Was Dying

June 29, 2017 |

The parents of a 17-year-old who was killed in a drive-by shooting are suing the firefighter who hung up on his friend when she called 911 for help, Courthouse News reports. Jaydon Chavez-Silver was at a party in Albuquerque when he was shot in the chest in 2015; Esperanza Quintero,…
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Britain’s Top Court Won’t Let Dying Baby Go to US

June 9, 2017 |

The British parents of a dying 10-month-old have just one more chance to win permission to bring him to the US for experimental treatment. Chris Gard and Connie Yates filed an emergency appeal with the European Court of Human Rights after Britain’s Supreme Court ruled against them on Thursday, reports…
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Mom Shares Pic of Dying Son as a Plea

April 29, 2017 |

One mother in Canada is taking the heartbreak of losing her son to a fentanyl overdose and turning it into a poignant PSA on the dangers of the synthetic opioid. In a Facebook post, Sherri Kent shared a photo of her holding her dying 22-year-old son, Michael Kent, in his…
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