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Costco, Whole Foods rise in Greenpeace rankings of grocery chains’ plastic use

March 1, 2021, 11:48am Business

Costco’s strides to reduce product packaging landed the Issaquah-based wholesale club at No. 6 on Greenpeace’s best-to-worst ranking of 20 large grocery chains’ progress in eliminating single-use plastics, three slots… Read story

Prince Philip moved to specialized London heart hospital

March 1, 2021, 11:46am Nation & World

Prince Philip was transferred Monday to a specialized London heart hospital to undergo testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition as he continues to be treated for an unspecified… Read story

 
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New Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, center, poses between WTO Deputy Directors-General Alan Wolff, left, and Karl Brauner upon her arrival at the WTO headquarters to takes office in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 1, 2021. Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes the reins of the WTO amid hope she will infuse the beleaguered body with fresh momentum to address towering challenges and a pandemic-fuelled global economic crisis.

New WTO chief pushes for vaccine access, fisheries deal

The new head of the World Trade Organization called Monday for a “technology transfer” when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines and urged member nations to…

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Catherine Castle stands on the porch of her home in downtown Paintsville, Ky., as floodwaters approach on Monday, March 1, 2021.  (Ryan C.

Heavy rains lead to rescues, road closures in Appalachia

Heavy rain across Appalachia has led to water rescues, mudslides, road closures and power outages, officials said.

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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.  Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021,  that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall, it's about 66% effective and also said J&J's shot, one that could help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two, is safe to use.

J&J’s COVID vaccine could protect millions – if people take it

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine could protect millions more Americans from contracting the coronavirus. The key will be assuring people that the single-shot vaccine is…

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