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Mylan CEO Heather Bresch will appear at a congressional hearing today related to huge price hikes for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment. The product’s price rose hundreds of dollars from $57 in 2007. Mylan also faces another issue stemming from its EpiPen sales contracts with schools. Gayle Manchin, The CEO’s mother, spearheaded an effort that encouraged states to require schools to buy epi-pens. The move helped to develop a near monopoly in school nurses’ offices.
If you stopped using your Samsung Note 7 after reports of the newly released phone has been exploding in flames for some users. . . Well, your wait for a replacement will soon be over: Models with an updated battery are arriving at most retailers today.
At least 12 Charlotte police injured in protests following officer-involved death of black man— police said he was armed and posed a threat. Officers were injured and a highway was shut down during the protests — the streets were quiet with no protesters in sight. Broken glass and rocks littered the ground where a police car had been vandalized. Less than 5 miles away, wooden pallets barricaded the entrance of a Wal-Mart that had apparently been looted.
A powerful explosion that leveled several buildings in the Greenwood neighborhood last March was caused by an improperly abandoned gas line. According to the investigation, it wasn’t sealed like it should have been.
Passengers on the Bremerton Ferry had to wait longer than normal when one of the boats broke down. This happened at around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. So there was only one boat running and the usual number of people needing to ride.