Archive: 12/28/17: Thursday
Actress Rose Marie Of 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Fame Dies At 94Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and a show business lifer who began as a bobbed-hair child star in vaudeville and worked for nearly a century in theater, radio, TV and movies, died Thursday. She was 94. Marie had been resting in bed at her Los Angeles-area home when she died and was found by a caretaker, said family spokesman Harlan Boll. “Heaven just got a whole lot funnier” was posted atop a photo of Marie on her websit...
Apple Apologizes For Slowing Down Old iPhones, Cuts Battery Price
After an eight-day uproar since news first broke that Apple intentionally slowed down older iPhone models to save battery life, the company apologized Thursday and said it will be reducing the price of a replacement battery to $29 from $79 for iPhone 6 and later models.
Even Low Levels Of Air Pollution Could Be Deadly For Seniors
Even levels of air pollution deemed "safe" by U.S. government standards may shorten the life spans of seniors, new research suggests. In fact, hundreds of older Americans may die prematurely each year due to the effects of dirty air, the study found.
Enjoy Those Tax Cuts, Before They Disappear
It's a Christmas gift the middle class might want to give back in a few years. The Republican tax overhaul bestows an initial infusion of cash on nearly every taxpayer in 2018. That extra income is likely to please millions of households, support consumer spending and perhaps give the economy a short-term lift.