Pepsi is ditching plastic bottles for some of its products in an attempt to reduce plastic waste, WTVD reports.
As early as 2020, Pepsi’s Aquafina water will be sold in aluminum cans at restaurants. The company is still working out the details of a rollout to retail stores.
“Tackling plastic waste is one of my top priorities and I take this challenge personally,” Pepsi CEO Ramon Laguarta said in a statement. “We are doing our part to address the issue head on by reducing, recycling and reinventing our packaging.”
Pennsylvania is poised to roll out its own online health insurance exchange to take the place of the one run by the federal government for the state’s residents since 2014, saying it can save money for hundreds of thousands of policy-buyers.
The Republican-controlled Legislature gave final approval Friday to legislation authorizing the move, after Gov. Tom Wolf had pressed for the bill’s passage this month in the hope that its savings measures can take partial effect in 2020 and full effect in 2021.
Cardiologist Dr. Ron Blankstein just authored a study showing the heart attack rate among Americans under the age of 40 is rising dramatically, even though heart attack rates across the board have been falling.
“These are often individuals when they have symptoms they may not think this is a heart attack, again it’s not on their radar at all,” Blankstein said.
The study found that about one in five heart attack victims were under the age of 40 and that number has increased every year for the past decade.
Wendy and Marty talk with the former Pittsburgh Public Works Director, Rob Kaczorowski, to discuss why the citizens of Pittsburgh might be seeing a tax increase next year.
A federal judge on Friday issued a ruling blocking the Trump administration from tapping billions of dollars in military funds to construct a wall on the United States’s southern border.
U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam issued the permanent injunction in a California federal court, after initially ruling last month to temporarily halt the administration’s use of military funds for the border wall.President Trump declared a national emergency earlier this year in order to divert roughly $6 billion in Defense Department funds toward border wall construction. Friday’s ruling blocks the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds for a border wall.
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A series of hit-and-run incidents on U.S. Route 30 in Hempfield left several vehicles damaged Thursday evening, according to Westmoreland 911 dispatch.
State police responded to the scene, on Route 30 between Georges Station Road and Humphrey Road, and had someone pulled over, according to dispatch.
Three vehicles were struck, and several people had to be checked out, dispatch said. It was unclear whether any had to be transported to the hospital.
Responding were fire departments from West Point, Bovard, Greensburg and Hempfield No. 2.
A Port Authority of Allegheny County bus was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon, leaving seven people with injuries, a Port Authority spokesperson said.
NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo host 2020 presidential candidates in two primary face-offs, Wednesday June 26th and Thursday June 27th, live from Miami. Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart moderate.
- Biden vs. Bernie: It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the Democratic frontrunner (Joe Biden) versus the man who’s been in second or third in the polling (Bernie Sanders). And it’s easily the party’s central ideological fight (Obama-era pragmatism versus Sanders’ democratic socialism).
- Harris vs. Buttigieg: Night Two also features two other top-tier Democrats – Kamala Harris (someone who’s long been considered a contender to be the party’s ultimate presidential nominee) and Pete Buttigieg (who’s had the most surprising rise so far of the Dem race). Can either of them steal thunder from Biden and Bernie?