Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer Updated 3:53 am CDT, Thursday, April 25, 2019 FILE - This Feb. 13, 2009 file photo shows novelist Nora Roberts posing for a portrait in Boonsboro, Md. Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed “multi-plagiarism.” In papers filed Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Roberts alleged that Serruya’s books showed an extraordinary level of verbatim lifting and close paraphrasing. Roberts would donate any damages from the suit to a non-profit literacy program in Brazil. less FILE - This Feb. 13, 2009 file photo shows novelist Nora Roberts posing for a portrait in Boonsboro, Md. Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has ... more Photo: Rob Carr, AP … [Read more...] about Nora Roberts sues Brazilian author, cites ‘multi-plagiarism’
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Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:00 AM EDT Apr 2, 2019 A coffeehouse with a massive indoor playground in downtown Royal Oak, a new Panera Bread on Woodward Avenue and a dessert shop in Ferndale that sells a 16-layer cake are some of the new businesses open or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Royal Oak Panera Bread will close its downtown Birmingham bakery-cafe to open its first Royal Oak location at the much-anticipated Woodward Corners by Beaumont at 30955 Woodward Ave. “The parking in Royal Oak will be better for our guests and our employees,” said Birmingham Panera manager Yolonda Armstead. “Our area director has been looking at this for a while and decided not to renew the Birmingham lease.” Zoning laws prohibit the new 5,300-square-foot quick-service café from including a drive-thru, said Panera corporate spokeswoman Sara Gottman. It will offer delivery. Panera Bread will join Wahlburgers, Grabbagreen, … [Read more...] about New restaurants, shops, open or coming soon in Oakland County
By Jen Gunter | Marin Independent Journal correspondent PUBLISHED: March 4, 2019 at 4:58 am | UPDATED: March 4, 2019 at 5:02 am There is a new kid on the block supplement-wise, nutricosmetics. Think ingestible cosmetics — a totally modern take on the old saying that beauty lies within. These supplements claim to improve skin and hair from the inside, and they are quickly becoming a booming business thanks, in large part, to their widespread promotion on Instagram and YouTube. The nutricosmetics industry is projected to bring in a whopping $7.5 billion dollars a year by 2020. New frontier or fad? Scrolling through social media it is not hard to see how these products are racking up billions in sales. The Kardashian-Jenners, with their enormous reach as influencers, have promoted gummies that claim to “support hair growth.” And while these ladies all have beautiful hair, they also have stylists at their beck and call, may use apps that modify appearance, have far … [Read more...] about Are the Kardashian-Jenners right about how to get beautiful hair?
For Gov. Tim Walz to meet the wants and needs of the “One Minnesota” he envisions, the Democratic governor needs to raise and spend a lot of new money. Walz unveiled his inaugural budget proposal Tuesday and the two-year spending plan includes billions worth of spending and tax increases. “Minnesotans know they get what they pay for,” Walz said. “They are willing to invest, but they want to know that their money is being spent wisely.” State spending is already expected to grow by about $2 billion over the next two years if lawmakers do nothing new. Those costs are driven by inflation, population growth, and new and expanding programs and services. If Walz gets his way, the state budget would add $2 billion more in new spending and taxes would increase by $1.3 billion to pay for it, with the rest of the money coming from an existing surplus. Under Walz’s plan, the next two-year budget would jump from $45.5 billion to $49.5 billion with much of … [Read more...] about Walz budget goes big: billions in new spending, 20-cent gas tax increase
The Detroit News Published 11:55 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 Out with the old and in with the new doesn't quite fit Metro Detroit for 2019. The new year appears to be more of a transition period, as progress continues on major developments downtown. There isn't a glitzy arena opening or a skyscraper near completion. Motorists traveling over the Detroit River will still have to look to the Ambassador Bridge as the Gordie Howe International Bridge begins to take shape. For change, head west to Lansing, where a Democratic governor, attorney general and secretary of state take power. All eyes will be on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her work with the Republican-controlled Legislature. But many questions will likely be answered: Will Detroit finally show population gain? How will the new governor fix "the damn roads?" How will professional golf play out in its return to Detroit in June? Maybe 2019 should be greeted with a glass of whiskey from Two James instead … [Read more...] about 2019 in Michigan, Metro Detroit: What to expect