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Mega Millions Has Its Newest Billionaire

Winning ticket for $1.58B Mega Millions jackpot was purchased at a Publix in Neptune Beach

(Newser) - Someone in Florida won a $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, ending a stretch of lottery futility that had lasted for nearly four months. A Publix grocery store in Neptune Beach sold the winning ticket, according to the Florida Lottery. The winning numbers drawn were: 13, 19, 20,...

Publix Wouldn't Write Pro-Trans Message on Cake

Grocery store reps have since apologized over incident at Orlando-area bakery

(Newser) - Having a message written on a cake at a Publix bakery doesn't typically make national headlines. Two representatives of a nonprofit advocacy group, however, say a day that should have been filled with joy was soured by a refusal to honor the wording they asked for at an Orlando-area...

Sources: Guilfoyle's $60K Jan. 6 Fee Paid by Charlie Kirk's Group

Publix heiress reportedly ponied up cash used for Guilfoyle's speech to Turning Point Action

(Newser) - Kimberly Guilfoyle was indeed paid $60,000 for her speech introducing fiance Donald Trump Jr. at Jan. 6's "Stop the Steal" rally, as claimed by a member of the House committee leading the hearings about the Capitol riot—but that money apparently didn't come from the Trump...

Kimberly Guilfoyle Spoke for 150 Seconds on Jan. 6, Got $60K

She introduced Trump Jr. at 'Save America Rally'

(Newser) - Kimberly Guilfoyle introduced Donald Trump Jr. at the "Save America" or "Stop the Steal" rally held on the Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021, shortly before a mob of rioters stormed the US Capitol. For the two and a half minutes she was on stage, the Trump campaign adviser,...

Disney, Walmart Change Vaccination Rules

Companies want to see more masks worn, as well

(Newser) - Walmart is requiring all workers at its headquarters, as well as its managers who travel within the US, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4. The retailer also is reversing its mask policy for its employees in stores, clubs, distribution facilities, and warehouses, the AP reports. Going forward, they...

Palm Beach Publix Shooting Leaves Grandma, Toddler Dead

Suspect then turned the gun on himself

(Newser) - A 55-year-old man walked into a Publix grocery store in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday and shot dead a woman and her grandson in the produce section, police say. The suspect, Timothy J. Wall, then fatally shot himself, the Palm Beach Post reports. "There is no known motive or...

60 Minutes Under Fire Over Story on DeSantis
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60 Minutes Sees Backlash Over Story on DeSantis

Florida Democrats join those saying negative piece about vaccine distribution is off base

(Newser) - 60 Minutes aired a damning story about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sunday, and it continues to reverberate. But this time, the backlash seems to be more against 60 Minutes instead of its target. Even Democrats in the state are coming to the defense of the Republican governor. Coverage:
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60 Minutes Confronts DeSantis on Publix Vaccine Deal

Fla. governor denies 'pay to play' deal for chain after $100K campaign donation

(Newser) - Florida's reservoir emergency isn't the only reason the state's governor is finding himself in headlines again. Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes featured a report by Sharyn Alfonsi, which criticized vaccine rollouts in the Sunshine State under Ron DeSantis, per the Hill . The report specifically looked...

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Mom Miffed at 'Summa --- Laude' on Graduation Cake

Publix's online system omitted 'cum' because it deemed the word 'profane'

(Newser) - Jacob Koscinski was certainly worthy of a grand graduation cake: The 18-year-old earned a 4.79 GPA in his Christian-based home-school program and is now set to head to North Carolina's Wingate University later this year on a full scholarship. But per WCIV , when partygoers got their first glimpse...

Deaf Publix Worker Didn't Hear Customer. Then, a Hit on Her Back

Liberty Gratz says female customer couldn't be identified

(Newser) - Publix employee Liberty Gratz is deaf and partially blind, so she normally interacts with customers using pen and paper. She's now on the lookout for one customer who she says didn't give her that opportunity. Using American Sign Language translated by her mother, 21-year-old Gratz tells WRIC she...

America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores

Publix, Wegmans top Marketforce's list

(Newser) - Aldi doesn't need a $1.6 billion revamp to best competitor Whole Foods—at least when it comes to Americans' opinions. Aldi comes in at the No. 5 spot on Marketforce 's list of America’s favorite grocery stores, with Whole Foods at No. 10. Marketforce polled nearly...

5 Best, 5 Worst Company Reputations

Congrats, Amazon

(Newser) - Congrats, Amazon. The company has the best reputation among American consumers, according to 24/7 Wall St. , which lists the companies with the best and worst reputations based on the 2017 Harris Poll and American Customer Satisfaction Index. The top five in each category, with a reputation score out of 100:...

After Teens Found Dead Behind Publix, an Arrest

But police aren't giving a possible motive

(Newser) - A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Georgia in connection with the murder of two 17-year-olds behind a Publix grocery store, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The bodies of Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis were found by a delivery driver Monday in Roswell; each had been shot in the head. According...

2 Teens Shot in Head Behind Grocery Store

Their parents believed they were home in bed at the time

(Newser) - Two 17-year-old high school students were found dead behind a Georgia grocery store Monday morning, each with a single bullet wound to the head, WGCL reports. A delivery driver found the bodies of Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis around 6am behind a Publix grocery store in Roswell. According to WSB...

Publix Heiress Gives $800K to Fight Medical Pot

Carol Jenkins Barnett helped defeat Florida measure in 2014

(Newser) - One of Florida's richest women is donating big time to keep medical marijuana out of the state. The trust of Carol Jenkins Barnett, daughter of the founder of the Publix supermarket chain, has donated $800,000 to the Drug Free Florida group, which is fighting a legalization measure on...

2 Trucks Plummet Off Georgia Bridge Onto Highway

A Publix truck and a tanker with 8K gallons of fuel ended up on road below

(Newser) - Lunch hour got messy in Georgia today when two tractor-trailers drove right off an I-285 bridge and onto busy state highway 400, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Three people were sent to area hospitals, and the Sandy Springs Police Department warned that lane closures—which include all northbound lanes of 400...

America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores

Trader Joe's takes the cake ... or the Speculoos Cookie Butter

(Newser) - America's most beloved grocery store is once again Trader Joe's. That's the conclusion of Market Force Information , which surveyed 7,200 people on 14 grocery chains. It's the third consecutive year Trader Joe's has taken the top spot, with Publix once again nipping at its...

Grocery Chain Offers Free Rx Meds
Grocery Chain Offers Free
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Grocery Chain Offers Free Rx Meds

Publix pharmacies will dispense 7 antibiotics at no cost

(Newser) - Pharmacies in Publix supermarkets across five Southern states will distribute seven antibiotics free to patients with prescriptions, the chain said today. The CEO allows that one goal is to drive customer traffic, but it's also an example of the private sector assisting access to affordable health care, the AP reports....

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