Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental overdose, a coroner’s report just out has shown.
Petty died in October after he suffered a cardiac arrest at his Malibu home and was put on life support. He was 66.
The coroner’s findings showed Petty had a mix of prescription painkillers, sedatives and an antidepressant in his system, including fentanyl and oxycodone. An accidental overdose of fentanyl was also determined to have killed the singer Prince in April 2016.
Petty’s accidental overdose occurred on the same day the rocker found out his hip was broken after performing some 50 shows with a less serious injury, his family said. Petty’s wife, Dana, and daughter, Adria, released the results of the autopsy via a statement Friday on his Facebook page and the Tom Petty website.
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What’s open and what’s closed during a government shutdown The federal government partially shut down for the first time since 2013 early Saturday, after a House-passed funding bill could not clear the Senate amid wrangling over immigration and spending.
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Here’s a list of some of the government agencies and services that will be closed, and those that will continue to function during a shutdown.
Most FDA safety activities
IRS will halt most audits and won’t issue refunds
FAA’s aircraft registry will close, halting the delivery of new aircraft and the sale of used ones
Federal courts
Social Security benefits
Veterans hospitals
USDA food inspections
Justice Department’s law-enforcement activities/special counsel’s Russia investigation
Customs and Border Protection
TSA and air-traffic controllers
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ADM makes takeover approach to Bunge, setting up possible bidding war with Glencore Archer Daniels Midland Co. has made a takeover approach to Bunge Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter, setting up a possible bidding war after Glencore PLC earlier made an overture to the agricultural powerhouse.
Details of the ADM ADM, +1.19% approach are unclear, and it is possible neither company would succeed in buying Bunge BG, +11.37% , which had a market value of about $9.8 billion as of Friday afternoon. ADM’s valuation was $22.6 billion.
Bunge shares were up 11% at 4 p.m. Friday after The Wall Street Journal reported the approach.
Mining conglomerate Glencore GLNCY, -0.18% approached White Plains, N.Y.-based Bunge, which ranks among the world’s largest traders and processors of crops like soybeans and corn, the Journal reported in May. The two companies have a standstill arrangement that temporarily prevents Glencore from making a hostile bid for Bunge. It is unclear whether th..Read More →

My ex-husband took $15,000 from our daughter’s 529 plan and bought a $10,000 car with her inheritance Dear Moneyist,
My ex-husband admitted to taking money out of our daughter’s 529 plan: $15,000 to pay legal fees. He had and still has numerous accounts with a few hundred thousand dollars which are savings and retirement plans. Is it legal for him to take money out of our daughter’s 529 plan if he had his own money to use?
That’s not all. In 2017, a judge ordered that he open a joint account with me for a $10,000 inheritance our daughter received from his dad when he passed away in 2016. He refused and, in December 2017, he bought a car. He told our daughter she could have a driver’s license in July 2018.
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He is a licensed broker. Is it legal for him to be taking money from our daughter and using it for his own personal gain? The $10,000 he put into a Chase account in h..Read More →

Shutdown all-but certain at midnight as spending bill lacks votes Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted late Friday it “wasn’t looking good” for resolving a pending government shutdown. A House-passed bill that would keep the federal government operating through mid-February did not have enough votes to pass the Senate late Friday, making a shutdown at midnight all-but certain.
If a deal isn’t struck in less than an hour, the federal government would partially shut down for the first time since 2013.
Democrats have demanded that a funding bill address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Donald Trump has ordered an end to. Democrats want to extend the program, which spares certain undocumented immigrants from deportation.
A shutdown Saturday would coincide with Trump’s one-year anniversary in office.
Earlier Friday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said he and Trump had made some progress after a meeting in the Oval Office.
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The Uber-Waymo trial will be more boring than we thought, if it still happens The highly anticipated courtroom drama between a Silicon Valley tech titan and an ambitious ride-hailing upstart may end up hinging completely on arcane details about one crucial technology on the companies’ self-driving vehicles, thanks to a ruling this week—if that decision doesn’t lead to a last-minute detente.
Jury selection is set to begin Jan. 31 in the continuing civil litigation between belligerents Alphabet Inc.-owned Waymo and Uber Technologies Inc., nearly a year after the case was first filed. Alphabet GOOGL, +0.66% GOOG, +0.68% has accused Uber of stealing 14,000 confidential documents, through the acquisition of a company started by former Waymo employee Anthony Levandowski, who allegedly downloaded the files before he left the company.
The legal fight has already been a lurid affair involving alleged corporate espionage, a young company’s bare-knuckle approach to business, and dramatic court..Read More →

Putin enjoys ‘great’ dip in icy water of Lake Seliger in northwest Russia So, Russian President Vladimir Putin, how does it feel to plunge shirtless into an iced-over lake in northwestern Russia on a 20-degree Fahrenheit day in January? As brutal as it sounds?
‘No, it’s great.’ Vladimir Putin Putin, 65, was marking the Orthodox Epiphany late Thursday with the icy, ritual dip, as he’s done less publicly on a number of occasions, as his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, reportedly told the Guardian.
This time around, Putin, who’s standing for re-election in March, welcomed Russian TV coverage of the event, in which, according to the Guardian, up to 2 million adherents of the country’s traditional religious denomination participate annually at sites all around the country as well as in neighboring Ukraine and other countries — to wit:

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