Amazon said it expects to expand same-day drug delivery to...

Amazon said it expects to expand same-day drug delivery to more areas and has its eye on Long Island. Credit: Newsday/Amazon

Amazon, which has invested billions to carve out a foothold in the exploding online prescription market, has expanded its Amazon Pharmacy same-day drug delivery to New York City. The move puts it on par with rivals CVS and Walgreens, which have offered same-day delivery for several years.

Not all drugs are eligible for same-day delivery. Amazon said the available medications are for treating “flu, high blood pressure diabetes and other common conditions.”

Amazon said it expects to expand same-day drug delivery to more areas and has its eye on Long Island. Amazon Pharmacy senior public relations manager Jessica Bardoulas said Amazon is “very much looking at expanding to Nassau and Suffolk,” although there is no timetable yet.

A Cambridge University study found that ChatGPT-written essays often contain...

A Cambridge University study found that ChatGPT-written essays often contain “bland, clipped and objective style.” Credit: AP / Michael Dwyer

Essay questions

If you’re a teacher who sees many multisyllabic words and unnecessarily wordy sentences in a student’s essay, be suspicious. Moreover, “moreover” is also a warning. A Cambridge University study found that ChatGPT-written essays often contain “bland, clipped and objective style” along with redundant or superfluous words such as “true fact” or “unexpected surprise.” Other clues: numbered lists followed by colons and paragraphs starting with “however,” “moreover” and “overall.”

Banning the China-owned video-sharing app was supported by 49%, with...

Banning the China-owned video-sharing app was supported by 49%, with 28% against the ban and 23% unsure. Credit: AP / Jakub Porzycki

Strong support for TikTok ban

Nearly half of all Americans favor a ban of TikTok, according to an Economist/YouGov poll conducted last month. Banning the China-owned video-sharing app was supported by 49%, with 28% against the ban and 23% unsure. But the results were different among those who use the app — only 28% supported a ban. Overall, 53% said they have an “unfavorable view” of TikTok.

Power grid faces increased threats

U.S. power grids are facing heightened risks of cyber and physical attacks, according to the nation’s top reliability regulator. The increased threats come from hackers backed by North Korea, China and Russia, as well as the type of physical assault that happened at North Carolina substations in late 2022, said Jim Robb, chief executive officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corp., which sets federal standards. — BLOOMBERG NEWS

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