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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy, in Montpelier, Vt. Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday, May 16, 2019, seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin mean 45 states have now taken legal action in recent years against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Some of the states are also suing Richard Sackler, a former president and member of the family that owns the Connecticut-based firm. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
May 16, 2019 - 4:39 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that's now the leading cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The company, Connecticut-...
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May 16, 2019 - 4:30 pm
North Carolina health officials say two more people have died from the flu as the 2018-19 season nears the end. The death toll for the season is at 203, although the Department of Health and Human Services says some deaths related to the flu go undiagnosed or unreported. So far, 129 of the victims...
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FILE- In this April 11, 2019 file photo, Gov. Mike DeWine signs a bill imposing one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions, in Columbus, Ohio. Planned Parenthood and Ohio abortion clinics have sued to prevent the state’s restrictive abortion law from taking effect. The complained filed Wednesday, May 15 in federal court in Columbus says the ban of abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat is unconstitutional and would prohibit nearly all abortions in Ohio. A detectable heartbeat can come as early as five or six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant. (Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
May 15, 2019 - 3:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics sued Wednesday to thwart Ohio's latest and most restrictive abortion law, an anticipated move that's part of a national anti-abortion strategy to challenge the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The lawsuit is similar to legal fights in...
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In a May 10, 2018 photo, Sergeant at Arms Leta Edwards stands in the foreground as Democratic senators talk among themselves on the Senate floor on after the Senate failed to reach a quorum for the fourth straight day because of a Republican boycott in Salem, Ore. Republican senators began their walkout on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to protest an education-funding bill that imposes a tax on some businesses. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
May 13, 2019 - 8:51 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The sergeant-at-arms of the Oregon Senate had a new regular duty in recent days: Searching the state Capitol for Republican senators who had been staying away and brought the legislative body's business to a halt. The tactic by the minority Republicans is rare in Oregon, but has...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks during a news conference, in Plains, Ga. A spokeswoman says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has broken his hip. She said that Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 13, 2019 - 7:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his south Georgia home when he fell while leaving to go turkey hunting, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said. The 94-year-old former president was treated in Americus, Georgia, near his home in Plains, and was recovering...
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May 13, 2019 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A terrorism researcher has expressed concern to a federal court about the health of a toddler whose U.S.-born mother joined the Islamic State group and is now embroiled in a legal battle over whether the two of them can come to the United States. Anne Speckhard, director of the...
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Public Health of Curaçao epidemiologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth talks to reporters regarding the quarantined Church of Scientology ship docked in the port of Willemstad, Curacao, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Gerstenbluth said Saturday that some crew members and several passengers are required to stay on the 440-feet Freewinds ship until May 13 because they are still at risk of contracting measles after a female crew member was diagnosed with the disease. The rest of the passengers, about 300, are free to go. (AP Photo/Dick Drayer)
May 12, 2019 - 2:06 am
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine following a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said the group is required to stay on the 440-...
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May 10, 2019 - 10:04 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday struck down a Kentucky abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. The state's anti-abortion governor immediately vowed to appeal. U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. ruled that the 2018 law would create...
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May 10, 2019 - 5:04 am
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia county is one of 15 localities around the country chosen to participate in a national program to expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails. Chesterfield County will receive scholarships for five staff members to attend training...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks to the media in the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Russell rejoins the team after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
May 08, 2019 - 8:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs don't believe the 2016 All-Star has become a completely changed man since his ex-wife accused him of physical and emotional abuse. They do believe he's made positive strides, and with the Cubs needing an infielder for a depleted roster, Russell...
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