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OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.



Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.



Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71

Posted 2/12/2018 in National

A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country's second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside Moscow.



Congress votes to reopen government, passes budget deal

Posted 2/9/2018 in National

The House moved swiftly early today to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits.



Kelly in harsh spotlight after senior aide's resignation

Posted 2/9/2018 in National

Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly Thursday as questions swirled about his defense of a senior aide he fought to keep in a highly sensitive West Wing job despite accusations of spousal abuse from two ex-wives.



'Kryptonite' guitarist's family says doctor fed opioid habit

Posted 2/9/2018 in National

The family of a longtime guitarist for 3 Doors Down is accusing an Alabama doctor of fueling the rocker's opioid addiction before he died of a drug overdose.



Trump aims to reduce drug costs under Medicare

Posted 2/9/2018 in National

President Donald Trump will propose lowering prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries by allowing them to share in rebates that drug companies pay to insurers and middlemen, an administration official said Thursday.



Trump flirts with flashy military parade long eschewed by US

Posted 2/8/2018 in National

For generations, as America's authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States watched from afar, but did not emulate.



Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favor of 'Dreamers'

Posted 2/8/2018 in National

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants -- and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could.



Trump's bipartisan pitch long gone; now he's talking treason

Posted 2/7/2018 in National

President Donald Trump's call in the State of the Union address last week for a new era of bipartisan cooperation seems like a distant memory.



Pence: US to unveil 'toughest' sanctions on N. Korea

Posted 2/7/2018 in National

Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics.



Investors must make sense of a sudden drop in stock market

Posted 2/6/2018 in National

Stumble, fall or crash? Investors may be wondering what to make of the dramatic sell-off in the stock market after months of tranquility.



As stocks plunge, Trump hits Democrats for non-support on economy

Posted 2/6/2018 in National

President Donald Trump accused congressional Democrats on Monday of being "un-American" and perhaps even treasonous for refusing to cheer positive economic news during his State of the Union address.



House committee votes to release Democrats' classified memo

Posted 2/6/2018 in National

The House intelligence committee's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election spun further into charges and counter-charges among angry U.S. lawmakers and President Donald Trump as the panel voted to release a second classified memo about whether the FBI and Justice Department conspired against him.



House Republicans working on averting another shutdown

Posted 2/6/2018 in National

House Republican leaders have come out with a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation.



Hawaii emergency worker threatened after misleading photo

Posted 2/6/2018 in National

When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's emergency management agency office where he works as an operations officer.



Trump claims memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russia probe

Posted 2/3/2018 in National

President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russia ties.



Larry Elder: Had 'news' media done its job, Obama would not have become president

Posted 2/3/2018 in National

A photojournalist withheld publication of a 2005 photograph of a smiling then-Sen. Barack Obama with a beaming Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic, anti-white leader of the Nation of Islam.



Tax bill beginning to deliver bigger paychecks to workers

Posted 2/2/2018 in National

The contentious tax overhaul is beginning to deliver a change that many will welcome -- bigger paychecks.



Trump set to defy FBI, allow release of classified memo

Posted 2/2/2018 in National

Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said.



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