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NY lawmakers consider limit on opioid drug prescriptions

Kassie Parisi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 11:50am

New York lawmakers are considering legislation to limit the amount of prescription opioid drugs patients can get after an initial visit to the doctor's office, part of an effort to reduce the amount of pills that accumulate in medicine cabinets and help fuel a statewide addiction crisis.

Silpada says outdated business model led to closing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 11:21am

A Lenexa-based jewelry company that was one of the Kansas City area's more successful startups has announced plans to close.

Pocatello company proposes Potlatch wood pellet mill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 11:00am

A Pocatello-based company wants to operate a wood pellet plant in northern Idaho that has been closed since 1981.

Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:41am

Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.

Eastern Kentucky University closing Somerset campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:40am

Eastern Kentucky University is closing a satellite campus in Somerset.

Device, drug firms spent $3.8M in Treasure Valley in 2014

Audrey Dutton, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:40am

Robert Wechsler calls himself "the Rain Man of epilepsy for Idaho." A neurologist who specializes in seizure disorders, Wechlser also says that because of his work with the pharmaceutical industry, he is something of a "hired gun ... who comes in and talks about a drug."

Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU

Harold Heckle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:40am

Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British territory on Spain's southwestern tip said Sunday.

Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:50am

Israeli media reported Sunday that a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.

Boil-water alerts in Texas on the rise for many reasons

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:00am

A glass of drinking water hasn't been easy to come by lately for the 320,000 people in Corpus Christi.

Schools to begin monitoring students from military families

Jane Meredith Adams, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:50am

Schools across the country are preparing to formally track students from military families, monitoring their academic progress as they move from military base to military base and state to state, under a new provision in the federal education law.

Uganda, South Korea leaders sign co-operation agreements

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:00am

Uganda and South Korea signed cooperation agreements Sunday that officials here hope will lead to transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program.

Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:50am

Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV's TLC to the Internet's YouTube.

College in Ohio plans customer service training for workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:50am

The president of the University of Toledo says about 200 of its employees will undergo customer service training this summer.

Kuwait food firm Americana says deal off to sell big stake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:40am

Kuwait Food Company says a planned deal involving the sale of a majority stake in the company has been called off after the parties involved failed to reach an agreement.

CNN contributor Van Jones to speak at Middlebury graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:30am

Vermont's Middlebury College graduates its Class of 2016 this weekend and CNN political contributor Van Jones will be the commencement speaker.

Israel arrests Palestinian suspects in Jerusalem bus attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:30am

Israel's internal security service says it has arrested six Palestinians from the West Bank suspected of preparing explosives and planning the bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem that wounded 21 Israelis last month.

Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:00am

German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela.

Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:20am

A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man "washed" by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned Asian man.

Gold Rush Dancer wins Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:51pm

Gold Rush Dancer won the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita on California Gold Rush Day for state bred or sired horses.

Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:31pm

A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo's director said.