Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 10:00pm
Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation's epidemic, too. A new study says when patients were prescribed an overdose antidote along with those medications, they made fewer painkiller-related visits to the emergency room.
Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 9:00pm
Republicans in North Carolina's General Assembly have agreed on budget adjustments for the upcoming fiscal year containing sizeable average pay raises for all current teachers and across-the-board raises for state employees.
Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 8:50pm
The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for smuggling Alaska ivory to the Philippines, where items were carved into fish hooks then shipped back and passed off as made in Hawaii by local artisans.
Anna Gronewold, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 8:11pm
North Carolina lawmakers have re-included one historically black university in an experimental program to cut tuition to just $500 a semester for in-state students at some University of North Carolina campuses.
Tom Krisher and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 7:30pm
Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday.
Paul J. Weber, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 6:41pm
Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down major Texas abortion restrictions Monday also acknowledged a daunting reality: Women aren't soon likely to see new clinics replace the about 20 abortion facilities lost since 2013.
Kevin Freking, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 5:50pm
The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will pledge this week to rely on renewable energy to generate 50 percent of North America's electrical power by 2025, White House officials said Monday.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 5:00pm
In a case that could have big implications for dams and other development in the Northwest, a federal appeals court panel said Monday that Native American tribes have a right not only to fish for salmon, but for there to be salmon to catch — a ruling that affirms the duty of the United States to protect the habitat of the prized fish under treaties dating back more than 150 years.
Marc Levy, Associated Press | Posted Jun 27th - 4:50pm
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday striking down restrictive abortion regulations in Texas prompted a Pennsylvania state senator to announce he will seek repeal of a 2011 law that imposed expensive facility and staff expansions on clinics that perform abortions in the state.