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The Latest: Firm in opioid lawsuit: We have checks in place

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 5:06pm

The Latest on a Vermont lawsuit against two pharmaceutical distributors (all times local):

Judge dismisses some of Levine's claims against Met Opera

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:54pm

A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year.

UN rights experts decry Big Finance moves in housing market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:20pm

Two independent U.N. human rights experts are denouncing moves by big investment firms to buy up affordable and low-income homes to the detriment of tenants, singling out one by name: Blackstone Group.

The Latest: Apple wins a round in iPhone patent dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:13pm

The Latest on the U.S. International Trade Commission's findings in cases alleging Apple's iPhones infringed on technology owned by Qualcomm (all times local):

Vermont sues 2 prescription opioid distributors

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:09pm

Vermont filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two pharmaceutical distributors, accusing them of selling ever-increasing amounts of prescription opioids in the state while failing to effectively monitor and control the sales and acknowledge the quantity of pills was outpacing the need.

NY federal judge sets April 4 hearing in Musk contempt case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:06pm

A federal judge in New York will hold oral arguments next week in the government's contempt-of-court case against Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Southwest 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:37pm

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max made a safe emergency landing Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after experiencing an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The Latest: Senate kills proposal to take up Green New Deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:59pm

The Latest on the Green New Deal (all times local):

Pharmaceutical Roche latest to add to Brazil's economic woes

Andre Penner and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:46pm

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Tuesday it will stop producing medicines at its Rio de Janeiro unit in Brazil, a new blow to a country whose economy appears to be in its most sluggish decade in 120 years.

Google, McClatchy collaborating on local news experiment

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:46pm

Google and the McClatchy publishing company say they will work together on an experiment launching three digital-only outlets to provide local news in U.S. communities that are currently news "deserts."

Bed Bath & Beyond soars, Carnival sinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:27pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Apples wins 1, loses 1 in battle over iPhone technology

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:13pm

A mind-bending battle over some of the technology used in iPhones became even more muddled Tuesday when a federal trade agency handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm.

Russian ex-minister arrested on fraud charges

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:43pm

A former Russian government minister has been arrested on charges of embezzling $62 million, fueling speculation about possible fallout for the prime minister who was his political patron.

Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:39pm

The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats.

Push renewed to elevate White Sands to national park status

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:24pm

The push to elevate a vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in New Mexico to national park status was renewed Tuesday as members of the state's congressional delegation reintroduced legislation aimed at boosting the profile of the already popular tourist destination.

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

Sean Murphy and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:13pm

The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.

Tennessee counties eye vote paper trail; state stays neutral

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:03pm

Amid growing national concerns about election security, Tennessee's three largest counties plan to begin using voting machines that produce a verifiable paper trail in time for the presidential primaries in March 2020, whether the Republican-led state requires it or not.

Georgia joins effort to fund menstrual products in schools

Sanya Mansoor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:49pm

Every weekday at a middle school near Atlanta, a half-dozen or so students visit the school nurse to get sanitary pads.

Oklahoma attorney general confirms $270M settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit over drugmaker's role in opioid crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:41pm

Oklahoma attorney general confirms $270M settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit over drugmaker's role in opioid crisis.

California crab fisheries to close early to protect whales

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:24pm

California crab fisheries will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state's coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales, officials announced Tuesday.