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Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against Sacklers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:37pm

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the company.

Prosecutor son's job prompts turning over telescope arrests

Jennifer Sinco Kellleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:02pm

To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Hawaii attorney general's office will take over prosecution of protesters arrested for blocking construction of a giant telescope.

Report: Cleanup of abandoned oil, gas wells could cost US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:34pm

A U.S. government watchdog agency says taxpayers could potentially face hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands.

Wyoming governor approaches Mexico about exporting coal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:05pm

Wyoming's governor has approached Mexican government officials about the possibility of using their ports to export the state's coal to overseas markets.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:51pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation.

25 Californians charged with $150M in health care fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:43pm

Twenty-five Southern California doctors and others are accused of billing Medicare and other health plans for $150 million in fraudulent charges.

Report: More people are supporting nonprofit news sites

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:55pm

Nonprofit news organizations are one of the few growth areas in the troubled field of journalism. A new report out Wednesday suggests that they are broadening their base of financial support to take in more individual donations.

Utah representative to resign, citing busy work schedule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:49pm

Rep. John Knotwell has announced his resignation from the Utah Legislature at the end of September.

$6.7M damages for death from exploding garbage truck tire

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:35pm

A Louisiana judge says Goodyear must pay more than $6.7 million in damages in the death of a garbage truck driver killed in 2014 when a tire he was inflating exploded.

Reno mayor announces plan to jump start housing construction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:15pm

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve (SHEE'-vee) has announced an ambitious plan to jump start the construction of 1,000 homes in 120 days.

Judge temporarily blocks provisions of 'riot boosting' law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:51pm

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of parts of new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Analysts: Weapons in Saudi attack similar to Iranian ones

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:48pm

Analysts say a cruise missile and drone fragments recovered from an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry bear similarities to Iranian-manufactured weapons.

Democrats block Pentagon funding bill as Senate leaders feud

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:34pm

Senate Democrats have blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud by the chamber's leaders over the rules of engagement for translating this summer's hard-won budget deal into binding legislation.

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:28pm

Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are telling Congress they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred.

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

Tom Krisher and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:48pm

The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members.

Former Odebrecht executive found dead in Rio apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:45pm

A former top executive at Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht who was an informant in the country's vast anti-graft probe has been found dead in his Rio de Janeiro apartment.

Safety Razor Shave Club Offers the One Dollar per Month Shave Consumers Never Got From Other Shave Clubs

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:12pm

the one dollar per month shave they were promised but never received.

FedEx shares tumbles after company lowers full-year outlook

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:11pm

FedEx shares tumbled after the delivery giant blamed slowing economic growth and trade tension for a disappointing quarter and cut its forecast of full-year earnings.

Governor signs law on protections for Uber drivers, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:07pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed sweeping legislation aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers and workers in other industries.

The Latest: Twisters from Imelda remnants cause minor damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:03pm

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