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.
Lisa Rathke, Associated Press | PostedMar 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.
Andre Penner and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | PostedMar 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.
David Bauder, Associated Press | PostedMar 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."
Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | PostedMar 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.
Sean Murphy and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press | PostedMar 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.
Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | PostedMar 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.
Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press | PostedMar 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.