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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein speaks to reporters in Raleigh, N.C. Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Stein, who was one of the negotiators, said late Friday that local governments did not accept a deal worth $48 billion in cash, treatment drugs and services. (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio, File)
Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trialNegotiations aimed at a major settlement of opioid lawsuits have ended for the day without a deal
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE--In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, Johnson said he has asked the department to conduct an internal investigation on himself after he was found lying down in a car. A passerby found Johnson early Thursday, and called 911. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers checked on Johnson's well-being and didn't observe any signs of impairment. Johnson drove himself home. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in carChicago's mayor says the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo, Matt Every, of the United States, watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. July 28, 2017. Every was suspended for 12 weeks Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, for what the PGA Tour said was a violation of its conduct policy on drugs of abuse. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Matt Every suspended 3 months for drug of abuseMatt Every suspended until January for what PGA Tour refers to as drugs of abuse
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 30, 2013, file photo, people walk along a corridor at the headquarters of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J. Johnson & Johnson is recalling one lot of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online.  The recall, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019,  comes as J&J fights thousands of lawsuits in which plaintiffs claim its iconic baby powder was contaminated with asbestos and that it caused ovarian cancer or another rare cancer.    (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
J&J recalls baby powder after trace asbestos found in bottleJohnson & Johnson recalls baby powder as a precaution after testing found asbestos traces in a single bottle
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Sept. 30, 2019, file photo shows a box of Maximum Strength Zantac tablets at a pharmacy in Miami Beach, Fla. Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, CanadaDrugmaker Sanofi latest to recall over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac because of possible contamination
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019 file photo, health workers dressed in protective gear begin their shift at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even though the number of confirmed cases has slowed in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergencyUN says deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo still qualifies as global emergency
The Associated Press1 day ago
European Medicines Agency recommends licensing Ebola vaccineThe European Medicines Agency has recommended that the world's first Ebola vaccine be approved, after its use in hundreds of thousands of people in Africa
The Associated Press1 day ago
Toxic Metals Found in 95% of Baby FoodsToxic metals now banned in pesticides still linger in our soil and water—and they are present in a frightening proportion of baby foods, according to a new study. Researchers at the Healthy Babies Bright Futures Foundation say arsenic, lead, mercury, or cadmium were found in almost all of the...
Newser1 day ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures while speakings during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with TrumpPelosi pushing drug price bill through the House despite falling out with Trump
The Associated Press1 day ago
Distraught Parents Sue Hospital Over Baby's DeathTwo babies had already died of a bacterial infection at Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center before Abel Cepeda was born—and yet, his parents say in a lawsuit against the hospital, precautions that could have saved their baby's life were not taken. Instead, Abel spent his first—and last—days of...
Newser1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, a man using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been nearly 1,500 cases and at least 33 deaths in the still mysterious outbreak. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Vaping-related illnesses still rising, though at slower paceNumber of vaping illnesses still rising, though at a slower pace
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 file photo, Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the company announced it will voluntarily stop selling its fruit and dessert-flavored vaping pods. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettesJuul Labs stops selling fruit and dessert flavors for its electronic cigarettes
The Associated Press2 days ago
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