Nation/World

Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Barbara Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment,...

National

Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against him, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have. Greitens was indicted in February on a charge of invasion...


World

Rebels in Syria's south brace for onslaught, fear wider war

Syria Southern Front

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Rebels in southern Syria who were once backed by the United States fear a new offensive by President Bashar Assad’s forces, one that risks igniting a wider conflict. A government push to the south could bring allied Iranian and Russian forces even closer to the increasingly...


National

Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday. The settlement between the U.S....


National

The Latest: Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

Missouri Governor Indicted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 10 a.m. A St. Louis judge has rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have. Circuit...


National

The Latest: Prince's doctor fined for illegal prescription

Prince Death Investigation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 10 a.m. A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim. The settlement comes as state...


National

Documents: Doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince will pay $30,000

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Documents: Doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince will pay $30,000 to settle federal civil claim.


World

Intruders thought stealing gold mace would disrupt Nigeria's parliament. It didn't work.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A group of intruders stormed into Nigeria’s senate on Wednesday, leaving lawmakers stunned after they absconded with their apparent prize: A ceremonial mace. Just a day later, police announced they had found the mace under an overpass in Abuja - releasing a statement...


Business , National

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Opioids Declining Prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show. Health data...


National

Beatrix Hamburg, adolescent psychiatrist who advanced concept of peer counseling, dies at

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Beatrix “Betty” Hamburg, a medical educator and researcher who was the first openly black student admitted to Vassar College, the first black woman to graduate with a medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine and who helped advance the concept of peer counseling...


World

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

South Korea Koreas Tension Ending the War

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn’t asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major...


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