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Former Pompeo aide testifies; Senate talks impeachment trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment...

Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that three major drug...

The Latest: Day 1 of opioid lawsuit jury selection concludes

Oct. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in the first federal trial on the opioid crisis (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The first day of jury selection in a landmark federal opioid lawsuit in federal court in Cleveland has concluded. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster said both sides on Thursday will find...

Sexual harassment findings increase in Iowa executive branch

Oct. 16, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The number of known cases of sexual harassment committed by employees in Iowa's executive branch spiked last year after responsibility for conducting investigations was shifted to a central agency. The increase may be welcome news for advocates for sexual harassment victims, who had...

Florida's attorney general launching vaping investigation

Oct. 16, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general announced Wednesday that she will investigate more than 20 vaping companies that sell the products in the state, saying there's a growing epidemic of teens using the e-cigarettes. In a news conference at a Tampa high school, Moody said the investigation will...

Drug distributor shares spike on word of opioid settlement

Oct. 16, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

Shares of big drug distributors soared Wednesday on word of a potential settlement ahead of the first federal trial over the opioid crisis. Two people with knowledge of the negotiations, which have lasted months, confirmed to The Associated Press that McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Cardinal Health,...

Engineer claims he was fired for concerns about subs' hulls

Oct. 16, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The former engineer of a shipbuilding company claims he was fired for raising concerns about the hulls of U.S. Navy attack submarines. The Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia, reported Tuesday that Ari Lawrence is suing Huntington Ingalls Industries in federal court. The...

Family sues over plane crash that killed New Orleans anchor

Oct. 16, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The husband and children of a New Orleans reporter who died in a small plane crash this summer are now suing the plane's owner and engine manufacturer. The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune reports Glen Boyd and the children filed the lawsuit last week against owner Drug Fighters...

Investigators can't determine cause of supply company fire

Oct. 16, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — Maine's state fire marshal's office says the cause of a fire that destroyed a building supply company will remain undetermined. The fire torched McCormack Building Supply in Winslow last week. The fire marshal's office says investigators have determined the fire started near a...

Whistleblower accuses Bismarck clinic of kickback schemes

Oct. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The former CEO of a North Dakota clinic filed a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the facility of participating in kickback schemes that cost the federal government millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims. Jeffrey Neuberger alleges in his lawsuit that doctors from...