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The Latest: Suit: Firms didn't stop suspicious opioid orders

Jul. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on filings in a case in which local governments seek to hold the drug industry accountable for a nationwide opioid crisis (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Two Ohio counties suing over the toll opioids have taken say in a court filing that drugmakers and distributors ignored a...

The Latest: Mayor: No National Guard for telescope protests

Jul. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on protests of a telescope on Hawaii mountain (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Big Island Mayor Harry Kim says the state will order National Guard to stand down and that police will not immediately use force to remove peaceful telescope protesters blocking a road to the summit of...

Political standoff leaves suburban community with 2 mayors

Jul. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A dispute over the mayor's guilty plea to stealing campaign funds has left a suburban New York community with two men who claim to be mayor. The municipal government of Mount Vernon has been locked in a standoff since July 11, when the City Council ruled that Mayor Richard Thomas...

US to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico

Jul. 19, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of Mexico's most dangerous cities. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would implement its Migrant Protection Protocols in...

What to do about suspicious orders is focus in opioid case

Jul. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio counties are asking a judge to find that drugmakers and distributors were not allowed to ship suspicious orders of controlled substances to pharmacies. If a judge sides with the request from Cuyahoga and Summit counties, it would clear the way for their governments to assert...

2 Utah polygamous group members plead guilty in tax scheme

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group have pleaded guilty to charges filed in what prosecutors have called a $511 million tax credit scheme, according to documents made public Friday. Washakie Renewable Energy once described itself as the...

'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

Jul. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere. Safely entrenched in liberal, urban districts, Omar and most of her fellow "squad" mates of progressive Democrats have been posting impressive...

South Bend police to get body camera upgrades after shooting

Jul. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor is updating its police officers' body camera technology following the recent fatal police shooting of a black man. South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O' Neill fatally shot Eric Logan on June 16, but the...

Small plane with 4 aboard crashes north of NYC; all survive

Jul. 19, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a small plane with four people aboard crashed close to the Hudson Valley Regional Airport north of New York City where it was about to land. According to the Dutchess County executive's office, one person suffered serious injuries, a second a back injury and the...

Rock County Courthouse closed after chemical incident

Jul. 19, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The Rock County Courthouse was closed for the day after a chemical incident. The sheriff's office says a facilities management worker was mixing chemicals to treat water for the building's air cooling system at about 8:30 a.m. Friday when the fire alarm activated. Deputies began...