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How tramadol, touted as safer opioid, became 3rd world peril

Dec. 13, 2019 3:24 PM EST

KAPURTHALA, India (AP) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists. These pills, the world has been told, are safer than the OxyContins, the Vicodins, the fentanyls that have wreaked so much...

Jersey City attack being investigated as domestic terrorism

Dec. 13, 2019 12:45 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The couple who burst into a kosher market in Jersey City with assault weapons appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the...

6 to remain jailed in Denmark for alleged terror attack plot

Dec. 13, 2019 8:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six people who were arrested as part of what Danish authorities alleged was an Islamist-inspired attack plot have been ordered held in pre-trial custody for four weeks. Police in Denmark arrested 22 suspects in a series of raids across the Scandinavian country earlier this week,...

Wilde defends 'Jewell' reporter over sex-for-tips claims

Dec. 12, 2019 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie. In a series of tweets, Wilde called late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs...

Baghdad mob kills teen gunman and strings up his corpse

Dec. 12, 2019 2:18 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An angry mob killed a 16-year-old and strung up the corpse by its feet from a traffic pole after the teen shot and killed six people Thursday, including four anti-government protesters, Iraqi officials said. Dozens of people pointed their cellphones at the body dangling high above them in a...

Pakistan charges 250 lawyers for treason in hospital assault

Dec. 12, 2019 6:35 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday leveled “treason” charges against 250 lawyers who were part of a mob that stormed a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore the previous day, kicking and punching doctors and staff and trashing equipment and property, police said. Three patients at...

8 face custody hearing in Denmark for alleged violent plot

Dec. 12, 2019 4:03 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Eight people will face pre-trial custody hearings later Thursday, after “some 20 people” suspected of involvement in plotting Islamist extremist violence were arrested in a series of raids across Denmark. They are six men and two women, according to Danish media....

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 11:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...

US considers leaving smaller number of troops in Afghanistan

Dec. 11, 2019 4:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not...