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Sackler-owned opioid maker pushes overdose treatment abroad

Dec. 15, 2019 10:07 PM EST

The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,” the slogan on its walls said. Some conference attendees were stunned when they saw the company logo: Mundipharma, the...

Court sides with Colorado supermax prison in censorship case

Dec. 15, 2019 12:31 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court in Denver has ruled that officials at a supermax prison in Colorado sufficiently changed their policies and corrected their mistakes after refusing to distribute a magazine that provides legal information to inmates. The three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit...

Sackler-owned opioid maker goes global with OD treatment

Dec. 15, 2019 12:58 AM EST

The gleaming booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,” the slogan on its walls said. Some conference attendees were stunned when they saw the booth’s company logo:...

NYC paying $625K to mom whose baby was ripped away by police

Dec. 14, 2019 12:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will pay $625,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by a mother whose toddler was yanked from her arms by police in a widely seen online video, the city's Law Department said. Jazmine Headley sued the city in August alleging trauma and humiliation and seeking unspecified damages over...

Louisiana sues California over alligator ban

Dec. 14, 2019 9:29 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is suing the state of California over its decision to ban the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important Louisiana industry and ultimately could hurt the state's wetlands. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Louisiana said the economy surrounding...

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed

Dec. 13, 2019 6:56 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state. The judge sided with three voters...

US Steel agrees to pay $8.5M to settle air pollution lawsuit

Dec. 13, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a 2017 class-action lawsuit that accused the steelmaker of negligence in allowing air pollution emissions from its Clairton Coke Works. The proposed agreement was filed in Allegheny County Court and a hearing on it was...

State to pay $400K in kidnapping, sexual assault case

Dec. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EST

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has settled a lawsuit brought by a New Hampshire woman police say was kidnapped along with her 4-year-old son and sexually assaulted by a man who believed to have run away from a Vermont addiction treatment center. The woman sued the state of Vermont and the center for not...

Suit: Pilot tried to warn before dozer killed pot suspect

Dec. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

The family of a marijuana suspect who wound up dead under the treads of a bulldozer commandeered by Pennsylvania State Police has filed an amended lawsuit that raises new questions about the agency's tactics. The family is suing state police, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and others. The suit accuses police of...

County settles jail lawsuit but also faces new inmate claim

Dec. 13, 2019 11:36 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio county facing federal and state investigations and lawsuits over the treatment of inmates at its troubled jail in Cleveland agreed to settle one claim Thursday even as another one was filed. Cuyahoga County agreed to pay Corrionne Lawrence, 25, $140,000 to settle a federal lawsuit...