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AP: Purdue foreign arm caught up in opioid probe in Europe

May. 29, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

PARMA, Italy (AP) — The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They'd tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria. They heard him boast about his power to help Big Pharma make millions pushing painkillers, and about all the money they say...

AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

May. 29, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

PARMA, Italy (AP) — The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They'd tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria. They heard him boast about his power to help Big Pharma make millions pushing painkillers, and about all the money they say...

Putin hails new Russian laser weapons

May. 17, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that new types of laser weapons developed in Russia will significantly enhance the nation's military capability. Speaking during Friday's meeting with top officials, Putin specifically mentioned the Peresvet, the military's first laser weapon that entered service...

Bomb-laden drones of Yemen rebels threaten Arabian Peninsula

May. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Yemen rebel drone strike this week on a critical Saudi oil pipeline shows that the otherwise-peaceful sandy reaches of the Arabian Peninsula now are at risk of similar assault, including an under-construction nuclear power plant and Dubai International Airport, among...

Schools turn to apps, other tech to guard against shootings

May. 16, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to reduce the number of victims. Technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers...

Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

May. 15, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit Tuesday by drones, the Saudi energy minister said, as regional tensions flared just days after what the kingdom called an attack on two of its oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. While both U.S. President Donald Trump...

Experts see Russia fingerprints on North Korea's new missile

May. 10, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and has been actively trying to sell abroad for years. Ending a...

Pentagon: Chinese carrier likely to join naval fleet in 2019

May. 2, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is likely to enter into service this year, marking another advance in Beijing's ability to project influence well beyond its shores, the Pentagon said Thursday in an updated assessment of Chinese military power. The report to Congress...