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The Latest: Trump defends ordering companies to leave China

Aug. 24, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies (all times local): 12:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is pushing back against those questioning whether he has the authority to order American companies to cut trade ties with China. Trump...

US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

Aug. 23, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent the S&P 500 to its fourth straight weekly loss. Stocks tumbled after President Donald Trump responded angrily on Twitter...

Deputies: Would-be robber high-fives clerk, leaves knife

Aug. 23, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a would-be robber laughed, dropped his knife and high-fived a South Carolina drugstore employee after she told him they didn't have any money or a specific brand of painkillers. Lancaster County Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Barfield said 63-year-old Gary Broome was...

West Virginia AG sues opioid makers, says they hid risks

Aug. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's top prosecutor filed suits Friday against the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs. The separate suits filed in Boone County, West Virginia, by Attorney General Patrick...

Markets Right Now: Markets shudder as trade tensions flare

Aug. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Markets are closing sharply lower after the latest escalation of the U.S.-China trade dispute. President Donald Trump said U.S. companies are "hereby ordered" to find an alternative to doing business with China...

Agent: Arizona's spike in seized fentanyl pills 'alarming'

Aug. 23, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Drug Enforcement Administration says more than 1.1 million fentanyl pills have been seized in the state this fiscal year. DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman says most pills seized so far in the year ending Sept. 30 were made to mimic oxycodone M-30 tablets. He says agencies...

Man accused of selling drugs at a Glendale convenience store

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested for allegedly selling marijuana out of his convenience store in Glendale. Phoenix police announced Thursday that 43-year-old Bejar Sadiq Abdulaziz was booked into jail on numerous felony charges, including selling narcotic drugs, possessing dangerous...

Man charged with homicide in overdose death of Anacortes man

Aug. 22, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A 23-year-old Friday Harbor man has been charged with controlled substance homicide after an Anacortes man died of an overdose of counterfeit drugs. The Skagit Valley Herald reports Logan Eby was also charged Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court with two counts related to the...

Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment

Aug. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials proposed Thursday to revamp stringent patient confidentiality regulations from the 1970s to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the goal is to...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and...