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Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders

Jul. 19, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Companies that make and distribute opioids didn't abide by a requirement that they refuse to ship orders of the powerful prescription painkillers when they deemed them suspicious, helping fuel a national addiction and overdose crisis, two Ohio counties said in a legal filing Friday....

The Latest: Drugmaker: Email does not reflect company stance

Jul. 19, 2019 9:52 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): 9:50 p.m. A drugmaker says an email from a former employee telling a distributor to order more opioids even if they weren't needed is...

Ohio prosecutor argues video release would endanger judges

Jul. 18, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor said Thursday releasing security camera footage of a judge being shot and wounded would reveal a courthouse's critical security infrastructure and law enforcement response protocols if provided to The Associated Press. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane...

California pot seller asks court to void county delivery ban

Jul. 16, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden...

Man banished from Kansas in plea deal seeks to return

Jul. 15, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who was permanently banished from Kansas as a condition of his plea deal in a criminal case is seeking to return to the state with the help of an organization that says the punishment harkens back to "draconian penalties of Ancient Greece or the vigilante justice of the Old...

Latest: Oklahoma prosecutor calls drugmaker opioid 'kingpin'

Jul. 15, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries over the opioid crisis (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has described consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson as the "kingpin" company...

Immigrant appeals Nevada murder case to state Supreme Court

Jul. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four northern Nevadans are asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling upholding a grand jury's authority to indict him in Reno for two of the fatal shootings outside the county. Public defenders for Wilber...

Trial delayed for white man accused of killing black student

Jul. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A judge has granted a delay in the trial of a white man charged with murder and a hate crime in a black student's fatal stabbing. The Washington Post reports a Prince George's County Circuit Court judge granted the delay Thursday, 11 days before the trial of 24-year-old Sean...

Suspect in courthouse pipe bombs unsuccessfully sued county

Jul. 10, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man who federal agents said exploded two bombs outside a South Carolina courthouse had his lawsuit about poor jail conditions in the same county thrown out just days earlier. The Tuesday arrest of Michael Seabrooke caused a stir in Pickens County after he told agents he threw other...

Prosecutor: Probe of black man's shooting won't be rushed

Jul. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The special prosecutor who's investigating a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black man in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor said Tuesday that his probe won't be rushed and will take "as long as it takes." A St. Joseph County...