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UN says deal reached on committee for new Syria constitution

Sep. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday that a long-sought agreement has been reached on the composition of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria, an important step toward hopefully ending the more than eight-year conflict. The U.N. chief told...

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

Sep. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. According to...

What's ahead after the Purdue tentative settlement

Sep. 11, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wednesday's tentative $12 billion settlement by some state, local and tribal governments with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and the company's owners could shape efforts to reach a global settlement with other manufacturers, drug distributors and retailers in lawsuits...

Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

Sep. 9, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument stretching across the Utah-Colorado border that houses sacred tribal sites. Included in the Bureau of Land Management's September oil...

The Latest: Purdue Pharma says settlement negations continue

Sep. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Purdue Pharma's settlement negotiations (all times local): 8:25 p.m. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says it's continuing to negotiate a settlement over the toll of opioids, a day after some state attorneys general sent a letter to their colleagues saying talks with the...

Oh how sweet it isn't: Navajo president bans candy at parade

Sep. 6, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Oh how sweet it isn't. Thousands of people will line a highway on the Navajo Nation this Saturday for the largest Native American fair parade in the country. But children gripping grocery bags, pillow cases or empty flour sacks eager to scoop up candy might not get any. Rather than...

Ohio attorney general sues to stop upcoming opioid trials

Sep. 1, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Upcoming trials seen as test cases for forcing drugmakers to pay for societal damage inflicted by the opioid epidemic should be delayed until Ohio's own lawsuits against the drugmakers can be heard, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost argued in a lawsuit. Yost, a Republican, said attempts...

Cherokee Nation's council OKs pick for US House delegate

Aug. 30, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Tribal Council of the Cherokee Nation has unanimously approved the newly elected chief's selection to be the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based tribe says its 17-member council approved Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin...

OxyContin maker, governments in talks to settle lawsuits

Aug. 28, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — States and local governments are in talks to settle lawsuits with the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation's opioid crisis. Suits filed by more than 2,000 state, local and tribal governments...

What lies ahead following Oklahoma opioid judgment

Aug. 27, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

Oklahoma's $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson will likely be followed by more trials and legal settlements seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities. Monday's ruling could help shape negotiations over roughly 1,500 similar...