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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the briefing room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs

Nov. 20, 2020 5:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs. But in a time of political uncertainty, it’s hard to say whether the rules will withstand expected legal...

An election worker sorts mail-in ballots at the Multnomah County Duniway-Lovejoy Elections Building Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oregon voters approve ‘magic’ mushrooms for therapeutic use

Nov. 4, 2020 12:40 AM EST

Voters in Oregon have passed a measure legalizing controlled, therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms, as well as a measure decriminalizing possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD, oxycodone and some other drugs. They’ve also approved measures on cigarette taxes and political contributions....

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018 file photo Sen Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., poses for a photo in his office in Portland, Ore. Merkley faces Republican Jo Rae Perkins in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Andrew Selskey,File)

Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley wins US Senate reelection

Nov. 4, 2020 12:31 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrat U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has won the Oregon seat that he was first elected to in 2008. Merkley defeated Republican Jo Rae Perkins, who made national headlines this year for her support of the wide ranging and baseless QAnon internet conspiracy theory and “science...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pitt-Greenville Airport, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's election-eve drug discounts for seniors get snagged

Oct. 16, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to mail millions of seniors a $200 prescription savings card has hit legal and budget roadblocks, making it unlikely the government can carry it out before Election Day. Democratic lawmakers have raised questions about whether the administration has...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo then-Rep. John Ratcliff R-Texas, testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, has been working to declassify details about the Russia investigation, which culminated in the 2019 report by former special counsel Robert Mueller. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

AP Explains: Trump slams Russia probe; Dems cry foul

Oct. 7, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia probe is back in the political spotlight. President Donald Trump this week ordered the declassification of all documents related to how the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies investigated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. Democrats quickly called the move a...