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South Carolina Sues Drug Manufacturer over Opioid Crisis

South Carolina Sues Drug Manufacturer over Opioid Crisis

By Meg Kinnard | Aug 19
South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state's top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin.

Work to Begin on Park Dedicated to Marathon Bombing Victim

Work to Begin on Park Dedicated to Marathon Bombing Victim

Aug 19
The mother of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing says she's pleased that work is about to begin on a park named after her son.

Starbucks Chairman Questions Country's 'Moral Fiber'

Starbucks Chairman Questions Country's 'Moral Fiber'

Aug 18
Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the "moral fiber" of the country in question.

Colleges Brace for More Violence Amid Rash of Hate on Campus

Colleges Brace for More Violence Amid Rash of Hate on Campus

By Collin Binkley and Michael Kunzelman | Aug 18
At college campuses, far-right extremist groups have found fertile ground to spread their messages and attract new followers.

AP FACT CHECK: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

AP FACT CHECK: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

Aug 18
A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image.

Soaring Digital Sales Drive Target During Second Quarter

Soaring Digital Sales Drive Target During Second Quarter

Aug 18
Target reported a dip in second-quarter profit, but it was better than anticipated and a 32 percent spike in digital sales gains drove revenue higher.

'Alice Isn't Dead' Podcast Being Adapted for Print and TV

'Alice Isn't Dead' Podcast Being Adapted for Print and TV

Aug 18
Harper Perennial and Universal Cable Productions told The Associated Press on Wednesday that a novel and television program are in the works for the popular podcast about a truck driver searching for her missing wife.

In a Weak Summer at the Box Office, Bright Spots Abound

In a Weak Summer at the Box Office, Bright Spots Abound

By Jake Coyle | Aug 17
On their face, the numbers are grim. Movie ticket sales in North America are running roughly half a billion dollars behind last summer's box office, making this one of lowest-grossing summers in years.

Trump Signs Order to Speed Infrastructure Construction

Trump Signs Order to Speed Infrastructure Construction

By Joan Lowy and Michael Biesecker | Aug 16
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects without harming the environment.

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges from GOP Health Overhaul Debate

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges from GOP Health Overhaul Debate

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 16
Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation.

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