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Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis. The move is part of a broader effort to more aggressively target...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis. The move is part of a broader effort to more aggressively target...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip in Durham, N.C. IVs are one of the most common things in health care. Each year, tens of millions of people get one to prevent dehydration, maintain blood pressure or receive medicines or nutrients if they can't eat. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
February 27, 2018 - 5:06 pm
New research calls into question what's in those IV bags that nearly every hospitalized patient gets. Using a different intravenous fluid instead of the usual saline greatly reduced the risk of death or kidney damage, two large studies found. The difference could mean 50,000 to 70,000 fewer deaths...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Tuesday. He says it's the first action by a newly formed task force that...
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An environment activist stands in front of the Federal Administrative Court prior to a trial in Leipzig, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The words read: 'Diesel emissions kill'. The German court ruled Tuesday that cities can impose driving bans on diesel cars to combat air pollution, a decision that could affect millions of drivers and the country's powerful auto industry. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
February 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled Tuesday that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution, a decision with far-reaching and costly implications in the country where the diesel engine was invented in the 1890s. The ruling by the...
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February 26, 2018 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana as unconstitutional, saying the five plaintiffs had failed to pursue changes in the drug's legal status by first going through the Drug Enforcement Administration. U.S. District Judge Alvin...
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February 26, 2018 - 9:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge in New York City has thrown out a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled on Monday that the five plaintiffs had failed to pursue changes in the drug's legal status by first going through the Drug Enforcement...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli, center, leaves federal court in New York. A judge has ruled that "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5 million in losses in his securities fraud case. The amount set on Monday by Judge Kiyo Matsumoto could result in a harsher punishment for Shkreli at his March 9 sentencing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 26, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ruled that "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5 million in losses in his securities fraud case. The amount set on Monday by Judge Kiyo Matsumoto could result in a harsher punishment for Shkreli at his March 9 sentencing. The judge rejected...
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February 26, 2018 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ruled that "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5 million in losses in his securities fraud case. The amount set on Monday by Judge Kiyo Matsumoto could result in a harsher punishment for Shkreli at his March 9 sentencing. The judge rejected...
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FILE - This Aug. 19, 2010 file photo shows Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold a hearing this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan has threatened to hold Ryan and another prison official in civil contempt of court and fine the state $1,000 for each instance of noncompliance in December and January. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 25, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan also will examine an allegation that the...
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