Perry defends plan for Nevada nuclear-waste storage site
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry is defending the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas.
Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday.
El Chapo seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct
NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant a new trial to the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, saying jurors improperly followed media coverage of the sensational drug conspiracy case.
Attorneys: Prosecutors drop charges against Jussie Smollett
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, defense attorneys said, apparently abandoning the case barely five weeks after the "Empire" actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago.
US targets 'vast network' for evading Iran sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to break up a group of Iranian-linked companies that has transferred around $1 billion to Iran in violation of U.S.
Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue
NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn't so black-and-white.
$2M to victim of sex abuse by priest who made him confess
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who made him say confession after the assaults.
The Latest: A day after his arrest, Avenatti hammers Nike
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on extortion allegations against lawyer Michael Avenatti (all times local): 9:40 a.m. A day after he was charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike, attorney Michael Avenatti has launched a new public attack on the company.
Avenatti hit with Nike extortion claims, other charges
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year ago, Michael Avenatti's star was rising as the combative, media-savvy lawyer representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump.
The good, bad and the unknown of Apple's new services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs — Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscription product.
Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity.
US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem.
Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study
Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot's bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room.
Hundreds mourn girl whose body was dumped on hiking trail
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Most had never met her, didn't even know her name until they saw it on the news. But moved by the tragic death of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found stuffed into a duffel bag and discarded on a hillside trail — like so much trash, as one mourner put it — people turned out by the hundreds Monday for an at-times joyous, at other times angry and frustrated interfaith service celebrating the life of Trinity Love Jones.
Audit: Slow Legionnaires' response at Illinois veterans home
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state audit released Monday contradicted former Gov. Bruce Rauner's claim that his administration had done everything federal experts recommended to remedy a deadly 2015 Legionnaires' disease crisis at an Illinois veterans' home.
Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time.
The Latest: Official: Probe of fire at facility to take time
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local): 5:10 p.m.
New Jersey's push to legalize recreational marijuana stalls
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers dealt a blow to the prospects of legal recreational marijuana use in the state Monday, when the state Senate president postponed a vote after his and the governor's lobbying campaign failed to muster enough support in the chamber.
More aging Americans are using pot to soothe what ails them
LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.
Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects request to delay opioid trial
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the start of what is expected to be the first state trial in lawsuits accusing the companies of fueling an opioid epidemic.
Settlement reached in lawsuits over Xarelto blood thinner
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pharmaceutical companies behind the widely advertised blood thinner Xarelto reached a $775 million settlement in 25,000 lawsuits alleging patients were not adequately warned about the risks of life-threatening complications, plaintiff attorneys and the manufacturers said Monday.
Some Americans cheer Mueller's report, others feel let down
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide.
Trump declares victory now but legal perils far from over
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may be reveling in what he sees as "complete and total exoneration" from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but his legal perils are far from over.
In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand calls Trump a coward
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday launched a pointed attack of President Donald Trump and his policies, speaking feet away from one of Trump's Manhattan properties.
American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations
NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model.