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Who are the Sacklers, the family behind maker of OxyContin?

For a family with its name on a wing of one of the world's most famous museums and a school at a prestigious university, members... — Updated 9/19/2019 Full story

 

Stage set in Nevada as Earthlings arrive for Area 51 events

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The stage was set Thursday for music and other space-themed entertainment as Earthlings descended on the... — Updated 9/19/2019 Full story

 

Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress Thursday over access to a... — Updated 9/19/2019 Full story

 

Senate tech critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's most vocal critic of the tech industry offered a challenge Thursday to Facebook CEO Mark... — Updated 9/19/2019 Full story

 

Trump gets victory in bid to block California tax return law

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a victory in his effort to keep his financial... — Updated 9/19/2019 Full story

 

House OKs measure to prevent possible end-of-month shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a short-term bill Thursday to prevent a federal shutdown when the budget year ends Sept. 30,... — Updated 9/19/2019 Full story

 

'It's bad': Hundreds of water rescues as Imelda soaks Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Texas, prompting... — Updated 9/19/2019 Full story

 

Back to basics: Congress tries to keep government lights on

WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that it doesn't look like a bitterly polarized Washington will stumble into another... — Updated 9/17/2019 Full story

 

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News... — Updated 9/17/2019 Full story

 

Filings: Purdue owners used Swiss banks to hide transfers

NEW YORK (AP) — The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss bank accounts to conceal the transfer of millions... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story

 

Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story

 

What a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy means for the Sackler family

Purdue Pharma could be heading for bankruptcy but the extent to which it would affect the Sackler family fortunes remains unclear.... — Updated 9/12/2019 Full story

 

Supreme Court action on asylum rule denounced as inhumane

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum... — Updated 9/12/2019 Full story

 

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

YUMA, Ariz. — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story

 

Abortion, border wall put major spending bills into disarray

WASHINGTON — Fights over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall have thrown Senate efforts to advance... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story

 

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story

 

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

NEW YORK — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw,... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story

 

Attorneys: OxyContin maker agrees to tentative settlement

HARTFORD, Conn. — Attorneys for some 2,000 local governments say they have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story

 

Spokesman: Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

OKLAHOMA CITY — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts,... — Updated 9/11/2019 Full story

 

Lawyer: John Hinckley interested in music industry job

WASHINGTON - The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 

Draft Pelosi plan would overhaul how Medicare pays for drugs

WASHINGTON - A draft plan from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaked Tuesday would... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 

US to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton,... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 

Schumer to try again to block Trump's border wall maneuver

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Democrat intends to force a vote to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 

Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now 'dead'

WASHINGTON — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly... — Updated 9/9/2019 Full story

 

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