Category Archives: National News

Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation

Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation

The initial response highlighted the deep divide between the two parties: Democrats said the call amounted to a “shakedown” of a foreign leader, while Trump — backed by the vast majority of Republicans — dismissed it as a “nothing call.”MORE

TRANSCRIPT: Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims

TRANSCRIPT: Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims

President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript summarizing the call released Wednesday.MORE

Pelosi announces impeachment probe into Trump

Pelosi announces impeachment probe into Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump late Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats following reports that Trump may have sought a foreign government’s help in his reelection bid.MORE

What a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy means for the Sackler family

What a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy means for the Sackler family

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, GEOFF MULVIHILL and ADAM GELLER, The Associated Press Purdue Pharma could be heading for bankruptcy but the extent to which it would affect the Sackler family fortunes remains unclear. The company, which makes OxyContin and other drugs, this week reached a tentative agreement with thousands of local governments and more than…MORE

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and DAVE COLLINS, The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the…MORE

Judge: Drugmakers, others can face trial over opioids crisis

Judge: Drugmakers, others can face trial over opioids crisis

A federal judge overseeing litigation related to the nation’s opioid epidemic ruled Tuesday that lawsuits targeting Purdue Pharma and other drug companies can move to trial even as the OxyContin maker tries to reach a settlement.MORE

Some states, towns skeptical over proposed opioid settlement

Some states, towns skeptical over proposed opioid settlement

An offer from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family to settle some 2,000 lawsuits over their contribution to the national opioid crisis is receiving growing pushback from state and local officials who say the proposed deal doesn’t include enough money or accountability.MORE

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