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Opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic, Oklahoma argues at trial's end

Jul 15 2019

NORMAN, Okla. Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Oklahoma at trial's end says opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic

Jul 15 2019

NORMAN, Okla., July 15 Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis.

Activist Icahn gains control of board in proxy fight at SandRidge Energy

Jun 19 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday won a battle for control of SandRidge Energy, taking five seats on the board of the U.S. shale producer that he wants to sell.

After walkouts, U.S. teachers eye elections for school funding gains

Apr 14 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY/TULSA, Okla. High school physics teacher Craig Hoxie filed to run for Oklahoma's House of Representatives on Friday, a day after the end of a two-week teacher walkout that had pressed lawmakers for school funding.

Oklahoma teachers end nearly two-week walkout that shut schools

Apr 12 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma's largest teachers union on Thursday called off a nearly two-week walkout that shut public schools statewide, saying it had secured historic gains in education funding after school budgets were devastated by a decade of cuts. | Video

Oklahoma parents fret over childcare, testing as teachers strike

Apr 12 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY/TULSA, Okla. Oklahoma parent Matt Reynolds backs a teachers' strike that has shut schools statewide, but each day it drags on is another he has to pay for daycare for three of his children.

Oklahoma's striking teachers seek more funds, Republicans say they are done

Apr 11 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY A strike by Oklahoma educators demanding more school funding extended to a 10th day on Wednesday, as the state's Republican leaders warned they planned no further increases after approving $450 million in new revenue to boost teacher pay.

Oklahoma becomes 4th U.S. state to sue opioid drugmakers

Jun 30 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma on Friday became the fourth U.S. state to accuse drugmakers of misrepresenting the risks of opioid pain medications, saying they engaged in deceptive marketing that helped fuel an addiction epidemic.

Oklahoma sues opioid drugmakers; New Hampshire presses epidemic probe

Jun 30 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY/BOSTON Oklahoma on Friday joined growing litigation over claims drugmakers misrepresented the risks of opioid painkillers, as New Hampshire cleared a hurdle in its own probe of the role played by companies in the national addiction epidemic.

Oklahoma becomes 4th U.S. state to sue opioid drugmakers

Jun 30 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 30 Oklahoma on Friday became the fourth U.S. state to accuse drugmakers of misrepresenting the risks of opioid pain medications, saying they engaged in deceptive marketing that helped fuel an addiction epidemic.

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Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation

Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that Washington had made progress on its disputes with Tehran.