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A sign is seen on the outside of the courtroom on the first day of a trial of Johnson & Johnson over claims they engaged in deceptive marketing that contributed to the national opioid epidemic in Norman, Oklahoma, U.S. May 28, 2019.  REUTERS/Nick Oxford

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday morning in Cleveland.

U.S. News30 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - Teachers picket near New Field Elementary School on the second day day of a teachers' strike in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/John Gress

Classes for more than 300,000 students in Chicago were canceled for a third straight school day on Monday, although striking teachers reported progress over the weekend over issues such as class size and staffing in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third-largest U.S. system.

Business Newsan hour ago

The logo of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is seen during a news conference hold by its CEO, Kare Schultz, to discuss the company's 2019 outlooks in Tel Aviv, Israel February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

Drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc <TEVA.TA> and the three biggest U.S. drug distributors reached a settlement on Monday to avoid a trial over their role in the opioid addiction crisis, a source said on Monday.

Sports Newsan hour ago

Douglas Hodge, former PIMCO CEO, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., October 21, 2019.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Three wealthy parents including the former chief executives of bond manager Pimco and specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc <HTGC.N> will appear in court on Monday to plead guilty to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions cheating and fraud scheme.

Environment3 hours ago

A tornado is seen in North Dallas, Texas, U.S., October 20, 2019 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video on October 21, 2019. PHILIP ELLIS/via REUTERS

A tornado plowed through parts of northern Dallas late on Sunday, knocking out power to more than 175,000 homes and businesses and delaying flights at regional airports, officials said.

Healthcare & Pharma2 hours ago

The logo of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is seen during a news conference hold by its CEO, Kare Schultz, to discuss the company's 2019 outlooks in Tel Aviv, Israel February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reached a settlement with two Ohio counties related to the opioid crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) arrives onstage during a forum held by gun safety organizations the Giffords group and March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 2, 2019.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren said on Monday that if elected she would roughly quadruple federal funding for public schools and incentivize states to adopt funding approaches that more equitably fund lower-income schools.

Politicsa day ago

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives to a "Bernie's Back" rally at Queensbridge Park in the Queens Borough of New York City, U.S., October 19, 2019.  REUTERS/Yana Paskova

U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, three weeks after suffering a heart attack, and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle against the business and political establishment, including members of his own Democratic Party.

Environment8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

PG&E Corp said it was considering more power cutoffs, which would be much smaller than the recent outage, as the bankrupt California power producer warned about severe weather risks later this week.

Business News3 days ago

A view of the statue standing in front of the U.S. District Courthouse in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

A landmark trial over the U.S. opioid epidemic is on track to begin on Monday after drug companies and local governments failed to agree on a settlement on Friday that had been expected to be valued at around $50 billion.

Business News2 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist refills a container in a drug dispensing machine at the Rock Canyon pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 9, 2019.  REUTERS/George Frey

On Monday, two Ohio counties reached a last-minute settlement with four companies they accused of fueling the nationwide opioid epidemic. The counties were seeking billions of dollars to cover the cost of addiction treatment programs, healthcare and other services.

Business News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A bottle of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

Opioid deaths in the United States have soared over the last two decades, driving a wave of litigation against drugmakers and distributors.

U.S. News21 hours ago

Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and three injured on a base in the state of Georgia on Sunday when their armored car was involved in an accident during a training exercise, the Army said.

Brexit2 days ago

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor made landfall in Florida on Saturday afternoon, bringing tornadoes that downed trees and shredded roofs in Gulf Coast towns and a storm surge that washed over streets.

U.S. News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Jay Garcia, a radio host from Queens, dances down the "Joker Steps" in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., October 16, 2019.REUTERS/Isabella Jibilian

Like most tourists, Patricio Osuna had a list of "must sees" on his trip to New York City: the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and, surprisingly, a steep flight of steps in an out-of-the-way neighborhood of the Bronx that has become a cult-movie landmark.

U.S. News2 days ago

Fort Worth Police Department officer Aaron York Dean is seen in a booking photo at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. October 14, 2019.  Tarrant County Jail/Handout via REUTERS

Texas prosecutors said on Friday they would seek a murder indictment against the former Fort Worth police officer who shot dead a 28-year-old black woman in her home.

Environment2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddle Ridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, U.S., October 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Northern Californians can expect widespread power cuts aimed at preventing wildfires for a decade while Pacific Gas & Electric upgrades wires systems, cuts back trees and takes other safety measures, the utility's chief executive said on Friday.

U.S. Legal News3 days ago

Teachers picket at Sullivan High School on the second day of a teachers' strike in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/John Gress

Striking Chicago public school teachers reported some headway at the bargaining table on Friday in a contract dispute focused on reducing class sizes and other issues that would benefit students.

Politics3 days ago

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions from reporters during a news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim - debunked as a conspiracy theory - about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.

Politics3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: In this file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game between Georgetown University and Duke University in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

By Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova, Ilya Zhegulev and Luke Baker

Business News2 minutes ago

A sign is seen on the outside of the courtroom on the first day of a trial of Johnson & Johnson over claims they engaged in deceptive marketing that contributed to the national opioid epidemic in Norman, Oklahoma, U.S. May 28, 2019.  REUTERS/Nick Oxford

Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday morning in Cleveland.

U.S. News30 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - Teachers picket near New Field Elementary School on the second day day of a teachers' strike in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/John Gress

Classes for more than 300,000 students in Chicago were canceled for a third straight school day on Monday, although striking teachers reported progress over the weekend over issues such as class size and staffing in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third-largest U.S. system.

Business Newsan hour ago

The logo of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is seen during a news conference hold by its CEO, Kare Schultz, to discuss the company's 2019 outlooks in Tel Aviv, Israel February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

Drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Inc <TEVA.TA> and the three biggest U.S. drug distributors reached a settlement on Monday to avoid a trial over their role in the opioid addiction crisis, a source said on Monday.

Sports Newsan hour ago

Douglas Hodge, former PIMCO CEO, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., October 21, 2019.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Three wealthy parents including the former chief executives of bond manager Pimco and specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc <HTGC.N> will appear in court on Monday to plead guilty to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions cheating and fraud scheme.

Environment3 hours ago

A tornado is seen in North Dallas, Texas, U.S., October 20, 2019 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video on October 21, 2019. PHILIP ELLIS/via REUTERS

A tornado plowed through parts of northern Dallas late on Sunday, knocking out power to more than 175,000 homes and businesses and delaying flights at regional airports, officials said.

Healthcare & Pharma2 hours ago

The logo of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is seen during a news conference hold by its CEO, Kare Schultz, to discuss the company's 2019 outlooks in Tel Aviv, Israel February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reached a settlement with two Ohio counties related to the opioid crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) arrives onstage during a forum held by gun safety organizations the Giffords group and March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 2, 2019.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren said on Monday that if elected she would roughly quadruple federal funding for public schools and incentivize states to adopt funding approaches that more equitably fund lower-income schools.

Politicsa day ago

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives to a "Bernie's Back" rally at Queensbridge Park in the Queens Borough of New York City, U.S., October 19, 2019.  REUTERS/Yana Paskova

U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, three weeks after suffering a heart attack, and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle against the business and political establishment, including members of his own Democratic Party.

Environment8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

PG&E Corp said it was considering more power cutoffs, which would be much smaller than the recent outage, as the bankrupt California power producer warned about severe weather risks later this week.

Business News3 days ago

A view of the statue standing in front of the U.S. District Courthouse in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

A landmark trial over the U.S. opioid epidemic is on track to begin on Monday after drug companies and local governments failed to agree on a settlement on Friday that had been expected to be valued at around $50 billion.

Business News2 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist refills a container in a drug dispensing machine at the Rock Canyon pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 9, 2019.  REUTERS/George Frey

On Monday, two Ohio counties reached a last-minute settlement with four companies they accused of fueling the nationwide opioid epidemic. The counties were seeking billions of dollars to cover the cost of addiction treatment programs, healthcare and other services.

Business News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A bottle of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

Opioid deaths in the United States have soared over the last two decades, driving a wave of litigation against drugmakers and distributors.

U.S. News21 hours ago

Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and three injured on a base in the state of Georgia on Sunday when their armored car was involved in an accident during a training exercise, the Army said.

Brexit2 days ago

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor made landfall in Florida on Saturday afternoon, bringing tornadoes that downed trees and shredded roofs in Gulf Coast towns and a storm surge that washed over streets.

U.S. News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Jay Garcia, a radio host from Queens, dances down the "Joker Steps" in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S., October 16, 2019.REUTERS/Isabella Jibilian

Like most tourists, Patricio Osuna had a list of "must sees" on his trip to New York City: the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and, surprisingly, a steep flight of steps in an out-of-the-way neighborhood of the Bronx that has become a cult-movie landmark.

U.S. News2 days ago

Fort Worth Police Department officer Aaron York Dean is seen in a booking photo at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. October 14, 2019.  Tarrant County Jail/Handout via REUTERS

Texas prosecutors said on Friday they would seek a murder indictment against the former Fort Worth police officer who shot dead a 28-year-old black woman in her home.

Environment2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddle Ridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, U.S., October 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Northern Californians can expect widespread power cuts aimed at preventing wildfires for a decade while Pacific Gas & Electric upgrades wires systems, cuts back trees and takes other safety measures, the utility's chief executive said on Friday.

U.S. Legal News3 days ago

Teachers picket at Sullivan High School on the second day of a teachers' strike in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/John Gress

Striking Chicago public school teachers reported some headway at the bargaining table on Friday in a contract dispute focused on reducing class sizes and other issues that would benefit students.

Politics3 days ago

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions from reporters during a news briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim - debunked as a conspiracy theory - about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.

Politics3 days ago

FILE PHOTO: In this file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game between Georgetown University and Duke University in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

By Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova, Ilya Zhegulev and Luke Baker

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