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Healthcare & Pharma19 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017.   REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

New York state on Tuesday said it has sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioid products, contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: A man takes part in a hacking contest during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.

Environment2 hours ago

The top of the Empire State Building is covered in fog during a rainy day in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

More forecasts of heavy rains posed new danger on Tuesday in parts of New York state and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.

U.S. News2 hours ago

A view of the compound in rural New Mexico where 11 children were taken in protective custody after a raid by authorities near Amalia, New Mexico, August 10, 2018.  Photo taken August 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Andrew Hay

A 3-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets for them to attack, prosecutors said in court on Monday.

Environment29 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A firefighter fights fire near torching trees as a wildfire burns near Yosemite National Park in this U.S. Forest Service photo released on social media from California, U.S., August 6, 2018.  Courtesy USFS/Yosemite National Park/Handout via REUTERS

A firefighter has been killed battling the largest wildfire in Californian history that has been stoked by prime fire weather conditions as it has destroyed dozens of homes.

U.S. News11 minutes ago

A Southwest Arlines logo is seen as employees check in travelers at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S. April 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

Southwest Airlines Co would limit emotional support animals to only dogs and cats on its flights and will allow one per passenger, the U.S. airline said on Tuesday as it updated its service animal policies.

U.S. News2 minutes ago

Carey Dean Moore, 60, appears in a police booking photo released in Lincoln, by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska, U.S., August 1, 2018.    Nebraska Department of Correctional Services/Handout via REUTERS

Nebraska carried out its first execution in 21 years on Tuesday by administering a lethal injection to its longest-serving death row inmate, a man who was convicted of killing two taxi drivers in 1979.

U.S. News17 hours ago

Michael Drejka, 47, of Clearwater, Florida, U.S. is pictured in this undated handout booking photo obtained by Reuters on August 13, 2018.  Pinellas County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

A Florida man was charged with manslaughter on Monday in a fatal shooting during an argument about a parking spot, a case that made headlines when police initially declined to arrest him due to the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law.

Politicsa day ago

White nationalist leader Jason Kessler holds a flag across from the White House during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018.     REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counterprotesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

World Newsa day ago

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey July 25, 2018. Picture taken July 25, 2018. Demiroren News Agency/DHA via REUTERS

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara has not put out a statement regarding pastor Andrew Brunson, an embassy official told Reuters on Monday, after a report on social media cited the embassy as saying he would be released from house arrest by Aug. 15.

Politics7 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump observes a demonstration with U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division troops, an attack helicopter and artillery as he visits Fort Drum, New York, U.S., August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL].

World News7 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the National Defense Authorization Act after signing it in front of soldiers from the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, U.S., August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new U.S. defense act, saying it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at aspects that beef up the role of a U.S. panel that reviews foreign investment proposals.

Environment14 hours ago

A helicopter flies towards Holy Jim Canyon after drawing water from Corona Lake, during firefighting efforts for the Holy Fire, in California, U.S., August 12, 2018, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Melodee Tonti/via REUTERS

A break in the brutal heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires across the state that have killed eight people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Politics14 hours ago

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it expressed strong dissatisfaction at "negative content related to China" in the new U.S. defense act.

U.S. News18 hours ago

Former Transmar Commodity Group Ltd chief executive Peter G. Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to defrauding banks in order to win a $400 million credit line for the now bankrupt New Jersey-based cocoa trading company, prosecutors said.

Environment2 days ago

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Sunday near the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik and part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where the Trump administration plans to allow oil drilling, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Politics2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections.

U.S. News2 days ago

Protesters march at the University of Virginia, ahead of the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests, in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 11, 2018.     REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hundreds of students and left-wing activists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, as a rally to mark the anniversary of last year's white nationalist gathering turned largely into an anti-police protest.

Environment2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Firefighter fight fire near torching trees as wildfire burns near Yosemite National Park in this US Forest Service photo released on social media from California, U.S., August 6, 2018.  Courtesy USFS/Yosemite National Park/Handout via REUTERS

For the past two weeks, a wildfire has forced much of Yosemite National Park in California to close, with smoke blanketing its famous rock formations and clouding the summer travel season for one of the largest tourism economies tied to a U.S. park.

World News2 days ago

Richard Russell, who liked to be called Beebo, is seen in an undated photograph from a video he produced for his Youtube channel, obtained August 11, 2018.  Youtube/Handout via REUTERS

The airline worker who stole an empty airplane from a Seattle airport on a flight that ended in his death once ran a bakery with his wife and enjoyed the benefits that came with his job to travel the world, social media posts showed.

Healthcare & Pharma19 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017.   REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

New York state on Tuesday said it has sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioid products, contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: A man takes part in a hacking contest during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.

Environment2 hours ago

The top of the Empire State Building is covered in fog during a rainy day in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

More forecasts of heavy rains posed new danger on Tuesday in parts of New York state and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.

U.S. News2 hours ago

A view of the compound in rural New Mexico where 11 children were taken in protective custody after a raid by authorities near Amalia, New Mexico, August 10, 2018.  Photo taken August 10, 2018.  REUTERS/Andrew Hay

A 3-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets for them to attack, prosecutors said in court on Monday.

Environment29 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A firefighter fights fire near torching trees as a wildfire burns near Yosemite National Park in this U.S. Forest Service photo released on social media from California, U.S., August 6, 2018.  Courtesy USFS/Yosemite National Park/Handout via REUTERS

A firefighter has been killed battling the largest wildfire in Californian history that has been stoked by prime fire weather conditions as it has destroyed dozens of homes.

U.S. News11 minutes ago

A Southwest Arlines logo is seen as employees check in travelers at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S. April 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

Southwest Airlines Co would limit emotional support animals to only dogs and cats on its flights and will allow one per passenger, the U.S. airline said on Tuesday as it updated its service animal policies.

U.S. News2 minutes ago

Carey Dean Moore, 60, appears in a police booking photo released in Lincoln, by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska, U.S., August 1, 2018.    Nebraska Department of Correctional Services/Handout via REUTERS

Nebraska carried out its first execution in 21 years on Tuesday by administering a lethal injection to its longest-serving death row inmate, a man who was convicted of killing two taxi drivers in 1979.

U.S. News17 hours ago

Michael Drejka, 47, of Clearwater, Florida, U.S. is pictured in this undated handout booking photo obtained by Reuters on August 13, 2018.  Pinellas County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

A Florida man was charged with manslaughter on Monday in a fatal shooting during an argument about a parking spot, a case that made headlines when police initially declined to arrest him due to the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law.

Politicsa day ago

White nationalist leader Jason Kessler holds a flag across from the White House during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018.     REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counterprotesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

World Newsa day ago

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey July 25, 2018. Picture taken July 25, 2018. Demiroren News Agency/DHA via REUTERS

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara has not put out a statement regarding pastor Andrew Brunson, an embassy official told Reuters on Monday, after a report on social media cited the embassy as saying he would be released from house arrest by Aug. 15.

Politics7 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump observes a demonstration with U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division troops, an attack helicopter and artillery as he visits Fort Drum, New York, U.S., August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL].

World News7 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the National Defense Authorization Act after signing it in front of soldiers from the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, U.S., August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new U.S. defense act, saying it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at aspects that beef up the role of a U.S. panel that reviews foreign investment proposals.

Environment14 hours ago

A helicopter flies towards Holy Jim Canyon after drawing water from Corona Lake, during firefighting efforts for the Holy Fire, in California, U.S., August 12, 2018, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Melodee Tonti/via REUTERS

A break in the brutal heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires across the state that have killed eight people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Politics14 hours ago

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it expressed strong dissatisfaction at "negative content related to China" in the new U.S. defense act.

U.S. News18 hours ago

Former Transmar Commodity Group Ltd chief executive Peter G. Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to defrauding banks in order to win a $400 million credit line for the now bankrupt New Jersey-based cocoa trading company, prosecutors said.

Environment2 days ago

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Sunday near the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik and part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where the Trump administration plans to allow oil drilling, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Politics2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections.

U.S. News2 days ago

Protesters march at the University of Virginia, ahead of the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests, in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 11, 2018.     REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hundreds of students and left-wing activists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, as a rally to mark the anniversary of last year's white nationalist gathering turned largely into an anti-police protest.

Environment2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Firefighter fight fire near torching trees as wildfire burns near Yosemite National Park in this US Forest Service photo released on social media from California, U.S., August 6, 2018.  Courtesy USFS/Yosemite National Park/Handout via REUTERS

For the past two weeks, a wildfire has forced much of Yosemite National Park in California to close, with smoke blanketing its famous rock formations and clouding the summer travel season for one of the largest tourism economies tied to a U.S. park.

World News2 days ago

Richard Russell, who liked to be called Beebo, is seen in an undated photograph from a video he produced for his Youtube channel, obtained August 11, 2018.  Youtube/Handout via REUTERS

The airline worker who stole an empty airplane from a Seattle airport on a flight that ended in his death once ran a bakery with his wife and enjoyed the benefits that came with his job to travel the world, social media posts showed.

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