- FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers Updated: Apr-29-16 10:50 am
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.
- FAA: Smoke in jet cabin, cockpit leads to emergency landing Updated: Apr-29-16 10:43 am
PHILADELPHIA - Federal safety investigators say a regional jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after smoke was reported in the cabin and the cockpit.
- US consumer spending inches up in March Updated: Apr-29-16 10:34 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers boosted their spending by a tiny amount in March as purchases of nondurable goods such as clothing offset a big fall in spending on autos and other long-lasting items.
- Nebraska, Oklahoma join suit to halt Colorado marijuana law Updated: Apr-29-16 10:34 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and his counterpart in Oklahoma are joining a lawsuit aimed at halting legal marijuana in Colorado.
- The Latest: Security up at Ohio U after video threat on app Updated: Apr-29-16 10:16 am
ATHENS, Ohio - The Latest on a video threat connected to Ohio University (all times local):
- Valeant files overdue financial report, ending debt default Updated: Apr-29-16 10:12 am
Valeant Pharmaceuticals on Friday filed its long-overdue U.S. financial report for 2015, plus restated results for several quarters, resolving its default on some of its $30 billion in debt and averting other problems. The badly tarnished Canadian drugmaker also announced a slate of mostly new nominees for elections to its board in June.
- Like most states RI doesn't look for fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 10:07 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island is among 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam even as the military checks U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from it.
- Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms Updated: Apr-29-16 9:32 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.
- 'No more excuses': Feds replace 3 DC subway board members Updated: Apr-29-16 9:29 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has stepped up his pressure on Washington's subway system by replacing three Metro board members and telling officials there would be "no more excuses" regarding continued safety problems.
- Asking the question: Tillis asks Army plans on Bragg runway Updated: Apr-29-16 9:26 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis wants to know Army plans for extending the runway at Pope Field at Fort Bragg.
- The Latest: Biden's grand welcome at Italian PM's residence Updated: Apr-29-16 9:24 am
VATICAN CITY - The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Vatican City and Rome (all times local):
- Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 am
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat.
- Memorial set for 25 WWII US soldiers lost in Italian lake Updated: Apr-29-16 8:43 am
ALBANY, New York - A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.
- USDA highlighting urban agriculture opportunities Updated: Apr-29-16 5:25 am
BALTIMORE - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting a Baltimore high school to highlight opportunities in urban agriculture.
- Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital Updated: Apr-29-16 4:15 am
WASHINGTON - Administrative punishments but no criminal charges have been leveled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that resulted in 42 people dying in last year's attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan operated by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officials said.
- Coast Guard rescues 3 after fishing boat sinks in collision Updated: Apr-29-16 4:14 am
CAPE MAY, New Jersey - The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued three men from a life raft after their fishing boat collided with a tug boat and sank six miles off the coast of southern New Jersey.
- North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.
- US fears rise of jihadists in moderate Bangladesh Updated: Apr-29-16 3:47 am
WASHINGTON - The slaying in Bangladesh of a U.S. Agency for International Development employee has intensified U.S. concern that the strategically located South Asian country with traditions of religious tolerance is under threat from Islamic extremists.
- Arizona House adding school cash to break budget stalemate Updated: Apr-29-16 3:32 am
PHOENIX - An Arizona House committee appeared poised to add millions in spending for K-12 education to break a stalemate that stalled a budget deal for several days as it prepared to work into the early hours Friday.
- The Latest: House adding education cash to break stalemate Updated: Apr-29-16 2:22 am
PHOENIX - The Latest on action on an Arizona budget proposal (all times local):
- House approves prison construction after lengthy debate Updated: Apr-29-16 12:34 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The House of Representatives on Thursday approved Gov. Robert Bentley's $800 million prison construction proposal, but with a major condition.
- Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space Updated: Apr-29-16 12:27 am
TOKYO - Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.
- Senator: New York schools need federal funds to test water Updated: Apr-29-16 12:20 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test their drinking water for potential lead contamination.
- Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy Updated: Apr-29-16 12:01 am
HELENA, Montana - Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81.
- White powder mailed to Trump campaign office ruled harmless Updated: Apr-28-16 11:53 pm
NEW YORK - An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless.