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WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets.The heig ...more

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying stores were charging a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.The attorney general's office says the retail chain launched a national sale ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency responsible for safety on the nation's roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged Tuesday ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival.The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Tuesday that Laura Poitras' "Citizenfour" will premiere Oct. 10 as part of the annual festival's mai ...more

Reuters News - 14 mins ago

MADRID (Reuters) - Juan Antonio Orenga has stepped down as Spain's basketball coach following last week's surprise loss to France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the national federation (FEB) said on Tuesday. Orenga, who took over fro ...more

Reuters News - 22 mins ago

By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks.

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Reuters News - 22 mins ago

By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While U.S. military leaders appeared before Congress to outline their strategy to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the ...more

Reuters News - 39 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer finance watchdog on Tuesday sued Corinthian Colleges for alleged predatory lending, saying that the for-profit institute lured students into taking out private student loans by touting "bogus" job prospects and ...more

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then ...more

AP News - 52 mins ago

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday of a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal dispute that could a ...more