Opioid poisonings, overdoses send more US kids to hospitals

CHICAGO (AP) — Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care.

  • Written by By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

UN begins aid delivery to rebel-held suburbs of Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. convoy carrying desperately needed food and medicine to besieged civilians entered the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus on Monday, but aid agencies said Syrian authorities blocked the delivery of some of the health supplies, including trauma and surgical kits and insulin.

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  • Written by By ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press

West Virginia teachers: No raise, no school; strike goes on

Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with the governor.

  • Written by By MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press

Seoul envoys to meet N. Korea's Kim during Pyongyang trip

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in planned to meet Monday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a rare two-day visit to Pyongyang that's expected to focus on how to ease a standoff over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and restart talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

  • Written by By HYUNG-JIN KIM , Associated Press