China carfentanil ban a 'game-changer' for opioid epidemic

SHANGHAI (AP) — So deadly it's considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China's Ministry of Public Security said Thursday, closing a major regulatory loophole in the fight to end America's opioid epidemic.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ , Associated Press

Boeing union bid fails in South averse to organizing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant have overwhelmingly rejected an effort to unionize, maintaining Southern reluctance toward unionization and setting up a picture-perfect stop for President Donald Trump, who visits the facilities this week.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD , Associated Press

Trains, not drains: New Jersey lobbyists set to swamp DC

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — As President Donald Trump vows to "drain the swamp" in Washington, a swarm of 1,000 lobbyists, business owners and politicians are boarding a train from the swamps of New Jersey on Thursday for a day of lobbying.

  • Written by MICHAEL CATALINI , Associated Press

Puzder withdrawal stark example of rough start for Trump WH

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is working frantically to find a new secretary of labor candidate after President Donald Trump's original pick, Andrew Puzder, abruptly withdrew from consideration.

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press