Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.

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  • Written by By STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press

Nebraska panel approves alternative Keystone XL route

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska commission approved an alternative route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state on Monday, removing the last major regulatory obstacle to building the long-delayed $8 billion project.

  • Written by By GRANT SCHULTE , Associated Press

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for what they hope is a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA , Associated Press

Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that the opioid epidemic is "ravaging so many American families and communities." It also appears to be more expensive than previously thought, according to a government analysis released Monday.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

FBI, Justice Department to investigate St. Louis-area police

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation will look into possible civil rights violations by police in the St. Louis area in the two months since protests broke out after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS