City alleges drugmaker let OxyContin flood black market

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle.


  • Written by PHUONG LE , Associated Press

Another drop for oil prices pulls stock indexes lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes pulled back modestly Tuesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve, which is beginning a two-day policy meeting on interest rates. Another drop in the price of oil pulled energy stocks to some of the biggest losses in the market. Stocks of smaller companies also took big hits.

  • Written by STAN CHOE , AP Business Writer

What the budget analysts say about GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican bill to replace major portions of Barack Obama's health care law would leave 24 million additional people uninsured over the next decade, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office. A look at what the CBO said Monday about the House GOP plan that's backed by President Donald Trump:

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Graphic shows Congressional Budget Office estimates of uninsured under the Affordable Care Act and Republican alternative


Justice Dept. asks for more time on wiretapping evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a Monday deadline, the Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time to provide evidence backing up President Donald Trump's unproven assertion that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the election. The request came as the White House appeared to soften Trump's explosive allegation.

  • Written by JULIE PACE and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Key members of Trump's circle under scrutiny for Russia ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration remains under scrutiny over potential ties between his associates and Russia in the run-up to the presidential election. Trump has denied knowing that any of his staff had communications with Russian officials during the campaign. But congressional probes are underway, and the FBI is investigating.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press