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

Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges Monday to authorize an investigation of reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces.

  • Written by By MIKE CORDER , Associated Press

Opioids haunt users' recovery: 'It never really leaves you'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine.

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  • Written by By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's willing to strike a health care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump's top legislative priorities.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press