FDA adds boldest warning to most widely used painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely prescribed painkillers, part of a multi-pronged government campaign to stem an epidemic of abuse and death tied to drugs like Vicodin and Percocet.

  • Written by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Kerry off to Russia for Syria talks after Brussels attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Moscow for talks on Ukraine and Syria as the attacks against Brussels underscored the urgency of fighting the Islamic State group.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

Obama, Castro lay bare tensions on embargo, human rights

HAVANA (AP) — Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded each other Monday over human rights and the longstanding U.S. economic embargo during an unprecedented joint news conference that stunned Cubans unaccustomed to their leaders being aggressively questioned.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press