Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday.


  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Rudy Giuliani joins Trump legal team


WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY , Associated Press

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show.

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  • Written by By LINDA A. JOHNSON , AP Medical Writer

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.

  • Written by By KIMBERLEE KRUESI , Associated Press

Parkland parents urge steps to improve school safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents of students who died in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting are calling for a range of steps to prevent gun violence, including measures to "harden" schools to minimize attacks and to identify potential shooters before they act.

  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press