Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone.

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  • Written by By CARLA K. JOHNSON , AP Medical Writer

EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

WASHINGTON (AP) — The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.

  • Written by By LISA MASCARO , AP Congressional Correspondent

Trump's tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Macron urges US to reject isolationism

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to reject fear and isolationism Wednesday and instead embrace the historic bond between the two countries to launch a new era of 21st century leadership and security.

  • Written by By LISA MASCARO , AP Congressional Correspondent