Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital's last resort

BALTIMORE (AP) — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing.

"I can't lose what I worked for," he said.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer

Police: Motive unclear for University of Texas stabbings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A student with a large hunting knife stabbed at least four people on the University of Texas campus, killing one and seriously wounding the others before surrendering to police, authorities said.

  • Written by JIM VERTUNO , Associated Press

With visas tight, US resorts struggle to find seasonal help

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Innkeepers, restaurateurs and landscapers around the U.S. say they are struggling to find seasonal help and turning down business in some cases because the government tightened up on visas for temporary foreign workers.

  • Written by JENNIFER McDERMOTT , Associated Press

GOP targets law enacted after 2008 financial meltdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who eagerly awaited a GOP president so they could take a heavy knife to many of the regulatory requirements for banks, insurers and other financial institutions finally get their chance.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING , Associated Press