Drugmakers fought domino effect of Washington opioid limits

When Washington state made one of the first major moves to place limits on opioid painkiller prescriptions, pharmaceutical companies fought back — using the Pain Care Forum, a national network of drug companies and opioid-friendly nonprofits, many of them funded by drugmakers.

  • Written by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity; LIZ ESSLEY WHYTE, Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity

Gas prices up, stations running out after pipeline spill

ATLANTA (AP) — Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged up following a pipeline spill in Alabama.

  • Written by JACOB JORDAN, Associated Press

Naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan sought in NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) — Police released a photo of a 28-year-old immigrant wanted for questioning Monday in the bombing that rocked a Manhattan neighborhood, and the governor and mayor said the blast is looking increasingly like an act of terrorism with a foreign connection.

  • Written by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press, ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Minnesota mall stabbing could be realization of terror fears

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism, a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by groups including the Islamic State.

  • Written by JEFF BAENEN, Associated Press, AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: Clinton, Trump present voters clear choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play, as difficult as it can be to see them through the surreal layers of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press