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Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized

February 27, 2017

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstone... more »»

VA pledges more inspections, drug tests to stem opioid theft

February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would boost employee drug testing and inspections amid rising cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions, acknowledging... more »»

Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

February 27, 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Cor. more »»

Police: Too soon to talk about new parade safety rules

February 27, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's too soon to discuss whether new safety rules will be established after a man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, a New Orleans police spokesman... more »»

Car in which Tupac Shakur was shot is for sale for $1.5M

February 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The car in which rapper Tupac Shakur was fatally shot is for sale, with an asking price of $1.5 million. more »»

Plaintiffs: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerous

February 27, 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Plaintiffs in dozens of lawsuits against air bag maker Takata and five automakers allege the car companies knew that Takata's products were dangerous yet continued to use them for... more »»

Doctors warn against teen pot use amid looser marijuana laws

February 27, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. more »»

Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

February 27, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them. more »»

Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana

February 27, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. more »»

Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit

February 27, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said. more »»

AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid... more »»

Report warns of gaps if federal health care dollars are cut

February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps fo... more »»

Sessions tough talk, policies could increase prison totals

February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells... more »»

Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks

February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump toasted the nation's governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal... more »»

 
 
 

 

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