- Senator renews scrutiny of pharma ties on federal panel Updated: Jun-24-16 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON - A high-ranking Senate Democrat is pushing for more answers on why doctors and patient advocates with financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry came to serve on a panel that advises the federal government on pain issues.
- Railroad to replace bolts after fiery oil train derailment Updated: Jun-23-16 7:47 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment on the Oregon-Washington border, but the pledge failed to ease concerns in the tiny town where the wreck sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours.
- Union Pacific to resume oil trains in Columbia River Gorge Updated: Jun-22-16 8:48 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Heavy-duty trains with thousands of gallons of crude oil in tow will soon begin rolling through the scenic Columbia River Gorge for the first time since a fiery derailment in early June.
- US: Bahrain falls short on political, human rights reforms Updated: Jun-22-16 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Bahrain has fallen short in implementing a series of political and human rights reforms, according to the State Department, undermining efforts to stabilize the tiny island kingdom after its Sunni-ruled government crushed Arab Spring protests five years ago.
- Feds will evaluate response to Hanford vapors issue Updated: Jun-22-16 6:43 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Federal health officials will conduct a short-term evaluation related to the exposure of workers to chemical vapors on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
- Senate blocks access to online data without warrant Updated: Jun-22-16 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday blocked an expansion of the government's power to investigate suspected terrorists, a victory for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened after a National Security Agency contractor's revelations forced changes in how the communications of Americans are monitored.
- For Dems, a stepping stone to common ground on health care Updated: Jun-20-16 11:29 am
WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan seems even less likely now that he's all but out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but there's a way that he and Hillary Clinton could still find common ground on health care.
- CIA director: US hasn't been able to curb IS global reach Updated: Jun-16-16 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. battle against the Islamic State has not yet curbed the group's global reach and as pressure mounts on the extremists in Iraq and Syria, they are expected to plot more attacks on the West and incite violence by lone wolves, CIA Director John Brennan told Congress on Thursday.
- Nevada Secretary of State responds to Panama Papers inquiry Updated: Jun-04-16 3:52 pm
LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Secretary of State responded this week to a U.S. senator concerned about shady shell companies in light of the massive Panama Papers leak, saying her office has limited authority to demand the names of owners who incorporate business entities in the state.
- Obama calls on Democrats to develop sense of urgency Updated: Jun-03-16 8:38 pm
MIAMI - Wooing Democratic donors Friday in South Florida, President Barack Obama said the coming election is taking place in a "fascinating media environment" in which "strange things can happen" because celebrity and fame drive so much of the news coverage.