- Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians Updated: May-04-16 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the challenge of putting such a mandate in place.
- Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street Updated: May-04-16 4:08 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
- Soldier MIA from Korean War identified, to be buried Updated: May-04-16 3:25 pm
BALTIMORE - The remains of a U.S. Army soldier who went missing during the Korean War have been identified, and he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
- Supreme Court orders hearing over judge disqualification Updated: May-04-16 2:47 pm
HELENA, Montana - A hearing should be held to determine if a state judge should have disqualified himself from a case in which he approved a $10 million settlement to be paid by an insurance company without the company's input, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.
- Small business hiring stalls, expected to slow in next year Updated: May-04-16 2:22 pm
NEW YORK - The pace of small business hiring is stalling and expected to slow over the next year.
- NY-based firm's founder sues decorator over $845K yacht bill Updated: May-04-16 7:27 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Billionaire Thomas Golisano is suing his Rochester-based interior decorator, claiming she overcharged him hundreds of thousands of dollars for furnishings for his 240-foot Florida yacht.
- Good news, bad news for New Hampshire's low unemployment Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - There's good news and bad news for New Hampshire's low unemployment rate: It's the second-lowest in the country, but it's creating a problem for some companies that want to hire and can't find the skilled workers they need.
- Lawmakers approve 'step therapy' and welfare reform bill Updated: May-02-16 12:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators approved a health and public welfare bill Monday that would reduce prescription drug costs within the state's Medicaid program and make changes to eligibility for public assistance.
- Program at Connecticut prison benefits inmates and puppies Updated: May-02-16 9:34 am
DANBURY, Connecticut - Six inmates stood outside the Federal Correctional Institution last week, anxiously awaiting the prison's newest residents.
- Some lawmakers say some police ill-equipped for overdoses Updated: May-01-16 3:31 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A group of 22 lawmakers backs a bill to require more rigorous medical training for police officers.
- Obama, first lady review library design proposals Updated: May-01-16 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists.
- Tupelo schools are told to plan for special-needs student Updated: May-01-16 12:12 pm
TUPELO, Mississippi - State education officials are requiring the Tupelo school district to develop a plan for how it will meet the physical and educational needs of a student who has cerebral palsy.
- Consulting firm to look at Barnett Arena ADA accessibility Updated: May-01-16 10:35 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The Rapid City Civic Center Resolution Task Force is hiring a consulting firm to evaluate architectural deficiencies in the Barnett Arena related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Auditors assail spending by Nebraska Tourism Commission Updated: Apr-30-16 6:50 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska tourism officials used state money to reimburse a marketing firm for alcohol and cigarettes, accepted meals from contractors and paid $44,000 in speaking fees for a 90-minute speech by a corporate executive, according to a new state audit.
- 5 prominent politicians compete for secretary of state job Updated: Apr-30-16 3:47 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - In a solidly blue state that hasn't elected a Republican to a statewide office since 2002, the only major partisan race this year that doesn't have political observers yawning is for Oregon secretary of state.
- Former bookkeeper at veterans group gets prison for fraud Updated: Apr-30-16 12:30 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A Darien woman has been sentenced to prison for embezzling nearly $800,000 from a Connecticut veterans group.
- Valeant files overdue financial report, ending debt default Updated: Apr-29-16 4:36 pm
Valeant Pharmaceuticals resolved its default on some of its $30 billion in debt by finally filing its long-overdue U.S. financial report for 2015 on Friday. The badly tarnished Canadian drugmaker also announced a slate of mostly new nominees for elections to its board in June.
- Sweeping cuts to drug sentences put Legislature on notice Updated: Apr-29-16 4:15 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A group of Minnesota county attorneys and law enforcement officials urged lawmakers Friday to significantly reduce prison sentences for many of the state's drug offenders before automatic changes take effect in August.
- Keeneland has provided a training option for Derby hopefuls Updated: Apr-29-16 3:10 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - While the path to the Kentucky Derby has wound through Florida, New York, California and other places, some hopefuls have found a quiet little stopover down the road from Churchill Downs at Keeneland.
- FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers Updated: Apr-29-16 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents.
- Engineered timber could be boon to wood products industry Updated: Apr-29-16 1:38 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Solid as steel. Sturdy as concrete.
- Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 am
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat.
- Shipping containers offer welcome homes in Phoenix Updated: Apr-29-16 8:12 am
PHOENIX - A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box.
- Student gets custom trombone, peers get music knowledge Updated: Apr-28-16 9:50 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is no stranger to New Orleans' music scene, having grown up inside it.
- GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans Updated: Apr-28-16 8:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found.