U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths

U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation's opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states.

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18.Apr.2019


Banks ordered to disclose bondholder information to Puerto Rico board

A judge on Thursday ordered banks to comply with a request from Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board to disclose customer information related to certain debt issued by the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth.

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18.Apr.2019


In unflattering detail, Mueller report reveals Trump actions to impede inquiry

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18.Apr.2019


For Notre-Dame, lessons from a fire-damaged New York cathedral

Before the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris can begin, engineers may have to tap nearly every stone in the cathedral and listen for subtle sounds of damage, according to specialists who repaired one of the largest cathedrals in the world in New York after a devastating 2001 fire.

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18.Apr.2019


Judge upholds New York City's mandatory measles vaccination order

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City's recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city's public health authority exceeded its authority.

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18.Apr.2019


Some U.S. lawmakers will see less-redacted version of Mueller report next week

Some U.S. lawmakers will be able to read a less-redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report beginning next week, the Justice Department said in a letter on Thursday to the chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees.

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18.Apr.2019


Explainer: Five ways Trump's moves to stem border surge have hit hurdles

Grappling with a ballooning number of migrants at the U.S. southern border, President Donald Trump has suggested increasingly bold steps to fulfill his signature campaign pledge to stem illegal immigration.

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18.Apr.2019


U.S. court upholds most of California's 'sanctuary' migrant laws

The Trump administration lost a court bid on Thursday aimed at striking down California's "sanctuary" statutes that prevent local law enforcement from helping the U.S. government's crackdown on illegal immigration.

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18.Apr.2019


Judge rejects challenge of New York City's mandatory measles vaccination order

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday denied a petition seeking to lift New York City's recently-imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, dismissing a court challenge brought by an anonymous group of parents who argued the order was unconstitutional.

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18.Apr.2019


Key quotes from U.S. Special Counsel Mueller's report

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his nearly two-year investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia or attempted to obstruct probes.

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18.Apr.2019


House Democratic leader Hoyer: impeachment 'not worthwhile': CNN

U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday that impeachment of President Donald Trump was not worthwhile with an election coming up in 18 months.

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18.Apr.2019


Factbox: New revelations from the Mueller report

There are several aspects of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election campaign that were not previously known until the release of his report on Thursday.

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18.Apr.2019


Man who carried gas cans into NY cathedral charged with attempted arson

A 37-year-old man who entered New York's famed St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters was charged with attempted arson on Thursday, police said.

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18.Apr.2019


House Democrat Nadler sees evidence of obstruction in Mueller report

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report outlines "disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice and other misconduct."

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18.Apr.2019


Top Democrats say Mueller report undercuts Barr claims on Trump obstruction

The two top Democrats in Congress said on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report undercuts claims by Attorney General William Barr that President Donald Trump did not obstruct justice in the federal Russia probe.

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18.Apr.2019


Japan extradites father, son charged by U.S. in $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme

Japan has extradited a father and son to the United States to face charges in Las Vegas over their alleged roles in a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese residents.

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18.Apr.2019


Mueller report provides intimate scenes from the Trump White House

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18.Apr.2019


Factbox: Long-awaited Mueller report is finally out. Now what?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report on Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was publicly unveiled on Thursday, capping a 22-month investigation that President Donald Trump repeatedly labeled a "witch hunt."

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18.Apr.2019


Trump curses Mueller appointment: 'This is the end of my presidency'

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18.Apr.2019


Man gets life in prison for stabbing policeman at Michigan airport

A Tunisian man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for stabbing a police officer at the airport in Flint, Michigan, a decision a federal judge said was made easier by the defendant's defiant and angry remarks in court.

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18.Apr.2019