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Sackler-owned opioid maker goes global with OD treatment

The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. ‘Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,’ the slogan on its walls said.Some conference attendees were stunned when they saw the company logo: Mundipharma, the international affiliate of Purdue Pharma ” the maker of the blockbuster opioid, OxyContin, widely blamed for unleashing the American overdose epidemic.Here they were cashing in on a […]

Anna Karina, the icon of French New Wave cinema, dies at 79

PARIS (AP) ” Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died. She was 79.The French culture minister announced her death on Twitter on Sunday. French media said that the Danish-born Karina had cancer and died Saturday.”Her look was the look of the New Wave. It will remain so forever,” Culture Minister Franck Riester tweeted.’Anna Karina radiated. She magnetized the entire world,” […]

Babe Ruth's 500th homer bat sells for more than $1 million

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) ” Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark.The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million.SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California.Ruth hit his 500th homer on Aug. 11, 1929, in a game against the Cleveland Indians.

Man whose info found on Jersey shooter nabbed on gun charge

KEYPORT, N.J. (AP) ” A New Jersey man whose number was found in the back pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week’s fatal attack on a Jewish market has been arrested for illegally possessing a weapon, federal authorities said.Ahmed A-Hady, of Keyport, 35, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. attorney’s office said late Saturday. A-Hady hasn’t been charged with providing any of the weapons used in Tuesday’s bloody rampage in Jersey City.David […]

Inmate's suicide shows need for reforms, advocates say

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ” The final two months of Cachin Anderson’s life in New York’s prison system were filled with warnings he was a man in crisis.He climbed on a sink and dove headfirst at the floor, saying he ‘wanted to end it and go home.’ He urinated on guards. He hurled a can at one corrections officer and punched another in the face, knocking him out.That behavior landed him in solitary confinement, a setting experts say is often unsuitable for people who are mentally ill or […]

Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

MADRID (AP) ” Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year.Organizers kept delegates from almost 200 nations in Madrid far beyond Friday’s scheduled close of the two-week talks. In the end, negotiators endorsed a general call for greater efforts […]

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest

WASHINGTON (AP) ” In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran.Late last week, the State Department agreed to release a portion of an internal legal opinion that says the U.S. has the right to demand that all U.N. sanctions on Iran be reinstated, despite President Donald Trump pulling the U.S.

Big Pharma empire behind OxyContin now selling overdose cure

The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. ‘Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,’ the slogan on its walls said.Some conference attendees were stunned when they saw the company logo: Mundipharma, the international affiliate of Purdue Pharma ” the maker of the blockbuster opioid, OxyContin, widely blamed for unleashing the American overdose epidemic.Here they were cashing in on a […]

Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game coverage after Ozil criticism

LONDON (AP) ” Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Manchester City after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing’s brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country.Ozil added to condemnation of the detention of more than 1 million Uighurs and other minorities in so-called reeducation camps in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where they are subjected to political indoctrination, torture, beatings, and food […]

Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) ” Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified ‘real sloppiness” in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been ‘overconfident” about how the Russia investigation was handled.But Comey also insisted he was right to feel some measure of vindication because the report did not find evidence for the most sensational of President Donald Trump’s claims, including that […]

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