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PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South. The scope of the storm’s fury became clearer after nearly … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

NEW YORK | New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for violent clashes that took place after the speech. In a conference call with reporters, the Democratic governor called the invitation to Proud … Continue reading NEW YORK | New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

PANAMA CITY, Fla | ‘Unimaginable destruction’: Hurricane smashes rows of houses

PANAMA CITY, Fla — Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael’s wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, and it … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | ‘Unimaginable destruction’: Hurricane smashes rows of houses

Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it’s helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma announced Wednesday that it’s making a $3.4 million grant to Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, to help develop a low-cost … Continue reading Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump passes on opportunity to criticize James at Ohio rally

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump insulted NBA star LeBron James from afar but passed up an opportunity to criticize him on his own turf, sticking to Democrats, the news media and other familiar targets during a campaign rally Saturday night in James’ home state of Ohio. When Trump took the stage in a sweltering … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Trump passes on opportunity to criticize James at Ohio rally

SANTA FE, Texas | Texas lieutenant governor calls for ‘hardening’ of schools

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a “hardening” of the nation’s school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston. Patrick, a Republican, blamed a “culture of violence” and said more needs to be done … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Texas lieutenant governor calls for ‘hardening’ of schools