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Nation Aug 23Henri’s remnants hinder cleanup, threaten inland floods
The storm system named Henri drenched much of the inland Northeast with rain Monday, hampering cleanup efforts and threatening further flooding in areas with ground already saturated from a wet summer.
Health Apr 08Prisons need better vaccine education for inmates, advocates say
Advocates for prison inmates say more needs to be done to educate prisoners about coronavirus vaccines because large numbers of them are declining the shots.
Arts Apr 04Rapper DMX on life support after heart attack, lawyer says
DMX’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday evening at White Plains Hospital. “He had a heart attack. He’s quite ill,” Richman said.
Economy Jan 14Connecticut probing Amazon’s e-book deals with publishers
Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws.
Nation Feb 2539 states investigate Juul’s marketing of vaping products
Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday.
Nation Sep 12Some states say they’ll keep fighting Purdue Pharma in court
Courtroom showdowns still face OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it, the Sacklers. But after a tentative settlement reached Wednesday with thousands of local governments and more than 20 states, the fight will be less about the…
Nation Sep 11OxyContin maker agrees to tentative settlement, attorneys say
Attorneys representing some 2,000 local governments say they have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis.
Nation Apr 26Police release footage after shooting on unarmed black couple in Connecticut
Facing protests and concerned about losing the community's trust, Connecticut officials were unusually quick to release police body camera and surveillance videos of a shooting by two police officers, who opened fire on a young, unarmed couple in their car…
Nation Apr 17Appeal focuses on Newtown officials’ actions before shooting
A Connecticut appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to order a lockdown that could have saved lives before a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012.
Arts Apr 10Charles Van Doren, figure in game show scandals, dies at 93
The handsome scion of a prominent literary family, Van Doren was the central figure in the TV game show scandals of the late 1950s and eventually pleaded guilty to perjury for lying to a grand jury that investigated them.