Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 7:08 pm

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

CHICAGO (AP) — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis.

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 3:39 pm

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria?

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 3:26 pm

Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued the maker of prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin and its executives on Tuesday, accusing the company of spinning a "web of illegal deceit" to fuel the deadly drug abuse crisis while boosting profits.

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 1:30 pm

House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House dove Tuesday into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioid abuse, as lawmakers try to tackle a crisis that's killing tens of thousands a year and to score a popular win they can tout for the midterm elections.

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 1:03 pm