Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps

Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The "secret shoppers" were denied appointments much of th...

AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

PARMA, Italy (AP) — The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They'd tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria. ...

Defrocked Mass. priest ordered to serve 16 years in Maine

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts priest who was defrocked for child sexual abuse and was portrayed in the movie "Spotlight" is going to prison for a second time — this time in Maine. ...

Warren bringing opioids message to hard-hit W.Va., Ohio

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is set to visit a state that hasn't been friendly to Democrats lately to pitch her plan to combat the opioid addiction crisis by boosting taxes on the wealthy...

Melania Trump to announce expansion of 'Be Best' initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is celebrating the anniversary of her 'Be Best' children's initiative by announcing plans to expand it. Tuesday marks one year since the first lady la...

Melania Trump to celebrate 1st year of 'Be Best' initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump will celebrate the anniversary of her "Be Best" children's initiative at the White House next week. The first lady's office says Tuesday's event will ...

Scion receives light sentence for death of model in Taipei W Hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's High Court today ruled that the drugs a rich socialite, Andy Chu (朱家龍), and his fellow defendants supplied at a drug party did not have a direct causal relationshi...

Trump, first lady to address opioid crisis at Atlanta summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will discuss the opioid crisis at an Atlanta summit. The White House announced the April 24 appearance at the Rx...

AP Explains: Trump's threat to tax Mexican auto imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to deploy his favorite weapon — import taxes — to pressure Mexico to do more to keep migrants and drugs from crossing into the United States. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 1 Los Angeles Times on the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Grammy-nominat...

Tamkang University student may have been electrocuted before drowning in Taipei park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police suspect that the cause of death of a 25-year-old Tamkang University student found in a Taipei park could be electric shock, followed by drowning, reported UDN. A four...

Should drug dealers be charged with murder? States ponder

STAFFORD, Conn. (AP) — Having lost his 29-year-old son to a fentanyl overdose, Dean Palozej believes dealers who peddle drugs that kill should be locked up for a very long time — for the rest of their...

Kidnap and assault suspect due to appear in federal court

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a woman and her 5-year-old son in New Hampshire and later sexually assaulting the woman in Vermont is expected to appear in federal court. ...

Thai princess’ political bid sunk by her brother, the king

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have him shut down her effort...

Historic candidacy of princess upends tradition in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai political party on Friday named a princess as its nominee to be the next prime minister, upending tradition of the palace eschewing politics and upsetting all predictions a...