Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities
Iranian state TV: Supreme leader backs fuel price hikes, calls those setting fire to public property ‘bandits’.
Partisan divide seen in how local news should be propped up
The nation’s partisan divide is also evident in how Americans believe the struggling local news industry should be helped, with Democrats more willing to provide government funding.
White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation
Battling impeachment, White House presses for drug cost legislation with new urgency.
Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M
An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis is reducing that amount by $107 million in his final order in the case.
Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard
A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land in the California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site.
Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books
A lawsuit against America’s oldest gunmaker is being watched closely.
HP rejects takeover offer from Xerox
HP board rejects $33.5B offer from Xerox, citing concerns about debt and trajectory.
Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit
Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine.
Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper
The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without the “double cup.”.
China presses Washington for tariff cut in trade deal
China presses Washington to roll back punitive tariffs in interim trade deal.
Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes
Top Boeing executive says company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to get grounded 737 Max jets flying after deadly crashes.
Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policies
A senior British business leader raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union.
White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices
New rules from the Trump administration would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures.
Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly.
US approves new drug to manage sickle cell disease
U.S. regulators have approved a new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous flareups in which misshaped blood cells clump together, blocking blood and oxygen flow.
US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack
US health experts recommend wider use prescription-strength fish oil to help prevent heart problems.
2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured
Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport has caused damage but left no one injured.
No short-term fix for challenges in California pot market
California’s struggling legal marijuana market is likely to see a period of turbulence and challenges continue for at least a couple more years.
California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet
California is setting new rules for its state vehicle fleet to reduce pollution and reward automakers that are siding with the state against the Trump administration.
Email shows Trump’s property not among original G-7 sites
A newly released email shows President Donald Trump’s golf resort near Miami was not among the original sites to be considered to host an international summit next year.