U.S. President Barack Obama will push for $1.1 billion in new funding to expand treatment for the fast-growing number of people addicted to heroin and prescription pain killers, the White House said on Tuesday. Racing to address an epidemic that has become an issue in the 2016 presidential election campaign, Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for a huge increase in funding, most of which would be used to help hard-hit states and rural areas expand treatment. In 2014, a record number of Americans died from drug overdoses, with the highest rates seen in West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio.
NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of an unarmed black teenager killed by a white police officer four years ago Tuesday have written a letter to the mayor and his wife saying the city has waited too long to fire the officer.
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, facing an indictment for engaging in securities fraud, replaced his legal team on Tuesday with a New York lawyer whose past clients have included former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. Shkreli, 32, had gained notoriety before his indictment when Turing Pharmaceuticals, which he headed at the time, raised the price of a drug used to treat a dangerous parasitic infection to $750 from $13.50. The lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, confirmed on Tuesday that he had been hired to represent Shkreli, who was arrested in December on charges filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.
Federal lawmakers have released excerpts from thousands of documents detailing how two drugmakers hiked prices to squeeze more revenue from some life-saving medicines, a practice that has recently sparked public outrage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the world — and rarely a thought in the minds of the millions of travelers who rely on it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it will propose quadrupling what it spends on its troops and training in Europe, as part of the U.S. military's accelerating effort to deter Russia.
"My daddy and my mama got shot," the boy told the operator.That was the message from a 5-year-old boy to a 911 dispatcher in Chattanooga, Tennessee, after he witnessed someone shoot both of his parents, Lakita Hicks and George Dillard.