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Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

By Carla K. Johnson AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in the ...

U.S. student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at 22

By Dan Sewell The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said. The 22-year-old "has completed his journey home," relatives said in a ...

Fishing derby draws young anglers

By Doug Loyer Special to the Times Ninety-nine fish, one turtle and one snail was the final tally of the 12th Annual Kids Fishing Derby held in Buckeye Park Saturday in Marietta. The event also provided countless smiles and many great memories that are definite keepers. The annual free ...

Courts reshape modern families

By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK — Sixteen-year-old Madison's family clustered for a photo in a California courtroom, commemorating the day it finally became official that she has three parents. The adults she calls Mom, Dad and Mama were all there for her birth, after ...

Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision at sea

By The Associated Press YOKOSUKA, Japan — The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor who survived a direct hit to his sleeping berth during a collision at sea said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates until the flooded berth began running out of air pockets, while others — believing ...

Pentagon: U.S. shoots down Syrian aircraft

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict. The U.S. had not ...

Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of ...

More victims sought from Portuguese forest inferno

By The Associated Press PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal — A raging forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 61 people as they desperately tried to flee, charring cars and trucks as it swept over roads. The disaster — the worst tragedy Portugal has experienced in decades — shook the ...

Trump attorney says president is not under investigation

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A member of the president's outside legal team said Sunday that Donald Trump is not under federal investigation, days after Trump appeared to confirm he was with a tweet about being the target of a "witch hunt." Appearing on a series of morning news ...

Say it with ballots, not bullets

Last week's shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where dozens of Republican members of Congress and staff were attending a practice for a congressional benefit game shocked the nation. Even more horrifying was the nature of the ...

This is a turning point

Floyd Lee Corkins walked into the offices of the Family Research Council after seeing it listed as an anti-gay hate group on the Southern Poverty Law Center's website. The Family Research Council is a pro-Christian, pro-family organization, which makes it a hate site to the left. Corkins ...

Does big government feed the epidemic of violence?

What's the worst part about horrific, murderous violence in America? Well, except for the death, the ruined lives, the pain and the fear and the rush to pass laws that wouldn't have prevented it, I think it has to be the media criticism. The challenge, at least for conservatives, is that the ...

GOP senator warns against health care rush

By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Republican senator on Sunday warned against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, saying both parties deserve a chance to fully debate the bill and propose changes after it was drafted in ...

Tourists descend as temperatures climb in Death Valley

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Desert dwellers in the western U.S. see temperatures topping 120 degrees (49 Celsius) as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning. But some tourists welcome it as a bucket-list opportunity to experience Death Valley — famously ...

Poker pros rely on massage therapy

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — With his chips stacked up and cards facing down on the green-felted table, poker Hall-of-Famer Daniel Negreanu leaned his body on a cushion tucked between his chest and a chair's backrest while he focused in a recent dealer's choice tournament he entered ...

Blaming violence on the right

The radical leftist fanaticism over Rep. Steve Scalise's alleged shooter has been an integral part of the news coverage, as it should be. James Hodgkinson's ties to the Bernie Sanders campaign have been reported (if sometimes buried) by most news outlets, and the pundits are virtually universal ...

Whole Foods CEO talks about Amazon deal

By Candice Choi AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK — Whole Foods CEO John Mackey says the deal to be acquired by Amazon was the result of a "whirlwind courtship." Mackey made the remarks during a town hall with Whole Foods employees after the deal was announced late last week, according ...

Ranchers sue over labeling

By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking a return of labels that clearly identify meat produced in other countries and imported to the United States. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Spokane, seeks to overturn a ...

Admissions experts’ social media tips

By Jocelyn Gecker TheAssociated Press Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. Guidance counselors have warned college applicants for years to mind ...

U.S. and Moscow in delicate talks on Syria tensions

By Robert Burns and Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON —The top U.S. military officer said Monday that Washington and Moscow are in delicate discussions to tamp down tensions arising from the U.S. shootdown of a Syrian fighter jet, which the Russians called a violation of a ...