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At the Movies: “Scoob” and “Castle in the Ground”

The first-ever full-length Scooby-Doo movie for the big screen comes to the big screen in your living room this weekend. Some families are going the distance to make it even more of an event for the kids. Making Scooby snacks or dressing up. Some people are making it an event just for themselves, no kids […]

Judge dismisses pharmacies’ lawsuit against physicians

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy companies to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to physicians and practitioners in the two Ohio counties suing them, alleging they created a public nuisance. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster ruled Tuesday that lawsuits filed by Cuyahoga County, which includes […]

Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way. His dad is recovering from COVID-19 in a suburban Seattle hospital. His mom, who has dementia, lives in a facility that now bars visitors because of the virus. A good friend recently killed himself. Last […]

In years before outbreak, investment in public health fell

In the decade before Michigan and its largest city became the latest hot spot for the deadly coronavirus, officials were steadily, and at times dramatically, cutting back on their first line of defense against pandemics and other public health emergencies. Approaching bankruptcy, Detroit disbanded most of its public health department and handed its responsibilities to […]

Doctors answer your questions on ‘Coronavirus House Calls’ | April 4-5

Have a question about COVID-19? Email the question, your name, and your city to our doctors at to have it answered on “Coronavirus House Calls.” Watch the next episode on Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. CT! BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the U.S. may be growing […]

New York opioid trial postponed due to virus outbreak

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The next trial scheduled over the drug industry’s liability in the opioid crisis has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, giving the parties more time to attempt to reach agreement on a settlement. A judge announced the delay Tuesday for the trial that had been scheduled to start in […]

Generic drugmakers sold most opioids during overdose crisis

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted “President’s Club” award, which could mean vacations to Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico. The company placed that same staff in charge of reporting any […]

Amid decline, newspapers press less for records in court

Shane Fitzgerald has pushed for public records in court to help his reporters uncover details of a destructive school fire, the police shooting of an inmate and a public defender who wasn’t doing much work. But there are many instances where his newspaper group in suburban Philadelphia has not, especially since the declines in the […]

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