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Number of overdose deaths appears to be falling slightly

NEW YORK (AP) — Overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted the provisional numbers showing nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported last year. The number may go up as more investigations are completed, but [...]

By | 2019-07-18T13:40:53+00:00 Friday, July 19, 2019|

Newark quarries are home to fish used to harvest their caviar

From a garage to 1,000 acres of water, Renee Koerner’s caviar business has grown from its small beginnings over the last dozen years. Utilizing research from Kentucky State University, the founder of Big Fish Farms in Clermont County contracts with owners of lakes and large ponds to host American paddlefish, keeping them for a decade [...]

By | 2019-07-18T13:45:28+00:00 Friday, July 19, 2019|

Congress grills Big Tech over competition, money, societal influence and power

Big Tech faced tough questions Tuesday as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook’s plan for a new digital currency. Companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon have long enjoyed nearly unbridled growth and a mythic stature as once-scrappy startups — born in [...]

By | 2019-07-18T13:40:25+00:00 Friday, July 19, 2019|

Will Trump allow Chevron stay in Venezuela amid sanctions?

WASHINGTON — Chevron was nearly booted from Venezuela in 2007 during a nationalization drive led by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Twelve years later, it faces a similar threat from an unlikely corner: the White House. The Trump administration is facing a July 27 deadline to renew a license granting Chevron permission to continue [...]

By | 2019-07-18T13:34:30+00:00 Friday, July 19, 2019|

Feds: Moving interior Department will save money, improve decisions

DENVER — The Trump administration said this week that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a “top heavy” office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation’s biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West. Interior Department officials said [...]

By | 2019-07-18T13:33:44+00:00 Friday, July 19, 2019|

Proposal would eliminate identifiers of sexual assaults on police reports

Ohio senators this week heard from a woman who describes herself as a rape victim and supports a seemingly straightforward bill that would eliminate nearly all personal identifiers of victims of sexual assault in law enforcement online reports. Alisa Alfaro suggested shielding identifying information about sexual assault and domestic violence victims would allow for them [...]

By | 2019-07-18T13:43:28+00:00 Friday, July 19, 2019|