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Money promised to combat U.S. overdose crisis sits unused

November 25, 2020, 2:33pm Nation & World

When it filed for bankruptcy last year, Purdue Pharma agreed to an innovative plan: It would make $200 million available immediately to help those those harmed by its signature painkiller, OxyContin, and ease the effects of the opioid crisis. Read story

FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause "unavoidable adverse impacts," the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to the developer released Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The corps is asking the backers of Pebble Mine to come up with a mitigation plan within 90 days for nearly 3,000 acres of land and nearly 200 miles of streams it says could be affected if the controversial mine moves forward.

Trump administration denies permit for divisive Alaska mine

FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause "unavoidable adverse impacts," the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter to the developer released Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The corps is asking the backers of Pebble Mine to come up with a mitigation plan within 90 days for nearly 3,000 acres of land and nearly 200 miles of streams it says could be affected if the controversial mine moves forward.

November 25, 2020, 1:42pm Nation & World

ANCHORAGE, Alaka — The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively killed a contentious proposed mine in Alaska, a gold and copper prospect envisioned to be nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and could fill an NFL stadium nearly 3,900 times with waste — all near the headwaters of the world’s… Read story

Holiday travelers check in at kiosks near an airline counter at Orlando International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.

Defying warnings, millions in the U.S. travel for Thanksgiving

Holiday travelers check in at kiosks near an airline counter at Orlando International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.

November 25, 2020, 11:55am Latest News

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways for Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. Read story

Tornado causes damage, injuries in Dallas-area city

November 25, 2020, 11:34am Nation & World

ARLINGTON, Texas — Powerful thunderstorms swept through parts of the Southern Plains on Tuesday night, causing damage in the Dallas-area city of Arlington but no reported injuries or fatalities. Read story

In this frame grab from Iranian state television video aired Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is seen in Tehran, Iran. Iran has freed Moore-Gilbert, who has been detained in Iran for more than two years, in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, state TV reported Wednesday.

Iran says British-Australian academic freed for 3 Iranians

In this frame grab from Iranian state television video aired Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is seen in Tehran, Iran. Iran has freed Moore-Gilbert, who has been detained in Iran for more than two years, in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, state TV reported Wednesday.

November 25, 2020, 10:44am Nation & World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Wednesday freed a British-Australian academic who had been detained in the country for over two years, in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, state TV announced. Read story

US temporarily closes detention facility at Texas border

November 25, 2020, 8:59am Nation & World

HOUSTON — The U.S. Border Patrol is temporarily closing a converted warehouse used to detain immigrants in South Texas for renovation. Read story

This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Nov. 4, 2020, officials with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island firm that's buying Bally's for $25 million, said they can make it "a place to see and be seen" by investing $90 million into the aging casino and boosting its offerings.

N.J. man charged in $1.7M theft of armored car outside casino

This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Nov. 4, 2020, officials with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island firm that's buying Bally's for $25 million, said they can make it "a place to see and be seen" by investing $90 million into the aging casino and boosting its offerings.

November 25, 2020, 8:35am Nation & World

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Describing it as “something out of the 1930s,” authorities say a former guard and two others stole more than $1.7 million from an armored car parked outside an Atlantic City casino earlier this month. Read story

In this Thursday, May 3, 2018 photo, Bruce Carver Boynton speaks at his home in Selma, Ala. Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark "Freedom Rides" of 1961, has died. He was 83. Former Alabama state Sen. Hank Sanders, a friend of Boynton's, confirmed his passing Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Bruce Boynton, who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dies at 83

In this Thursday, May 3, 2018 photo, Bruce Carver Boynton speaks at his home in Selma, Ala. Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark "Freedom Rides" of 1961, has died. He was 83. Former Alabama state Sen. Hank Sanders, a friend of Boynton's, confirmed his passing Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

November 25, 2020, 8:35am Nation & World

SELMA, Ala. — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961, died Monday. He was 83. Read story

FILE - Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta.   Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize winning author. PEN America announced Wednesday, Nov.

Barack Obama to be honored next month by PEN America

FILE - Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta.   Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize winning author. PEN America announced Wednesday, Nov.

November 25, 2020, 8:34am Nation & World

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize-winning author. Read story

FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa -- albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa -- albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety.

November 25, 2020, 8:31am Latest News

NEW YORK — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he’s been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Read story