Month: October 2017

By FRANK ELTMAN,  Associated Press  MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) 10/26 — A district attorney on eastern Long Island who was indicted on charges that he helped cover up the beating of a handcuffed prisoner by a police chief yielded to mounting pressure to leave office and announced Thursday that he will retire after 16 years in office.

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By PAUL DAVENPORT,  Associated Press  PHOENIX (AP) 10/26 — U.S. prosecutors brought a fraud and racketeering case Thursday against the founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year.

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