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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will...
A U.S. APPEALS COURT has ruled that the Trump administration can block states from receiving Justice Department grants if they fail to help with federal immigration enforcement. /AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID AKE

Trump can block DOJ grants to sanctuary cities, court rules

NEW YORK – The Trump administration can block states from receiving Justice Department grants if they fail to help with federal immigration enforcement, a...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has shifted its position, arguing that the entire Affordable Care Act law is unconstitutional, including its subsidies and rules banning insurers from charging more to people with pre-existing conditions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump asks courts to erase Obamacare in risky 2020 election move

NEW YORK - The Trump administration is hardening its legal position toward Obamacare, arguing now the entire law is unconstitutional in a shift that...
CVS HEALTH CORP. was ordered by a federal judge to explain why it went ahead with closing a merger with Aetna Inc. without first getting his approval of a settlement the companies reached with the Justice Department. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS ordered by U.S. judge to defend consummation of Aetna deal

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc., which completed their merger last week before getting court approval for a settlement with the...
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, Tribune Media and other local TV station owners have settled Justice Department claims they colluded to reduce competition in the advertising market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO JONATHAN HANSON

Sinclair, Tribune settle Justice Department probe over ad sales

NEW YORK - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., Tribune Media Co. and other local TV station owners have settled Justice Department claims they colluded to reduce...
ANTITRUST REGULATORS approved the CVS Health's planned acquisition of Aetna Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna deal is given go-ahead by U.S. antitrust regulators

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. can go ahead with their about $68 billion deal, the Justice Department said, clearing the...
AT&T HAS RECEIVED APPROVAL to acquire Time Warner. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

AT&T cleared by judge to buy Time Warner, create media giant

NEW YORK - AT&T Inc. was cleared by a judge to take over Time Warner Inc. in an $85 billion deal that the mobile-phone giant...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP during the State of the Union address on Jan. 30. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

GOP releases disputed memo saying FBI misled judge in Trump case

WASHINGTON – FBI and Justice Department officials got a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate by misleading a surveillance court judge, House...

Providence unlikely to fit Trump administration’s sanctuary-city definition

PROVIDENCE – The state’s capital does not appear to fit the definition of “sanctuary city” recently released by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, WPRI-TV...

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