Government and politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug's approval and a West Virginia Senator responded with a bill to force it off the market.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency show state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy before intervening in efforts by citizens groups trying to sue the company over pollution leeching from its coal ash dumps.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's former national security adviser says he should approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a matter of national security.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation to require child care providers who care for children from low-income families through a government voucher program to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other training.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs.