U.S.

Four drug firms agree to pay $26 bn in proposed US opioid settlement

By John Biers / Catherine Triomphe Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Prosecutors from several US states on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping proposed settlement under which four pharmaceutical companies accused of fueling the country’s opioid epidemic would pay up to $26 billion …

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Clark County Nevada commissioners hold emergency meeting to address rise in Covid cases

  (Eagle News) — There is a rise in Covid-19 cases in Nevada. According to Nevada health authorities, the spike is driven by the Delta variant of the covid virus. The increase in the number of cases in southern Nevada …

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Top US Catholic priest quits over misconduct claims

(AFP) — A senior administrator in the US Catholic Church has resigned amid allegations that he frequented gay bars and used gay hookup app Grindr, according to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The organization released a statement on Tuesday …

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First felon sentenced for Capitol riots gets eight-month term

  (AFP) — A Florida man who breached the US Senate chamber during the violent January 6 Capitol riots was jailed for eight months Monday, in the closely-watched first sentencing hearing for someone convicted of a felony over the attack. …

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CDC and Texas confirms monkeypox in US traveler

(Eagle News) — As if Covid wasn’t enough of a concern, another disease has landed in the US. It is something many probably haven’t heard of before. Monkeypox. The first US case in years has recently been confirmed by the …

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Canada-US border to reopen to fully vaccinated Americans August 9

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Border restrictions are being eased to allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter Canada for non-essential reasons, the Canadian government said Monday. Beginning August 9, American who have been fully immunized …

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Parts of US seeing ‘robust’ growth despite shortages, inflation: Fed

  (AFP) — The US economy saw “moderate to robust growth” in recent weeks as it bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic despite rising prices and shortages of supplies, a Federal Reserve report said Wednesday. Some of the fastest growth …

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Travelers from the Philippines, South Korea added to Hawaii’s Safe Travels program

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Starting Thursday, July 15, travelers from the Philippines and from South Korea may bypass the State of Hawaii’s mandatory 10-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner. “We are delighted to …

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Hoover Dam, Lake Mead water levels at historical lows

(Eagle News) — Alarming water levels are a concern in Nevada as Hoover Dam and Lake Mead record historical lows. To tell us more, Eagle News correspondent Lory Jarvina reports from Las Vegas. (Eagle News Service)

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Heat warnings in western US and Canada as wildfires burn

(AFP) — The western United States and Canada faced scorching temperatures to start the week, with heat warnings still in place Monday and authorities struggling to bring wildfires under control in both countries. Sweltering conditions hit much of the Pacific …

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Fencing around US Capitol removed six months after riots

WASHINGTON DC (Eagle News) — It’s been six months since rioters breached the perimeter of and entered the US Capitol. Today, there is a semblance of things getting back to normal. The fencing and barricades surrounding the Capitol building are …

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Police presence increased in Honolulu’s Chinatown to protect the community, prevent COVID-19 spread

(Eagle News) – To address immediate public health and safety concerns, Mayor Rick Blangiardi has authorized the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to increase presence in Chinatown to shut down activity that might threaten the community and ensure compliance with COVID-19 …

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