Kentucky AG: Opioid settlement will help heal communities | national politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s nearly half-billion-dollar share of statewide settlements with four companies over its role in the opioid addiction crisis will help heal communities “devastated by this poison,” Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Friday . Kentucky will receive $483 million from settlements reached with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors, the … Read more

Heat’s Butler fined $25,000 for violating media access rules | NBA

NEW YORK – Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler has been fined $25,000 for violating the league’s rules regarding access to media interviews and failing to comply with the resulting NBA investigation. The league announced the fine Friday, saying it was due to Butler not fulfilling his media availability obligations during NBA All-Star Weekend, including after … Read more

Bayer ‘explores’ sale of Creve Coeur campus | local business

CREVE COEUR – Agribusiness giant Bayer is commercializing part of its long-running Mid-St. Louis County campus for sale as company weighs how much office space it needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bayer occupies several buildings on the west and east sides of Lindbergh Boulevard in Creve Coeur, just south of Olive Boulevard. The company, known … Read more

J&J, Distributors Strike Landmark $26B Opioid Deal | Health

By GEOFF MULVIHILL – Associated Press CAMDEN, NJ (AP) — Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors on Friday finalized statewide agreements about their role in the opioid addiction crisis, an announcement that paves the way for $26 billion to be sent to almost every state and locality flow in the US Taken together, … Read more

Find Favorites for College Football Playoffs, Heisman Trophy and More When Spring Training Begins | bets

For FrontPage Bets It’s nothing new for Alabama to be rolling in another top-tier recruiting class while escorting a slew of All-SEC stars to the NFL draft red carpet. The reloaded Crimson Tide enters spring training as a prohibitive favorite to finish the 2022 season as national champions. Alabama retains Heisman Trophy centerpiece Bryce Young … Read more

World leaders refine punitive measures against Russia | national politics

By FOSTER KLUG – Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — $20 million in UN humanitarian funds and a proposed infusion of 1.5 billion euros ($1.68 billion) in EU economic aid to Ukraine. A series of new, tougher sanctions against Russia from Japan, Europe, Australia, Taiwan and others. And a cascade of condemnation from the highest authority. … Read more