Rob Weiter

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Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

<i>This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization.</i><p>At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain medications that carry a lower …

The Muslim Americans leading the push to 'stand up and be leaders' in politics

Religious discrimination and an increase in hate crimes has spurred more Muslims to run for office and adopt an active role in community organizing<p>More Muslims must seek public office as Donald Trump “fans the flames of Islamophobia”, according to André Carson, who is one of just two Muslim members …

Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself

WASHINGTON — President Trump enters a new phase of his presidency on Monday with a new chief of staff but an old set of challenges as he seeks to get back on course after enduring one of the worst weeks that any modern occupant of the Oval Office has experienced in his inaugural year in power.<p>With …

Behind Legislative Collapse: An Angry Vow Fizzles for Lack of a Viable Plan

WASHINGTON — The closing argument was a curious one: Vote yes, Republican leaders told the holdouts in their conference. We promise it will never become law.<p>After seven years of railing against the evils of the Affordable Care Act, the party had winnowed its hopes of dismantling it down to a menu …

Dad of Hawaii boy who vanished in 1997 is sentenced in death

HONOLULU (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared two decades ago was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, …

23 Arrested and Tear Gas Deployed After a K.K.K. Rally in Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Members of the Ku Klux Klan rallied here on Saturday afternoon in a protest meant to assail the city's decision to remove a …

Rallies, riots and raves

Hamburg, Germany (CNN)Julia Reusing stood teary eyed under a strip of halogen lights in Hamburg's red light district as the late summer sun's …

Hackers targeting US nuclear facilities: report

Hackers have reportedly been breaking into computer networks of companies operating United States nuclear power stations, energy facilities and …

No Escape From Mosul, and Unlikely Chance of Surrender

<i>Michael R. Gordon, a Times correspondent,</i> <i>went with the Iraq counterterrorism force to the old city of Mosul, where Islamic State fighters are hemmed in and civilians are trapped.</i><p>Perched on a rooftop near the ruins of the Al Nuri Grand Mosque, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi used a rock to sketch out …

Trump Misleads on Russian Meddling: Why 17 Intelligence Agencies Don’t Need to Agree

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that only “three or four” of the United States’ 17 intelligence agencies had concluded that Russia interfered in the presidential election — a statement that while technically accurate, is misleading and suggests widespread dissent among American …

North Korea’s Nuclear Push Is Just One Piece of a Nationwide Building Boom

North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has led to increased sanctions and isolation. But these factors haven’t stopped the country from starting significant infrastructure projects.

In North Korea, ‘Surgical Strike’ Could Spin Into ‘Worst Kind of Fighting’

SEOUL, South Korea — The standoff over North Korea’s nuclear program has long been shaped by the view that the United States has no viable military option to destroy it. Any attempt to do so, many say, would provoke a brutal counterattack against South Korea too bloody and damaging to risk.<p>That …

North Korea new missile test: A game-changer?

<b>North Korea's confident announcement that it has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking the US is another iteration in the high stakes game of international poker that Pyongyang appears to excel at.</b><p>Carefully timed to coincide with the 4 July holidays …

Marine Le Pen placed under formal investigation over EU funding scandal

Prosecutors placed French far-right leader Marine Le Pen under formal investigation on Friday as part of a probe into the alleged misuse of European Union funds to pay parliamentary assistants.<p>Le Pen, who is being investigated for breach of trust, has previously denied any wrongdoing in a case that …

Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences

<b>The Vatican treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing after being charged with sex offences in his native Australia.</b><p>He complained that he had been subjected to "relentless character assassination" during a two-year investigation into the "false" claims.<p>He said the Pope …

Muslim Ban: US sets strict rules for visa applicants | Muslim Ban News

A leaked state department cable has outlined new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim countries as partial enforcement of Donald Trump's travel ban is set to come into force on Thursday.<p>Under the new guidelines, which were leaked to the press and have yet to be confirmed, new visa …

Ukraine Cyberattack Was Meant to Paralyze, not Profit, Evidence Shows

KIEV, Ukraine — The day started like most for Roman N. Klimenko, an accountant in Kiev who had just settled in at his desk, typing at a computer keyboard and drinking coffee. He was unaware that concealed within his tax preparation software lurked a ticking bomb.<p>That bomb soon exploded, destroying …

As Affordable Care Act Repeal Teeters, Prospects for Bipartisanship Build

WASHINGTON — With his bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in deep trouble, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, raised an alternate possibility on Tuesday: Either Republicans come together, or he would have to work with Democrats to shore up the deteriorating health law.<p>That raised a …

EXCLUSIVE: Battle for IS group stronghold of Raqqa still unpredictable

The Islamic State (IS) group-held city of Raqqa in Syria is nearly encircled by a US-backed, Kurdish-led coalition, but efforts to gain ground and help civilians trapped behind enemy lines remain a slow and dangerous process.<p>Civilians who have been freed by Kurdish fighters say IS militants are …

Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show

Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit, which then paid big sums to his family<p>More than 15,000 Americans were losing their jobs each day in June 2009, as the US struggled to climb out of a painful recession following …

'Huge victory': progressives vow to keep fighting healthcare bill after vote delay

Activists warn battle to defeat healthcare bill in Senate is not over but express hope that senators will face pressure from constituents during 4 July recess<p>Progressive activists hailed a “huge victory” and a “giant step toward single-payer healthcare” on Tuesday, after Senate Republicans were …

Justin Trudeau celebrates both Pride and Eid - while Donald Trump opts out of traditional end of Ramadan celebration

Justin Trudeau combined his celebrations of both Eid and Pride on Sunday, causing the internet to swoon.<p>The Canadian prime minister looked to be having a great time as he took part in the Toronto Pride Parade - only the second time that a Canadian leader had marched at the country's largest LGBT …

Google fined record €2.4bn by EU over search engine results

Brussels claims tech giant abused market dominance by manipulating its search engine results to favour its own comparison shopping service<p>The European Union has handed Google a record-breaking €2.42bn (£2.14bn) fine for abusing its dominance of the search engine market in building its online …

Google won't scan your Gmail anymore for ad targeting

In an era where we've all resigned ourselves to the fact that Google knows all our personal information anyway, the company announced Friday that it will stop scanning personal Gmail inboxes for ad targeting purposes.<p>Google already refrains from tailoring ads by combing though Gmail accounts in its …

Cyber-attack on parliament leaves MPs unable to access emails

MP cites possible danger of blackmail attempt as House of Commons investigates unauthorised attempts to access user accounts<p>Parliament has been hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack by hackers attempting to gain access to MPs’ and their staffers’ email accounts. Both houses of parliament …

Cyber-attacks

Soldiers fatally shoot suspect after explosion at Brussels train station

<b>BRUSSELS --</b> Soldiers shot dead a male suspect after a small explosion at the central Brussels train station, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor's …