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  • Attorney General Andy Beshear in the lawsuit accused Cardinal of unfair, misleading and deceptive business practices that he said led to the excessive distribution of opioids in Kentucky. "I'm committed to hauling each of these opioid companies into a Kentucky court to answer for their actions that have devastated our families, communities and state,"...

  • Feb 19- Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused the drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc of contributing to the opioid epidemic by failing to halt or report suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear filed a lawsuit over what he said were unfair, misleading and deceptive...

  • WASHINGTON, Penn. Feb 18- Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. "A lot of people around here think were a giveaway to the rich," said Marran, 56, a resident of this city of 14,000 about 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. These are worrying words for the GOP, which is banking on the tax cuts pushed by President Trump to help...

  • WASHINGTON, Penn. Feb 18- Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. "A lot of people around here think were a giveaway to the rich," said Marran, 56, a resident of this city of 14,000 about 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. These are worrying words for the GOP, which is banking on the tax cuts pushed by President Trump to help...

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— A 13- year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a "long-term problem" without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana's coast, a government lawyer recently told a federal judge. Up to 16 oil wells are possibly leaking at the site where a company's platform toppled during Hurricane Ivan in...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma increased by five rigs, Alaska gained four and Pennsylvania increased by three. New Mexico decreased by three rigs; Louisiana, Ohio and West Virginia each lost two; and Colorado and North Dakota each decreased by one. Arkansas, California, Kansas, Texas, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Special conditions to address concerns about water quality may be justified for a proposed natural gas pipeline, a Maryland official wrote Thursday, as opponents to the project came to rally at the governor's residence. Ben Grumbles, head of the Maryland Department of the Environment, sent a letter Thursday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Ford Motor Co on Monday warned an additional 33,000 owners of older pickup trucks in North America to stop driving them until potentially defective Takata Corp air bag inflators can be repaired. About 90 percent of the vehicles subject to the " Do Not Drive" warning are in the United States. Two U.S. senators in January questioned why Fords...

  • DETROIT— Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators with a high risk of exploding. Ford, which made the B-Series for Mazda, found test results showing that the trucks had inflators that ruptured or recorded high internal pressure readings,...

  • HOUSTON— The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 29 this week to 975.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas increased by 14 rigs, North Dakota and Wyoming each gained four, Louisiana and New Mexico each increased by three and Kansas and Oklahoma each gained one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's attorney general has sued DuPont over the company's decades-long release of a chemical from a plant in West Virginia. At issue is the dumping of the chemical C8 into the Ohio River from the DuPont Co. Washington Works plant, near Parkersburg, West Virginia. The lawsuit filed Thursday by Republican Mike DeWine says Wilmington, Delaware-...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Eighteen states, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, national coal industry interests and more than a dozen other groups are urging an appeals court to overturn a coal ash cleanup order at a federal utility's Tennessee plant, contending the decision will have wide-reaching, expensive consequences. In August, a judge ordered coal ash to be excavated and...

  • Feb 8- U.S. shale driller Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday, expects to exit bankruptcy by March 31 under the new ownership of its lenders, lawyers for the company and its lenders said in court on Thursday. "It took longer than we had expected but we were ultimately able to reach this agreement" to keep the...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— Procter& Gamble has announced it will cut 500 jobs over nearly two years at an Iowa City plant as it shifts production to a new factory in West Virginia. The Press-Citizen reports that the Iowa City plant's production of shampoos, conditioners and body washes will be transferred to the new plant at Tabler Station, West Virginia, by late 2020.

  • Feb 6- Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings LLC, a shale driller founded by the late U.S. fracking pioneer Aubrey McClendon, said on Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a negotiated plan with lenders to reduce about $1 billion of debt and boost liquidity. The filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, is for Ascent's Marcellus...

  • Feb 6- Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings LLC, a shale driller founded by the late U.S. fracking pioneer Aubrey McClendon, said on Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a negotiated plan with lenders to reduce about $1 billion of debt and boost liquidity. The filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, is for Ascent's Marcellus...

  • Feb 6- The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday authorized Energy Transfer Partners LP to recommence a horizontal drill under the Tuscarawas River in Ohio as the company works to complete its Rover natural gas pipeline by the end of the first quarter. FERC said in a filing it allowed Rover to start drilling again after the company provided a...

  • Jan. 31, 2018: An Amtrak passenger train carrying Republican members of the U.S. Congress to a retreat in West Virginia slammed into a garbage truck at a rural Virginia road crossing, killing one person on the truck. April 3, 2016: An Amtrak train traveling from New York hit a backhoe performing maintenance on the tracks in Chester, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia...

  • STERLING, Va./ WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va., Feb 2- T he U.S. Congress made no notable progress this week toward a deal on the status of 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, with President Donald Trump saying on Friday that one "could very well not happen" by a deadline next month. Trump said last year that he would end by March 5 a program that was set up by former President Barack...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The White House worked on Thursday to clear the release of a secret Republican memo alleging FBI bias against President Donald Trump in its Russia probe, an administration official said, disregarding a warning from the top U.S. law enforcement agency. The four-page document, crafted by Republican members of the House of Representatives...