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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein speaks to reporters in Raleigh, N.C. Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Stein, who was one of the negotiators, said late Friday that local governments did not accept a deal worth $48 billion in cash, treatment drugs and services. (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio, File)
Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trialNegotiations aimed at a major settlement of opioid lawsuits have ended for the day without a deal
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Japan's government said Friday it decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East but is preparing to send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan. Suga said that Japan will keep cooperating closely with Washington even if it won't join the initiative the U.S. says is aimed at protecting commercial tankers from alleged Iranian attacks. (Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan to send own force, won't join US coalition for MideastJapan has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East, but will send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 file photo, a bystander watches the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar, Calif. California's largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp pledged to improve communications but reminded state regulators that its "difficult decision" to pre-emptively shut off power to more than 2 million people last week may have prevented deadly wildfires. (AP Photo/David Swanson, File)
California regulator slams PG&E over electricity shut-offCalifornia's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric officials said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week
The Associated Press6 hours ago
People make their way through the Financial District along Montgomery Street Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in San Francisco. California's unemployment rate fell to a new record low of 4% in September. The state Employment Development Department says Friday that employers added 21,300 nonfarm payroll jobs, extending California's record job expansion to 115 months. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
California unemployment rate falls to record low of 4%Officials say California's unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4% in September
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this June 30, 2009 file photo FMC Corp.'s Green River soda ash plant is photographed. A U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposal published Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, would make it easier for mining companies to request lower government royalty rates for certain minerals, an idea backed by supporters of an industry that supplies much of the world's baking soda. (AP Photo/Matt Joyce,File)
US officials propose less paperwork for mineral royalty cutsWyoming officials back less paperwork for miners seeking lower U.S. royalty rates
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, casino mogul Steve Wynn gestures during a news conference in Medford, Mass. A former beauty salon director from Las Vegas who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn is suing Wynn Resorts and executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new jobA former salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn is suing Wynn Resorts and executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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