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This Aug. 8, 2016, photo provided by Allergan shows Brent Saunders.  Saunders, CEO of Botox maker Allergan PLC, last September 2016, announced a new "social contract" under which the company would limit annual list price increases for its drugs to below 10 percent. After deducting the discounts insurers and other payers get off the higher list price, Allergan will receive net price increases of around 2 percent to 3 percent on its drugs, Saunders said.   (Jeff Weiner/Allergan via AP)

Insider Q&A: Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes

As drugmakers pushed back against rising criticism over sky-high U.S. prescription drug prices, one pharmaceutical company went public with a pledge. Brent Saunders, CEO of Botox maker Allergan PLC, last September announced a new “social contract”...

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, before speaking during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

ATLANTA (AP) — When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, a Somali soldier patrols the area of a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America,...

This Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, photo provided by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in Olathe, Kan., shows Adam Purinton, who has been charged with murder and attempted murder in the Wednesday night shooting at a crowded bar in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe. One man was killed and two were injured in the shooting. (Johnson County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a ‘drunken mess,’ not political

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a “drunken mess” after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime...

New Orleans emergency personnel attend to an injured parade watcher after a pickup truck plowed into a crowd injuring multiple people watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Police Chief Michael Harrison says one person in custody and that he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated.  (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)

DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for driving while intoxicated, police said. The accident came during one of the busiest...

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Police stand next to a pickup truck that slammed into a crowd and other vehicles, causing multiple injuries, coming to a stop against a dump truck, during the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is...

Trump spending an evening away from the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spending an evening out in his new neighborhood. The president left the White House at mid-evening Saturday, his limousine covering the short distance to the luxury hotel bearing his name, the Trump International...

The Latest: Suspect in custody in New Orleans parade crash

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle plowing into a parade crowd in New Orleans (all times local): 8:30 p.m. New Orleans police say the number of people injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City...

New Orleans police chief says one person in custody after vehicle plows into parade crowd; terrorism not suspected

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police chief says one person in custody after vehicle plows into parade crowd; terrorism not...

Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 12 hurt

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police say 12 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans. The crash was reported Saturday at about 6:45 p.m. New Orleans Police Department...

Judge decides against fining widow who called police ‘pigs’

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a request to impose a stiff fine against a widow who called police “pigs” on Facebook as she vented her frustrations over the death of her husband in a scuffle. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy...

Trump says he won’t attend correspondents dinner this spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he won’t be attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner this spring. In a tweet on Saturday, the president doesn’t give a reason but says he wishes “everyone well...

Coal royalty program changes frozen by Trump administration

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal...

Police: 8-year-old girl fatally shot after traffic accident

HOUSTON (AP) — An 8-year-old Houston girl was shot to death following a traffic accident that resulted in gunfire, her mother and police said Saturday. The girl and her mother were going east on a Houston roadway around 2 a.m. Saturday when their Honda...

Lawyer: Officer feared for safety during struggle with teens

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for the Los Angeles police officer who discharged a gun during an off-duty scuffle with teenagers says his client feared for his and his sick father’s safety. Attorney Larry Hanna told the Orange County Register Friday...

Fargo police plan cultural training after sweat lodge arrest

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo police are planning cultural sensitivity training after an officer responding to a report of a fire arrested a man at a Native American sweat lodge. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says the man’s disorderly conduct arrest was the...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, center right, leaves a Governors lunch, with his staff, during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Democrats: GOP Medicaid reform plan is really about tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people’s health coverage to finance tax cuts for...

A law enforcement officer climbs a ladder to speak to one of the final holdouts of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp sitting atop a wood structure built at the Oceti Sakowin camp in Morton County Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, near Cannon Ball, N.D. After a couple of hours the protester came down on his own and was arrested. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool)

Final cleanup begins at Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. A Florida-based company has been hired to provide trash removal...

Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report. The spill was...

NY congresswoman urges open White House press briefings

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York congresswoman has voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Saturday outside The New York Times...

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