Wednesday: An upstate distributor of oxycodone was charged criminally in Manhattan.
The New York TimesFor the first time, a distributor of oxycodone and other painkillers has been charged criminally for its role in America’s opioid crisis. Prosecutors applied the same kind of felony drug-trafficking charges as they have brought against street dealers.
Five cases of the disease, the first in the county this year, are being investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
The New York TimesPublic health officials in Los Angeles have declared a measles outbreak in the county. Officials did not indicate the ages of those infected but said the majority of individuals were unvaccinated.
In an opinion column, Abigail Disney railed against what she calls the “naked indecency’’ of the practices. Disney disputed her assertions.
The New York Times“It’s time to call out my family’s company — and anyone else rich off their workers’ backs,” Abigail Disney wrote, criticizing the company's CEO for being paid 1,400 times more than a median worker.
Tuesday was a day of fast-moving events. While new information continues to emerge about the bombings, some basic questions remain unanswered.
The New York TimesWhat we know about the Sri Lanka attacks:
—The Islamic State claimed responsibility
—The death toll rose to more than 350 people
—Investigators are looking into the possibility that the bombings were retribution for attacks on 2 mosques in New Zealand
The state senator, Maureen Walsh, made the remark while denouncing a bill that would afford nurses in Washington uninterrupted meal and rest breaks.
The New York TimesMaureen Walsh, a Republican state senator from Washington, apologized to those she offended by saying that nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” Now she may shadow one for a 12-hour shift.
His comments seem to contradict Facebook’s own estimates that Russian ads and social-media posts reached 126 million Americans during the election.
The New York TimesJared Kushner dismissed Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign as a “couple of Facebook ads” and said the investigation of it was far more damaging to the U.S. than the intrusion itself
The claim came shortly after a government official said the bombings, which killed more than 300 people, were in retaliation for the shootings last month at mosques in New Zealand.
The New York TimesLatest updates on the Sri Lanka bombings:
— The death toll rose to 310
— The number of suspects arrested increased to 40
— The government declared “emergency law," which allows the police to detain and interrogate suspects without obtaining warrants
The New York TimesBreaking News: ISIS called the bombers in Sri Lanka its "fighters," as a government official claimed that the attacks were payback for violence in New Zealand
Gov. Philip D. Murphy’s proposed fees — $550 to own and carry a gun, up from $27 — would be among the nation’s highest.
The New York TimesHaving a gun in New Jersey could soon cost 20 times as much: Gov. Philip Murphy’s proposed fees — $550 to own and carry a gun, up from $27 — would be among the highest in the U.S.