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Gung-ho culture at tour agency Warmbier used on N.Korea trip

Gung-ho culture at tour agency Warmbier used on N.Korea trip

BEIJING (AP) — Beer-soaked "booze cruises" down North Korea's Taedong River. Scuba diving trips off the country's eastern coast. Saint Patrick's Day pub crawls in Pyongyang featuring drinking games with cheery locals.
Since 2008, the Young Pioneer Tours agency built up a business attracting young travelers with a ... (full story)


Lawyer who misled investigators about past insurance crime has license revoked

The Ohio Supreme Court recently revoked the license of a Macedonia lawyer who concealed information from state bar exam admission officials about being under investigation for insurance fraud, which led him to plead guilty to an insurance-related crime.
The Supreme Court voted 5-2 to revoke Michael A. Callam’s license for t ... (full story)


Missouri joins Ohio to sue drug companies over opioids

Missouri joins Ohio to sue drug companies over opioids

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday filed suit against three large pharmaceutical companies, saying their "campaign of fraud and deception" led to a startling opioid crisis in the state.
Hawley, a Republican, filed suit St. Louis Circuit Court, naming Endo Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Ph ... (full story)


Probate court amazed by generosity of local residents

Probate court amazed by generosity of local residents

AKRON – Summit County residents used their spring cleaning to improve the lives of local seniors. With the help of volunteers, Summit County Probate Court collected and sorted about 12,000 pieces of clothing. 
The much needed clothing went first to indigent wards of the court in long term care facilities. Ho ... (full story)


GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up.
Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner, according to ... (full story)