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In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, photo, Colerain Township Police Det. Dave Hubbard, left, and Nan Franks, CEO of Greater Cincinnati Addiction Services Council, center, meet with a heroin user, who requested to remain anonymous, five days after she nearly died from a heroin overdose in Colerain Township in Hamilton, Ohio. “I could be dead,” the woman, in her 50s, said as Judy Garland’s voice warbled poignantly in the living room: “Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Heroin epidemic changes role of police in harder-hit areas

Sunday, February 7, 2016

CINCINNATI — Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier. Some flashes of images of being inside an ambulance. Waking up in a hospital bed. No recognition, though, of the solidly built, 6-foot-4 blue-uniformed police officer now leaning against a wall in her kitchen, having returned not … 0

UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another “intolerable provocation.” The U.N.’s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions. North … 0

Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees

Sunday, February 7, 2016

KILIS, Turkey — Turkey has reached the end of its “capacity to absorb” refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile … 0

Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off ahead of NH primary

Friday, February 5, 2016

DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political … 0

World pledges $10 billion for Syrian refugees, but peace prospects seem bleak

Thursday, February 4, 2016

LONDON — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will save lives, will give hope, will … 0

Latin America scrambles to squash Zika mosquitoes

Thursday, February 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it. Fumigation is one … 0

Florida, vulnerable to Zika virus, gets ready to combat the disease

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MIAMI — Florida’s warm climate, year-round mosquitoes and revolving door of international travelers make it vulnerable to the Zika virus, but local governments here have a history of fighting off outbreaks before they become widespread. A crucial component … 0

Price-hiking drug executive takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angering lawmakers in hearing

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WASHINGTON — Martin Shkreli giggled and smiled his way through his testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday and at times seemed distracted. And members of the committee called him out on it. Chairman … 0

Pentagon seeks to boost defense in Europe to counter Russia

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants to boost military spending in Europe next year to stockpile heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, a substantial expansion of efforts to counter a resurgent Russia. The proposed $3.4 billion initiative will permit the Pentagon … 0

Nation and World Briefs, Feb. 5

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pacific free-trade deal signed in New Zealand WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States gathered Thursday in New Zealand for the ceremonial signing of a free-trade deal they say will … 0

Congress eyes drug price spikes as antibiotic skin gel soars 1,860%

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK — After Martin Shkreli raised the price of anti-parasitic drug Daraprim more than 50-fold to $750 a pill last year, he said he wasn’t alone in taking big price hikes. As it turns out, the former … 0

Bill Cosby must stand trial

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A bid by Bill Cosby’s lawyers to have the sexual-assault charges against the entertainer dismissed was rejected by a Philadelphia-area judge Wednesday evening, clearing the way for the famed comedian to be brought to trial. … 0

US Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK — A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness. Experts still stress that mosquitoes are the main … 0