The largest drug companies saturated the U.S. with oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control. The Washington Post analyzed a database released in the largest civil lawsuit in U.S. history.
The agreement was reached in the case of Mario Woods, who was killed in 2015 when five police officers fired 27 bullets at him. Woods’ mother sued, saying police failed to use de-escalation tactics before resorting to lethal force.
An indictment unsealed in Los Angeles says MS-13 members used machetes, knives and baseball bats, to kill their victims, dismember their bodies and throw the remains into a canyon in the Angeles National Forest.
In a new study, researchers found that firearm-related deaths among young people are 35 percent lower in states where mandatory background checks have been required for at least five years. More than 21,000 people under 21 died from gun injuries between 2011 and 2015.
The mishaps occurred against the backdrop of a highly stressed prison health care system, a crisis that has left the Department of Correction vulnerable to taxpayer-funded settlements of inmate lawsuits.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson said President Donald Trump’s adviser Roger Stone had violated a gag order by posting material related to his case. He was charged with various offenses by then-special counsel Robert Mueller.