WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 13 about President Donald Trump's promise to help Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Amanda DeBusk is the chair of the international trade department at the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed. She is the chair of the international trade and government regulations practice at the firm Dechert, LLP.A corrected version of the story is below:Trump says US will help penalized Chinese companyTrump says he will help a Chinese telecommunications company get 'back into business,' saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliersWASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump said Sunday he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get "back into business," saying too many jobs in China are at stake after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers.At issue is the Commerce Department's move … [Read more...] about Correction: United States China-ZTE story
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Anne Gearan and Karen DeYoung by Anne Gearan and Karen DeYoung Email the author May 8 at 5:30 PM Email the author President Trump on Tuesday said he is pulling the United States out of the international nuclear deal with Iran, announcing that economic sanctions against Tehran will be reinstated and declaring that the 2015 pact was rooted in “fiction.” Trump’s decision, announced at the White House, makes good on a campaign pledge to undo an accord he has criticized as weak, poorly negotiated and “insane.” “The Iran deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know exactly what … [Read more...] about Trump pulls United States out of Iran nuclear deal, calling the pact ‘an embarrassment’
(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop said on Friday he supports the government of Puerto Rico’s efforts to introduce bipartisan legislation in Congress to grant full statehood to the U.S. commonwealth territory. “I am supportive of statehood. I think it is a solution that is long overdue,” Bishop, a Republican from Utah, said during a visit to the island that was broadcast over the internet. Puerto Rico is still in the throes of recovering from September’s devastating spate of hurricanes that killed dozens and completely knocked out power, deepening the economic woes for the island’s 3.4 million U.S. citizens. Many of them have decamped for the mainland United States in search of jobs and social services. Bishop’s committee has overseen the process, well before the hurricanes, of addressing Puerto Rico’s financial insolvency. It declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history … [Read more...] about U.S. House committee chair supports Puerto Rico statehood
THE PROGNOSIS A 37-year-old drug addict fills a syringe with a shot of heroin at a supervised injection site in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Boris Roessler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Note to readers: Paulina Firozi, who helps prepare The Health 202 every day, wrote today's Prognosis. Follow her here. Several major cities are trying to open “safe injection sites” for drug abusers — even though they are technically illegal. With recent evidence that these sites can save lives and money, cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia are considering opening public health facilities where people who acquired illegal drugs can inject them under the supervision of trained health-care providers. They would be the first U.S. cities to adopt such an approach to combat the sweeping opioid epidemic, which has recently gained attention from the White House, Congress and policymakers across the country. … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Supervised injection facilities are illegal in the United States. These cities want to open them anyway.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma lawmakers finishing committee work this week tackled more than half a dozen bills written to address opioid addiction, the leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States.The legislation would put limits on health professionals writing prescriptions, encourage people to report overdoses and monitor pain management clinics.Another bill, House Bill 2798, creates the Opioid Overdose Fatality Review Board that will spend the next five years reviewing and reporting data on overdose deaths.State Sen. A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, said Wednesday that overdose deaths in Oklahoma have increased by 91 percent in the past 15 years, and 68 percent in the last decade.Click here to link to the article on NewsOK. Some stories require an Oklahoman subscription to [email protected] … [Read more...] about House committee takes up bills aimed to counter opioid addiction, deaths