National

(Chicago, IL) -- The city of Chicago is filing a lawsuit against five major narcotics manufacturers, accusing them of concealing the risks associated with some painkillers. The suit names Actavis, Endo Health Solutions Inc., the Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals...
(Undated) -- Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino is among 15 players filing a federal lawsuit against the NFL. The suit claims the league concealed the risk of concussions among other allegations. The "Los Angeles Times" reports that the suit has been filed in the...
(San Francisco, CA) -- San Francisco's Municipal bus and train service is only expected to be a little better today than it was yesterday, as the driver sickout extends into a second day. Muni officials say about half the workers are out "sick" today compared to two-thirds...
(Undated) -- Julia Collins' "Jeopardy" winning streak has come to an end. After 20 consecutive wins, the 31-year-old Illinois woman finished in third place on Monday's edition of the trivia game show. Collins still leaves the show with a little more than 428-thousand-dollars in...
(Warsaw) -- The United States is expanding military exercises in Eastern Europe as the crisis in Ukraine continues. President Obama made the announcement from Poland today, where he's meeting with leaders. He's calling on Congress to approve funds to increase security and...
(Waukesha, WI) -- Authorities in Wisconsin say a disturbing Internet myth inspired two pre-teen girls to stab their friend nearly to death. Both 12-year-old suspects are charged as adults with attempted first-degree homicide for allegedly trying to sacrifice their friend to the...
(Undated) -- Lawmakers from coal-producing states are promising to fight new strict limits on power plants that burn fossil fuels, especially coal. The rules the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday would require a 30-percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030. Kentucky...
(Kabul) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is angry about the deal to secure Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's release from the Taliban. Karzai claims the Obama administration never notified him about its agreement to transfer five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo to the custody of...
(Undated) -- Thousands of convicts are jumping at the chance to have their sentences reduced. Last month more than 18 thousand federal prisoners applied for presidential mercy in a new program designed to clear prisons of nonviolent offenders. The majority of those petitioning...