Cougars prep to face winless Lindenwood-Belleville

Kevin Donley won’t count his chickens before they hatch, but NAIA no. 1 Saint Francis should be 9-0 this weekend after hosting Lindenwood-Belleville on Saturday afternoon at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium.

Trump declares opioids a public health emergency

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency — a step that won’t bring new dollars to fight a scourge that kills nearly 100 Americans a day but will expand access to medical services in rural areas, among other changes.

Senators rally behind Trump and his agenda after mini-revolt

There was no dam break of Republican rancor against Donald Trump, a day after a pair of the party’s prominent senators denounced their president and invited colleagues to join them. Instead, most GOP lawmakers rallied around Trump and his agenda Wednesday, with one all but saying “good riddance” to Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee.

New screenings begins for passengers on US-bound flights

New security screenings for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights began on Thursday, with airlines worldwide questioning flyers about their trip and their luggage in the latest Trump administration decision affecting global travel.

Trump coy on what’s coming out on JFK assassination

He’s been caught between students of the killing who want every scrap of information out on that crucible of history and intelligence agencies that are said to be counseling restraint. How that plays out should be known Thursday, the day set in law 25 years ago for the disclosure of remaining hidden documents on Kennedy’s killing on Nov. 22, 1963. Only the president can hold some back.

Dollars targeting opioids hit hurdles as impatience builds

In some locations, people addicted to opioids are starting to get treatment for the first time. In others, bureaucratic hurdles prevent innovation, driving home the point that gaining ground on the epidemic will be difficult.

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak cleared of murder

Jurors said prosecutors failed to prove Glenn Chin was responsible for the deaths of people who were injected with mold-contaminated drugs produced by the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham, just west of Boston. As the supervisory pharmacist, Chin oversaw the so-called clean rooms where the drugs were made.