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APNewsBreak: Few safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

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By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog’s investigation that finds a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.The report due Monday from the Health and Human Services […]

Mohegan Gaming named service provider for Niagara Falls venues

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By Kristina Tedeschi Wayne For The Bulletin UNCASVILLE – Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has been chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation as the service provider for a trio of entertainment venues in Niagara Falls, Ontario.Beginning next summer, Mohegan Gaming, the owner, developer and manager of integrated resorts in the U.S. and Northern Asia, […]

NPU sending 13 employees to assist in Northern Mass. natural gas emergency

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By Staff reports The Bulletin NORWICH – Norwich Public Utilities said they will be sending 13 employees to assist with the response in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts, following the area’s series of natural gas explosions Thursday. Columbia Gas said 8,600 individual natural gas meters had to be shut off and inspected following incident, […]

Layoffs hit, prices lag as tariff pinches lobster industry

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By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — The American lobster industry is starting to feel the pinch of China’s tariff on U.S. seafood as exporters and dealers cope with sagging prices, new financial pressures and difficulty sending lobsters overseas.China is a major buyer of lobsters, and it imposed a heavy tariff on exports […]

Layoffs hit, prices lag as lobster biz feels tariff pinch

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By Patrick Whittle The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — The American lobster industry is starting to feel the pinch of China’s tariff on U.S. seafood as exporters and dealers report sagging prices and financial pressure.China is a major buyer of lobsters, and the country imposed a heavy tariff on exports from the U.S. in early […]

Oregon sues OxyContin maker, alleging racketeering

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By The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s attorney general has sued the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin, saying it misrepresented the risks and benefits of the drug and lied to a state regulatory agency to maximize profits.A spokesman at Purdue Pharma, targeted by Thursday’s lawsuit in Multnomah Circuit Court, did not immediately respond to […]