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Thursday, March 15th, 2018

 

House to try again on bill easing use of unapproved drugs

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The House plans to try anew next week to approve a Republican bill making it simpler for fatally ill people to try unproven treatments. And this time, the measure seems certain to pass. Lawmakers voted for the legislation on Tuesday by a lopsided 259-140 vote. But it lost because GOP leaders had used a procedure, normally reserved for uncontroversial bills, that requires a two-thirds majority for passage. Tuesday’s vote fell just short of that. President Donald Trump backed the legislation and GOP lawmakersRead More


Raiders add WR Jordy Nelson and RB Doug Martin, cut WR Michael Crabtree

Daily World News Top Stories business politics ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have given their offense a new look, adding wide receiver Jordy Nelson while releasing receiver Michael Crabtree, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter. They also added running back Doug Martin. Nelson will get a two-year, $15 million deal, a source tells Schefter, including $13 million guaranteed. Terms of the Martin deal are not yet known, though the Raiders will save more than $7.68 million against the salary cap with the release of Crabtree, who was due base salariesRead More


US helicopter crash in western Iraq causes fatalities: Official

Daily World News Top Stories business politics An American HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter has crashed in western Iraq on Thursday and at least some aboard were killed, according to a U.S. official. The official said the aircraft went down near al Qaim in western Anbar Province. A separate official told ABC News there were seven people on board the helicopter. All were U.S. Air Force airmen, ABC News confirmed. There was no sign of hostile fire, that official said, but it is not being ruled out at this time. It’sRead More


Trump business partner: I’m only guilty of trying to build the world’s tallest building Video

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Now Playing: 1 worker missing after chemical mixing plant explosion: Police Now Playing: Felix Sater: I’m only guilty of trying to build the world’s tallest building Now Playing: 2 FIU bridge collapse victims in critical condition Now Playing: Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, fatalities confirmed Now Playing: Witness saw bridge ‘collapse in front of me,’ falling on cars waiting for the light Now Playing: 8 vehicles trapped under FIU pedestrian bridge Now Playing: What is the ‘March of Our Lives’? Now Playing: Witness saysRead More


Bagley, Duke rout Iona 89-67, breeze into second round

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Mike Krzyzewski keeps wringing his hands about his team’s youth. And then Duke and its roster of NBA-bound freshmen get on the floor against a more experienced opponent and the Hall of Fame coach’s fears largely vanish. Having Marvin Bagley III certainly helps. The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year did whatever he wanted against game but overmatched Iona, pouring in 22 points to go with seven rebounds in his NCAA Tournament debut as the Blue Devils pulled away for an 89-67Read More


Merlin Network strikes streaming deals for independent music in China

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Merlin Network has struck licensing deals for its members, such as Diplo’s Mad Decent record label, to enter the Chinese market Digital rights agency Merlin Network has said it has signed agreements for its members to distribute music on China’s major streaming platforms. The firm announced deals with NetEase Cloud Music, Xiami Music, and Tencent Music Entertainment Group, which includes QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo. Merlin said the firms cater for about 90% of China’s digital musicRead More


Many overpay for prescriptions when co-pays are higher than drug prices: Study

Daily World News Top Stories business politics People are often overpaying for prescription drugs when they are charged the insurance copay at the pharmacy, according to a new study from the University of Southern California. In many cases, the researchers found a significant price difference between the patient co-pay amount and the rate insurers paid for the drugs — and the pharmacies are allowed to keep the difference under a policy called a “claw back.” “In 2013, almost one quarter of filled pharmacy prescriptions [23 percent] involved a patient copaymentRead More


Tom Benson, who kept Saints and Pelicans in New Orleans, dies at 90

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Tom Benson, owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, died Thursday in New Orleans with his wife at his side, the teams announced. He was 90. Benson was one of only three owners of both an NFL and NBA franchise at the time of his death. He was widely credited with keeping both teams in his native New Orleans when their futures were in doubt, first when he purchased the Saints in 1985, and then when he purchasedRead More


Former FBI deputy director makes case to DOJ against firing – ABC News

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The embattled former deputy director of the FBI, Andy McCabe, had about three hours on Thursday to encapsulate a 22-year career in public service and make the case to keep his job until he is officially eligible for his retirement benefits in a few days. Interested in Trump Administration? Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News. FBI officials concluded he should be fired for allegedly misleading internalRead More


Witness saw bridge ‘collapse in front of me,’ falling on cars waiting for the light Video

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Now Playing: 2 FIU bridge collapse victims in critical condition Now Playing: Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, fatalities confirmed Now Playing: Witness saw bridge ‘collapse in front of me,’ falling on cars waiting for the light Now Playing: 8 vehicles trapped under FIU pedestrian bridge Now Playing: What is the ‘March of Our Lives’? Now Playing: Witness says Florida bridge collapse felt like an ‘earthquake’ Now Playing: Several killed after pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapses Now Playing: Pedestrian bridge at Florida InternationalRead More