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Thursday, June 14th, 2018


FDA clears 1st generic film strip of addiction drug Suboxone

Daily World News Top Stories business politics U.S. regulators have approved the first generic version of an under-the-tongue film for treating opioid addiction. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a generic version of Suboxone, a film strip that dissolves under the tongue. Used daily, it reduces withdrawal symptoms, cravings for opioids and the high from abusing them. The medication combines buprenorphine and naloxone. It’s used along with counseling and other behavioral therapy. The generic version will be sold by partners Mylan N.V. and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories SA. TheyRead More

A 7 and a 78: Ugly numbers for Tiger Woods in US Open

Daily World News Top Stories business politics As Tiger Woods stood in the middle of the first fairway, the last thing on his mind was a 7. That number was the first thing on his scorecard Thursday in the U.S. Open. It didn’t get better on his way to another ugly number, a first-round 78. It wasn’t his worst opener in this tournament. Woods shot 80 at Chambers Bay three years ago, his most recent U.S. Open before back surgeries sidelined him. Woods rallied by playing the rest of theRead More

Mike Gundy challenged to get better recruiting classes

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Longtime Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder would like to see football coach Mike Gundy aim higher in recruiting. Appearing on the Pistols Firing podcast earlier this week, Holder praised Gundy’s success but said he wants the coach “to do a little more in recruiting.” Gundy, a former Oklahoma State quarterback, is the school’s career coaching wins leader with a 114-53 record in 13 seasons. “He’s really matured into a difference-maker as a coach,” Holder said on the podcast. “I would approach recruitingRead More

Female suicide rate jumps 50 percent since 2000

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The rate of suicide for women increased by a staggering 50 percent between 2000 and 2016, according to a new study by the CDC. The rate of suicide for men increased 21 percent over the same period, the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Lead author Dr. Holly Hedegaard told ABC News that the report uses the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) “to update trends in suicide from 2000 through 2016, and describes differencesRead More

Giants 3B Longoria has broken hand after being hit by pitch

Daily World News Top Stories business politics San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria has a broken left hand after being hit by a pitch. Longoria was struck by Dan Straily in Miami on Thursday. There is no timetable for Longoria’s return. The 32-year-old Longoria says he will decide in the next few days if he will need surgery. Longoria is hitting .246 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs. He was a three-time All-Star during 10 seasons with Tampa Bay and was traded to the Giants last winter. LongoriaRead More

Column: Mickelson gives US Open the silent treatment

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Phil Mickelson almost won the U.S. Open once while wearing a beeper — yes, a beeper — in case he had to be summoned for the birth of his daughter. He skipped another one because the same daughter was graduating from high school. If it seems like Mickelson has been chasing Open titles almost as long as the USGA has been putting the tournament on, well, it’s not that much of a stretch. This is his 27th Open, and his third at ShinnecockRead More

Maryland to investigate death of Jordan McNair after workout

Daily World News Top Stories business politics COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland’s athletic department is conducting an external review into the death of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair, executive athletic director Damon Evans said Thursday in a brief but emotional news conference that also included coach DJ Durkin, who struggled to hold back tears as he spoke about McNair. McNair, of Randallstown, Maryland, was hospitalized May 29 after an organized team workout and died this Wednesday. According to a GoFundMe page created on behalf of his mother, Tonya Wilson, McNairRead More

A manager’s umpire rant goes online, and Manfred cries foul

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is trying to remove from the internet the leaked video of former Mets manager Terry Collins ranting at umpires. The profanity-laced video surfaced this week from a Dodgers-Mets game in May 2016 that Fox televised. Collins fumes after ace Noah Syndergaard is ejected in the third inning for throwing a fastball behind Chase Utley. In the 2015 playoffs, Utley broke the leg of Mets infielder Ruben Tejada with a late, hard slide. Umpire crew chief TomRead More

US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health ‘attacks’

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The United States on Thursday renewed calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of health “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials in Washington, the State Department said it had again raised the issue, which has prompted a significant reduction in staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. It reiterated “the urgent need to identify the source of the attacks on U.S. diplomats and to ensure they cease.”Read More

Raiders’ Jon Gruden blames NFL for QB Christian Hackenberg’s struggles

Daily World News Top Stories business politics ALAMEDA, Calif. — Christian Hackenberg’s release from the Oakland Raiders just three weeks after the team acquired him was more an indictment of the NFL system than it was of the third-year quarterback, coach Jon Gruden said Thursday. “Everybody is an expert out there on Hackenberg and thinks he can’t play,” Gruden said as the Raiders wrapped up a three-day mandatory minicamp. “It’s unfortunate, this whole collective [bargaining agreement]. How do you develop a quarterback? I don’t know how you do it.” TheRead More