NORMAN, Okla.—An Oklahoma judge yesterday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement.
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SEATTLE—Gleyber Torres is clearly the hottest Yankees hitter at the plate this month.
Little-known Mike Ford isn't far behind.
Torres hit his 13th home run in August, Ford went deep twice and New York beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 last night.
NEW YORK—Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this.
So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watched the ball land, and then raised a clenched left fist toward the night sky.
SEATTLE—Marco Gonazles sent flocks of Blue Jays fans back north of the border with a sour taste in their mouths.
Gonzales pitched three-hit ball over seven innings to get his career-best 14th win, Dylan Moore hit a solo homer and the Seattle Mariners beat Toronto 3-1 yesterday.
“Marco brought his A-game today,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Much of the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados shut down today as Tropical Storm Dorian approached the region and gathered strength, threatening to turn into a small hurricane that forecasters said could affect the northern Windward islands and Puerto Rico in upcoming days.
LA GUAJIRA, Colombia—It might not be obvious at the supermarket, but the banana industry is fighting to protect the most popular variety of the fruit from a destructive fungus.
A disease that ravages banana crops has made its long-dreaded arrival in Latin America, the biggest exporter of the crop.
COPENHAGEN—It's safe to cross when the green Viking is walking, but stop when the red one is standing. That's the message to pedestrians in Aarhus as it unveils new crossing signals to celebrate the history of Denmark's second largest city.
PHILADELPHIA—Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down—and their shirts and underwear off, too.
The cyclists gathered in a Philadelphia park on Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride.
How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why.
In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars even pretzels.
These commercial products are labeled with the amount of high-inducing THC.
GENEVA—Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for shark fin soup.