Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP personally pushed the company to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioid products even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts’ attorney general alleged on Tuesday.

Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard as Washington talks stall

The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as contractors and even the Coast Guard go without pay and talks to end the impasse seemed stalled.

Judge rejects citizenship question for 2020 U.S. census

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire.

Carol Channing, Broadway’s ‘Dolly,’ dead at 97, publicist says

Carol Channing, who won over audiences with a giddy, guileless charm in trademark roles in Broadway’s “Hello Dolly” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” died in her California home on Tuesday at the age of 97, according to her publicist.

Los Angeles mayor backs striking teachers as stoppage enters second day

The mayor of Los Angeles expressed support for the city’s striking teachers late on Monday, as 30,000 staff readied for a second day of a stoppage called to press demands for better pay, smaller classes and more staff.

Confederate monument’s pedestal ordered removed at university in North Carolina

The pedestal for a Confederate monument called Silent Sam that has been a flashpoint for demonstrations at a North Carolina university will be removed, the school’s president said on Monday, nearly five months after protesters toppled the statue.

Volkswagen to invest $800 million, build new electric vehicle in U.S.

Volkswagen AG said on Monday it was investing $800 million to build a new electric vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and scheduled a briefing with Ford Motor Co for Tuesday on their efforts to forge a global alliance.

‘El Chapo’ dreamed of biopic for years before capture, says trial witness

Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was interested in directing a movie about his life story as early as 2007, long before his well-known meeting with U.S. actor Sean Penn and Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo in 2015, jurors in Guzman’s U.S. trial heard on Monday.