Purdue Pharma to Pay $270 Million Settlement for Its Role in the Opioid Crisis
(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed to pay $270 million to Oklahoma on Tuesday to settle allegations they helped set off the nation’s deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.
It is the first settlement to come out of the recent coast-to-coast wave of nearly 2,000 lawsuits against Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma that threaten to push the company into bankruptcy and have stained the name of the Sackler family, whose members are among the world’s foremost philanthropists.
“The addiction crisis facing our state and nation is a clear and present danger, but we’re doing something about it today,” Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said.
俄克拉荷马州司法部长迈克 · 亨特说:"我们州和国家所面临的毒瘾危机是一个明确而现实的危险，但是我们今天正在采取行动。"。
New York county declares measles outbreak emergency
A county in New York state has declared a state of emergency following a severe outbreak of measles.
Rockland County, on the Hudson River north of New York City, has barred unvaccinated children from public spaces after 153 cases were confirmed.
Violating the order will be punishable by a fine of $500 (£378) and up to six months in prison.
Tuesday's announcement follows other outbreaks of the disease in Washington, California, Texas and Illinois.
Vaccination rates have dropped steadily in the US with many parents objecting for philosophical or religious reasons, or because they believe misleading information that vaccines cause autism in children.
Chinese international student missing since Saturday found alive, police say
A Chinese international student missing since Saturday from north of Toronto has been found alive after knocking on the door of a home in a quiet cottage town almost 200 kilometres away, police say.
Wanzhen Lu, 22, was located by a Gravenhurst, Ont., resident after he turned up at a home asking for help just before 9 p.m. ET, York Regional Police spokesperson Andy Pattenden told reporters at a news conference late Tuesday night.
在周二晚间的新闻发布会上，约克地区警方发言人 Andy Pattenden 告诉记者，22岁的卢在东部时间晚上9点前出现在一户人家寻求帮助后，被 Ont. 格拉文赫斯特的居民找到。
The homeowner called police and officers with the Ontario Provincial Police arrived at the home and identified Lu, who was taken to a nearby hospital for assessment of what police described as minor injuries.
Japan Post Bank to double savings cap
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan Post Bank will raise the cap on its yucho postal savings to ¥26 million per customer from ¥13 million on Monday.
Jiji PressTOKYO (Jiji Press)ーー日本邮政银行将把每个客户的 yucho 邮政储蓄上限从周一的1300万提高到2600万。
The cap will be set at ¥13 million each for ordinary and time savings for a total of ¥26 million.
It will be the first increase in the cap since it was raised by ¥3 million to ¥13 million in April 2016.
The increase will allow customers to put a larger sum of money, including retirement pay, while helping reduce the bank’s burdens, such as informing clients whose savings exceed the cap.
Relic unearthed in Turkey shifts metallurgy’s origin story
A small lump of iron found in ancient ruins in Turkey may upend commonly held beliefs about the history of ironmaking, as the relic appears to have come from somewhere else.
The question is, where?
A Japanese research team uncovered the oldest ironmaking-related relic of its class at an excavation site in the Anatolia region, the central area of the Hittite Empire (1,400 B.C.-1,200 B.C.).
一个日本研究小组在 Anatolia region 的一个发掘现场发现了最古老的与炼铁相关的文物，这里是赫梯帝国(Hittite Empire，公元前1400年-公元前1200年)的中心地区。
The empire was a major power along with the New Kingdom of Egypt in the ancient Orient.