Social Media Addiction Bill Fails in California Legislature

Social Media Addiction Bill Fails in California Legislature

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have forced some popular social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to pay fines for using features they know can harm children. The bill would have let the state attorney general or other local prosecutors sue social … Read more

US Doles Out Relief Dollars to Build Employment Pipelines

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — With the highest Mexico unemployment rate in the nation, New is banking on a tiny infusion of federal relief money through the American Rescue Plan to boost the job market in a poverty-stricken corner of the state and in some cases provide a second chance … Read more

Tootoo denies knowing about alleged 2003 team sexual assault

Jordin Tootoo is the third member of Canada’s 2003 men’s world junior hockey team to deny any involvement in an alleged group sexual assault. Tootoo, who was a member of the silver-medal winning team and played in the NHL for several seasons with Nashville, Detroit, New Jersey and Chicago, issued a statement Saturday calling for … Read more

Relaxed Methadone Rules Appear Safe, Researchers Find | Health News

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer As the coronavirus pandemic shut down the nation in March of 2020, the US government told methadone clinics they could allow stable patients with opioid addiction to take their medicine at home unsupervised. Methadone, an opioid itself, can be dangerous in large amounts and most patients are required … Read more

Tennessee Recovery Court Graduates Celebrate Accomplishment | Virginia News

By KEN LITTLE, The Greeneville Sun GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three grateful Greene County Recovery Court graduates stepped into the sunlight Thursday at Hardin Park. More than 70 fellow Recovery Court participants, friends, family and Recovery Court team members joined them to mark the occasion. “You have so many in the community who are supporting … Read more

WVa Opioid Trial Verdict Still Pending Nearly a Year Later | West Virginia News

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on … Read more

Kentucky Shatters Its Fatal Overdose Record; Fentanyl Blamed | Kentucky News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians … Read more

Seller of monkey to LA celebrity death to probation

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owner of an exotic animal breeding business in Florida has been entitled to five years’ probation for illegally selling a capuchin monkey to singer Chris Brown. A federal indictment doesn’t name Brown, only identifying the buyer as a celebrity in California, but key details match an Associated Press report that … Read more

Group Formed to Oversee Distribution of Opioid Settlement | Kentucky News

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky took a step Monday to turn a massive settlement into action to combat opioid addiction, as Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced members of a group overseeing the state’s share. The Bluegrass State will receive $483 million from settlements finalized this year with drugmaker Johnson & … Read more

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction | Political News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday. The bill defines … Read more