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CORRECTS TO SAY CRANDALL AT LEFT AND SHAMO AT CENTER - FILE - This combination of file photos shows Drew Crandall, from left, Aaron Shamo and Sean Gygi. Shamo built a multimillion-dollar fentanyl trafficking empire from his computer with help from Crandall and Gygi. The case prosecutors brought against him reveals the ease with which the powerful opioid drug that has killed tens of thousands of people now moves around the world. (AP Photo, File)

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

- Associated Press

The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope.

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

- Associated Press

Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement.

California lawmakers tackled health care, wildfire costs

- Associated Press

In their first year with a new governor, California lawmakers passed legislation aimed at guarding against financial harm from wildfires, deterring fatal police shootings and expanding health care to young immigrants living in the country illegally. That's on top of efforts related to employment law, housing and requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns. Many of the bills are being closely watched across the nation and could prompt other states to follow suit.

FILE - In this June 15, 2017 file photo, Travis Mills poses for a photo on his couch in Manchester, Maine. The U.S. Army staff sergeant, who lost four limbs in a blast in Afghanistan, is planning in 2019 to expand his summer retreat to help those who also suffered severe war injuries. The Travis Mills Foundation plans to build an indoor pool, expand therapy and boost the number of weekly sessions, making it closer to a year-round retreat. It also is partnering to provide a program to help those with post-traumatic stress disorder. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Maine retreat for wounded vets is ready to expand

- Associated Press

A soldier who lost all his limbs after an explosion in Afghanistan and created a retreat to help others like him understands that injuries can run deeper than shattered bones.

President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner in Baltimore, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries

- Associated Press

The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant - and, hey, how about those moderating prescription drug prices?

Maine CDC warns of hepatitis A exposure at business

Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it has identified an acute case of hepatitis A infection in a food service worker, and that other people may have been exposed.