GOP sues to block law letting noncitizens vote in NYC elections

Republicans are suing to prevent noncitizens from voting in New York City elections under a new local law, which allows more than 800,000 noncitizens and "Dreamers" in the city to vote in municipal elections. Republican elected officials in New York City want a court to block the law and declare it unconstitutional.

Boston Marathon bomber got $1,400 pandemic stimulus payment

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a $1,400 COVID-19 stimulus payment — and now federal prosecutors are asking a judge to force the imprisoned terrorist to use that money to help compensate his victims. Tsarnaev owes them millions of dollars.

Drugmaker Teva helped fuel opioid crisis, jury rules

A jury has held Teva Pharmaceuticals responsible for contributing to the opioid crisis by delivering a verdict in a sweeping lawsuit filed by New York state. Teva says it strongly disagrees with the verdict and plans to appeal.

Lawsuits against OxyContin owners on hold; judge orders negotiations

A judge has kept lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family who own it on hold until Feb. 1 but ordered the parties to negotiate a new settlement. Connecticut and Washington state argued that suits against the Sacklers should be allowed to move ahead immediately.