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.

Heat wave grips New York City region

Forecasters expect a heatwave to descend on parts of New Jersey and New York through Friday. Expect a lot of humidity, which will make the real-feel temperatures feel even worse.

Powerful thunderstorms cause flooding in NY, NJ

A nearly stationary frontal boundary combined with a hot and humid air mass sparked some thunderstorms on Monday. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for northeast New Jersey, most of southeast New York, and a small portion of southern Connecticut until 10 a.m. on Tuesday.