Reuters – The Trump administration named a top White House lawyer as the new head of the US Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency’s prior acting administrator announced his retirement last month.
The New York Times – The State Department has evacuated at least 11 Americans from China after abnormal sounds or sensations were reported by government employees at the United States Consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou.
Reuters – The United States should help the natural gas industry push back against opposition by environmental groups to pipeline projects by adopting new regulations or laws that favor infrastructure, backers of the industry said at a conference this week.
Reuters – The US Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 601 people including doctors for taking part in healthcare frauds that resulted in over $2 billion in losses and contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic in some cases.
Science – Spinal muscular atrophy advocacy groups and members of Congress are urging Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to recommend that all 4 million infants born in the United States each year be tested for the disease.