Opioid Settlement, China Hacking Accusations, Bezos Space Launch: News You Need To Start Your Day
Good morning, hope everyone's well and wishing Eid Mubarak to our friends who celebrate. Here are the stories we're following for you today:
- NPR has learned that a number of major pharmaceutical companies involved in the sale of opioids are likely to agree to a $26 billion settlement.
- The U.S. and other Western powers accused China of widespread cyberattacks. China is responding, calling the accusations a “political smear” and accusing the U.S. of the same offense.
- Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft has launched into space. Pioneering aviator Wally Funk is part of the rocket's crew. At 82, she's the oldest person to reach space.
- After a power struggle emerged, Haiti is getting a new prime minister. And many Haitians are now pushing for free and fair elections as soon as possible.
— The Morning Edition live blog team
Emily Alfin Johnson, Rachel Treisman, Nell Clark, Casey Noenickx and William Jones