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Can Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement win judge's approval?

Sep. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has embarked on a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's deadly opioid crisis by transforming itself in bankruptcy court into a sort of hybrid between a business and a charity. Whether the company can pull it off remains to be...

Column: Truex and Pearn find comfortable fit with Gibbs team

Sep. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR's hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team and the driver and crew chief were nearly...

Judge refuses to toss charge over threat to Muslim candidate

Sep. 16, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

A federal judge refused on Monday to throw out a case in which a North Carolina man is charged with anonymously threatening to lynch a Muslim-American man campaigning for a state Senate seat in Virginia. Joseph Cecil Vandevere is charged with interstate communication of a threat to injure a person in connection...

Judge's stern barks at dogfighting defendants prompt appeals

Sep. 16, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The judge didn't mince words when it came time to sentence five North Carolina men in an illegal dogfighting operation that involved more than 150 pit bulls. "Either the dogs have to be eliminated from the world or the people who fight the dogs or both, but there needs to be an...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on economy; Dems' selective facts

Sep. 16, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 , shattering all economic records for...

Precarious spot for mobile home owners as investors swoop in

Sep. 15, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — When the time came for her to sell the mobile home park she and her son owned near Aspen, 89-year-old Harriett Noyes had two big offers and an even bigger decision: Take nearly $30 million from a developer who would likely evict her family and friends to build luxury homes, or sell...

Michael Jordan says Hornets add 2 partners

Sep. 15, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group. Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer of D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval....

Davidson runs over West Virginia Wesleyan 41-0

Sep. 14, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Eli Turner Jr. ran for 110 yards and scored touchdowns and Davidson defeated Division II-member West Virginia Wesleyan 41-0 on Saturday night. Turner caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Phelps to open the scoring and added a 67-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Kahleel...

Cagle runs for 2 TDs, Gardner-Webb beat NC Central 21-12

Sep. 14, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Jayln Cagle had 141 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 23 carries and Gardner-Webb beat North Carolina Central 21-12 on Saturday night to snap a four-game skid dating to last season. Darien Reynolds had 13 total tackles, including one for a loss, two passes defended and two...

Martin runs for 299 yards, 2 long TDs in NC A&T's 27-21 win

Sep. 14, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jah-Maine Martin ran for a career-high 299 yards including two long touchdown runs and North Carolina A&T scored 21 points in the fourth quarter in beating Charleston Southern 27-21 on Saturday night. Martin found a gap on the right side and broke tackles on his way to a 76-yard...