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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...

Browns' Smith honors late girlfriend, playing against Jets

Sep. 16, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Browns defensive end Chris Smith will be honoring his late girlfriend as he believes she would wish. One week after Petara Cordero was killed in front of him in a tragic accident, Smith said he will play Monday night when the Browns visit the Jets. "Because it is something, she...

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Sep. 16, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The filing was anticipated before and after the...

Indians trim Twins 7-5 to salvage AL Central series finale

Sep. 15, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After getting rained out, beaten twice and nearly counted out, the Indians saved something from their biggest weekend this season. They're not finished yet. "We're going to keep fighting," said starter Shane Bieber. The Indians kept their faint hopes of winning the AL Central alive on...

SanĂ³'s grand slam leads Twins to sweep of Indians

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing Miguel Sanó sent the Minnesota Twins to a doubleheader sweep and maybe a division title. Sanó's grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Twins grabbed firm control of the AL Central by beating the Cleveland Indians 9-5, completing the sweep of Saturday's...

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

Sep. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. According to...

Browns' Randall out against Jets with concussion, Smith back

Sep. 14, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting safety Damarious Randall will miss Monday night's game against the New York Jets with a concussion. Randall practiced the past two days but reported to the team's facility Saturday with concussion-like symptoms. He has been placed in the league's protocol for head injuries....

Saints at Rams in rematch of disputed NFC title game

Sep. 14, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the last time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimized by a blatant officiating non-call that led to a rules change allowing pass interference to be part of the video review...

Mayor vows Cleveland will compete to keep Sherwin-Williams

Sep. 14, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says the city is working to keep Sherwin-Williams from leaving town. The Fortune 500 paint company announced Thursday it's searching for a new location for its global headquarters and research-and-development facility. Chairman and CEO John Morikis said the...

Twins-Indians opener postponed, doubleheader Saturday

Sep. 13, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis found a silver lining under the dark clouds — and the rain. After the opener of a three-game AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland was washed out Friday night because of thunderstorms, Kipnis said playing a doubleheader on Saturday may benefit the...