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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. Time was dwindling for thousands of North Carolina voters to fix absentee voting errors as elections officials hustled out an updated process for handling mail-in ballot problems two weeks before Election Day. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

GOP to high court: Halt longer N. Carolina absentee deadline

Oct. 22, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

President Donald Trump’s campaign and North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to return the state to a shorter deadline for accepting late-arriving absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day. The legislative leaders argue in their appeal that the...

Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleads guilty, agrees to $2B settlement in foreign corruption probe of Malaysian wealth fund

Oct. 22, 2020 11:14 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleads guilty, agrees to $2B settlement in foreign corruption probe of Malaysian wealth fund.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

Oct. 21, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 21, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google: The internet has been a powerful source of innovation and opportunity in the half-century since the first electronic message was sent between...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in before testifying during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday, Oct. 14, to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. (Tom Williams/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes

Oct. 15, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in before testifying during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday, Oct. 14, to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. (Tom Williams/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes

Oct. 14, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy...

LA County agrees to settle immigration suit for $14 million

Oct. 13, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County agreed Tuesday to pay $14 million to settle a lawsuit that said the Sheriff's Department improperly held thousands of people in jail beyond their release dates at the request of immigration officials. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to settle the...

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Ohio State University will pay $5.8 million to settle lawsuits by about two dozen more survivors over decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor, Strauss, bringing the total settlements so far to $46.7 million for 185 survivors, the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Ohio State University via AP, File)

Ohio State settles more doc abuse cases; total tops $46M

Oct. 13, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will pay $5.8 million to settle lawsuits by about two dozen more survivors over decades-old sexual abuse by a now-deceased team doctor, Richard Strauss — bringing the total settlements so far to $46.7 million for 185 survivors, the university announced...

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to supporters, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. Tuberville’s quest for a seat in the U.S. Senate is powered by the reputation he gained as Auburn University’s football coach, where he led the team to an undefeated season. But in the years since, the Republican has been mired in business failings, a lawsuit and even a questionable charity that raises money but gives very little away. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Tuberville dealings include failed hedge fund, charity

Oct. 12, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tommy Tuberville’s quest for a seat in the U.S. Senate is powered by the reputation he gained as Auburn University’s football coach, where he led the team to an undefeated season. But in the years since, the Republican has been mired in business failings, a lawsuit and...

FILE - This July 1, 2013, file photo, shows the exterior of the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals office in St. Louis. Mallinckrodt is seeking protection in federal bankruptcy court, as the generic drugmaker deals with lawsuits over its role in the U.S. opioid crisis. The company said Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, that it voluntarily started Chapter 11 proceedings to reduce debt and resolve several billion dollars of possible legal liabilities. (Whitney Curtis/AP Images for Mallinckrodt, File)

Mallinckrodt, ensnared in opioid crisis, seeks Chapter 11

Oct. 12, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

A New Jersey drugmaker ensnared in the fallout from America's opioid crisis is seeking bankruptcy protection. Mallinckrodt said Monday that it had begun Chapter 11 proceedings to restructure debt and resolve “several billion dollars of otherwise unmanageable potential legal liabilities.” The...