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Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story

Oct. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the judge handling the case. It is Robert Drain, not Roberts Drain. A corrected version of the story is below: Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its...

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 3 civilians in Tripoli

Oct. 14, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a house in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday, killing at least three civilians and wounding two others including a child, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting between rival militias since April. The U.N.-supported but weak government...

Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

Oct. 14, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But the local organ collection agency said no. It gave no reason, no explanation to his family, though the Connecticut man appeared to be a well-qualified...

Manager: Boxer Day in coma after suffering brain injury

Oct. 13, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in extremely critical condition in a coma caused by the injury sustained in a bout, his manager said Sunday. Lou DiBella says in a posting on his website that Day underwent emergency surgery after being rushed to Northwestern...

Darnold throws 2 TDs in return, Jets edge Cowboys 24-22

Oct. 13, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold returned — and so did the New York Jets' hopes to turn around a season that was quickly unraveling without him. Darnold gave the Jets' struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from mononucleosis, and New York held on to...

Increased number of STDs in Hawaii linked to online dating

Oct. 13, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have increased significantly in the state, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported...

Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

Oct. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as lawmakers end...

To save rural hospitals, Georgia requires classes for CEOs

Oct. 13, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Like many other rural hospitals across the country, Taylor Regional in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, had gone through years of financial troubles. When it approached retired Dr. Skip McDannald for help in 2015, he said he quickly spotted problems. "They were not judicious in the...

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

Oct. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health...