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APNewsBreak: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the dollars. Gee and...

Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

Aug. 21, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators believe a gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station on Wednesday was fired from a nearby building complex that provides housing to people with mental health issues, authorities said. Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, was hit while heading to his...

Latest: Deputy wounded in Lancaster will recover

Aug. 21, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A Los Angeles County deputy who was shot in the parking lot of a sheriff's station is expected to make a full recovery. Authorities say 21-year-old Angel Reinosa was wounded Wednesday...

Ties to China shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

Aug. 21, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. With the notable exception of Taiwan, cautious comments from the few governments willing to speak out on the ongoing protests...

Pence steps up pressure for trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Aug. 21, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence stepped up pressure on Congress to support the Trump administration's new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch Wednesday to a congressional swing district in New Mexico. Speaking to a crowd at an oilfield services company in the Permian basin...

Oklahoma judge expected to rule Monday in opioid case

Aug. 21, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is expected to rule next week on whether consumer products company Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the state's opioid epidemic in the first such case against a drugmaker to go to trial. A court spokesman says Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman is expected...

JetBlue addition to Pepsi sign leaves bad taste for some

Aug. 21, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A landmark Pepsi sign along New York City's East River will also promote JetBlue for the next six weeks, and critics are finding it hard to swallow. An illuminated blue logo advertising the airline was added to the 60-foot (18-meter) Pepsi-Cola sign in Long Island City, Queens, this week....

Sheriff in conservative county defends free press

Aug. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of Vale, said...

Turkey: 30 detained in protest over elected mayors' ouster

Aug. 21, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say police have used water cannons to disperse crowds protesting a government decision to oust three elected mayors in Turkey's mainly Kurdish-populated southeast and replace them with government appointees. The private DHA news agency said at least 30 people...

As warm welcome chills, Turkey clamps down on Syrians

Aug. 21, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Mustafa, a 21-year-old Syrian in Turkey, was at the shoe factory in Istanbul where he worked making army boots when three policemen stormed in, asking if everyone had their papers. He and three other Syrian refugees did not. Within a day, Mustafa and a busload of other refugees would be...