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Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

Dec. 5, 2019 8:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the decision...

French trains stop as mass strike begins over pensions

Dec. 4, 2019 3:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French trains rolled to a halt Wednesday evening, kicking off massive nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the retirement system, seen as an untouchable symbol of the French way of life. Tourists canceled travel plans and Paris deployed...

Paradise’s dream football season ends 1 year after fire

Dec. 1, 2019 3:13 AM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lukas Hartley stood in the endzone on Saturday night as raindrops mingled with his tears after his high school football team lost a division championship game. “I didn’t cry this bad when my house burned down,” he said. The senior running back was a leader of...

High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire

Dec. 1, 2019 1:45 AM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school football team has lost in a championship game one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town, including the homes of most players and coaches. Paradise High School lost to Sutter Union High School 20-7 on Saturday night in the Northern...

Legal settlement will keep Confederate statue off UNC campus

Nov. 27, 2019 4:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina announced Wednesday that a torn-down Confederate monument won’t return to campus under a legal agreement that hands over the “Silent Sam” statue to a group of Confederate descendants. The University of North Carolina System said in...

The Latest: Quake death toll in Albania now at 26

Nov. 27, 2019 9:06 AM EST

DURRES, Albania (AP) — The Latest on a deadly earthquake in Albania (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The Albanian Defense Ministry says the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake has now reached 26. Some 650 people were injured, and rescuers are still digging through rubble in search of survivors. The...

The Latest: Hong Kong reopens major tunnel closed by protest

Nov. 26, 2019 6:38 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Wednesday A major tunnel has reopened in Hong Kong after a two-week closure because of anti-government protests. Vehicles were lining up at the toll booths Wednesday morning for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel linking Hong Kong...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Nov. 19 The Greenville Sun on smoke detectors: Smoke detectors save lives. If you needed convincing of that, an article on the front page of Monday’s edition (Nov. 18) of the Greeneville Sun should’ve done the trick. As Ken Little reported, a family...

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Nov. 20, 2019 1:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police. City officials tried to restore a sense of normalcy as primary and...

Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

Nov. 14, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. China’s leader said ending the violence and restoring order are Hong...