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Indictment: Ex-CEO ignored red flags as opioid crisis raged

Apr. 23, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn't have his name on a museum wing, and his company isn't within earshot of Apple or anyone else on the Fortune 500. Even his $1.5 million paycheck was a paltry sum compared to his...

Blazers and Thunder meet in the playoffs for the first time

Apr. 13, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

While the Trail Blazers have something of an antagonistic relationship with the Thunder, Damian Lillard would not label it a full-blown rivalry. That could change Sunday. "This is our first time playing them in a playoff series, so I don't think they could be considered a rival. They're one of our division...

In California, giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

Apr. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California's Mojave Desert, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. Stratolaunch Systems Corp. chief executive Jean...

NBA first-round playoff series capsules

Apr. 12, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

Capsules for the first-round NBA playoff series in the Eastern and Western Conferences: ___ EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22) vs. No. 8 DETROIT PISTONS (41-41) Season series: Bucks, 4-0 Story line: After rolling to the NBA's best record, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks open against a team they...

Altuve homers twice as Astros sweep Yankees for first time

Apr. 11, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve needed video review to confirm his first home run Wednesday night. His second shot was a no-doubter — just like the Houston Astros' status as a team to beat in the American League. Altuve hit two homers, Carlos Correa homered with three RBIs and the Astros completed their...

In a first, Bedouin women lead tours in Egypt's Sinai

Apr. 10, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

ABU ZENIMA, Egypt (AP) — Amid a stunning vista of desert mountains, a Bedouin woman, Umm Yasser, paused to point out a local plant, and she began to explain how it was used in medicine to the group of foreign tourists she was guiding. Umm Yasser is breaking new ground among the deeply conservative Bedouin...

With Brexit, Britain is in crisis and not for the first time

Apr. 5, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Few would argue that Britain is in what is often referred to as a bit of a pickle. A crisis in fact, undoubtedly of historic proportions. With the country mired in confusion and recrimination over how to leave the European Union, many of Britain's centuries-old institutions have clogged up,...

The Latest: UK lawmakers vote to avert 'no-deal' Brexit

Apr. 3, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Britain's House of Commons has by the narrowest of margins approved a bill designed to guarantee that the country can't leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The U.K. has just nine days,...

Gonzales pitches into 9th, Mariners 7-1 for first time

Apr. 3, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonzales and Scott Servais had a little argument after the eighth inning. Gonzales, Seattle's No. 1 left-hander, wanted to finish what he started. As his manager, Servais wasn't looking to push Gonzales' pitch count too early in the season. "We had a discussion," Gonzales said. "It...

Mick Schumacher 2nd fastest in F1 test debut for Ferrari

Apr. 2, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — More than 12 years after Formula One great Michael Schumacher drove his last race for Ferrari, his son showed he might be ready to carry on the family legacy. Mick Schumacher drove in his first F1 test for Ferrari on Tuesday and set the second fastest time. Shortly before the end of...