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Purdue Pharma begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy journey

Sep. 17, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. An initial hearing will be held in federal court in White Plains, New York, for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

American cancer survivor swims England Channel 4 times

Sep. 17, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American cancer survivor has succeeded in her remarkable quest to swim across the English Channel four times in a row. Sarah Thomas, who is from Colorado, completed the feat Tuesday morning after more than 54 hours of swimming. The 37-year-old completed treatment for breast cancer last...

Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo

Sep. 17, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Zoo staff in northern Thailand donned black and white clothing and observed a minute of silence Tuesday to mourn the sudden death of their popular male giant panda, who was on a long-term loan from China. Chuang Chuang collapsed Monday in his enclosure shortly after standing up following a...

As illnesses spread, fake vape gear sells on LA streets

Sep. 17, 2019 5:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit off...

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever

Sep. 17, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May. Kim Hyun-soo, South Korea's agricultural minister, said the country's first case of the highly contagious disease was confirmed...

Indiana, Illinois AGs investigate after fetal remains found

Sep. 16, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general said Monday that he will work with his Illinois counterpart to investigate what he called the "grisly discovery" of more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois home of a late doctor who performed abortions in Indiana. Republican Attorney...

The Latest: Vaping death reported in central California

Sep. 16, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California action on vaping (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Authorities say a central California resident has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes. The announcement Monday by the Tulare County Public Health Office comes hours after Gov. Gavin...

California campaign will warn public of vaping dangers

Sep. 16, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the actions Monday...

Reds INF VanMeter departs due to family medical issue

Sep. 16, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Josh VanMeter has left Cincinnati's game against the Chicago Cubs because of a family medical issue. VanMeter was replaced by a pinch hitter in the fourth inning Monday night. The 24-year-old rookie lined to center in the second in his only at-bat. VanMeter is batting .242 with eight homers...

The Latest: First hearing set on Purdue bankruptcy

Sep. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

The Latest on Purdue Pharmas bankruptcy filing (all times local): 4 p.m. A judge will need to decide whether lawsuits against members of the Sackler family that owns Purdue Pharma can go ahead with the company seeking bankruptcy protection. But at a hearing Tuesday in White Plains, New York, Judge Robert Drain is...