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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...

Driver accused of letting students drive bus pleads guilty

Sep. 17, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana school bus driver who authorities say allowed children as young as 11 years old drive a bus has pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Joandrea McAtee, of Portage, who was charged with a felony count of...

Lottery official says gaming machines eating away profits

Sep. 17, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lottery official is warning that unregulated gaming machines popping up in bars and convenience stores could hurt sales and cost the state millions in money used for public education. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall...

West Virginia University retention rate improving

Sep. 17, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it's seen an increase in retention over last year. Provost Maryanne Reed says preliminary figures indicate first-time freshmen retention is at least 3 percentage points higher than fall 2018. The retention rate is currently better than 79%. Reed says...

The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story

Sep. 17, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself. The story also gave President Donald Trump and his allies...

Latter-day Saints president to speak at church-owned BYU

Sep. 17, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is scheduled to deliver a speech Tuesday to students at Brigham Young University. Nelson said in an announcement last week that he will share an "important message" about issues facing young people. It will be Nelson's...

Texas Tech QB Bowman will miss games with shoulder injury

Sep. 16, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech sophomore quarterback Alan Bowman will miss games because of a shoulder injury. Coach Matt Wells said Monday that Bowman "will miss several weeks" because of the injury sustained in a 28-14 loss at Arizona. The first-year Red Raiders coach didn't elaborate on the timing or...

The Latest: Trump cites oil boom, Hispanic job numbers

Sep. 16, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he can win New Mexico and boasted that an oil and gas boom has helped to grow the state's revenues. During a rally Monday night in New Mexico, the president asked...

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...

Students, 14, accused threats to Southern California school

Sep. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested three 14-year-old students and seized guns after threats of violence were made on social media against a Southern California high school. KESQ-TV reports Monday that two boys and a girl were held in juvenile hall and could face charges of making terrorist...