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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...

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...

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: 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...

Pizza company increases gift to historically black college

Sep. 16, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's pizza has increased the funds it is giving to a historically black college. News outlets report the Louisville, Kentucky-based company's offer of $20,000 fell through after Papa John's disgraced founder John Schnatter had announced he was making a $1 million donation to...

Can Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement win judge's approval?

Sep. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has embarked on a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's deadly opioid crisis by transforming itself in bankruptcy court into a sort of hybrid between a business and a charity. Whether the company can pull it off remains to be...

S. Korean opposition leader shaves head to protest minister

Sep. 16, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leader of South Korea's biggest opposition party on Monday became the latest politician to shave their heads to protest President Moon Jae-in's appointment of a key political ally as justice minister despite allegations of academic fraud and financial crimes surrounding his...

Few seek Appalachian tuition break from Virginia college

Sep. 16, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

WISE, Va. (AP) — A college in southwest Virginia is seeing limited interest in an inaugural program that offers discounted tuition to students from Appalachia. The Roanoke Times reports that the University of Virginia's College at Wise enrolled 23 students through the program that was created to boost...

University of Kentucky reports record first-year enrollment

Sep. 16, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky is reporting a record number of first-year students enrolled for the fall semester. University President Eli Capilouto says the school's first-year class totals 5,396, which is 319 more students than last year. The state's flagship university says there's...

Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 17 UCF routs Stanford 45-27

Sep. 14, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New quarterback, same results for No. UCF 17, which continues to state its case for inclusion in the discussion about elite teams in college football by lighting up the scoreboard and winning. "I think since we've been here, we've been a part of the noise," coach Josh Heupel said...