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Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis. At the first court hearing since the Chapter 11 filing...

Accuser testifies at trial of man charged in multiple rapes

Sep. 17, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple rapes told a jury Tuesday that she was surprised when he agreed to connect with her on an online dating site. "He was a UD baseball player, and I was surprised that...

Former UC Berkeley student to stand trial in sexual assault

Sep. 17, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former University of California, Berkeley student has been ordered to stand trial for the alleged sexual assault of two women, one at a fraternity house and another who says he punched and bit her as she tried to push him away. The San Jose Mercury News reports that an Alameda...

Montana to pay lawmaker $75K in ethics complaint lawsuit

Sep. 17, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana has agreed to pay House Majority Leader Brad Tschida nearly $75,000 in a lawsuit he filed to strike down a law keeping ethics complaints confidential. An order filed Monday by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris approves the deal between the Republican legislator and...

North Carolina legislative remap complete; court review next

Sep. 17, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly on Tuesday finished redrawing dozens of North Carolina legislative districts that a court declared were designed with extreme partisan bias favoring Republicans. The House voted for the Senate remap and the Senate approved the House proposal . Tuesday's discussions...

Prison inmate back in custody after leaving SD work center

Sep. 17, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota corrections officials say a prison inmate is back in custody. Authorities say Randy High Horse was arrested Tuesday in Minnehaha County and is in jail. High Horse left the Sioux Falls Community Work Center without permission on Saturday. The 46-year-old High Horse is...

Judge won't return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in R. Kelly's Illinois sexual assault case has refused to give $100,000 in bail money back to a Kelly friend who paid it in February to secure the singer's release from county jail. The judge says papers that restauranteur Valencia Love signed clearly indicated she could lose the...

California woman pleads guilty in 'birth tourism' scheme

Sep. 17, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who ran a Southern California "birth tourism" business that charged Chinese clients to help them give birth in the United States has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit immigration fraud. Dongyuan Li of Irvine also pleaded guilty to federal visa fraud Tuesday....

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at impeachment hearing

Sep. 17, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats Tuesday quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics." Lewandowski, a devoted friend...

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

Sep. 17, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first. The Justice Department is seeking to...