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University of California to dump fossil fuel investments

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is dumping fossil fuel investments from its nearly $84 billion pension and endowment funds because they are a financial risk, its top financial officers announced Tuesday. "Our job is to make money for the University of California, and we're betting we can do...

New Hampshire joins states suing family over Purdue Pharma

Sep. 17, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has filed a lawsuit against the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as part of an effort to address the opioid epidemic. Including New Hampshire, at least six states have sued members of the Sackler family in September. New Hampshire, which was among the states...

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...

Mormon leader reaffirms church's opposition to gay marriage

Sep. 17, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the religion's opposition to gay marriage Tuesday, while explaining that leaders lifted a short-lived ban on baptisms for children of gay parents because they felt the "heartache" it caused. Church president Russell...

'Blood money'? Purdue settlement would rely on opioid sales

Sep. 17, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion of some critics. And it's one reason two dozen states have rejected the deal. "The settlement agreement...

New parent charged in admissions scam, linked to $400K bribe

Sep. 17, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British...

Texas man arrested in threat to kill stepson, classmates

Sep. 17, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who was jailed for fighting with his 16-year-old stepson is accused of threatening to kill all the students at the Arkansas high school the teen attends, causing multiple lockdowns on campus. Police in Austin, Texas, arrested Patrick Pleasant last Thursday and charged him...

Iowa St to explore redesign near Hilton, Jack Trice Stadium

Sep. 17, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is exploring construction of a multi-use "arts, culture and community district' between Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium. The school announced the plan Tuesday, saying athletic director Jamie Pollard and Iowa State Research Park President Rick Sanders will lead a $300,000...

Millennial Money: Is student loan refinancing right for you?

Sep. 17, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

Glossy mailers promising low rates and cleverly crafted ads on your favorite podcast might leave you wondering: Should you refinance your student loans? With over $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in America as of March 2019, student loan refinance companies have an incentive to entice you. And a lower payment...

Columbia schools, health officials to take aim at vaping

Sep. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Columbia school district and health officials in the area are getting ready to kick off an anti-vaping campaign as concerns about the devices grow. The Columbia Missourian reports that the campaign, called "Stand up for Your Own Health," is targeted at 13- to 21-year-olds. It will...