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Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

Oct. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public support and can be a difference maker at the...

Bachus' 5 TD passes help UT Martin beat Tennessee Tech 55-14

Oct. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Redshirt freshman John Bachus III threw for 331 yards and five touchdowns, both season highs, and UT Martin beat Tennessee Tech 55-14 on Saturday night. Colton Dowell had five receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns, Kevin Butler added two TD catches and Peyton Logan had 107...

Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners

Oct. 11, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge is pushing for a settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a decision Friday to pause litigation against the company and members of the wealthy Sackler family that owns the company. In a hearing Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Roberts...

California to require abortion medication at public colleges

Oct. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to require abortion medication on college campuses under a law signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law takes effect in 2023 and only applies to the 34 campuses in the University of California and California State University...

Indiana college ends 187-year sheepskin diploma tradition

Oct. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in western Indiana is ending its 187-year-old tradition of printing diplomas on sheepskin, citing increasing prices for the material and deteriorating quality. The announcement by Wabash College in Crawfordsville leaves only Virginia Military...

The Latest: Lawsuits paused against Purdue Pharma, Sacklers

Oct. 11, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A judge has agreed to pause lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the OxyContin maker's owners until next month with the intention of stopping suits longer so a settlement can be worked out to nearly 2,600 suits against the company. U.S....

States' position on the tentative opioid deal with Purdue

Oct. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

State attorneys general have been divided nearly evenly over whether to accept a tentative deal to settle lawsuits against Purdue Pharma related to the nation's opioid crisis. States that oppose the tentative settlement, which could be worth as much as $12 billion over time, wanted to continue their lawsuits...

Author's speech cancelled after Georgia students burn book

Oct. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An author's second appearance at a Georgia university was cancelled after a few students burned copies of her book following an angry exchange during her first talk, which focused on diversity. Jennine Capo Crucet spoke Wednesday at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Freshmen were...

California executive avoids jail in college cheating scheme

Oct. 11, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a California frozen foods company avoided jail Friday for paying $15,000 to rig his daughter's college entrance exam in a widespread admissions scandal. Peter Jan Sartorio, of Menlo Park, California, was sentenced in federal court in Boston to a year of probation after pleading...

California's governor signs law requiring public universities to provide abortion medication at campus health centers

Oct. 11, 2019 4:01 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor signs law requiring public universities to provide abortion medication at campus health centers.