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Naval Academy professor returns, but not to class

Aug. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As a civilian tenured English professor, Bruce Fleming believes he has made important contributions to the U.S. Naval Academy during his 30 years on staff, providing views from outside the military while teaching writing, literature and critical thinking skills to future Navy and...

The Latest: California stabbing victim worked for university

Aug. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on campus killing at California State University, Fullerton (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Police say the victim in a fatal stabbing at California State University, Fullerton was apparently targeted and worked in international student admissions. Fullerton Police Lt. Jon...

AP NewsAlert

Aug. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EDT
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Police: Victim in fatal stabbing at California State University, Fullerton was targeted, worked in admissions.

New York pursuing Sacklers' financial records in opioid case

Aug. 16, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

New York officials are demanding that banks and other companies with connections to the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma hand over financial records as the state tries to trace where money from opioid sales ended up. The state attorney general's office began issuing subpoenas this week as part of...

Trump appoints student loan industry exec to watchdog job

Aug. 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has hired a longtime student loan industry executive to be the federal government's top watchdog for the $1.5 trillion student loan market. Robert Cameron will serve as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new student loan ombudsman, the bureau said Friday....

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...

Philadelphia hospital shuts down emergency department

Aug. 16, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime teaching hospital in Philadelphia has officially closed its emergency department, the latest in a series of moves as it heads toward fully shutting down. Admissions to Hahnemann University Hospital's emergency department ended at 7 a.m. on Friday. Last month, the hospital...

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a...

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to provide research data

Aug. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has agreed to provide access to proprietary research and other data to researchers at Oklahoma State University to help them find causes and treatments for drug addiction. Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma announced the agreement...

Synagogue shooting suspect had invalid license to buy gun

Aug. 14, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 19-year-old nursing student accused of opening fire at a California synagogue didn't have a valid hunting license, which is the only way someone under 21 who isn't in the military or law enforcement can legally buy a weapon under state law. The California Fish and Wildlife Department...