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Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits

By Geoff Mulvihill The Associated Press A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy has suggested other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for ...

Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc. director of undersea operations Rob Kraft said a ...

U.S. troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claims

By Lolita C. Baldor The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — While President Donald Trump insists he's bringing home Americans from "endless wars" in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue ...

Remembering Congressman Elijah Cummings

By Brian Witte The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from ...

Chicago teachers strike in nation’s 3rd largest district

By Kathleen Foody and Don Babwin The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 ...

Review: In ‘Mistress of Evil,’ Maleficent plays mom

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer For a moment, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" seems poised to turn into a wonderful take on "Father of the Bride" only with fangs and wings. Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning), the beauty who escaped the curse of sleep, merrily accepts the proposal of Prince ...

Review: Pattinson and Dafoe shine in ‘The Lighthouse’

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer Enter "The Lighthouse " at your own risk. This is a stark, moody, surreal and prolonged descent into seaside madness that will surely not be for everyone. But those who do choose to go on this black-and-white journey with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe ...

Jojo Rabbit director felt shame dressing as Hitler for movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drawing on his own Jewish heritage and experiences growing up surrounded by prejudice, writer-director-actor Taika Waititi was excited to make a movie against hate through a satire of the Nazi culture at the height of WWII, until he saw himself dressed as Adolf Hitler for ...

Russia moves to fill void left by US in northern Syria

By Lefteris Pitarakis and Bassem Mroue The Associated Press CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces. At the same time, tensions grew ...

EU: Brexit deal in sight but UK must still do more

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union officials were hoping Tuesday that —after more than three years of false starts and sudden reversals — a Brexit deal with Britain might be in sight within hours. The bloc said that it might be possible to strike a divorce deal by Thursday's EU leaders' ...

US pulls troops in north Syria, threatens Turkey sanctions

By Robert Burns AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and threats Monday by President Donald Trump to hit Turkey with "big sanctions." Defense Secretary ...

Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Hill wouldn't ...

For Huda Kattan, beauty is a billion-dollar business

By Malak Harb The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world. The 36-year-old Iraqi-American now runs her ...

Do power shutoffs work?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the ...

Growing pains

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' start was exhilarating. The rest was mostly excruciating. Baker Mayfield and Co. aren't living up to expectations — theirs or anyone else's. Mayfield threw three more interceptions, Nick Chubb had a costly fumble and ...

Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a ...

GM workers worry about paying bills as strike continues

By John Seewer and Tom Krisher The Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks. They're scaling back at the grocery, giving up ...

Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins

By Mark Gillispie and Geoff Mulvihill The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland. The rulings clear the way for the ...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue crews on Sunday sought to find a worker missing in the rubble of a New Orleans hotel that partially collapsed while under construction, proceeding with caution because the dangerous of working in the unstable building, authorities said. Officials declined to say if ...

Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico on Sunday after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States. The group set out ...