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States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

MINNEAPOLIS — The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up.
Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam

Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam

BOSTON — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own.
Fire at hospital in Brazil kills 11 people, many elderly

Fire at hospital in Brazil kills 11 people, many elderly

RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of them elderly.
Yes, stocks are up again. No, recession worries aren't gone

Yes, stocks are up again. No, recession worries aren't gone

NEW YORK — The U.S. economy is sending some worrying signals about a possible recession, yet the stock market has gone on a what-me-worry ride toward record heights.
Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

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Sam Smith announces new pronouns of 'they' and 'them'

Sam Smith announces new pronouns of 'they' and 'them'

NEW YORK — Sam Smith has expressed the preference for the "they/them" pronouns after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called a "lifetime of being at war with my gender.

NewsAlert:Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison in admissions scandal, possible sign of what's to come for others charged

BOSTON — Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison in admissions scandal, possible sign of what's to come for others charged . The Associated Press
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70

Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70

Eddie Money, who left behind a career as a New York police officer to become one of the top-selling rock stars of the 1970s and '80s, with hits like "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died. He was 70.
Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

BANGKOK — Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honour the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov.
Tennis, musical are latest events postponed in Hong Kong

Tennis, musical are latest events postponed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from pro-democracy protests.