Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donation...

Olympic champion Biles to headline post-Olympic tour

Simone Biles wants to bring gymnastics to the masses and plans to bring some of her friends along for the ride. The Olympic and world champion is headlining a tour in the fall of 202...

Business Highlights

___ OPEC nations grapple with oversupply of oil The world may be heading for an even greater oversupply of oil, and that possibility is hanging over members of the ...

Liz Weston: It’s time to let go of shame over your debt

Many of us feel bad about our debt. Most of us probably shouldn’t. Three-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that...

New wave of abuse suits could hit church like never before

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of new laws in 15 states that allow people to make claims of sexual abuse going back decades could bring a deluge of lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church that could surpas...

Key points from new wave of Catholic abuse lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — Key takeaways from Associated Press reporting showing that new laws in 15 states could clear the way for a deluge of lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church: — Man...

New wave of abuse suits could hit church like never before

NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan offi...

Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. The electr...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2019. There are 33 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 28, ...

Judge keeps California law on utilities paying fire damages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge on Wednesday rejected Pacific Gas & Electric’s latest attempt to change a California law requiring utilities to pay for the devastation from w...

Japan looking for big ‘medal bounce’ as Olympic host nation

TOKYO (AP) — Countries playing host to the Olympics usually get a medal “bounce,” pushed by cheering fans and the advantage of being at home. Mitsugi Ogata also brought up the opposi...

Survivors fear smaller payouts from PG&E with each fire

Lori Kennedy thought she was going to live a comfortable retirement in a modest home in wooded Magalia, California. But she woke up a year ago to a phone call and hurried evacuation ...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before bank...

WeWork cuts nearly 20% of workforce in restructuring effort

NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork is slashing nearly 20% of its workforce, embarking on a painful restructuring of its money-losing operation that doomed its stock market debut and left the office-sharing compan...

AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independ...