COLUMBUS, Ohio — Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation’s deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company, according to published reports.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A North Carolina teen has helped more than a dozen people who lined up to buy a chicken sandwich get the chance to line up at the polls.
News outlets report 17-year-old David Ledbetter says he registered 16 people to vote at a Popeye's restaurant in Charlotte on Saturday.
Many people have flocked to Popeye's nationwide to try the new menu item.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Much of the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados shut down today as Tropical Storm Dorian approached the region and gathered strength, threatening to turn into a small hurricane that forecasters said could affect the northern Windward islands and Puerto Rico in upcoming days.
COPENHAGEN—It's safe to cross when the green Viking is walking, but stop when the red one is standing. That's the message to pedestrians in Aarhus as it unveils new crossing signals to celebrate the history of Denmark's second largest city.
PHILADELPHIA—Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down—and their shirts and underwear off, too.
The cyclists gathered in a Philadelphia park on Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride.
BERLIN—Police say an 8-year-old boy took his mom's car and went for a nighttime joyride on a highway in western Germany.
Soest police said the boy's mother called them early yesterday after she noticed that both her son and her VW Golf had disappeared.
DERRY, N.H.—Officials in a New Hampshire town are trying to figure out how a recently opened time capsule from 50 years ago has nothing in it.
Library director Cara Potter in Derry tells WMUR-TV that since she started there five years ago, the safe has been sitting on a shelf. Before that, it was kept at the old municipal building in town.
BERLIN—A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true.
Officials in Bielefeld said yesterday they'll give one million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who delivers solid proof of its non-existence.
BEKASI, Indonesia—An Indonesian man is walking more than 700 kilometres (430 miles) backward from his village in eastern Java to the country's capital to raise awareness about deforestation.
Medi Bastoni began his arduous expedition on July 18 from his home on the slope of Mount Wilis, a dormant volcano in East Java province that has been affected by deforestation.
COPENHAGEN — A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defence willingness is not just about the amount of money spent.