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In 'Dolemite Is My Name,' a return to form for Eddie Murphy

In 'Dolemite Is My Name,' a return to form for Eddie Murphy

TORONTO (AP) — It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the wait was worth it.
"Dolemite Is My Name" drew some of the best reviews of Murphy's career, following the film's premiere over the week ... (full story)


Reaching a deal in national opioids case proving difficult

Reaching a deal in national opioids case proving difficult

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma made headlines earlier this year when it reached a landmark deal with Oklahoma over the toll the opioids crisis has taken on that state. Attempts to get a national settlement resolving all claims against the company are proving more difficult.
Sources familiar with negotiations between Purdue, multip ... (full story)


Changes in petition requirements for amendments proposed

Members of the Civil Justice Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives last week took a first look at a joint resolution calling for a change to the signature requirements for petition-driven amendments to the state constitution.
Specifically, House Joint Resolution 1 proposes a requirement for any proposed constitutional am ... (full story)


Schools face backlash for not reporting threats to parents

Schools face backlash for not reporting threats to parents

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police, but not parents. After the videos made it into the news over the summer, the backlash came quickly.
Outraged parents complained t ... (full story)


Generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt settles 2 opioid lawsuits

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the largest makers of generic opioids has settled a lawsuit with two Ohio counties, removing the company from the first federal trial over the toll of the opioid crisis.
United Kingdom-based Mallinckrodt announced the deal with Cuyahoga and ... (full story)