• Federal research ship to begin studies in the Gulf in 2023

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal research vessel operated by universities in Louisiana and Mississippi is expected to begin studies in the Gulf of Mexico in 2023.

  • Ohio State denied request to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has lost its fight to trademark the word “The.”

  • Attorneys: OxyContin maker agrees to tentative settlement

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the family that owns it.

  • Democrats cry ‘cowardice’ as GOP overrides NC budget veto

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans in control of a nearly half-empty North Carolina House chamber on Wednesday held an unexpected vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state budget bill, prompting accusations of trickery and deception from Cooper and fellow Democrats.

  • Customs: Bahamian girl in custody unaccompanied by family

    MIAMI (AP) — A Bahamian girl who evacuated to Florida after Hurricane Dorian was transferred to the government’s custody because she arrived in the U.S. with an adult who was not a family member, immigration officials said Wednesday.

  • Review: Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’ is elegant but flawed

    Everything is beautiful in John Crowley’s adaptation of “The Goldfinch ,” even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It’s easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like its well-pressed and repressed Anglo-Saxon protagonists, the film keeps the drama, the emotion and the catharsis at a tidy and safely compartmentalized distance, making the experience of sitting with this two and a half hour film a unique and perplexing one.

  • The Latest: Texas gunman was violent in psychiatric facility

    DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the man authorities say opened fire in West Texas over Labor Day weekend (all times local):

  • US to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

    NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.

  • Commemoration of 9/11 begins at ground zero with moment of silence, marking 18th anniversary of terror attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Commemoration of 9/11 begins at ground zero with moment of silence, marking 18th anniversary of terror attacks.

  • HBO produces documentary to help kids understand 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — For students from elementary to high school, the Sept. 11 terrorist attack isn’t a memory. It’s history. A new HBO documentary that debuts on the event’s 18th anniversary treats it that way.