CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Police leaders in St. Louis County are considering hiring officers without previous police or military experience as it becomes harder to fill openings.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A teenager has been convicted in a carjacking that led to a crash near St. Louis Lambert International Airport in which a 9-year-old was killed and three relatives were hurt as they returned from a trip to Disney World in Florida.



NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is under fire for its story about a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The paper apologized for an offensive tweet, and revised its article to reflect that the alleged victim couldn't recall the incident.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation's opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a move to settle some 2,600 lawsuits — most from state and local governments.

As the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with its blockbuster painkiller OxyContin rages on in state after state, community after community, killing tens of thousands of people each year with no end in sight.

The cannabis extract CBD is marketed as a healing remedy that, unlike its cousin marijuana, doesn't get users high. As demand increases, however, some vapes marketed as delivering an inhalable form of CBD in fact contain dangerous, illegal synthetic marijuana.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant , shattering all economic records for performance.

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids.

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" has won the People's Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances.

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys for an Indiana woman accused of providing support to the Islamic State group received a judge's approval to seek depositions from three Yazidis who were taken as slaves by her husband, who she says died while fighting for IS.