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Review: Training on shootings varies at colleges across U.S. Review: Training on shootings varies at colleges across U.S.
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Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make “active shooter” training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance ... [Read More]

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Work begins on PPG ice rink
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Construction has begun in downtown’s PPG Plaza on a new ice rink that officials said will be 25 percent larger than the previous rink, which had been in use since 2001. [Read More]
Wolf issues temporary reprieve Wolf issues temporary reprieve
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is issuing another reprieve for a Pennsylvania murder convict scheduled to die. [Read More]
House OKs special panel to probe Planned Parenthood
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WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to create a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as the GOP continued pressing an issue that has galvanized conservatives since secret videos surfaced this summer. [Read More]
Retailer challenges Etsy with Amazon Handmade
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NEW YORK — Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade today, hoping to capitalize on shoppers’ appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season. [Read More]
Coast Guard ends search for missing crew members
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard officially ended its search Wednesday for the missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin. [Read More]
Congressional Budget Office: Deficit drops to $435 billion
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WASHINGTON — Congressional budget analysts said Wednesday that the federal government ran a deficit of $435 billion in the just-completed budget year, the smallest deficit since 2007 and well below the record shortfalls of President Barack Obama's first term. [Read More]
Knots from grotto to help the needy
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An art installation blessed by Pope Francis during his trip to Philadelphia is being disassembled, but it will be repurposed to help the needy. [Read More]
Ex-wrestler going to trial in death
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ALLENTOWN (AP) — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka will be heading to trial in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. [Read More]
AP count from Saudi hajj disaster shows more than 1,300 killed AP count from Saudi hajj disaster shows more than 1,300 killed
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,313 people during the annual hajj pilgrimage to the kingdom, an Associated Press count showed today, over 500 deaths more than the official toll. [Read More]
Attacks continue; Israel bars ministers from holy site Attacks continue; Israel bars ministers from holy site
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JERUSALEM — Israeli troops shot and killed an Arab who stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver today amid new Israeli-Palestinian violence that prompted the Israeli prime minister to bar Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem's Old City. [Read More]
Russian airstrikes help Syria in battle
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DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s chief-of-staff today declared a wide-ranging ground offensive by government forces, a day after Russian airstrikes and cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea backed Damascus’ multipronged advance into two Syrian provinces. [Read More]
Obama apologizes to aid group for airstrike
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at its hospital in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents. [Read More]
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