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Pennsylvania man gets 12 years in sex trafficking case Pennsylvania man gets 12 years in sex trafficking case
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man will spend 12 years in prison for sex trafficking four teenage runaways from Ohio who were found in his car — along with 8,000 individual dose bags of heroin — when a state trooper pulled him over last year. [Read More]

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Kane's bid to quash charges rejected Kane's bid to quash charges rejected
1 week ago -
NORRISTOWN (AP) — Lawyers for Attorney General Kathleen Kane have 10 days to refile a motion seeking to throw out her criminal charges, a judge said Tuesday, ruling that the earlier filing failed to meet standards for criminal procedure. [Read More]
Distracted engineer blamed in fatal Amtrak wreck Distracted engineer blamed in fatal Amtrak wreck
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WASHINGTON — The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails in Philadelphia last year was apparently distracted by word that a train nearby had been hit by a rock, federal investigators concluded Tuesday, pinning most of the blame on him for the wreck that killed eight people. [Read More]
South Carolina passes bill banning abortions after 19 weeks
1 week ago -
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. [Read More]
Teacher apologizes for Hitler comment
1 week ago -
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A Pennsylvania school teacher has apologized for writing emails saying that accommodating a special needs student was similar to appeasing Adolf Hitler. [Read More]
'Unique Pink' diamond fetches $28 million at Geneva auction 'Unique Pink' diamond fetches $28 million at Geneva auction
1 week ago -
GENEVA (AP) — A vivid, pearl-shaped pink diamond said to be the largest of its kind to go under the hammer has sold at auction for $28 million at a Sotheby's auction. [Read More]
Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage
1 week ago -
MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico on Tuesday, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional for states to bar such couples from wedding. [Read More]
Scores feared buried in Sri Lanka mudslides Scores feared buried in Sri Lanka mudslides
1 week ago -
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing Wednesday and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said. [Read More]
FBI: Sydney siege gunman had raised incitement concerns FBI: Sydney siege gunman had raised incitement concerns
1 week ago -
WASHINGTON — Five years before he held 18 people hostage inside a Sydney cafe, Iranian-born Man Haron Monis attracted the attention of the FBI as someone who had “the potential to incite others to violence,” according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. [Read More]
Magnitude-6.7 earthquake reported in Ecuador
1 week ago -
QUITO, Ecuador — A powerful magnitude-6.7 earthquake early Wednesday rattled Ecuador near the Pacific coast area where a devastating earthquake hit a month ago, knocking out power and scaring still-traumatized residents as they slept but only limited damage was reported. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky; Trump wins Oregon CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky; Trump wins Oregon
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Bernie Sanders has won Oregon's presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky, vowing to stay in the race until the end as Clinton aimed to blunt his momentum and prepare for a fall campaign against Republican Donald Trump. [Read More]
TECH UPDATE: Beware of ransomware, the latest cybercrime epidemic TECH UPDATE: Beware of ransomware, the latest cybercrime epidemic
1 week ago -
A computer scam making the rounds could cost you hundreds of dollars or the ability to access your most precious pictures and sensitive files. [Read More]
Dash cam catches dramatic rescue of man from burning SUV Dash cam catches dramatic rescue of man from burning SUV
1 week ago -
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A dash cam camera in an Anchorage police cruiser caught dramatic video of an officer and four citizens rescuing a man whose arm was trapped under a burning sport utility vehicle. [Read More]
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