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Pennsylvania man gets 12 years in sex trafficking case Pennsylvania man gets 12 years in sex trafficking case
7 weeks ago -
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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State considers reinstating gas tax
3 days ago -
HARRISBURG — Budget makers in an eleventh-hour search for cash to support a deficit-strapped budget are considering reinstating a gross receipts tax on natural gas sales in Pennsylvania, senators said Thursday. [Read More]
Pittsburgh schools adopt nondiscrimination policy
3 days ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Public Schools have enacted a nondiscrimination policy that outlines the rights, protections and support systems scho- ols must provide for transgender students. [Read More]
Mine subsidence likely caused hole in yard
3 days ago -
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — State environmental officials said mine subsidence is likely to blame for a crater that opened up in a Wilkes-Barre yard that a women fell into. [Read More]
Sources: VW to pay near $10.2 billion to settle emissions claims Sources: VW to pay near $10.2 billion to settle emissions claims
3 days ago -
DETROIT — Volkswagen will spend about $10.2 billion to settle an emissions cheating scandal in the U.S. that has turned into one of the largest cases of corporate deception in the nation’s history. [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Fattah steps down after conviction U.S. Rep. Fattah steps down after conviction
3 days ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after his conviction in a Philadelphia racketeering case. [Read More]
Texas U. admissions can consider race, Supreme Court rules
3 days ago -
WASHINGTON — In a narrow victory for affirmative action, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a University of Texas program that takes account of race in deciding whom to admit, an important national decision that was cemented by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. [Read More]
Jury: Led Zeppelin did not steal riff
3 days ago -
LOS ANGELES — Led Zeppelin did not steal the opening riff of its classic rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven,” a federal jury ruled on Thursday, giving the band a victory in a copyright case in which millions of dollars were at stake. [Read More]
Yuengling settles wastewater allegations
3 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — The country’s oldest brewery has installed an $8 million wastewater pretreatment system and will pay a $2.8 million fine to settle allegations that it sent pollutants to a municipal wastewater treatment plant. [Read More]
Germany: Suspect in cinema incident dead; no others injured Germany: Suspect in cinema incident dead; no others injured
3 days ago -
BERLIN — A masked man was shot dead Thursday after entering a movie theater in southwestern Germany with what appeared to be a rifle and taking several hostages, authorities said. No one else was hurt. [Read More]
Colombian president, head of FARC rebels agree on cease-fire Colombian president, head of FARC rebels agree on cease-fire
3 days ago -
HAVANA — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the country's leftist FARC rebels agreed Thursday on a cease-fire and rebel disarmament deal that moves the country to the brink of ending a 52-year war that has left more than 220,000 people dead. [Read More]
Tornado leaves 98 dead in China Tornado leaves 98 dead in China
3 days ago -
YANCHENG, China — Chinese rescuers on Friday searched for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed nearly 100 people as it churned through farms and factories on the outskirts of a major eastern city. [Read More]
Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked
3 days ago -
LONDON (AP) — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. [Read More]
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