25 injured as California school stage falls
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators combed through a collapsed theater stage at a Southern California high school Sunday, trying to determine why it buckled during a performance and sent 25 students to the hospital, some with broken bones but most with minor injuries like bruises and scrapes, authorities said Sunday....
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Investigators chasing 'every angle' on missing jet
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Dozens of ships and aircraft have failed to find any piece of the missing Boeing 777 jet that vanished more than two days ago above waters south of Vietnam as investigators pursued "every angle" to explain its disappearance, including hijacking, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Monday....
In China, brutality yields confessions of graft
LILING, China (AP) -- The local Chinese official remembers the panic he felt in Room 109. He had refused to confess to bribery he says he didn't commit, and his Communist Party interrogators were forcing his legs apart....
Construction crunch slows Japan tsunami rebuilding
TANOHATA, Japan (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people on Japan's northeastern coast who were left homeless in the March 2011 tsunami are shivering their way through yet another winter in cramped temporary housing, with perhaps several more to go....
TV report: William Guanere dies at 90
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- William "Wild Bill" Guarnere (gahr-NAYR), one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died at the age of 90....
UMass latest to deal with rowdy St. Pat's parties
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration brought new attention to an old problem affecting colleges across the country: How to deal with alcohol-fueled revelers during the March festivities....
Gettysburg wax museum selling historical figures
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A life-sized animatronic Abe Lincoln is among the historical figures and tableau scenes from a Gettysburg wax museum set to hit the auction block just months after the town celebrated the 150th anniversary of his "Gettysburg Address."...
Jonathan Demme selling vast art collection in Pa.
A riot of color greeted Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme the first time he walked into Haitian Corner, an art gallery around the corner from his Manhattan apartment. Instantly transfixed, he left with a $250 painting by Haitian master Wilson Bigaud. The seed was planted....
Ex-Pa. Speaker Perzel plans future after prison
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel is looking forward to his future now that he's out of prison - but it won't be in Harrisburg....
Police say man killed when car hits utility pole
MARKLEYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man was killed when his car struck a utility pole....
Comcast challenging Disney's hold on tourism trade
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Comcast Corp. is stepping outside its core business of telecommunications and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in California and Florida theme parks in an effort to boost revenue and profits....
Pa. candidates face Tuesday deadline for petitions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A day of reckoning is fast approaching for the candidates for Pennsylvania governor....
Woman's finger almost bitten off in parking brawl
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a dispute over a parking spot at a southern New Jersey mall ended when a woman bit and almost severed the finger of another driver....
The federal government is starting to join banks, utilities, and countless other industries in moving more information and operations online to save money. But a paper industry-backed group called Consumers for Paper Options recently launched a PR campaign to slow the federal government's dive into the digital age, arguing that the government is racing ahead of the public's ability to get online. They were able to place language in last month's budget deal that forces the government to resume paper delivery of annual Social Security earnings statements to 150 million Americans.
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