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Italy investigates quake buildings, checking for code fraud

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll....
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Italy investigates quake buildings, checking for code fraud

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll....
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The Latest: 6 bodies found in past 2 days in quake-hit town

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):...
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In North Korea

NEW YORK (AP) -- The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes....
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A look at Penn State scandal legal fallout after 5 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's been nearly five years since retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, and earlier this month he testified as he seeks to have his 45-count criminal conviction overturned. The scandal has produced new state laws regarding child abuse, millions in civil settlements to his victims and significant changes to Penn State's policies and procedures....
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Bald eagle crippled by leg trap in Pennsylvania recovering

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- A bald eagle crippled by a leg trap in central Pennsylvania is recovering in a wildlife rehabilitation center....
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Ohio chief justice on court impacts, roles in drug epidemic

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The chief justice of Ohio's supreme court helped bring together experts and officials from nine states in a regional judicial summit on the opioid drug epidemic, even as an overdose surge sweeping nearby streets showed dramatically the scope of the problem....
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Woman ordered to trial in boyfriend's beating death

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the beating death of her boyfriend....
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Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....
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Western Michigan football players accused in home invasion

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Two Western Michigan football players remain in police custody on a preliminary charge of home invasion....
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Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child....
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Judge sent to prison despite cancer treatments

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A former suburban Philadelphia judge has been sent to prison, ending her efforts to avoid incarceration while she is treated for breast cancer....
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Body found in trunk of burning car identified

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say the body of a man found in the trunk of a burning car in a Pittsburgh suburb last spring has been identified....
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Owner: Pig found after 6 weeks in 'pretty good' condition

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal says the pig is in "pretty good" condition after being missing for six weeks....
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