Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on Friday....
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Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hope mixed with fear Friday on a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in downtown Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved ones trapped in the four-story-high pile of rubble behind them....
Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico....
Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A tired and discouraged Rosa Maria Almonte cleaned steel pots with bleach inside her darkened cafe as her daughter cooked up rice, beans and pork chops on a gas stove to feed people desperate for a hot meal in their storm-ravaged city....
Analysts: Pennsylvania would lose billions under health bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania would be one of the states hit the hardest under U.S. Senate legislation designed to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and redistribute federal health care subsidies among states, independent analysts said....
Federal prosecutors allege guardsman threatened VP Pence
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have taken over the case of a National Guardsman who allegedly threatened Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to Pennsylvania for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash on Sept. 11....
Cops: 8-year-old girl helps drive drunken Pennsylvania man
DARLINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man had an 8-year-old girl drive him around until someone saw the car moving recklessly and called 911....
Coroner charged with soliciting sex from boy online
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania deputy coroner has been charged with soliciting sex from an undercover officer who posed as a 14-year-old boy on the internet....
Pennsylvania sheriff warns of gun permit website scam
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A sheriff is warning that a website promising to help Pennsylvanians apply and pay for concealed carry gun permits online is a scam....
FBI reviewing violent Pittsburgh arrest on Facebook video
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The FBI is reviewing a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted to Facebook, which has one Pittsburgh officer involved on temporary desk duty....
Pennsylvania coroner: Leg in Lake Erie from Ohio plane crash
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A human leg found off the Pennsylvania coast of Lake Erie was from one of three unaccounted for victims of a plane crash near Cleveland last year....
Toddler shoots uncle on busy street in downtown Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his uncle while the pair sat in a car on a busy street in downtown Philadelphia....
Coroner IDs man in Pennsylvania river wearing hospital garb
BIRDSBORO, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner says a man in hospital garb found dead along a Pennsylvania river had left a hospital against the advice of doctors about a week earlier....
State-owned Clarion University nixes staff layoff plans
CLARION, Pa. (AP) -- The acting president of state-owned Clarion University says the school no longer plans to notify faculty of layoffs at the end of this academic year....
A recent RAND Corporation study found moving high school students start time to 8:30 a.m. could add billions to the U.S. economy over the next decade. The increases would result from improved high-school graduation rates leading to better jobs and fewer costs associated with sleep-related car crashes, obesity, and mental illness. Arguments against delaying start times is increased costs from rescheduling bus routes and school activities, as well the inability of working parents to usher their adolescent children off to school resulting in possible increased absenteeism.
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