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Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 dead

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 11 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets....
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Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 dead

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 11 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets....
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The Latest: 2 bodies recovered from rubble in Italian quake

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):...
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The Latest: Biden in Turkey as Ankara strikes IS in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local):...
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Former aide to convicted congressman gets probation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A political consultant has been sentenced to probation for his role in the corruption case involving a convicted former Pennsylvania congressman....
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Appeals court orders new trial in 1991 killing of girl, 17

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man sentenced to die for the 1991 slaying of a teenage girl who was killed for her earrings....
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DA: Mayor must quit for diversionary program on theft charge

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor says the mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania borough facing charges he stole $8,000 from a fire company social club must resign from office if he wants to be recommended for a diversionary program....
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GOP VP candidate Mike Pence gets haircut at black barbershop

PIPERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence got a haircut at a black-owned barbershop on Tuesday before a campaign stop at a mechanical construction company, where he assured a rowdy crowd that his running mate "gets it."...
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McGinty gets endorsement from Pennsylvania gun-safety group

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A prominent Pennsylvania group that advocates for tougher gun restrictions endorsed Democrat Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, on the heels of Republican incumbent Pat Toomey winning endorsements from two national groups....
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Boy with double-hand transplant's next goal: Play football

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's been just over a year since 9-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant, and he said Tuesday what he really wants to do is play football....
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Student trying to impress woman gets stuck between buildings

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A University of Pittsburgh student trying to impress a woman by leaping from one rooftop to another instead fell into a narrow gap between the buildings near campus and had to be rescued, police said Tuesday....
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Mold leads district to shut schools during 1st week back

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) -- A mold outbreak has closed two central Pennsylvania schools during the first week of classes after summer break....
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Prosecutor says he doesn't believe Sandusky accuser's claim

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania prosecutor testified Tuesday he does not believe a man who reached a settlement with Penn State over a molestation claim is the same person seen by a witness being abused by Jerry Sandusky in a university football team shower....
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Judge: Drug charges against ex-college professor can remain

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge has denied a defense request to throw out drug delivery charges against a former college professor....
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Should Pennsylvania consider waiving the new $700 surcharge for license renewals to independent taverns and restaurants to help defray costs passed by the liquor reform law?

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