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Pediatrician faces more sex charges

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A suspended Johnstown pediatrician has been charged with molesting a second girl.

Loyola has hoops fans 'sitting on the edge of their chairs'

ATLANTA (AP) — The graying reminders of Loyola-Chicago's basketball history are hanging on the Ramblers' captivating run through the NCAA Tournament.

Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber


PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with…

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Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown


WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late scuffles and conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time…


Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac…

California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm in California that swelled rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state was on its last gasp.


NCAA Latest: Underdogs again rule in first half of Sweet 16

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):


The Latest: Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local):

Democrats banking on suburban discontent in 2018


From the old steel communities around Pittsburgh to the lakefront communities of Chicagoland, Republicans are facing an increasingly clear reality: They've got trouble in the suburbs.


Mom: Austin bomber's black roommate held until suspect found

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PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with the suspected Austin bomber said Thursday that her son was handcuffed, taken into custody by SWAT officers and held overnight before police found the suspect who blew himself…

Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China


HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets slumped Friday after Beijing responded to the Trump administration's tariff hikes by saying it may order higher import duties on a range of U.S. goods, ratcheting up fears of a trade war.


Pittsburgh attorney says she can defeat Wolf in the fall


A Pittsburgh-area attorney said she is the best chance Republicans have of defeating Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall.

North Star to put driver's ed back on the road

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With upcoming budget discussions and a deficit on the horizon, North Star school officials are bringing back summer driver's education to the district.


Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry


BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs.


The Latest: Facebook takes baby steps on privacy


NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local):


Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told


HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.


Man convicted of fatal bombing 29 years ago to be executed


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Judge Robert S. Vance was at his kitchen table on Dec. 16, 1989, when he opened a package that had been mailed to his home. The bomb hidden inside exploded with brutal force, killing Vance instantly…


Nor'easter rolls into New England as millions begin cleanup


NEW YORK (AP) — The latest nor'easter lost some punch as it rolled into New England on Thursday, as millions of people elsewhere in the Northeast dug out from the storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in…


When you turn off all the distraction, family life comes into focus


My family’s been traveling out of the country this week, and I’ve largely unplugged from the cyberworld in which I had not realized how much I exist on a nearly moment-by-moment basis. For the duration of this vacation, which marks…

Thursday, Mar 22

Storm drops record-breaking rain in parts of California


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strong Pacific storm dropped record-breaking rain Wednesday on a swath of California evacuated by thousands of people over threats of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas.

Conemaugh Township solicitor: Firefighter incentive would be small but also appreciated

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The Conemaugh Township supervisors discussed a real estate tax credit for firefighters in the township on Wednesday but took no action on it.

Real estate developer enters 13th District race

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A Chambersburg real estate and hotel developer has filed signatures to join a large field of Republican candidates in the 13th Congressional District race.

With nine candidates, 13th District race is second biggest in state

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The race to replace U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster is the second largest in the state with the largest field of Republicans in any congressional race.

Wednesday, Mar 21

Have You Seen This? Ditching fidget spinner trend with Rube Goldberg


IN MEMORANDUM — You may not remember the day you first heard about fidget spinners, but you may remember the day when you felt like you wish you’d never heard about them.

Authorities encounter new threats amid promise of new leads

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where…

A Somerset County start to spring

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A winter storm on the first day of spring Tuesday caused multiple vehicle accidents, and closed roadways and schools in Somerset County.

Judge grants initial motions in Weinstein Co. bankruptcy


DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday issued initial orders allowing the Weinstein Co. to continue paying its bills and working toward a sale of substantially all of its assets.

Tuesday, Mar 20

Why wildlife officials euthanize invasive species


PRESTON, Idaho — Emotions are mixed and high in Preston, Idaho, and throughout the country, after a snapping turtle was euthanized last week.

Inmate charged with slaying cellmate represents himself in court

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A former inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Somerset represented himself Monday in a case in which he is accused of killing his cellmate.

Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took a new, more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a…

The Latest: Austin blast left victims 'bleeding profusely'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local):

Monday, Mar 19

Court rulings boost Democrats' chances of retaking Congress

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Boosting the Democrats' chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall's midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal panel on Monday rejected Republican challenges to a newly redrawn congressional…

Have You Seen This? Turning 1 dog into 4


THE KITCHEN — Sometimes you think you know how the world works, but then a pasta maker blows your mind.

NCAA Latest: Sweet 16 set after wild opening weekend

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):

Dogs and their owners turn out for Easter egg hunt

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With Easter around the corner, a local nonprofit decided to hold an egg hunt for children with dogs supplementing the entertaining nature of the event.

Sunday, Mar 18

Teen girl home, man in custody after both located in Mexico


ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents' permission was returned home and the man was in custody after…

Aldridge's 39 points leads Spurs past Wolves, 117-101

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs are enjoying a resurgence after a rough stretch where the team lost its confidence while blowing late leads and uncharacteristically struggling defensively.

Bridge victim's grieving uncle lashes out at 'incompetence'


MIAMI (AP) — As crews removed bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished…