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Trial Delayed in Pittsburgh Police Beating Case

A young black man who claims he was wrongly beaten by three Pittsburgh police officers in January 2010 will have a new trial on two of his three civil rights claims starting Nov. 4.…
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Western Pa. Man Chained Boy to Table

Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man allegedly chained his 11-year-old stepson to the dinner table after he refused to eat the food on his plate.…

Swim coach sentenced to 7 years for sex abuse

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A once-prominent swimming coach who trained thousands of children was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed. Richard J. Curl, who last year was banned…
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Ohio Family Gets $4 Million in Mom’s Death By Tree

A court has ordered Ohio's Transportation Department to pay $4 million to the family of a woman killed the day after Christmas 2008 when a tree fell on her car while she was driving on a state highway with her 5-year-old son, who was critically injured.…

Counting US drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will engage Congress in exploring a number of options for increased oversight of lethal drone strikes outside of war zones like Afghanistan. The official U.S. figures of number…

Pa. hearing to focus on political groups

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A group that aired TV ads critical of Gov. Tom Corbett is the impetus for a planned hearing before the House State Government Committee. Chairman……
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House Dems Seek Changes to JobsOhio Oversight

Democrats in the Ohio House are proposing a series of reforms they say will make Gov. John Kasich's private nonprofit job-creation office, JobsOhio, more accountable to the public.…

Anti-war protester shouts at Obama during speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was interrupted three times by a woman who shouted about drones and detainees in Cuba as he delivered a speech on national security. The woman was identified as Medea Benjamin from the…
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ACTION Helps Ex-Felons

The faith-based organization ACTION wants to help ex-felons transition back into society after they are released from prison. …

NJ man gets life in prison for musician’s death

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his role in a crime that left a Philadelphia-area musician dead. Twenty-year-old J……

Defense: Ex-Pa. judge cooperating in coke case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for a former western Pennsylvania judge charged with stealing cocaine out of evidence in cases he handled says the judge is cooperating……
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Woman Hits Pole Head-On

A woman was taken to the hospital Thursday after crashing her car head-on into a utility pole in Boardman…

House immigration group resolves dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — House members writing a bipartisan immigration bill said Thursday they had patched over a dispute that threatened their efforts, even as they and the rest of Congress prepared to return home for a weeklong recess…

Rep. DesJarlais reprimanded for sex with patients

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a licensed physician, was reprimanded and fined by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners for having sex with patients before he was elected to Congress, according to documents released Thursday. The…

New federal prosecutor nominated for Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a private attorney and former federal prosecutor to head the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Thursday. Zachary Fardon would replace Patrick Fitzgerald, who stepped down…

Obama cites new framework for terror war

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has established a new framework to govern U.S. force against terrorists. He says it includes clear guidelines as well as oversight and accountability. Obama says in a speech Thursday he…

Lisa Ling discusses new motherhood, baby Jett

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Lisa Ling is feeling unstoppable. The only thing standing in her way at the moment is an elusive battery cover on a Fisher-Price mobile gym. Three screwdrivers later and she still can’t figure…

Wyden: FracFocus ‘constructive’ tool on drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the…