PATERNO-SCALES

NCAA’s lawyers go on offensive in Paterno lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawsuit against the NCAA by the family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others is fatally flawed and should be thrown out, the organization said in a court filing Thursday.…

Calif. becomes laboratory for Affordable Care Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A national health policy nonprofit on Thursday announced it is making California the focal point of a long-term research project to examine whether the Affordable Care Act lives up to expectations for the uninsured.…

Union protesting lack of Allegiant Air contract

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allegiant Air reported no cancellations and only three delays among its 187 flights Thursday while mechanics made progress overhauling emergency exit slides on the airline’s fleet of MD-80 aircraft. Meanwhile, airline executives faced pickets…

Big Tex returns to Texas fair year after fire

DALLAS (AP) — The new Big Tex made his debut Thursday afternoon, a year after the towering cowboy that’s an icon of the State Fair of Texas was destroyed in a blaze. The new Big Tex is supposed…

Crews put out blaze in vacant Detroit factory

DETROIT (AP) — Arson investigators are taking over from firefighters after a big blaze at an abandoned factory in Detroit was largely extinguished. The large, vacant building once housed a trucking company and a bread factory. It was…

Judge: Ill. gov. must reinstate lawmakers’ pay

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to halt legislators’ pay over the state’s unprecedented pension crisis is unconstitutional and ordered the state to immediately reinstate their salaries, but confusion lingered about…

One day, many dead: The start of Kenya mall siege

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — It’s 1:30 on Saturday afternoon in the Westgate Mall. Rafia Khan is huddling in a crawl space of the Millionaires Casino with her cousin and eight other people as gunmen roam the building and…

Google’s ‘Hummingbird’ hatches new search formula

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers. The overhaul came as part of an…

Central Ohio janitors end 1-day strike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A union representing hundreds of Columbus janitors says members have gone back to work after a one-day strike. The Service Employees Internatio……

Ohio gov to donate $22K he got from indicted man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) will donate to charity more than $22,000 he received in campaign contributions from a businessman being……

Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday. The disclosure came…
PATERNO-SCALES

NCAA’s lawyers go on offensive in Paterno lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA says a lawsuit against it by the family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others is fatally flawed and should be thrown out……
Larry Macovitz

Man jailed for domestic violence

Prosecutors said Larry Macovitz, 38, has been arrested five times since February on domestic violence and other charges for repeatedly attacking his wife.…
Student Athlete

Student Athlete: Jamie DiDomenico

Cardinal Mooney's Jamie DiDomenico has posted an amazing record of 70-5 playing tennis at Cardinal Mooney. This two-sport star is also 4-year letterwinner on the Cardinals' basketball team. And, her academic record is even more impressive. …

State trooper shot in NW Pa.

BROCKWAY, Pa. (AP) — A state trooper is in critical condition after being shot while a warrant was being served in northwestern Pennsylvania, and the suspected shoote……

Pa. haunted house puts underwear on ‘naked event’

Naked and scared has turned into semi-clothed and kind of spooked. A Halloween attraction’s heavily publicized plan to allow guests to go through one of its haunted houses in the buff was revised Thursday amid opposition from local…

Utility settles claims of late pay after Sandy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Electricity and gas utility National Grid says it has agreed to pay more than $6 million to workers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island who waited months to receive compensation for work performed…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, September 26, 2013. Snow showers moved through the Rockies on Thursday as a result of a cold front that extended from California to the Dakotas, and the Northeast experienced autumn like conditions.…

Ohio panel approves transportation project list

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state board that reviews transportation projects in Ohio has given final approval to dozens of major projects that amount to a nearly $3 billion……

Quack! Wisconsin bill would legalize duck races

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin lawmaker is introducing a bill, no pun intended, that would legalize duck races. Well, not real ducks but the plastic ones with numbers on the bottom. Nonprofit organizations commonly race the little…