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6 hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen near Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in Penn Hills. A witness tells the newspaper that she was able to help an employee get out through a window after a cash register fell onto her. That employee, the manager and four men in the truck were taken to hospitals. The newspaper says firefighters secur... More>>

Ohio State marching band director fired

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Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts. More>>

Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

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The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them. More>>

US airlines to resume flights to Israel

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United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

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An influential federal appeals court judge says the nation's third lethal injection execution in six months to go awry underscores his call to bring back firing squads. More>>

Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a "tragic accident," not a crime. Attorney Dale Fouse represents 28-year-old David Beatty, of Aliquippa, who is charged in the deaths of 2-year-old Brooklyn and 3-year-old Ryeley. Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh says the girls would have lived if Beatty had checked on the girls when he heard the dresser fall on... More>>

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

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The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. More>>

Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

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A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight. More>>

Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

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COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette. The village is about 80 miles east of Columbus. Welker and his attorney said Wednesday that village officials are considering the possibility of a n... More>>

More than 500 migrant children sent to Pa.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - More than 500 migrant children are being housed in Pennsylvania as federal officials wrestle with a national crisis created by a flood of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors across the southern U.S. border. State officials confirmed Wednesday that the federal government told them 120 children are in two temporary centers in Bethlehem and Womelsdorf, near Reading. Kait Gillis of the state Department of Public Welfare says the other 386 youngsters are staying with ... More>>

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