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July 31, 2019 - 9:23 am
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been released from jail after serving less than a year for a grand jury secrecy violation. The 53-year-old left the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in the Philadelphia suburbs about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday. Kane is a...
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FILE - In this Wednesday July 24, 2019 file photo Franky Zapata, prepares to start a training flight over the Saint Inglevert airport near Calais, Northern France. French inventor, Zapata, will try again to traverse the English Channel on a flying board after his first attempt last week failed halfway. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
July 31, 2019 - 7:21 am
PARIS (AP) — A French inventor will try again to traverse the English Channel on a flying board after his first attempt failed halfway. Franky Zapata's wife, Christele, said Wednesday that he will retry the 36-kilometer (22.4-mile) journey Sunday from the French town of Sangatte to the area near...
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FILE - This June 20, 2019, file photo shows an existing home is offered for sale in Rutledge, Ga. Weaker home sales trends are expected to contribute to a sharp slowing in the home remodeling market. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
July 29, 2019 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Weaker home sales trends are expected to contribute to a sharp slowing in the home remodeling market. That's the conclusion of a report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. The quarterly report forecasts that spending by homeowners for renovations, expansions...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo people walk past Fidelity Investments news scroll board, showing a favorable outlook in the US stock markets, in the Financial District of Boston. The Federal Reserve has decided that a rate cut now, and possibly one or more additional cuts to follow, could help inoculate the economy against a potential downturn. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 29, 2019 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's little dispute that the Federal Reserve this week will do something it hasn't done since 2008, when the U.S. economy was gripped by the Great Recession: Cut its benchmark interest rate. This time, by contrast, the economy is solid by most measures. Consumers are spending...
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President Donald Trump holds up the signed H.R. 1327 bill, an act ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, July 29, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 29, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund helping those impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks never runs out of money, ending years of legislative gridlock as the number of first responders dying of Ground Zero-related illnesses...
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July 29, 2019 - 7:42 am
July 27 and 28 Special Edition Jim Martin and Karel Zubris with the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame have details on the organization and the upcoming banquet. Joan Peterson and Linda Murphy are with Lackawanna County CASA. You can get involved and become an advocate for children. Joe Barrasse...
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July 25, 2019 - 3:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend. Extreme pogo stick athletes from around the world are coming to town to show off their huge tricks and flips to compete for world titles in such categories as High Jump and Best Trick...
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July 25, 2019 - 2:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Leaders of a small Arkansas city are planning to draft an ordinance next month addressing a problematic rooster that has been attacking pedestrians. Jasper Mayor Jan Larson says the "vicious" rooster scratches and chases people. She says a woman fell while fleeing the...
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July 25, 2019 - 1:56 pm
By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky won't get a fresh chance to argue in state court he should get a new trial, seven years after the former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of molesting 10 boys. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday turned...
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In this July 23, 2019 photo, Jim Andrews, a University of Vermont herpetology lecturer, holds a young northern leopard frog in Salisbury, Vt. A wet spring has resulted in a 100-fold increase in the population of the particular frog in a region of Vermont. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
July 25, 2019 - 1:16 pm
SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — A wet spring has caused one frog population to explode in an area of Vermont where throngs of the amphibians have been hopping through fields and lawns, darting across roads and getting flattened by cars and tractors. University of Vermont herpetology lecturer James Andrews...
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