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Pa. judge to hear Penn State legal defense issue

Posted: 12/17/2013 - A Pennsylvania judge is poised to hear from lawyers for three former Penn State administrators awaiting trial on charges they covered up child sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Ky. lawmakers file brief in case before high court

Posted: 12/16/2013 - Kentucky's U.S. senators and its five Republican congressmen have inserted themselves into a Supreme Court case, filing a legal brief that challenges environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants.

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Country singer Ray Price dead at 87

Posted: 12/16/2013 - Ray Price, a towering traditional country singer who was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, has died. He was 87.

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Judge deals NSA defeat on bulk phone collection

Posted: 12/16/2013 - A federal judge says the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. The judge put his decision on hold pending a nearly certain government appeal.

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Harvard buildings evacuated over explosives report

Updated: 12/16/2013 - Harvard University says four buildings on its campus outside Boston are being evacuated due to unconfirmed reports of explosives. The school tweeted that there have been no reports of any explosions.

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US lawmakers ask trade czar to stem data threats

Posted: 12/16/2013 - Members of Congress want the Obama administration to demand that U.S. allies back away from proposed restrictions on international data transmissions, saying those actions could hurt U.S. companies.

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Health law seen as eroding coverage

Posted: 12/15/2013 - A poll finds that Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care law for their rising premiums and deductibles.

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Events set for governor's mansion milestone

Posted: 12/15/2013 - Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the governor's mansion in Frankfort and a series of events are planned throughout 2014 to mark the milestone.

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'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81

Posted: 12/15/2013 - Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81. O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis...

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South Africa pays a final tribute to Mandela

Posted: 12/15/2013 - Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has been buried in the African ground he loved. His casket was lowered into the earth after military jets and helicopters with South African...

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Maybe not sci-fi, but robots readied for big tests

Posted: 12/15/2013 - Robots being built in labs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and elsewhere are heading to Florida this week for a government-sponsored competition on doing humanlike tasks.

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Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

Updated: 12/15/2013 - The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.

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Mandela goes home

Posted: 12/14/2013 - Nelson Mandela is back home. A hearse carrying the body of the former South African president has arrived in the rural village of Qunu, where he'll be buried after his funeral tomorrow.

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San Francisco runway death prompts new training

Posted: 12/14/2013 - Firefighters who work at San Francisco International Airport are receiving additional training on how to respond to airplane crashes following the Asiana Airlines accident in which a teenage girl was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles while lying wounded on the runway.

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RV users help Amazon keep up with holiday rush

Posted: 12/14/2013 - Twinkling lights, decorated trees and bustling campgrounds. Those are signs of the Christmas season in Campbellsville, Ky., where the Amazon.com distribution center recruits an armada of RV owners as seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders.

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Tutu didn't receive credential for Mandela funeral

Posted: 12/14/2013 - A spokesman for the South African presidency says retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu is an "important person" and "certainly" invited to Nelson Mandela's funeral tomorrow.

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