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HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) " A former principal of a Roman Catholic high school testified Wednesday that he was never told by a Franciscan religious order that a friar he hired as a teacher had been accused of child sexual abuse. William Rushin spoke at the preliminary hearing of three Franciscan friars accused of allowing Brother Stephen Baker to hold jobs where he molested children or posed a threat to children. The hearing will determine whether Giles Schinelli, Robert D'Aversa...

Updated at 2:39 PM

PHOENIX (AP) " Now that a judge has dismissed charges against the man arrested for last summer's freeway shootings in the Phoenix area, his attorneys are calling on the court to release all previously sealed documents. Lawyers for Leslie...

Updated at 2:39 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The Latest on the sentencing of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The lead prosecutor in the Dennis Hastert hush-money case says he wishes the former U.S. House speaker could have...

Updated at 2:38 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Islamic State militants seized five villages from Syrian rebels close to the Turkish border Wednesday, further weakening the rebels' foothold in and around the northern city of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for...

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ISTANBUL (AP) " An explosion rocked a major city in northwestern Turkey Tuesday, killing one person and wounding others, local media reported. The private Dogan News agency said the explosion hit near the Grand Mosque of Bursa and killed...

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CHICAGO (AP) " A former high school athlete who said he was sexually abused by Dennis Hastert when the former House speaker was his wrestling coach told a courtroom Wednesday that he was "devastated" after Hastert molested him. The man's...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The House Judiciary Committee has approved election-year legislation bolstering federal efforts against the growing problem of drug addiction. In a year that's seen little cooperation between the two parties on major...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Supreme Court seems likely to overturn the conviction of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges and place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws. Several justices on Wednesday expressed...

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) " An official at Cape Verde's Defense Ministry says police have captured a soldier suspected of killing 11 people at a military barracks in the West African island nation. Spokeswoman Edna Pinto told The Associated...

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NEW YORK (AP) " Yahoo said Wednesday that it reached an agreement with activist investor Starboard Value to add four new members to its board, including the CEO of Starboard. Starboard, which has a less than 1 percent stake in Yahoo, has...

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VIENNA (AP) " U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the U.S. and seven other nations to ratify the treaty banning nuclear weapons testing so that the agreement can take effect. Ban was speaking Wednesday at 20th-anniversary...

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