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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Paterno's son said Friday that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk." In a tweet , Scott Paterno wrote that "it...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Widespread flooding not only disrupts the living but sometimes also creates havoc for the dead. That's what happened in southwest Louisiana's Calcasieu Parish when an overflowing Sabine River — helped by days of heavy rain — recently pushed water inland about...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay. It took time because he hadn't fully acknowledged his sexuality, but also because he had to trust the...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay. It took time because he hadn't fully acknowledged his sexuality, but also because he had to trust the...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fixated on computer screens and video monitors, an army of volunteers scattered across the country has been painstakingly reviewing hundreds of images and hours of footage recorded over the last four months, desperately hoping to find a single clue to...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — If a metro area with 2.7 million people can't sustain two newspapers — especially with an aging population with the time and inclination to read a printed paper — can anywhere? Some say maybe not. The purchase of the 123-year-old Tampa Tribune in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a thousand years China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang were a popular traveler's rest stop, marketplace and religious shrine on the fabled Silk Road. Now they are coming to Los Angeles, both in spirit and reality. In an exhibition curators say is unprecedented...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is staging a show with 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city's night sky. For its premiere Thursday, the birds were released at sunset from coops aboard a former aircraft carrier docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Improvising their...