Neighbors help during massive senior living center fire
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Neighbors help during massive senior living center fire

Dozens of neighbors rushed to the scene of a massive late-night fire that injured nearly 30 people at a Pennsylvania senior living community, wrapping the elderly in blankets and carrying them to ambulances in makeshift gurneys. Larry Kingsland, 62, said Friday he and scores of people who live around the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community … Continue reading

Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released
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Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday. U.S. officials say Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Canadian Joshua … Continue reading

2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal
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2 ex-Penn State officials plead guilty in child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno. Tim Curley, a 62-year-old former athletic director, and Gary … Continue reading

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Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities 

  WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities went on strike Wednesday, disrupting classes midsemester for more than 100,000 students, after contract negotiations hit an impasse. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced its members went on strike at 5 a.m. because no agreement was reached with the … Continue reading

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Transgender students sue Pennsylvania district restroom rule

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three transgender seniors at a Pennsylvania high school, including the oldest sibling of teen singing star Jackie Evancho, have sued their school district for making them use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex. The Pine-Richland School District in suburban Pittsburgh wasn’t commenting on the federal lawsuit filed Thursday in response to a … Continue reading