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At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college
Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.... 7/26/2014 11:48 AM

2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia are still hunting for a pair of carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings.... 7/26/2014 10:52 AM

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.... 7/26/2014 12:18 PM

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.... 7/26/2014 3:34 AM

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.... 7/26/2014 11:03 AM

Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.... 7/26/2014 2:05 AM

Ohio State to form task force after band scandal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.... 7/26/2014 11:56 AM

Custody death to mar NYC mayor's return from Italy
ROME (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork.... 7/26/2014 12:14 PM

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.... 7/26/2014 10:53 AM

Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the challenge is convincing anglers to take the bait.... 7/26/2014 11:55 AM