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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

Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.... 7/26/2014 12:35 PM

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

DA: 2 more guns found at hospital shooter's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.... 7/26/2014 1:35 PM

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 1:29 PM

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 1:41 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