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Ex-president's lawsuits target Penn State, Sandusky report
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh defamed him through a blisteringly critical report about how the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal was handled.... 2/11/2016 10:55 PM

What We Know: Scientists find Einstein's gravity waves
Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves, proving Einstein right again. Here's what we know:... 2/11/2016 11:19 PM

Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national nature preserve surrendered Thursday, and a leader in their movement who organized a 2014 standoff with authorities was criminally charged in federal court.... 2/11/2016 9:47 PM

Cliven Bundy charges stem from April 2014 standoff in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday by federal authorities with leading a tense April 2014 armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents near his ranch in Nevada.... 2/11/2016 9:16 PM

Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said.... 2/11/2016 9:57 PM

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.... 2/11/2016 11:10 PM

Utility estimates LA-area gas leak to cost at least $250M
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the gas leak near Los Angeles that was stopped for the first time in nearly four months (all times local):... 2/11/2016 10:53 PM

Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking
ATLANTA (AP) -- Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by police, authorities said Thursday. In exchange, they received thousands of dollars in bribes.... 2/11/2016 9:59 PM

Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of dead boy
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the administrator of the boy's estate a "decedent's last dying expense" claim of $500 for ambulance services.... 2/11/2016 9:36 PM

As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead.... 2/11/2016 11:20 PM



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