Juvenile jail scandal gets builder year in prison

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A developer at the center of a major judicial scandal in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to one year in prison. Federal prosecutors say two judges in northeastern Pennsylvania took $2.1 million in illegal payments from developer Robert Mericle,...
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Funeral held for NYC inmate who died in hot cell

FILE- In this March 12, 2014 file photo, Alma Murdough and her daughter Cheryl Warner hold a photo of Murdough’s son, at her home in the Queens borough of New York. Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill, homeless former Marine arrested for sleeping in the roof landing of a New...
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Tornado shelters face dilemma with pet lovers

Jerry Starr is pictured with Tobi, his four-year-old shih tzu-yorkie mix dog at a park in Del City, Okla., Thursday, April 17, 2014. Starr was not allowed to take the dog into a shelter during the May 20, 2013 tornado and opted to stay outside the shelter in his car with his dog....
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Northwestern players vote on union question

FILE – This April 2, 2014 file photo shows former Northwestern University football quarterback Kain Colter, right, and Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington. The United Steelworkers union and...
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Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters

This undated photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows the Oregon Hatchery Research Center near Alsea, Ore. The center has agreed to do an experiment on whether hatchery-produced steelhead can be bred to be better biters. A growing body of evidence...
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Yurok Tribe to release condors in California

FILE – This July 21, 2012, file photo, provided by the Ventana Wildlife Society shows a condor in flight in Big Sur, Calif. The Yurok Tribe has signed agreements leading to the first release of captive-bred condors into the northern half of their historic range _ the...

Cover Oregon board to decide exchange’s future

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is set to make a final decision on whether to become the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website. Cover Oregon’s board will decide Friday whether to approve an...
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Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

FILE – In this April, 2, 2014 file photo, former Northwestern football quarterback Kain Colter, right, and Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington. Northwestern football players will cast secret...
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Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John...
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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy defends race remarks

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John...