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Ex-Penn State official denies McQueary lost job over Sandusky

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in a defamation and whistleblower lawsuit were read testimony Wednesday by a former Penn State athletic director who denied a claim by a main witness against Jerry Sandusky that he was terminated as an assistant football coach because of his role in the child ...

Ex-airline manager tied to 9/11 sentenced in child-sex case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former American Airlines operations manager who learned of the first Sept. 11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to have sex with a child during a business trip to Pittsburgh last year. Ray Howland, ...

Senate bill opens door to police body cameras but restricts access

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation approved by the Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday would let police departments across the state refuse public requests for copies of video recordings by officers, unless a court orders the release. The bill sets a sweeping policy to exempt recordings ...

Professors at 14 state universities strike

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Professors at 14 state universities went on strike Wednesday, disrupting classes mid-semester for more than 100,000 students after contract negotiations hit an impasse. Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties went on strike ...

Solar-powered plane’s latest leg: Ohio to Pennsylvania

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Dayton International Airport just after 4 a.m. ...

Cosby lawyers outline defense as case heads to trial

MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor's accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing. The defense ...

Bill Cosby due in court in Pennsylvania sex-assault case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court Tuesday morning for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. The preliminary hearing will determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to send the 78-year-old entertainer to trial. Cosby is accused of drugging ...