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  • Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity has admitted he helped steal $5 million in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions. William Rapfogel pleaded guilty Wednesday to grand larceny, money laundering...

  • Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says there will be no new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky. The justices in a 6-3 ruling Wednesday refused to overturn Robert Keith Woodall's death sentence for abducting...

  • New Hampshire ex-priest gets jail time for thefts

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire priest who was the former leader of one of the nation's top clergy treatment centers has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for stealing at least $4,500 from a hospital, a dead priest's estate and the state's Roman Catholic bishop....

  • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The former...

  • Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. Top Labor Department officials are unveiling the long-awaited rule Wednesday at an event in Morgantown, W.Va. Black lung is an...

  • Maine shipyard gets $57 million in Navy contracts

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BATH, Maine (AP) — Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree says Bath Iron Works has won two Navy contracts totaling more than $57 million for fleet maintenance and engineering projects. Pingree said Tuesday that half the money is for design and engineering work on the Littoral Combat...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ____ MIDDLE GROUND NEEDED TO HELP THOSE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS The question of which is more important, a person's right to privacy or a family's right to know when a loved one might be in danger because of mental health issues, has resurfaced. On...

  • Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The University of Florida is opening a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis. Dr. Michael Lauzardo says that the 1,500 square-feet (139 square-meters) facility will bring graduate students from...

  • Climber rescued in Eldorado Canyon State Park

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder rescue crews carried down a 26-year-old climber who injured his ankle while climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park on Tuesday. Two climbers called authorities after one person suffered a possible broken ankle while climbing. The injured climber was...

  • A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A six-day rally on the stock market is petering out as some U.S. companies report earnings that disappoint investors. Norfolk Southern, Procter & Gamble and Avery Dennison all fell after reporting their latest quarterly financial results. Railroad operator Norfolk...

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