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Jerry Sandusky to appeal child sex abuse conviction

Sandusky said he learned he would be doing an NBC interview just minutes before it occurred and that his defense lawyer strongly advised him against taking the stand. The hearing also delved into the defense's decision at the start of the case to waive the preliminary hearing as part of an agreement in which prosecutors did not seek to increase Sandusky's $250,000 bail.

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Ex-aides testify against Pennsylvania official

He said after seeing the Philadelphia Daily News article that included Grand Jury secrets it was "clear they got this information directly out of our office". Photo caption: Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks into the Montgomery County Courthouse. Security agents took Morrow's cellphone, keys, and wallet, patted him down for body wiretaps, and then brought him to meet Kane.

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Kathleen Kane 'on a mission of revenge'

During the selection process prospective jurors were able to pore over a two-page list of more than two dozen potential trial witnesses that included: former and current employees of the Office of Attorney General; county Judge William R. Ellen Granahan Goffer, twin sister of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, walks into the courtroom on the second day of Kane's trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Aug.

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Child falls off Pennsylvania roller coaster

The boy's name, age and condition haven't been released. County dispatch said the child was conscious when transported by medical helicopter. Park spokesman Jeff Croushore said he can not say whether the ride malfunctioned. Earlier this week, the son of a Kansas state representative was killed on the Verruckt, the tallest waterslide in the world. That incident left a 6-year-old girl with a traumatic brain injury.

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DEA to make it easier for researchers to obtain marijuana

The new decision also means doctors still can't get answers to the questions they regularly receive from patients regarding marijuana's clinical benefits. "We applaud the steps taken today by the Obama Administration to remove research barriers that have significantly limited the scientific study of marijuana".

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Donald Trump Doubles Down on Claim That Obama Founded ISIS

They make their verbal poo poo any place to get attention. That's what I would say. But Trump doesn't seem to care about the facts. Trump lobbed the allegation midway through his rally at a sports arena, where riled-up supporters shouted obscenities about Clinton and joined in unison to shout "lock her up".

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Flash flood watch issued for Alabama Gulf coast

Additional heavy rain is expected from these slow-moving storms. With these rain chances ramping up over the weekend, we have designated Saturday through next Monday as First Alert weather days. Madison's record precipitation for August 11 is 1.67 inches in 1990. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding, which is a very risky situation.

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Pike County Officials Remind Drivers of School Bus Safety

As the new school year begins, AAA wants to remind motorists about safe ways to share the roads with young pedestrians, other drivers, bicyclists and school buses. - Slow down: During busy weekday commutes, do not forget to slow down, allow for extra commute time and avoid driving distracted on your way to and from work.

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Hillary Clinton counters Donald Trump's economic plan

Outside of my job, I generally avoid political arguments, but I did tell my friend that I am pretty certain he and other voters like him will end up very disappointed by the real estate mogul if he should become president. Clinton, speaking in MI, did manage to deliver a combative, policy-laden address that effectively rebutted the economic plan that Trump presented in the battleground state days before.

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Jerry Sandusky taking stand in bid to overturn conviction

Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. This is the first time he will take the witness stand and make a case for himself. Eight young men testified at trial that they were abused as children by Sandusky, who spent decades at Penn State under head coach Joe Paterno before his retirement in 1999.

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KUSA: Amber Alert cancelled for missing Fort Collins girl

She has brown hair and brown eyes. The woman accused of taking her has been identified as Lauren Perotti-Montgomery. Officers were issuing a protection order for Annalee as well as a warrant for Perotti-Montgomery when Perotti-Montgomery began driving recklessly and eluded police with the girl.

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Clinton Still Claiming FBI Said She Was 'Truthful' About Server

Namely, Clinton's repeated insistence that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey deemed her public statements on her private email server truthful , which she attempted to explain away as a "short circuit" this week, insisting she meant that she'd been truthful in her statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Boy falls from roller coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park

A child was airlifted to the hospital after falling from a roller coaster . "Its two trains carry riders up and down along a wooded hillside then turn around in a swooping curve and return to the station", the website says. Earlier this week, the son of a Kansas state representative was killed on the Verruckt, the tallest waterslide in the world. NBC News reports the kids "tumbled" from the wheel's basket at the Greene County Fair as it overturned.

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In twist, girl defends boyfriend accused of killing her mom

A week before the March 15, 2015, killing, the eighth-grader, who is not being identified because she's a juvenile, overheard Silvonek talking on speaker phone with her soldier boyfriend Caleb Barnes. Police say she hid her relationship with Barnes from her mother until a week before the killing, then tried to convince Cheryl Silvonek that he was 16.

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Clinton campaign "unaware" Orlando shooter's father was at rally

An official with the Clinton campaign said , "The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public". He said: 'Hillary Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump , who has no solutions'. She also met privately with family members of the victims and held a town hall event with LGBT leaders in Orlando during the visit. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

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Child falls off roller coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park

They also said that a private certified inspector had inspected the Rollo Coaster last August 6 and that the said ride had passed the inspection. Thursday's incident is the latest in a string of other catastrophic accidents in amusement parks this week. On Monday, three girls - ages six, 10 and 16 - were hospitalized, after falling more than 30 feet from a Ferris wheel at a county fair in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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Prosecution: Attorney Gen. Kane was out of control, bent on revenge

Assistant District Attorney Michelle Henry says the NAACP official became collateral damage in Kane's "war" on former staff lawyer Frank Fina. Kathleen Kane's perjury and obstruction trial comes a year after she was indicted over the 2014 leak to a Philadelphia newspaper.

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Florida: Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears

In total, Florida has reported 461 travel-related Zika cases since early February, 57 of which are in pregnant women . At the midst of all this, officials are warning consumers about bogus Zika products. Current CDC research suggests that Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is strongly associated with zika; however, only a small proportion of people with recent zika virus infection get GBS.

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Trump campaign slams Clinton over new emails: She ran a 'corrupt office'

CNN also reported Thursday that top Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills, when she was Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department, traveled to New York City in June 2012 to interview two people for a top-level opening at the Clinton Foundation .

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Trump Works to Repair Mistakes, Backs House Speaker Ryan

Trump also endorsed two other leading Republican federal lawmakers, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte - after initially declining to do so and in the case of McCain, assailing him repeatedly. (But 62 percent felt the same thing about Trump.) In an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll, Clinton's edge is 9 points (47 percent-38 percent), cushioning what was a 5-point advantage in early July.

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Hostess Launches "Deep Fried Twinkies" as First Frozen Treat

DISTRIBUTION: The Deep Fried Twinkies will be available starting Friday, Aug. 12, at Wal-Mart only for three months. To compare to other treats of choice, a chocolate frosted donut has 290 calories, an Oreo Blizzard from Dairy Queen is 384 calories and the average State Fair corn dog is 375 calories.

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Boy is hospitalized after accident on wooden roller coaster

Idlewild requires children to be at least 3 feet (91 cm) tall to ride the roller coaster , and those shorter than 4 feet (122 cm) must be accompanied by an adult. NBC News reports the kids "tumbled" from the wheel's basket at the Greene County Fair as it overturned. The ride passed that inspection. The victim was Caleb Schwab and after his death, the slide and the park were closed.

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Olympics 2016: Manuel hopes medal serves as inspiration

Phelps touched the wall, an Olympic champion for the 22nd time , in 1 minute, 54.66 seconds, almost two seconds ahead of Japan's Kosuke Hagino. Simone Manuel celebrates winning gold in the women's 100-meter freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Arianna Huffington leaves Huffington Post to focus on her new company

These are the milestones that led Huffington to Thrive Global . "When I chose to create Thrive Global , I thought it would be possible to build a startup and continue as editor in chief of the Huffington Post ", Huffington said in a statement .

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Man killed by LA County deputy not involved with carjacker

Deputies at the scene were concerned Thompson might have had a gun next to him or been involved in the carjacking, and they relayed that to the tactical officers, Sheriff's homicide Lt. The department declined to release his name. The department said an administrative review of the case was continuing and will be turned over to the district attorney for review when it's completed.

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Decision day for Blagojevich; ex-governor to learn new sentence

Zagel said he does not doubt Rod Blagojevich cares about his family, but said the fault for his crimes lies with the former governor. The judge also said it's "an unfortunate reality" that Blagojevich's innocent family members are made to suffer the consequences.

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Boy falls from roller coaster at amusement park in US

The child , according to Trib Live , was riding on the Rollo Coaster, the park's first coaster built in 1938. Riders on the Rollo Coaster must be at least 36 inches tall. The six-year-old remains in critical condition after suffering brain injuries. If you see any unsafe behavior or condition on a ride, report it to a supervisor or manager immediately.

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Alshon Jeffery's hamstring was "feeling good", so he played Thursday

While all eyes were on the Broncos' quarterback competition after Peyton Manning retired and backup Brock Osweiler bolted for the Houston Texans, Mark Sanchez helped himself with a strong opening statement. Siemian led the Broncos on two scoring drives that both ended in field goals. "I think our team was disappointed". We are going to play more next week.

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In An Effort To Pressure Trump, Clinton Releases Tax Rate

Hillary Clinton has taken note. During an economic speech in Detroit on Monday , Trump said more should be done to make child care affordable. Even as his poll numbers have collapsed, Trump has maintained a narrow edge over Clinton on "the economy" in somesurveys.

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Ex-top aide testifies against Pennsylvania attorney general

Security agents took Morrow's cellphone, keys, and wallet, patted him down for body wiretaps, and then brought him to meet Kane. "That's what you think happened?" Throughout the morning testimony, Kane was an intent and focused presence in the courtroom.

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$200000 in Funding Announced for Minn. Zika Detection and Preparedness

The type of mosquitoes that can carry the virus have been found in 12 California counties , but health officials say there is no evidence at this time Zika has been transmitted via mosquito in the state. Pentagon officials would not say how many remain ill, where they are exactly, and whether any have returned to the U.S. "CDC has now recommended that all pregnant females be assessed for Zika virus".

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Knife attacker terrorizing Rawalpindi women finally caught

The suspect was said to be a resident of a suburban town of Kahuta. The suspected accomplices facilitated him in the knife attacks. The five men will be presented before a court for remand, police sources said.Last year, three men were arrested for a series of similar attacks in Sahiwal that targeted women "moving independently" in public spaces.

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Ex-NFL player charged with assaulting woman, daughter

The women, visiting from NY, said Robbins struck them multiple times. Police said Robbins refused to speak to the arresting officer. He was arrested and booked into the county jail early the next morning. He missed the game and later was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Robbins regained his starting job in 2003, but released the next year after testing positive for steroids.

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USA sells tanks, weapons worth more than $1bn to Saudi Arabia

Iran, which backs the Houthi rebels, called on Saudi Arabia to end coalition air raids. The coalition is backing Yemeni forces loyal to the exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in their bid oust Houthi forces from Sanaa, siding with Shiite Iran.

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Video Shows Memphis Airport Security Tackling A Cancer Patient

An officer threw Cohen to the ground while placing his knees on top of her neck. Her mother, Shirley Cohen, told local media back when the lawsuit was filed that the teen accidentally set off a metal detector at a security checkpoint, which frightened her.


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