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Feds to investigate California bus rollover that killed three

PALA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators are sending a team to the scene of a charter bus crash crash that killed three people and injured 18 others on a rain-slicked highway near San Diego, officials said Sunday. The bus was on Interstate 15 in Pala Mesa on Saturday when it swerved, ...

Spain closes airports on Canary Islands due to sand storm

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they have closed airports on the Canary Islands because of a wind storm that is blinding the archipelago with sand and dust. Spain’s airport authorities said that incoming planes have been rerouted to other destinations and no flights are ...

German, Dutch carnival parades called off due to weather

BERLIN (AP) — Several cities in western Germany canceled their traditional carnival parades at short notice Sunday, citing severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains. In Cologne, the famous school and neighborhood parades were abandoned and in nearby Duesseldorf the ...

Man drives Jeep off six-story roof of Los Angeles-area garage

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A man drove his Jeep off the the sixth floor of a Los Angeles-area parking garage early Sunday and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said. When officers arrived shortly after midnight, they found the destroyed vehicle up against a ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press On Feb. 24, 1989, a state funeral was held in Japan for Emperor Hirohito, who had died the month before at age 87. On this date: In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued an edict outlining his calendar reforms. (The Gregorian Calendar is the calendar in general use ...

The Pa. Chamber Orchestra presents a family concert

PCO invites families to join the orchestra at the Trinity Lutheran Church on April 4 at 3 p.m. in a musical exploration with Assistant Conductor, Timothy Farrand! This interactive concert will engage your imagination and spark your creativity while learning more about the orchestra, composers, ...

Flash flood kills six students on Indonesian school trip

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A flash flood hit hundreds of students and teachers who were hiking along a river on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least six of the students, officials said. Five others were reported missing. The group of 250 junior high students was conducting ...

Antelope worries prompt lawsuit over Wyoming gas field plan

By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Environmental groups are suing over plans for a potentially huge Wyoming gas field they say would endanger antelope in Grand Teton National Park by hindering a migration route between the park and a basin. The Upper Green River Alliance, ...

Officials look to increase diversity of teachers

By IVEY DEJESUS PennLive.com via AP HARRISBURG — Joseph Headen, a U.S. History, sociology, AP history teacher and head football coach at Susquehanna Township High School in Dauphin County, is in his 23rd year of being an educator. Headen, one of the few black educators in his markedly ...

Diocese students offered King’s scholarships

By Kathleen Bolus Citizens’ Voice via AP SCRANTON — To help continue the mission of Catholic education and make higher education more affordable, students from the Diocese of Scranton’s four high schools will now be accepted into King’s College and receive a scholarship. “We ...

Bankruptcy judge wades in to Harrisburg diocese’s finances

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday began the process of figuring out how the Harrisburg Roman Catholic Diocese will remain functioning and able to pay its bills while its 2-day-old bankruptcy filing inches ahead. Chief Bankruptcy Judge Henry Van Eck heard from lawyers for the ...

FBI sting: Firefighter caught trying for sex with a child

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — A Pennsylvania firefighter has been charged with trying to arrange a meeting for sex with a 10-year-old girl, according to federal documents from the Eastern District of Virginia. Brian Kosanovich, 50, of Pittsburgh, was arrested at a Chili's restaurant in Midlothian, ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press On Feb. 22, 1980, the "Miracle on Ice" took place in Lake Placid, New York, as the United States Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets, 4-3. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.) On this date: In 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United ...

US, Taliban truce takes effect, setting stage for peace deal

By KATHY GANNON and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press ISLAMABAD — A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban took effect on Friday, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops ...

Wisconsin Assembly passes bill to combat PFAS pollution

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Assembly Republicans hastily put together a bill addressing PFAS contamination and pushed it through to the Senate early Friday, just moments before adjourning for the year. The bill gives Rep. John Nygren of Marinette cover ...

States step up funding for Planned Parenthood clinics

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Severalstates have begun picking up the tab for family planning services at clinics run by Planned Parenthood, which last year quit a $260 million federal funding program over a Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from ...

Trump rejects intel reports of Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday minimized new warnings from U.S. intelligence experts that Russia is interfering in this year's election campaign, and revived old grievances in claiming that Democrats are determined to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency. As Trump ...

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would use tax incentives to spur private investment in public works projects. He has so far failed to persuade Congress to pass ...

Death penalty sought for two accused of burning man alive

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for two alleged gang members accused in the death of a man who was stabbed and set on fire while he was still alive. The Northampton County District Attorney's office announced its intentions Thursday during an arraignment ...

Today in History

By The Associated Press On Feb. 21, 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2 1/2 to 8 years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up (each ended up serving a year and a-half). On this ...