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NYC, Long Island to ration gas to ease fuel crunch

NEW YORK (AP) — With long gas lines persisting more than a week after Superstorm Sandy, New York imposed a gasoline rationing plan Thursday that lets motorists fill up every …


A look at expected Obama administration departures

President Barack Obama is weighing replacements for several White House aides and Cabinet members expected to leave before his second term begins, or early in his second term. Among those …


Doctor: veins of obese Ohio inmate inaccessible

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A doctor says the veins of an obese Ohio inmate condemned to die are inaccessible and questions whether he could be injected with lethal drugs. Ohio …


NYC, Long Island go to even-odd gas sale plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Fuel shortages and distribution delays that led to gasoline hoarding have prompted New York City and Long Island to put into place an even-odd gas rationing …


Giffords faces Ariz. shooter for 1st time in court

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords limped to the front of the courtroom and stared silently Thursday as she came face-to-face for the first time with the man who tried …


Life sentence in Ariz attack that wounded Giffords

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords limped to the front of the courtroom and stared silently Thursday as she came face-to-face for the first time with the man who tried …


Obama to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit the once pariah nation of Myanmar, drawing attention to …


Breastfeeding baby doll: creepy or groundbreaking?

NEW YORK (AP) — We’ve got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We’ve got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We’ve got dolls with swagger. And we’ve got plenty that come …


Ex-University of Texas coach Royal dies at age 88

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A son of Depression-era Oklahoma, Darrell Royal came to Texas to take over a sleeping giant of a football program. Over 20 years, his folksy approach …


Penn State ex-President Spanier arraigned

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was arraigned and released on bail at a brief court appearance Wednesday on charges he lied about and concealed child …


Penn State ex-President Spanier heads to court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The criminal case begins against Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president accused of lying during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case and trying to derail …


Penn St. officials arraigned on new charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators were arraigned Friday on new accusations they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The hearing …


Spelman College chooses fitness over athletics

ATLANTA (AP) — Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athletics have …


Spelman College in Ga. ditches athletics program

ATLANTA (AP) — Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athletics have …


Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The “conspiracy of silence” that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university …


Sandusky moved from county jail to state prison

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June …


Sandusky accuser tells of abuse ordeal in new book

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A young man whose sexual-abuse claims triggered the investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says in his new book Sandusky’s wife once …


Victim who got Sandusky case going recalls ordeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For nearly a year, the young man whose claims of abuse triggered the molestation investigation into Jerry Sandusky was known publicly as “Victim 1.” On Friday, …


Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky launched his effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that said there wasn’t enough evidence against him and …


Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is launching an effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that say there wasn’t enough evidence to convict …


Texas AG intervenes in cheerleader banner dispute

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday he will defend high school cheerleaders who want to use Bible verses on banners at football games. Abbott has …


Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player leaves jail

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams avoided more time behind bars Friday when a judge gave him a suspended sentence in a sexual assault case in …


Williams to be freed, receives suspended sentence

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Ex-Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams was set to be released from jail after a judge gave him a suspended sentence Friday in a sexual assault …


Sandusky headed to prison, but scandal persists

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Headed to prison for the rest of his life, Jerry Sandusky leaves behind a trail of human and legal wreckage that could take years to clear …


Sandusky gets at least 30 years, denies wrongdoing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — In what sounded at times like a locker room pep talk, Jerry Sandusky rambled in his red prison suit about being the underdog in the fourth …


Sandusky gets least 30 years, denies wrongdoing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — In what sounded at times like a locker room pep talk, Jerry Sandusky rambled in his red prison suit about being the underdog in the fourth …


Jerry Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky, maintaining his innocence, was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse …


Sandusky arrives at Pa. courthouse for sentencing

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has arrived at a central Pennsylvania courthouse for his sentencing on child sex abuse charges. A smiling Sandusky, …


Sandusky professes innocence, vows to fight

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky professed his innocence and vowed to continue fighting his child molestation conviction in a recorded statement broadcast on the eve of his sentencing Tuesday, …


Sandusky to learn sentence in child sex abuse case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky will learn what penalty a judge considers appropriate for the 45 counts of child sexual abuse for which the former Penn State assistant football …