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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Local News | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
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Evans City/Seven Fields Regional Police Department officer Trina Loesch greets kindergartner Ailah Haburjak on the first day of school at Evans City Elementary School on Wednesday. Students throughout the county are returning to classes starting this week and next week.

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National | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
‘Law & Order’ actor Steven Hill, 94, dies
LOS ANGELES — Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV’s long-running “Law & Order,” has died. He was 94.

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National | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
DOUBLE HAND TRANSPLANT
Year after surgery, boy recovering well
BALTIMORE — Zion Harvey once dreamed of throwing a football like Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

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Local News | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Best man hit
FOXBURG, Clarion County — The best man, who is from Butler County, left the wedding reception in an ambulance.

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Local News | August 24, 2016
New council member a unanimous pick
Ken Bonus is the newest member of Butler City Council.

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Local News | August 24, 2016
Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college exam
WASHINGTON — Nearly two-thirds of this year’s high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.

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Local News | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
SR man dies in wreck
BRADY TWP — A 66-year-old Slippery Rock Township man was killed Tuesday afternoon when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a box truck on Route 8 and Duffy Road.

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Local News | August 24, 2016
SRU greets new class
SLIPPERY ROCK — On Thursday Slippery Rock University will begin welcoming students to its campus, kicking off a weekend-long celebration that marks the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year.

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Local News | August 24, 2016
Parking garage still on schedule
The Centre City parking garage remains on schedule to be done by late September or early October, project manager Joe Saeler told Butler City Council on Tuesday night.

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Local News | August 24, 2016
Zelie park holds school concert
The Zelienople Community Park had its back-to-school bash concert Friday at the park amphitheater.

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National | August 24, 2016
Tiger sounds studied
MILWAUKEE — Tigers use a gruntlike snort called chuffing as a greeting, short roars for intimidation and long roars to find mates.

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International | August 24, 2016
South Korea condemns launch
SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine today flew about 310 miles in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance.

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National | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Belafonte weighs in on Nate Parker
NEW YORK — Harry Belafonte says it’s unfair that Nate Parker’s shining moment with his film “The Birth of a Nation” is being overshadowed by a 17-year-old rape case.

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National | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Rising cost of EpiPens in spotlight
TRENTON, N.J. — Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices.

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Local News | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Covered bridge renovation
LAWRENCE COUNTY — The historic covered bridge over Slippery Rock Creek in McConnells Mill State Park will be closed beginning Monday as renovation work on the structure begins. It is expected to be closed for 60 days, according to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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Pennsylvania | August 24, 2016
Pgh. police chief faces union no-confidence vote
PITTSBURGH — The city’s police union is surveying officers about Chief Cameron McLay ahead of a no-confidence vote planned for next month.

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Pennsylvania | August 24, 2016
Spanier arguments under seal
PHILADELPHIA — In a filing to a judge last week, state prosecutors argued why they should be allowed to proceed with a trial for Graham Spanier, the former Penn State University president accused of child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal.

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National | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Many foundation donors met Hillary
WASHINGTON — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

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National | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Trump softens stance
AUSTIN, Texas — Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to “softening” laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that the Republican presidential nominee is considering easing the hardline stance he has taken since the beginning of his campaign.

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National | August 24, 2016
Blacks question Trump outreach to white crowds
AKRON, Ohio — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.

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Pennsylvania | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Barber gets surprise visit from VP candidate
PIPERSVILLE, Pa. — GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence got a haircut at a black-owned barbershop on Tuesday before a campaign stop at a mechanical construction company, where he assured a rowdy crowd that his running mate “gets it.”

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Pennsylvania | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
McGinty gets CeaseFire Pa. endorsement
HARRISBURG — A prominent Pennsylvania group that advocates for tougher gun restrictions endorsed Democrat Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, on the heels of Republican incumbent Pat Toomey winning endorsements from two national groups.

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Pennsylvania | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Prosecutor questions claim
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A former Pennsylvania prosecutor testified Tuesday he does not believe a man who reached a settlement with Penn State over a molestation claim is the same person seen by a witness being abused by Jerry Sandusky in a university football team shower.

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Pennsylvania | August 24, 2016
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Man cuts down tree and things go bad

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National | August 24, 2016
Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins
HONOLULU — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it.

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National | August 24, 2016
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Top Army general scheduled to testify at Bergdahl hearing

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National | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Obama vows support for flood victims in La.
ZACHARY, La. — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow to respond to the disaster.

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National | August 24, 2016
Union rule changes
In a major decision that opens the door for graduate students across the country to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants are employees covered by federal labor laws.

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International | August 24, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Quake kills at least 50
AMATRICE, Italy — A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early today, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 50 people were killed in hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was likely to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets.

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