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2 more plead guilty in truck-stop chain probe

Two more members of the Pilot Flying J sales staff have pleaded guilty to defrauding customers at the truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam…
Sybrina Fulton,Tracy Martin

Trayvon Martin’s mother: Repeal stand-ground law

The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and a prominent black lawyers’ organization are keeping up the pressure for repeal of “stand your ground” self-defense laws.…

Philadelphia row house collapses

The collapse happened late Monday morning in the middle of a block of connected brick homes. Police say witnesses report hearing an explosion.

Dead fans keep on truckin’ at summer festivals

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Gathering of the Vibes festival raises some challenging aesthetic questions: Among them, is it possible for a 1960s veteran with a long ponytail to wear tie-dyed shirt, shorts and socks without looking slightly…
Local storm chasers more cautious

Storm chasers say their efforts help save lives

Despite criticism leveled against storm chasers after a May tornado in Oklahoma, some storm chasers say they deserve respect for their efforts to collect data during vicious weather.…

Celeb birthdays for the week of Aug. 4-10

Aug. 4: Singer Frankie Ford is 74. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 69. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 58. Actress Kym Karath (“The Sound of Music”) is 55. Actress Lauren Tom (“Joy Luck Club,” ”Men in Trees”) is 54.…