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November 27, 2015 - 12:15pm
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LOGANTON, Pa. (AP) — Where's the beef? That's what authorities would like to know after someone stole 40,000 pounds of it from a meat plant in central Pennsylvania.

State police say it happened Nov. 21 at Nicholas Meat near Loganton.

According to troopers, a trucker loaded $110,000 worth of meat into a trailer during a scheduled pickup and drove off. He was supposed to deliver it by Monday to a company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — but never showed up....

November 27, 2015 - 12:12pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 130 families have now been relocated from a Los Angeles neighborhood to new residences due to a leak at a massive natural gas storage facility that's causing a sickening stench.

The Los Angeles Daily News ( ) reports SoCalGas officials had received 503 inquiries as of Wednesday night from residents seeking relocation.

SoCalGas spokesman Javier Mendoza tells the newspaper nearly 250 would not accept...

November 27, 2015 - 12:10pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Rocker Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown, the Motor City.

The Grammy-nominated White — the singer, guitarist, drummer and producer who rose to acclaim in the duo The White Stripes — was on hand Friday for the satellite location's grand opening just north of downtown Detroit. Hundreds flocked to the store, which next year plans to launch a vinyl record pressing plant.

The shop opened with vinyl reissues...

November 27, 2015 - 12:03pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The concept of free community college has been touted by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans.

The idea is to curb student debt and boost employment by removing cost from the equation. However, some educators are concerned the push could divert students and scholarships away from four-year schools and still create student debt.

And some of the proposals could cost taxpayers tens of billions...

November 27, 2015 - 11:58am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are little changed in quiet, post-holiday trading.

A slump in the price of oil pulled energy stocks lower Friday. Consol Energy sank 7 percent.

Disney fell 3 percent after reporting a decline in ESPN subscribers.

The Dow Jones industrial average edged down seven points, less than 0.1 percent, to 17,806 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a...

November 27, 2015 - 11:32am
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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Don Henley and Glen Frey of the Eagles have settled a federal lawsuit against a New York man they accused of peddling bootleg recordings of their concerts.

The Daily News ( ) reports that the pair's lawsuit against Bill Shelley has been settled with a permanent injunction barring him from showing any recordings of the group.

Henley and Frey sent a cease-and-desist letter when they learned the Avon...

November 27, 2015 - 11:07am
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State says it settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, bringing the payout total to nearly $93 million.

The university's audited financial statements, dated Oct. 30, show $33.2 million in new payments over claims related to the university's former longtime assistant football coach.

Sandusky is pursuing an appeal while he serves 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction....

November 27, 2015 - 11:02am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man who jumped the White House fence draped in an American flag on Thanksgiving has been charged.

Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback says 22-year-old Joseph Caputo of Stamford, Connecticut, scaled the north fence on Thursday afternoon and gained access to the north grounds, but was immediately arrested. Hoback said in an email Friday that Caputo was charged with unlawful entry.

The intrusion prompted a...

November 27, 2015 - 10:53am
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BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say they do not plan to investigate an apparent nightclub scuffle involving Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor unless someone involved comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime.

Officer James Kenneally said Friday that police responded to reports of a fight outside the nightclub hours after the winless Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. But Kenneally says the participants were gone by the time officers...

November 27, 2015 - 10:42am
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on severe weather hitting parts of the U.S. on Black Friday (all times local):

10:55 a.m.

Officials say two people have been found dead after their cars were swept away in North Texas floods.

Firefighters in Garland, Texas, found a body inside a submerged Hyundai Elantra early Friday.

Garland fire spokesman Merrill Balanciere says that a search and rescue team was called to...

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