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At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

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Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perha... Full Story

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  • At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college
    At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

    Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.

  • Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids
    Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

  • Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife
    Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.

  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
    Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short
    Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

    WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.

  • 2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home
    2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.

  • Ohio State to form task force after band scandal
    Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

  • Custody death to mar NYC mayor's return from Italy
    Custody death to mar NYC mayor's return from Italy

    ROME (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork.

  • Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
    Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

  • Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the challenge is convincing anglers to take the bait.

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