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    Penn State Topples Ohio State Under ‘Whiteout’ Conditions

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa.– James Franklin and the Penn State Nittany Lions nabbed a signature win Saturday night at Beaver Stadium when they dispatched the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, 24-21, thanks to a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown with four minutes, 27 seconds remaining. After Ohio State lined up for a field goal to try to stretch its lead to seven, Marcus Allen broke through and blocked the Buckeyes’ attempt before it was returned 60 yards […]

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    Chicago Cubs Heading to the World Series

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are returning to the World Series for the first time in 71 years after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers Saturday night in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. The last time the Cubs appeared in the World Series was in 1945. They lost to the Detroit Tigers. The Cubs are managed by Hazleton native, Joe Maddon. The World Series opens Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Cubs will […]

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    Firefighter Races to Fiery Fatal Crash, Discovers His Son Is the Victim

    ADA, Minn. — It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, but it was even worse for Randy Peterson. The volunteer firefighter from Ada, Minnesota, was rushing to a fiery car crash and desperately trying to reach his 16-year-old son, Carter. That was Peterson’s routine whenever he got called to an emergency and knew one of his children wasn’t home. Peterson called and called but got no answer. When he got to the scene of the crash Sunday night, he knew why. “Seeing […]

  • File- Possible meteors streak the night sky above LaGrange, Georgia at the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

    Tonight Is a Great Time to See the Orionid Meteor Shower

    Meteor fans: this is one of your nights. The annual Orionid meteor shower peaks Friday night into Saturday morning. If you have an unclouded view of the night sky, preferably away from urban light, you’ll have plenty of chances to see some beautiful streaks of light with your naked eyes. What are the Orionids? They’re one of a few major, yearly meteor showers. The Orionids — so named because the meteors appear to radiate out from near the Orion constellation […]

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    Five Takeaways From Third Presidential Debate

    LAS VEGAS, NV — In the last third of the final debate, Donald Trump fell apart. He’d gotten in some hits on Hillary Clinton and was well on his way to turning in his best performance of the three presidential debates. Then, he refused to say he’d accept the election’s results. And he called Clinton “such a nasty woman.” Any gains Trump had made were undone, and he blew his last big, nationally televised chance to broaden his base — […]

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    Watch Live: Trump, Clinton Face-Off in Final Presidential Debate

    LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton meet in Las Vegas Wednesday for one last throw of the dice. They are poised for another clash in the third presidential debate, which will be their final chance to change the trajectory of the election as millions of viewers tune in for the last big televised spectacular of a rancorous campaign. Trump is under intense pressure to use the debate, just 20 days before Election Day, as a springboard for a […]

  • Wednesday night, Chris Wallace, an Emmy award winner who has spent more than 40-years in broadcast journalism, will become the first Fox News host ever to moderate a presidential debate.

    Presidential Debate: What to Watch for in the Last Clinton-Trump Face-Off

    LAS VEGAS — For Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it’s time to begin the closing arguments. Both nominees enter Wednesday’s presidential debate — the final showdown of the election season — with historically high unfavorability ratings, and need to convince undecided voters why the country would be worse off with their opponent in the White House. The match-up also comes as Trump is making perhaps his most outlandish argument yet — that the 2016 election is rigged to help Clinton […]

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    Smithsonian Needs $300,000 to Save Dorothy’s Red Slippers

    The most famous shoes in the world are in need of a $300,000 facelift. The Smithsonian has launched a campaign on Kickstarter aimed at preserving the ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the beloved 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.” The crowdfunding campaign, which launched Monday, has already raised more than 10% of its goal. It has until mid-November to raise the rest of the funds from the public. The iconic slippers, worn by the character Dorothy Gale, […]

  • PHILADELPHIA - FEBRUARY 11:  Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility February 11, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As U.S. President George W. Bush travels the country to stump for his plan to change the Social Security system, opposition continues from some members of Congress and senior citizen groups concerned that the proposal would erode guarantees to the federal retirement program.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

    Social Security checks get measly $3.92 bump in 2017

    NEW YORK — The typical retiree’s monthly Social Security check will get only $3.92 bigger next year. That amounts to an increase of just 0.3% — the smallest ever put in place to help cover higher prices. That’s still an improvement from this year, when the lack of inflation kept benefits from increasing at all. The average retiree’s monthly benefit is currently $1,305.30. Social Security benefits go to 66 million people, including retirees, widows, orphans and people with disabilities. The […]

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    Parents Share Touching Post, Update After Conjoined Twins Are Sucessfully Separated

    From his bed next to the window, Jadon squeezes his father’s finger with all his might, even under heavy sedation. Anias rests in a bed near the door of the room, a testament to strength and resilience. Just the sight of the boys in separate beds came as a surprise to their parents. “It’s shockingly new,” said their mother, Nicole McDonald. The boys have shared a bed since birth. Born conjoined at the head, the 13-month-old twins — little “warriors,” […]

  • Hours after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of the offensive, Iraq's military said it had inflicted losses and made advances in the Hamdaniya district in Mosul. US military officials estimate there are up to 5,000 ISIS fighters in Mosul

    Battle for Mosul: Iraqi Forces Inflict ‘Heavy Losses’ on ISIS

    NEAR MOSUL, Iraq — Breaking: Less than 24 hours into an Iraqi-led offensive to reclaim the largest region in the country under ISIS control, forces east of Mosul had achieved key objectives, clearing nine villages and extending control over a key road, the General Command of Peshmerga Forces of Kurdistan Region said. Peshmerga forces in Khazir cleared nine villages in an area measuring approximately 200 square kilometers, the command said. The villages include Baskhira, Tarjala, Kharbat Sultan, Karbirli, Bazgirtan, Shaquli, Badana Bchuk, […]

  • Jia Jia was the world's oldest panda in captivity.

    World’s Oldest Panda Jia Jia Dies in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG — The world’s oldest panda in captivity died Sunday in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. Jia Jia was 38, and had lived at the zoo for the past 17 years. In a statement, Ocean Park said the panda had been “rapidly deteriorating” in recent weeks, with greatly reduced food consumption and a marked decrease in weight. Her condition took a turn for the worse on Sunday, leaving her unable to do anything but lay down for the majority of […]