Jury hands ex-Penn St. assistant over $7M in defamation case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation.

  • Written by TRAVIS JOHNSON, Associated Press

Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police

MAKILALA, Philippines (AP) — Two months ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly read out the names of a town mayor and more than 150 other officials he accused of involvement in drug trafficking. On Friday, the mayor and nine of his men were killed in a clash with police, in the deadliest operation in Duterte's anti-drug crackdown.

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NYC firefighter stages dramatic rescue in fatal blaze

NEW YORK (AP) — As roaring flames consumed an apartment building in New York City early Thursday, a firefighter dangling from a rope plucked a trapped person from a window on the fifth floor and safely lowered him to the ground.

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Boy's family sues town over his fatal shooting by deputies

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Relatives of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the central Louisiana town where two deputy city marshals opened fire on his father's car.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press