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Something borrowed: Georgia planner nabs wedding grifterA Georgia wedding planner came in handy for one couple who nearly had more than $2,000 stolen from their reception
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Plane narrowly misses van crossing runway for barbecueA jetliner taking off narrowly missed hitting an airport van that crossed a runway to go to an employee barbeque
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A night view of the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A highway bridge collapsed Monday killing at least 39 people. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Pennsylvania church's reckoning, Trump's unprecedented move, Italy's aging bridge problem
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Hiker Lost in Wilderness Survived by Eating BeesMatthew Matheny went for what was supposed to be a brief hike on Mount St. Helens on Thursday last week—and was airlifted to a Vancouver, Wash., hospital Wednesday when search and rescue teams finally found him. The 40-year-old Warren, Ohio, resident, who was in the state visiting friends, had...
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Victims of clergy sexual abuse and their family members react as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Prosecutor: Priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kidsA grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Pennsylvania accuses priests of using religious rituals, symbols of faith and the threat of eternity in hell to sexually attack children over the years
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Videos show workers on Florida bridge before collapseNew videos show construction workers laboring on a pedestrian bridge in Florida shortly before it collapses, killing six people
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Husband arrested in missing family case in ColoradoAuthorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case
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7 of 8 People Killed in Head-On Crash Were RelatedA family in Washington state is mourning seven family members—including five children—who died in a horrific crash while on their way to Las Vegas for an end-of-summer trip. Police say the seven died near Burns, Ore., when the driver of a 1999 Toyota 4Runner crossed the center line...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Chesterfield County, Va., Police shows Christopher R. Gattis. Gattis, a former Virginia youth pastor, was sentenced to 58 years in prison for killing his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter's boyfriend last Thanksgiving. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, that  Gattis pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.  (Chesterfield County, Va. Police via AP, File)
Ex-Virginia youth pastor gets 58 years in triple slayingA former Virginia youth pastor was sentenced to 58 years in prison for killing his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter's boyfriend last Thanksgiving
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2013, file photo, a mourner holds up a funeral program for Hadiya Pendleton, outside the Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church during the funeral service. Jury selection begins Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in the trial of two men charged in the fatal shooting in January 2013 of Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Trial witnesses back off statements to investigatorsProsecutors called as witnesses friends of the two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago high school student, and all backed away from statements made to investigators
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, conducts Mass at St. Mathews Cathedral, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoningSix Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their midst. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning.
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Suburban Chicago man charged in prominent attorney's death66-year-old suburban Chicago man charged in death of prominent attorney who argued cases before the US Supreme Court
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