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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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TOWANDA — The Towanda Area School District’s Board of Education passed its 2019-20 budget in their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening. The motion to approve the budget was passed 7-0 with Stacy Schoonover and Brady Finogle absent from the meeting.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media.

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers his New Year's speech at an undisclosed place in North Korea. Kim’s fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has i…

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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in raise their hands after signing on a joint statement at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. Kim’s fifth meeting with Chinese President …

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FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Kim’s fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has inclu…

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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. Kim’s fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has include…

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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government, a missile is launched in the west coast in North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has included summits with…

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Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it.

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OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — In a story June 18 about a hospital being largely cleared for its handling of a Chicago woman accused of cutting a baby from a mother's womb, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Chicago Sun-Times, misattributed a quote to Jassen Strokosch, a Department…

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to further clamp down on powerful painkiller prescriptions in Pennsylvania has the state Senate's approval, although Democrats tried unsuccessfully to put limits on an exception for major surgery.

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READING, Pa. (AP) — The new owners of the Reading (REH'-ding) Eagle plan to lay off more than a third of the staff after they assume control of the 150-year-old newspaper and the company's other assets later this month.

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In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019, photo, Chris Carr, left, president of McLaughlin Construction Management, poses for a photo with his wife Kristy Carr in their office in Sea Isle City, N.J. When Kristy's father Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed th…

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In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019, photo, Chris Carr, left, president of McLaughlin Construction Management, poses for a photo with his wife Kristy Carr in their office in Sea Isle City, N.J. When Kristy's father Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed th…

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In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019, photo, Chris Carr, left, president of McLaughlin Construction Management, poses for a photo with his wife Kristy Carr in their office in Sea Isle City, N.J. When Kristy's father Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed th…

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In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019, photo, Chris Carr, president of McLaughlin Construction Management, poses for a photo in Sea Isle City, N.J. When Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed they would have to close his homebuilding business. But as McLaugh…

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., carries his golf clubs as he walks down the driveway of the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 16, 2019, after spending the day golfing with President Donald Trump.

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo …

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Wireless carriers including Verizon and AT&T are struggling to get a vote on legislation to make it easier and cheaper for them to attach small-cell antennas to utility poles to carry 4G and next-generation 5G services across Pennsylvania.

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Friday marked the 50th annual Warren Center Fireman’s Parade and Field Days. The festivities included games, food and a display of pyrotechnics. There was a Chinese auction, a gun raffle, chicken dinners and many activities to enjoy. On Saturday, the parade was held with the Northeast Bradfo…

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WYALUSING – Days after one of Bradford County’s deadliest shootings in history, the Wyalusing community is mourning the loss of a vital business and, more importantly, the tragic loss of life.

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Heavy rains brought more flash flooding to Bradford County communities on Tuesday, with potentially more water to come later this week.

The New York State Police are warning citizens in the Troop “C” coverage area, which covers a large portion of the Southern Tier, of continued fraudulent scams asking for money over the phone or on the internet.

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Mt. Pisgah State Park’s annual Summer Solstice Square Dance had couplings swirling with satisfaction Friday night.

Senate Republicans highlighted a package of bills Tuesday to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic by improving prescription drug monitoring, limiting opioid prescriptions, targeting drug dealers and taking other steps to limit the damage inflicted by the addiction crisis in Pennsylv…