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Dean’s list

SPRING TERM GETTYSBURG COLLEGE — Nicole Bauer, Bedford; Michaela Crow, Port Matilda; Jennifer Shaffer, Hesston; Aaron Thompson, Hunting-don; Joshua Wagner, Bedford.

Extended CSX stock losses sink other companies

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks extended their losses into a second day on Wednesday as railroad operator CSX had its biggest drop in 11 years, pulling other industrial companies down with it. Banks also fell as investors worried that lower interest rates will hurt their profits going forward. ...

European Union probes Amazon

BRUSSELS — While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could lead to changes in how the ...

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Congress grills Big Tech over competition, power Big Tech is facing tough questions as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook’s plan for a new digital currency. Both Democrats and ...

‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, expressing no remorse over his conviction for a massive drug conspiracy that spread murder and mayhem for more than two decades. Instead, a ...

Outbreak declared global emergency

Case confirmed in city of 2 million people GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people. A WHO expert committee declined on three ...

US braces for scorching weekend

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on ...

Nation briefs

FLORIDA Dad accused of throwing son into ocean DAYTONA BEACH — A 37-year-old Florida man is accused of throwing his 5-year-old son into the Atlantic Ocean and then doing back flips off a city pier as the boy struggled in the water. An arrest report said that when Daytona Beach police ...

World briefs

FRANCE Cathedral not yet safe for restoration PARIS — A French architect said that Notre Dame Cathedral still isn’t safe enough for restoration work to begin, more than three months after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the monument. Wooden supporting arches are being placed ...

Cruz can skip hearings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to skip many future court hearings as his planned trial draws closer in the 2018 massacre that left 17 people dead, a judge ruled Wednesday. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer granted the ...

Spacey’s groping case dropped

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016 after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information supporting the actor’s claims of innocence. Spacey was ...

Beachgoers help stranded whales

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A summer afternoon at the beach quickly became a scramble to save a pod of disoriented pilot whales, as vacationers on a popular Georgia island joined lifeguards and state wildlife crews in the water to stop dozens of the large marine mammals from beaching ...

Police: Officer dead

PITTSBURGH — An off-duty Pittsburgh police officer critically wounded in a shooting over the weekend has died of his injuries, authorities said Wednesday. Chief Scott Schubert said Officer Calvin Hall, 36, died Wednesday at a hospital. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is “heartbroken” ...

Opponents sue over new asylum rules

TIJUANA, Mexico — Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their ...

Planned Parenthood president ousted

NEW YORK — The president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, was ousted Tuesday after just eight months on the job as the organization faced unprecedented challenges related to its role as the leading abortion provider in the U.S. Wen, in a Twitter post, said she learned that Planned ...

‘justice wasn’t served’ — 50 years since Chappaquiddick

BOSTON — The crash ended a young woman’s life, and with it, a man’s White House dreams. U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, an extension of the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast, and plunged ...

Nation

Utah Child dies after being hit by golf ball OREM — A 6-year-old Utah girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball. Police said the ball struck the girl in the back of the head Monday morning, while the father and daughter were golfing at Sleepy Ridge Golf ...

World

Newfoundland 3 dead, 4 missing in float plane crash ST JOHN’S — Four occupants of a downed float plane remained missing Tuesday after the aircraft crashed into a lake in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, killing three others on board. Air Saguenay President ...

Teen dies at camp

FORT HILL — Author­ities said a 15-year-old boy attending a teen wilderness camp in western Pennsyl­vania has died after he was injured during an outing. But it’s not yet known how the accident occurred. Authorities said the teen fell Monday and was flown to a hospital. He died there ...

Facebook’s currency plan gets hostile DC reception

WASHINGTON — Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users’ data. “We know we need to take the ...