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Twitter advises changing passwords

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords. The company said Thursday that it recently discovered a bug that stored passwords in an internal log in an unprotected form. Twitter said there’s no indication that there was a breach or that any of the passwords ...

Recall

Utz tortilla chips over possible milk allergen Pennsylvania-based chips and snack food maker Utz is recalling some of its tortilla chips because they may contain milk. Utz Quality Foods announced the voluntary recall Thursday of some of its Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis brand ...

Ticker

US-China trade talks center on rivalry over technology Chinese and U.S. officials are meeting in Beijing seeking to defuse tensions propelling the world’s two largest economies toward a trade war. A delegation led by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrived Thursday for two days of ...

PSU extends Barron’s term

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State is giving President Eric Barron three more years at the helm of the university. The school’s board on Friday voted to extend his contract on existing terms through 2022. That supplants a contract that was scheduled to end in June 2019. Barron will be ...

Footage of PSU fraternity party shown in court

BELLEFONTE — A Pennsyl­vania judge on Wednesday began to examine security footage from a booze-soaked Penn State fraternity party from the night a pledge was fatally injured to determine whether there is enough evidence for prosecutors to continue pursuing criminal charges against 12 ...

SUV crash on Turnpike kills two, injures two

BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — State police said a sport utility vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turn­pike’s Northeast Extension killed two elderly New Jersey residents and injured two other people. Police said the SUV was heading south on Interstate 476 about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday when the driver ...

Is new aortic valve treatment cure for heart murmur?

Dear Dr. Roach: My doctor told me I have a heart murmur. At the same time, I heard about a new treatment for aortic valve replacement. Is this a cure for my murmur? I am 87, with a touch of multiple myeloma. How serious is this operation? I hear the new procedure is less invasive than open ...

Crazy Bernie at it again

There he goes again. Despite the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years, including declining rates for minorities, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, affectionately called “crazy Bernie” by some conservative talk show hosts, is again flirting with the idea that the federal government should guarantee ...

Recall

Ford adds 26,000 vans to recall for fire risk Ford is expanding a full-size van recall to fix wiring problems that could cause fires, and it’s warning drivers to park the vans outside until they’re repaired. The company on Wednesday added 26,000 Transit vans from 2015 through 2017 to ...

Ticker

More businesses mellow out over pot smokers Many employers are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: They’re dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require of prospective employees. Marijuana testing — a fixture at large American employers for at least 30 years ...

Black men arrested at Starbucks reach settlement with company

PHILADELPHIA — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world’s biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education. Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a ...

Fed reserve keeps key rate steady

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday but noted that inflation is nearing its 2 percent target rate after years of remaining undesirably low. The Fed ended its latest policy meeting by leaving its key short-term rate unchanged at 1.5 percent ...

Passengers heard plane window pop

CLEVELAND — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines plane first heard a loud pop and then scurried away when they saw a jagged crack in a window that forced the jet to land in Cleveland on Wednes­day. Some on board immediately thought back to just two weeks ago when a jet engine blew apart and ...

‘Golden Girls,’ ‘Soap’ producer Paul Junger Witt dies

LOS ANGELES — Paul Junger Witt, the prolific TV producer behind “The Golden Girls,” ‘’The Partridge Family” and “Soap,” died Friday, a spokeswoman said. He was 77. Witt died at his Los Angeles-area home after battling cancer, spokeswoman Pam Golum said. He worked at Columbia ...

At least 9 killed in Georgia

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. — A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia on Wednesday, and authorities said there are no survivors. The plane crashed onto state highway 21 moments after taking off from ...

Former first lady fetes college-bound kids

PHILADELPHIA — Michelle Obama told college-bound Philadelphia high school seniors Wednesday about when she applied to universities. Her counselor advised her not to set her sights too high and warned that some of the schools on her list were out of her reach, the former first lady ...

Trump hires new lawyer

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to the Russia investigation that has reached a critical stage. The White House announced the hiring ...

Nation

Wisconsin Zoo officials investigate gorilla deaths MILWAUKEE — Officials at Milwaukee County Zoo are trying to determine whether the recent deaths of two of the zoo’s gorillas are related. WITI-TV reports the zoo’s other gorillas weren’t on exhibit Wednesday. Zoo officials ...

World

Dominican Republic Officials seize $750,000 in 2nd cash haul SANTO DOMINGO — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have found a large amount of cash in a cargo shipment from the U.S. in the second such occurrence in a week. Counter-drug agents reported Wednesday that about $750,000 in ...

Tensions simmer in Mexico

TIJUANA, Mexico — Tension between the Mexican government and Central American asylum seekers simmered Wednesday as men, women and children camped in a large plaza for a fourth straight day waiting for U.S. inspectors to process their claims. U.S. Customs and Border Protection had accepted ...