Virginia Tech freshman had assault rifle, attempted to buy 5,000 rounds of ammo, police say

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BLACKSBURG, Va. – Police have arrested a Virginia Tech student they say illegally had an assault rifle. Virginia Tech police arrested 19-year-old Yunsong Zhao on Monday and charged him with possessing or transporting an assault firearm while not being a  U.S. citizen or while not being lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the U.S, according to the arrest warrant. The charge is a class 6 felony. The warrant also states that per the complainant, in addition to having an assault […] READ MORE

Train carrying members of Congress hits truck, driver reported dead

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Truck driver involved in the collision suffered severe injury The status of the truck drivers could not be determined immediately. The truck they were operating was destroyed by the impact. Multiple GOP sources and a local TV station reported one of the drivers died in the collision. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told CNN one of the drivers was “deceased.” Emergency personnel and security officials, as well as members of Congress […] READ MORE

CDC head resigns after report she traded tobacco stocks | TheHill

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigned Wednesday, one day after reports that she traded tobacco stocks while heading the agency. Politico reported Tuesday that Fitzgerald bought a share in Japan Tobacco one month into her leadership of the agency, which is responsible for reducing tobacco use among Americans. The stock was one of about a dozen new investments Fitzgerald made after she took the job, according to Politico. […] READ MORE

Waterline break closes part of Jeannette’s South Third Street | TribLIVE

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A main waterline break Wednesday morning in Jeannette has closed South Third Street between Clay and Bullitt avenues and left some area residents without water, according to Jeannette police. A crew from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County was on site Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. working on the break. Source: Waterline break closes part of Jeannette’s South Third Street | TribLIVE

Deadline for free Equifax credit monitoring is Jan. 31 | WPXI

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Following the massive Equifax data breach last fall that impacted more than 145 million Americans and 5.5 million Pennsylvanians, time is running out to register for free credit monitoring. Pennsylvanians who believe they have been impacted by the Equifax data breach are asked to contact the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection at 800-441-2555 or scam@attorneygeneral.gov. Source: Deadline for free Equifax credit monitoring is Jan. 31 | WPXI

Mount Washington Rollover Victim Wants Answers After Icy Conditions Led To Crash

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A woman says she’s fortunate to be alive after a rollover crash on a street that had apparently iced over because of a water main break. Kellee Masucci said she’s thankful to be alive and on the road to recovery. But, she still has a lot of questions and wants to know why Woodruff Street was open the night of the crash. “I hit and then I rolled and I don’t […] READ MORE

Audit finds Pa. school bus drivers with criminal convictions | WPXI

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  PENN HILLS, Pa. – Parents are looking for answers in the Penn Hills School District after the state auditor general reviewed school bus driver credentials and found some glaring problems. Eugene DePasquale sent out a strong warning to school districts Tuesday after the three-year audit found some drivers were not properly credentialed. “It’s very scary for their safety and for all of the kids who use the bus,” said a […] READ MORE

Man found shot to death inside vehicle in Larimer

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  PITTSBURGH — On Monday night, police found a man shot dead inside a vehicle in the 6600 block of Meadows Street in the Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The medical examiner identified the victim as Tyqueon Goins, 20, of Pittsburgh. Initial reports indicate the shooting may have been gang related, officials said. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 412-323-7800. Source: Man found […] READ MORE

3 Dead After Helicopter Crashes Into Newport Beach Home | KTLA

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Three people were killed after a helicopter crashed into Newport Beach home on Tuesday afternoon, police said.Five people were involved in the crash — four in the helicopter and one bystander on the ground, Newport Beach police said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the three people killed were all aboard the helicopter or if the fatalities include the bystander. The four-seat Robinson 44 helicopter crashed into the home in the […] READ MORE

Europe’s economy grew faster than the U.S. last year – Jan. 30, 2018

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  The United States is growing at a nice clip. But Europe’s economy is expanding at an even faster rate. Economic growth in the 19 countries that use the euro currency was 2.5% in 2017, according to official data published Tuesday. Growth in the 28-member European Union also reached 2.5% last year.  It’s the best period of growth for both groupings since 2007, putting Europe just ahead of the 2.3% expansion posted by the […] READ MORE

Trump: ‘Never been a better time to start living the American dream’

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President Trump will extend “an open hand” to members of both parties in his State of the Union address, while declaring that his policies have spurred a “New American moment.” Trump will ask members of both parties “to come together to give us the safe, fast, reliable and modern infrastructure our economy needs,” while coalescing around an immigration plan that protects Americans “of every background, color and creed.” The president […] READ MORE

Bank of America, the nation’s second biggest bank, expanding in Pittsburgh region | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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  The branches in Upper St. Clair at 1801 Washington Road and in Wexford on Perry Highway are expected to open by the end of the year. No opening date was set for the third office, on the corner of Baum Boulevard and S. Euclid Avenue.   Source: Bank of America, the nation’s second biggest bank, expanding in Pittsburgh region | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette