Posts Tagged Social affairs

Sandusky son says victim’s story sounded familiar

This June 27, 2014 image released by OWN shows Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN on Thursday, July 17. Matt Sandusky says he enjoyed spending time with the family at their central Pennsylvania home _ except when it came time to go to bed. The Oprah Winfrey Network on Wednesday, July 16, released a clip of Winfrey’s interview with Matt Sandusky, who alleges he was sexually abused by his father. (AP Photo/Harpo, Inc., George Burns) MANDATORY CREDIT: GEORGE BURNS

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach’s adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview.

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Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

Anthony Simon, general chairman of the United Transportation Union, left, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast, right, shake hands in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a tentative labor agreement was reached at Cuomo's office in New York on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation’s largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday.

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Michigan regents reject football game fireworks

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel smiles before the start of his first Regents' Meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Patrick Record)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan regents have rejected the athletic department’s proposal to light up the football field this fall with the help of fireworks displays.

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Bolivia on verge of legalizing work from age 10

In this July 7, 2014, photo, Lucas, 13, polishes shoes on a street in La Paz, Bolivia. While most of the rest of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia is on the verge of becoming the first nation legalize it from age 10. Congress has approved the proposal and all that’s now required is President Evo Morales’ signature. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — Alicia weaves through El Alto’s stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.

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AD wants more titles at Vandy, football included

In this July 16, 2014 photo, Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is interviewed in his office in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt has set the bar at a new height by winning the school's second national title last month at the College World Series. Now Williams says the challenge is which team is next, and he includes the football team as having a chance too with its recent success. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Baseball coach Tim Corbin and his Commodores have set a new bar at Vanderbilt by winning the school’s second national title last month at the College World Series.

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