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Trump to hold rally in
Hershey Friday night
HERSHEY (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in central Pennsylvania at the end of the week.
Trump’s schedule shows a 7 p.m. Friday rally at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Doors are to open at 4 p.m.
1940s skeleton may belong to Earhart
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group investigating the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart says it’s uncovered another similarity between the pioneering pilot and a body found 76 years ago on a remote Pacific island.
But The International Group for Historic Aircraft Discovery says its finding doesn’t prove the body is Earhart’s.
The group says a forensic analysis of a photo of Earhart shows a match between the size of her bones and those of the skeleton found in 1940 on Gardner Island in Kirbati. A 1998 analysis found a general similarity between the bones and a female of Earhart’s type.
Some critics insist the Pennsylvania-based group hasn’t found anything tied to Earhart.
Earhart’s plane vanished over the Pacific while she was attempting to fly around the world in 1937.
Shooting suspect opts for judge instead of jury
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An 18-year-old accused of wounding three people– including two bystanders — at a Pittsburgh-area mall last year has decided to have a judge, not a jury, decide his guilt.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Tarod Thornhill opted for the bench trial in Allegheny County on Wednesday.
Defense attorney Christopher Urbano acknowledges Thornhill is responsible for the February 2015 shootings in Macy’s at the Monroeville Mall.
But Urbano told the judge Thornhill’s “decision-making was compromised” because he was afraid of his intended target, a 20-year-old man with whom Thornhill had an altercation earlier that evening.
Prosecutors say that man wasn’t armed, however, and that Thornhill is guilty of attempted homicide as well as aggravated assault, endangerment and other charges stemming from the two bystanders Thornhill wounded, and others endangered
by the shooting.