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AMANDA BERRY OUTING
CLEVELAND (AP) — A talk radio host who invited a woman held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade to a music festival says he was as surprised as anyone when she showed up. Shane French told The Associated Press he issued an impromptu invitation to Amanda Berry on his show a few weeks ago — but didn't know she was listening. French, the host of a show on WMMS in Cleveland, says he could tell Berry was overwhelmed by the crowd's cheers when she came onstage with him. Berry's appearance came a day after her abductor, Ariel Castro, pleaded guilty in the case. It was the first time Berry had appeared in public since her rescue with two other women also held captive by Castro.
WHITES JOIN OTHERS IN DEALING WITH MONEY WOES
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press show there is an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, a widening gap between rich and poor — and loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs as reasons for the trend. Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites. Pessimism among whites about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987.
WEINER CAMPAIGN MANAGER QUITS
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner says he has moved beyond his problems sexting women. But his own campaign manager says he's simply moving on. A spokesman for the New York mayoral candidate confirms that Danny Kedem has resigned. The resignation comes after Weiner acknowledged sending additional raunchy online correspondence with women. The New York Times reported Kedem told Weiner he didn't want to oversee his campaign after Weiner said he had kept sending lewd photos to at least three women — even after he resigned from Congress in 2011.
INTERNET HELPING NAZI VICTIMS RECOVER HOLDINGS
BERLIN (AP) — When Cati Holland checked her email a few weeks ago, she was surprised to find a message saying she was eligible for compensation for her grandmother's Berlin store that was seized by the Nazis more than 70 years ago. It wasn't spam or a phishing attempt. It was an Israel-based social media genealogy company that is using the Internet to help match property stolen by the Nazis to heirs of the victims. Since the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945, Germany has paid around $92 billion in compensation to Holocaust victims. Many of the victims are now dead. But the rise of social media has offered new opportunities to track heirs and close the books on one of the darkest chapters of German history.
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HITLER'S BELL STILL RINGS IN AUSTRIA
VIENNA (AP) — Like many others in Austria's countryside, a tower bell in Wolfpassing tolls with the passing of each hour. But this one is unique — because it has a swastika and writing on it offering praise to Adolf Hitler. Until now, the bell had been overlooked by Austrian officials. Tucked away in the belfry of an ancient castle, the bell has tolled on for nearly 80 years. It has survived the defeat of Hitler's Germany, a decade of postwar Soviet occupation and more recent efforts by Austria's government to acknowledge the country's complicity in crimes of that era. A local historian says most villagers would have known about the bell. But the mayor Wolfpassing says even residents had no idea until media reports last month mentioned it.
PENN STATE ABUSE CASE RETURNS TO COURT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State president and two former top administrators are to appear in court on charges they failed to tell police about a sex abuse allegation against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Today's preliminary hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania will determine whether there will be a trial for ex-President Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yer), former vice president Gary Schultz and ex-athletic director Tim Curley. They say they're innocent — and didn't know of an abuse allegation against Sandusky in 2001. They say they believed Sandusky and a boy were engaging in horseplay in a university shower. Sandusky was convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:15:31 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:15:31 EST