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Penn State reveals plan to settle sex abuse suits

– Penn State could soon be paying out millions of dollars to victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky after disclosing Friday it had tentative agreements with some of the young men who say he sexually abused them.

The school does not plan to comment on specifics until the deals are made final, which could happen in the coming weeks. University President Rodney Erickson called getting approval for settlement offers “another important step toward the resolution of claims from Sandusky’s victims.”

In poll, Clinton tops Christie by 6 points

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early matchup of potential 2016 presidential candidates, according to a poll that found each with high favorability among voters.

Opinions of Congress are lower, with more than two-thirds of U.S. voters saying lawmakers won’t be able to pass a new immigration law because of continuing gridlock, according to the survey released Friday by Quinnipiac University. The poll gave Clinton a 46 percent to 40 percent advantage over Christie.

Suicide raid kills 38 at Iraq coffee shop

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a crowded coffee shop late Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least 38 and wounding more than two dozen in the latest in a string of bloody attacks pounding Iraq since the start of the holy month of Ramadan this week.

Bank robber, 12, nabbed in Detroit

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested, accused of breaking into a suburban Detroit bank after riding his bike there in the middle of the night.

Southfield police spokesman Lt. Nick Loussia tells The Associated Press that the boy broke a window about 3 a.m. Friday to get inside a Bank of America branch.

Officers found the bicycle near the front door and say the boy had “property from the bank.”

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