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LOS ANGELES — A group of parents whose children were killed during fraternity hazing incidents are joining forces with national fraternity leaders, seeking to ban the generations-old initiation rites involving binge drinking and beatings that sometimes turn deadly. By John Rogers. AP photos.


— GAS EXPLOSION-PENNSYLVANIA — Authorities say a gas explosion in western Pennsylvania has spurred evacuations, but no injuries have been reported.

— FAST-FOOD WORKER CHARGED — Philadelphia police have charged a fast-food worker who they say threw hot grease on a customer during an argument.


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