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HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he's cleared an Indiana Roman Catholic bishop of any criminal behavior or misconduct regarding a now-deceased county jail inmate who he counseled while serving in Harrisburg in the 1990s. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo issued a lengthy statement Thursday that categorically cleared Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades and said "the leaking of what turned out to be an unfounded report did unnecessary harm." By Mark Scolforo. UPCOMING: 350 words.


—SHOOTING IMAGINARY CLOWNS — A Pennsylvania man who admitted he drunkenly fired a shotgun inside his apartment because he feared there were clowns inside could spend the next five years in prison.

—ROBBERS DRESSED AS NUNS — A New Jersey woman is headed to prison for her role in a monthlong crime spree across two states, including an attempted bank robbery in Pennsylvania where she and another woman dressed as nuns.

—RACIST FLYERS — Police in suburban Philadelphia say racist flyers were found on several homes.



PHILADELPHIA— After a surprising first half and a late July surge had the Phillies sitting with the second-best record in the NL on Aug, 5, they've dropped 23 of 34 games and are as close to fourth place as first. By Rob Maaddi


Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK By Eric Olson.

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Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 3: GAME OF THE WEEK By The Associated Press.

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