Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad....
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In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger
CAIRO (AP) -- When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts....
A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana....
Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life
LONDON (AP) -- William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale....
Pa. House approves increasing 911 fee from $1 to $1.65
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills with state House passage of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers....
Pa. state lawmaker 'in a lot of pain' after motorcycle crash
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania Senate leader who has a pivotal role in budget negotiations and plans to address public-sector pension funding was in considerable pain Monday, two days after a motorcycle accident in Allentown, an aide said....
Closings set after ex-officer testifies in drug squad case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police officer took one for the team as he sparred with a federal prosecutor on the final day of testimony in a narcotics squad corruption trial....
Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well
A new study says toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water well in Pennsylvania....
Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning
Two Delaware teenagers are still in critical condition more than six weeks after they were sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying, their family said Monday....
Highmark urges Pennsylvania to OK $175M for hospital network
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The latest clash between two western Pennsylvania health-care providers is in the hands of state insurance regulators....
Parents charged after death of 3-month-old in western Pa.
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) -- Police have filed child endangerment charges against a western Pennsylvania couple following the death of their 3-month-old son....
Fire in mobile home in southeastern Pennsylvania kills 3
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say three women were found dead after a fire in a mobile home in southeastern Pennsylvania....
Jury selection begins in trial in pediatrician's slaying
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jury selection has begun for the trial of a man charged in the strangulation slaying of a Philadelphia pediatrician in Center City about two years ago....
Ads from group in Texas shooting coming off Philly buses
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Provocative ads from a group whose Texas contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons drew gunfire are being removed from Philadelphia transit buses after a month-long contract expired....
Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law." "Mr. Gray's death was a homicide," State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared. His arrest was illegal and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter, she said.
Should the "door be closed" to the possibility of women becoming priests?