Tornadoes destroy homes, injure at least 12 in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities are set to survey the damage left behind after tornadoes swept across the southern Plains, overturning cars and destroying dozens of homes near Oklahoma City....
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Voters flock to the polls in Britain's knife-edge election
LONDON (AP) -- Voters headed for the polls across Britain Thursday, in a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching....
Burundi: 1 killed as Burundi political protests continue
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- One person was killed Thursday in clashes in the Burundian capital during protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office....
Police on hunt for robbery suspect who escaped custody
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A handcuffed armed robbery suspect is on the run after he jumped out of a car and escaped from custody in west Philadelphia....
Jury convicts man in 2014 beating death of elderly father
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man has been convicted in the death of his elderly father during a fight last year....
GOP seeks end to traditional pensions, employee concessions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican senators want to end Pennsylvania's debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees and require concessions from many current workers to provide immediate taxpayer savings, according to details released Wednesday....
Sandusky appeal seeks to have molestation case thrown out
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky argued in a new appeal Wednesday that pretrial publicity, leaks and unprepared defense lawyers are among the reasons a judge should throw out his child sexual abuse conviction....
Mayor: $10,000 reward offered in shooting that hurt girl, 8
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a $10,000 reward is being offered for information in an apparent road-rage shooting in west Philadelphia that wounded an 8-year-old girl....
Education Management to close 15 Art Institute campuses
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-based for-profit college company has announced plans to close 15 of its Art Institute campuses nationwide, one quarter of the total, over the next two or three years....
New bishop installed in Lexington diocese
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A new bishop has been installed for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington....
Struggling suburban Pittsburgh district outlining its future
WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The head of a struggling suburban Pittsburgh school district is expected to outline its plans for next school year at a community meeting Thursday....
Exterminator goes on trial in Philadelphia doctor's death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A pediatrician researching tuberculosis, HIV and other infectious diseases was strangled by an exterminator after she questioned his work and was then tied up with equestrian gear and set on fire, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements at his murder trial....
Study: Lake Erie would offer plenty of food for Asian carp
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Runaway growth of algae in Lake Erie since the early 2000s has made the shallowest of the Great Lakes even more vulnerable to an invasion by greedy Asian carp, federal scientists said Wednesday....
According to the Associated Press, Republican Senators want to end Pennsylvania's debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees and require concessions from many current workers to provide immediate taxpayer savings. The plan is designed to whittle down the estimated $50 billion pension debt that Republicans call Pennsylvania state government's biggest fiscal problem.
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