Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said....
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Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police and threatened to further enflame the already high tensions in the city....
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state - a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem....
N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter....
Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock `n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?...
Pa. lawmaker expected in court for corruption plea
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A state lawmaker accused of pressuring her legislative staff to organize an annual "birthday party" fundraiser is expected in court for a plea hearing....
Couple face hearing in son's starvation death
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Harrisburg couple charged in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son face a preliminary hearing on charges of criminal homicide....
Ex-coach: Ending season over hazing 'overreaction'
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The championship-winning former football coach at a Philadelphia-area high school rocked by hazing allegations says canceling the rest of the season was an "overzealous, knee jerk, overreaction."...
Woman found dead, infant safe in Pennsylvania home
MARS, Pa. (AP) -- State police say it appears a woman has been shot, though an infant was found unharmed, when troopers were called to a western Pennsylvania home....
Police detail trooper hit by car along highway
RUFFSDALE, Pa. (AP) -- A state police spokesman says a trooper was seriously injured when a car rear-ended a sport-utility vehicle, which then struck the trooper who was clearing debris from a southwestern Pennsylvania highway....
Man to trial on charges he lured neighbor kids
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A 56-year-old western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he tried to lure three children into his pickup by offering them candy if they'd help him find his lost dog....
1 guilty, 2 others to trial in elk poaching case
KARTHAUS, Pa. (AP) -- One man has pleaded guilty and two others have waived their cases to trial on charges they illegally shot three bull elk in central Pennsylvania last month, including one of the largest bulls ever recorded in the commonwealth....
Police: 2 anti-violence organizers beat ex-roomie
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute....
Lawyer: Ex-Philly judge Berry pleading guilty
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The lawyer for a retired Philadelphia judge says he'll plead guilty to criminal charges in connection with using his judicial office to run his private property-management company....
Three Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices have left the bench under a cloud including Joan Orie Melvin and Seamus McCaffery. McCaffery left amid a scandal over pornographic e-mails. Melvin was convicted last year of illegally using state paid court employees to perform campaign work for her.Their departures have renewed the debate over elected verus appointed justices.
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