UK-bound Pakistan plane diverted, 2 men arrested
LONDON (AP) -- Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British passengers on suspicion of endangering the aircraft....
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Russia says Syrian regime agrees to peace talks
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government has agreed to attend a conference proposed by Russia and the United States on ending the country's civil war, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday, the first sign that President Bashar Assad's regime would be willing to take part in the talks with the opposition....
US: Czech slaying suspect killed relatives
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- An American man killed his uncle, aunt and cousins in the Czech Republic and then flew to the United States, where he was arrested at an airport, authorities said Friday....
Kerry's focus on peace talks, not settlements
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israel's government on Friday to prevent further settlement construction where possible to help revitalize Middle East peace hopes, but stressed that the Jewish state and Palestinians alike should remain focused on the larger goal of restarting direct negotiations....
Jersey shore eyes record-setting summer post Sandy
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey used a record-breaking gesture Friday to celebrate its recovery from a record-setting storm, proclaiming to the nation that the Jersey shore is back in business following Superstorm Sandy....
Brewers team up on beer to help military families
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Craft breweries from around the country are toasting the troops with a beer aged with a unique ingredient that symbolizes America's pastime - baseball bats....
No bail for Pa. parents in faith-healing death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia judge has ordered that a couple who believe in faith healing over medicine be held without bail on third-degree murder charges in the April death of their 8-month-old son....
Protesters arrested at coal firm Alpha's HQ in Va
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) -- Several environmental activists were arrested Friday after blocking the road leading to the headquarters for Alpha Natural Resources to protest the coal producer's mining practices....
C. Pa. official: Students safe after school threat
WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania school official says students are safe but classes are dismissing early as a precaution following a threat to an elementary school....
Website plans columns by Corbett, Schwartz
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A website affiliated with Philadelphia's newspapers is drawing criticism for its decision to publish columns by Gov. Tom Corbett and one of his re-election challengers, U.S Rep. Allyson Schwartz....
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday....
SW Pa. county vote to shut down historic ferry
FREDERICKTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The commissioners of one of two southwestern Pennsylvania counties linked by a historic ferry have voted to cease its operations on Sept. 3....
SEPTA: Engineer shortage leads to canceled trains
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The transit agency serving the Philadelphia area says it's had to cancel some regional rail trains on weekends because of a shortage of engineers....
Pa. postal worker arrested for alleged thefts
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area postal worker has been arrested after allegedly stealing cash and coupons from residents' mail....
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Major Nidal Hasan, the suspect in the Fort Hood massacre that killed 13 people and left 32 others wounded in 2009, has drawn 287 thousand dollars in pay while those injured have been denied combat pay. Their wounds were classified as "workplace violence." The classification also makes them ineligible for the Purple Heart. Several members of Congress argue the decision has resulted in an embarrassing lack of care and treatment for the victims and their families.
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