Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon....
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Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule....
Protests push Burkina Faso president from power
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him....
Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later....
After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse....
Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) -- Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper....
Wolf, Corbett sprint to finish of governor's race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates sprinted toward the finish line Friday, going town to town and rally to rally making their final pitches and encouraging their supporters to cast ballots and get everyone they know to join them....
Pathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An autopsy pathologist says the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom....
5 college football players charged in assault
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) -- Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma....
Woman dies in fire that sets off oxygen bottles
GRAMPIAN, Pa. (AP) -- A 55-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a fire which also killed her two dogs and set off oxygen bottles in her central Pennsylvania home....
Career criminal 'ashamed' at robbery sentencing
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man sentenced to 9 1/2 to 19 years in prison on his 50th birthday says he's ashamed of his most recent crimes, a bank robbery and stealing from some people who took him in after he was paroled and homeless last year....
S&T Bancorp buying central Pennsylvania bank
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- S&T Bancorp, a regional bank based in western Pennsylvania, is expanding into the south-central part of the state in a $155 million deal to buy Integrity Bancshares....
Wheeling-based WesBanco buying ESB Bank for $325M
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) -- WesBanco Inc. is buying western Pennsylvania's ESB Bank for $325 million in cash and stock giving the West Virginia-based bank an even bigger presence in the greater Pittsburgh market....
Woman's killing may be linked to baby's father
MARS, Pa. (AP) -- Police have been trying to determine whether a western Pennsylvania woman shot with her 5-month-old child nearby may have been targeted because the baby's father is jailed on charges he fatally shot one man and wounded others belonging to a Pittsburgh motorcycle gang....
Anonymous White House criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that drew condemnation in Israel is roiling Washington politics, putting the Obama Administration on the defensive and prompting Congressional demands for President Barack Obama to repudiate the remarks. Meanwhile Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the inappropriate comment and went on to express his frustration with a pattern of leaks coming out of the administration with regards to Israel, a problem many have said has contributed to increased tensions between the two allies.
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