US Sen. Menendez: I've behaved appropriately in office
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday that he had always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon....
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South Sudan rivals fail to reach deal, frustrating mediators
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- South Sudan's warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators said Friday, expressing disappointment following months of discussions attempting to stop violence in the world's newest country....
Outrage: Extremists take ancient statues, damage Iraqi site
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State extremists trucked away statues as they damaged the irreplaceable remains of an ancient Assyrian capital, a local resident and a top UN official told The Associated Press Friday....
US: NKorea response to attack on ambassador 'callous'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States on Friday condemned North Korea's "callous" reaction to the knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to South Korea that has added to tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula....
US judge says Pittsburgh can enforce abortion clinic buffers
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge isn't preventing the city of Pittsburgh from enforcing a 15-foot buffer zone that keeps protesters away from the front of two abortion clinics....
Prosecutors: Phony cosmetic surgeon was no medical expert
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia madam-turned-faux cosmetic surgeon kept up the ruse of being a medical expert even as a 20-year-old dancer who received illegal buttocks injections began to die, prosecutors told jurors Friday as her murder trial went to a jury....
Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gunbattle with 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gunbattle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday....
Latest on Philadelphia officer's death: Trust fund set up
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- 4 p.m....
US judge keeps alive challenges to Pa. 'mental anguish' law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday kept alive two lawsuits challenging a Pennsylvania law that arose after a man convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer gave a taped speech at commencement for a small Vermont college....
Legal opinion allows sales of beer 12-packs by distributors
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's beer distributors received the go-ahead Friday to sell brew by the 12-pack....
Cops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdose
MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) -- A 9-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose, leaving no one to care for him, authorities said Friday....
Pa. suspect's fatal shooting by police deemed justified
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's attorney general has ruled that last year's fatal shooting of a suspect by a police officer in the city of Easton was justified....
As Wolf pushes budget plan, Republican senators warn schools
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf took his campaign for a state budget with more education funding to Allentown on Friday, while school superintendents got a letter from Republican Senate leaders warning them not to count on the new money....
Police believe woman OD'd before baby starved in apartment
MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) -- Police believe a 22-year-old woman died of an overdose a week or two ago before her 10-month-old boy starved when no one was left to care for him in the western Pennsylvania apartment they shared....
Hillary Rodham Clinton's exclusive reliance on personal email was inconsistent with the guidance given to agencies that official business should be conducted on official email accounts. According to the Associated Press, Clinton's account was set up on a computer email server traced to her home in Chappaqua, New York. The former Secretary of State reliance on personal email alone was exposed through an investigation by the Republican-led Select Committee on Benghazi.
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