US abandons Pentagon's failed rebel-building effort in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday....
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AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were....
The Latest: US condemns rash of Palestinian attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):...
Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war....
Ethics inquiry into justice's emails cites new revelations
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania agency that prosecutes allegations of judicial misconduct says it's opened another investigation into the role of a sitting state Supreme Court justice in the exchange of explicit or otherwise inappropriate emails....
Campaign donor backed company vying for Allentown contract
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The city planned to award a no-bid contract to a company whose main investor contributed to the mayor's Senate campaign, according to email records....
Ex-cop accused of hitting man pleads guilty to lesser charge
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania officer has agreed to never again work as a policeman in return for his guilty plea to a reduced, misdemeanor charge that he violated the civil rights of a man he threw to the ground and slugged....
States to determine Ohio River mercury testing, panel says
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A commission monitoring pollution in the Ohio River says testing for mercury released into the water will be determined on a state-by-state basis rather than a comprehensive plan....
Ohio company buying Pennsylvania chip plant
WATERFORD, Pa. (AP) -- An Ohio snack food company has agreed to a deal that includes majority ownership of a potato chip plant in northwestern Pennsylvania....
Transit official pleads guilty in 'ghost rider' scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania transit official has been spared jail time after admitting he had bus drivers inflate ridership figures to boost state funding....
Macy's agrees to donate items from former Pittsburgh home
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Macy's has agreed to donate dozens of artifacts from the iconic 13-story building that housed its shuttered downtown Pittsburgh department store to several history groups....
CDC: Transplant patients who died likely breathed in mold
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three organ transplant patients who developed mold infections before dying at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center likely breathed in the mold spores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said....
Officials hope to reopen part of Susquehanna River bridge
AIRVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania highway officials hope to soon reopen a part of a bridge over the Susquehanna River that's been closed since an 8-foot-long crack was discovered in a steel girder....
2 men in critical condition after Philadelphia shooting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men are hospitalized in critical condition and two suspects are at large after a shooting in Philadelphia....
Arizona Sen John McCain, who is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the US bombing of an Afghanistan hospital is a terrible tragedy that would not have occurred if the Taliban had not attacked in Kundoz in the first place. He says it's ludicrous and insulting that people are calling this terrihle accident a war crime. He says to call this a war crime distorts the definition of a war crime.
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