Hong Kong leader rejects protesters' demands
HONG KONG (AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them, threatening wider actions if he did not, after he said Tuesday that China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub....
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US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said....
Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over responsibility for the country's security....
Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey
SILOPI, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door....
PA: 3 charged in gay beating have December hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Three young adults charged with beating a gay couple in Philadelphia are due in court Dec. 16 for a preliminary hearing....
Pa. man arrested after loaded gun found at BWI
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been arrested at the Baltimore-Washington airport after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on bag....
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Parents charged in death of son found in home
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man and woman have been charged with homicide in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in their Harrisburg home last summer....
DA: Court should stay Melvin's entire sentence
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to delay former Justice Joan Orie Melvin's entire campaign corruption sentence - not just the requirement that she apologize to every judge in the state - while she appeals her conviction and sentence....
Man waives hearing in pregnant girlfriend's death
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges in the death of his pregnant girlfriend and her child....
Erie judge remains on bench during ethics probe
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An Erie County judge accused of disrespecting litigants and mishandling cases can remain on the bench until the Court of Judicial Discipline deals with those charges....
Man, 45, to trial in Neighborhood Watch assault
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he attacked a Neighborhood Watch official who took a picture of the suspect's van when it was parked behind an unoccupied house....
Pittsburgh man gets 7 years in sob-story mag scam
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man must spend seven years in federal prison for a $1.9 million sob-story scam in which 30,000 people were conned into buying magazine subscriptions that were supposed to benefit children's hospitals, veterans' support groups and other charities....
Steamship wreck from 1926 found in Lake Ontario
SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) -- The wreck of a 253-foot British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario's western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday....
An agreement worked out by attorneys from all sides and Common Pleas Judge Lawrence O'Toole will allow a group of non-profits, headed by the Pittsburgh Foundation to purchase the financially troubled August Wilson Center. In the process, the 980 Development Group will not develop a hotel at the site, Dollar Bank will get $7.9 million of money that it is owed, and smaller debtors will not be paid. The August Wilson Center will continue to operate as a center for African American Culture under a Foundation Board.
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