Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet....
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Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians
BEIRUT (AP) -- Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight....
Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech about a new strategy for dealing with Israel....
Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 truce that ended a 50-day war in Gaza, according to Egyptian security officials....
Explosion at steel plant kills 1, injures 2 others
FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say an explosion at a U.S. Steel plant near Birmingham killed one worker and severely injured two others....
Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they say they have found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods....
Engineers call for national approach to flooding
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks....
17 female teachers settle bias lawsuit for $17M
MCMURRAY, Pa. (AP) -- Seventeen current and retired female teachers have settled their pay discrimination lawsuit with a Pittsburgh-area school district for $2 million....
5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:...
Bedford's North Midway turnpike plaza closing
BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike was scheduled to close its westbound service plaza near Bedford so I can be expanded and rebuilt....
Sunoco: Creek cleanup of drilling sludge ongoing
FINLEYVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Sunoco Pipeline says it is making progress in cleaning up gray sludge that spilled into a southwestern Pennsylvania creek....
Norfolk Southern, feds probe derailed car carriers
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Norfolk Southern and the Federal Railroad Administration were continuing to investigate how 17 freight cars derailed, many of them carrying brand new cars and vans....
Wolf holds cash edge with 7 weeks left in campaign
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democrat Tom Wolf headed into the final seven weeks of Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race with a more than $1.5 million cash advantage over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett, according to figures the campaigns disclosed Sunday to The Associated Press....
Pennsylvania mom faces sentence in tub drowning
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania woman was set for sentencing in the death of her 13-month-old son, who drowned while he was bathing unattended with two toddler siblings....
A new bill being proposed in Harrisburg would allow teachers and employees in public schools in Pennsylvania to carry guns. Senator Donald White, the author of the bill, told the Senate Education Committee that the bill is meant to settle the minds of those worried about school shootings. The measure would authorize school boards to permit administrators and staff to arm themselves as long as they are properly licensed and trained to carry a concealed weapon.
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