NY cop killer had long criminal history
NEW YORK (AP) -- The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday....
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10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland....
US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company....
Obama says US can influence new generation in Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. a chance to influence events at an important moment of change for the communist nation, and he brushed off critics who accuse him of kowtowing to dictators....
2014 names in the news: Frein, Cosby and Mo'ne
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A search for the biggest headlines in Pennsylvania this year yields ... a very big search....
Philly's top cop warns officers after NYC slayings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and other officials condemned the shooting deaths of two New York City officers, and the commissioner warned officers to be careful and alert....
Autopsies slated on 4 teenagers killed in crash
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania coroner says autopsies are scheduled Monday on the four teenagers killed in a fiery head-on collision over the weekend....
No compromise on Pittsburgh abortion clinic zones
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh and anti-abortion activists have been unable to reach a compromise on an ordinance that establishes a 15-foot buffer zone for protesters around abortion clinic entrances....
Teen gets life without parole in girlfriend's slaying
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a teenager to life in prison without possibility of parole in the stabbing death of his girlfriend on a suburban Philadelphia hiking trail last year....
Man sentenced to life in woman's slaying
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of his longtime girlfriend at their Philadelphia-area home last year....
Family: Missing college student's keys found in river
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Relatives of Shane Montgomery say keys belonging to the missing college student were recovered from a river in Philadelphia....
Trial ordered for woman in mother's shooting death
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of her 71-year-old mother last month....
According to results of a national poll by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute and Trib Total Media, nearly half of Americans support a ban on youth playing contact football prior to entering high school. In addition to encouraging children to ban football prior to high school and middle school, nearly 47-percent of respondents would be very or somewhat likely to encourage their own child or another child to avoid playing contact football altogether.
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