Fence-jumper makes it into the White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it into the presidential residence before officers managed to apprehend him, the U.S. Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his family were not at home at the time....
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Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodian police on Friday arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 million....
Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine....
France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq....
Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- For a second night, authorities on Friday closed roads near a home where a suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recently lived with his parents, and this time gunfire was reported in the area....
Mistrial declared for governor's former son-in-law
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A jury in Philadelphia could not reach a verdict on theft charges against Gov. Tom Corbett's ex-son-in-law....
Pa. drug kingpin's underling gets life in slayings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A co-defendant of Philadelphia drug kingpin Kaboni Savage has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a firebombing that killed six people....
Accountant gets 40 months in prison for conspiracy
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An accountant was sentenced Friday to 3 1/3 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud a financial services company that was targeted for takeover by an organized crime family....
Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story
SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) -- SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) - In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April....
5 guards settle lawsuits over prison abuse claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Five guards from the state prison in Pittsburgh who were disciplined over allegations they hazed or abused inmates - particularly those serving child-sex sentences - have settled lawsuits against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for a total of $132,500....
Police: 3 killed, 2 injured in Pennsylvania crash
GAP, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania highway collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck Friday killed three people and injured two others, authorities said....
Rutgers' Hermann made joke about Sandusky scandal
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall....
Man charged in ex-girlfriend's strangulation death
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- The former boyfriend of a woman found strangled in her southeastern Pennsylvania home, who authorities said was arrested in Florida while driving a car used by the victim, has been charged with murder in her death....
Planned luxury rail resort service ends in auction
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation's capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets....
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