Canada attack stirs terror fears
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canadian police now concede there was only a single gunman in a terror attack that killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war memorial and then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire....
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Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests
HONG KONG (AP) -- It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years....
AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N. Korea mountain
LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) -- When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans - let alone a pair of American journalists - could imagine taking it....
Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday....
Man pleads guilty to selling fake cellphone cases
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who sent a shipment of fake OtterBox cellphone cases to a reseller in Maine has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods....
Opening statements likely in doc's cyanide trial
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Lawyers were expected to present opening statements in trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with killing his neurologist wife with cyanide - but when that happens will be determined by a last-minute problem with two alternate jurors....
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
ATLANTA (AP) -- All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country....
Scammer using Pittsburgh police phone number
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police say someone is using the telephone number of one of the city's zone stations in a telephone scam in which people are told to pay money or be arrested....
Pennsylvania in Ebola-monitor program
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pennsylvania health officials said Wednesday they will have protocols in place within days for a new federal program that asks travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa to monitor themselves for symptoms of the deadly virus....
Pennsylvania lawyers torn over judge's suspension
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's legal community is torn over the suspension of state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery by his fellow justices amid a pornographic email scandal and a nasty feud between justices that has stunned court watchers....
Methodist panel hears appeal over gay wedding
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination....
Versatile Le'Veon Bell driving Steelers offense
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Another time, another life and maybe Le'Veon Bell wouldn't be a running back....
Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues
SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) -- Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren't harboring the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of a state police barracks....
Gay pride parade arrestee pleads to tickets, fined
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations after prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted the officer and a protester....
According to a new AP/ GFK poll most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate. The economy remains the top issue for likely voters followed by health care, terrorism and the threat posed by the Islamic Sate group and Ebola. On Foreign affairs, Republicans have the upper hand. Voters trust the GOP more to protect the country, and they give the Republicans a 10-point lead as more trusted to handle international crises.
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