Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who test me, take this war as a reply."...
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Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
ROME (AP) -- A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action....
Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq....
The Latest: Migrant survivor says 950 aboard capsized boat
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2 months before SC shooting, another motorist shot in back
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The video from the camera attached to the officer's stun gun shows how David Kassick died, authorities say: two bullets, four seconds apart, fired into his back as he lay face down....
Police: 3 dead in motel room in double homicide-suicide
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Three people were found dead in a central Pennsylvania motel room in an apparent double homicide-suicide, authorities said Sunday....
Woman charged with attempted murder in hit-run of rival
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman has been charged with attempted murder in a north Philadelphia hit-and-run that cost a woman she considered a romantic rival one of her legs, authorities said....
9-year-old girl shot when younger child picks up shotgun
MERCER, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police say a 9-year-old girl was shot in the lower torso apparently when another child picked up a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and it accidentally went off....
Girl, 3, mauled by dog at west Philadelphia home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a 3-year-old girl was seriously injured after she was mauled by a dog at a home in west Philadelphia....
3 of 4 plead guilty in shooting death of 10-year-old girl
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Three of four men charged in the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl during what authorities say was an abortive attempt to rob her mother's boyfriend have pleaded guilty as part of agreements with prosecutors....
Demolition work begins on famed record company building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Demolition work began Saturday at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called "The Sound of Philadelphia."...
Tuesday the penalty phase of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins. Parents of the youngest victim, 8-year-old Martin Richard, want authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table. They believe sentencing Tsarnaev to death could bring years of appeals and will only prolong reliving the most painful day of their lives. They say if the convicted bomber is sentenced to life, the media frenzy surrounding him will fade and they can start to rebuild their lives and family.
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