Obama: Iran vote most important intl. debate since Iraq war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics....
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Severe crackdown in China on church crosses draws backlash
LOWER DAFEI VILLAGE, China (AP) -- About a dozen Catholics wept and sang hymns outside their church as a man climbed to the top of the building and sliced off its steel cross with a cutting torch. It toppled with a thud....
Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest....
A look at Egypt's Suez Canal, past and present
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday in what the government hopes will be a moment of national pride following years of political unrest....
Victim's son is suspect in Bucks County fatal stabbing
MIDDLETOWN TWP., Pa. (AP) -- Police are holding a man as a suspect in the fatal stabbing of his 66-year-old father in suburban Philadelphia....
Carnegie Mellon University awarded $278M in patent suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Bermuda computer chip manufacturer was ordered to pay Carnegie Mellon University at least $278 million for infringing on its patents for over 555 million chips the company imported into the United States....
Wawa gets township approval to sell beer in Chadds Ford
CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) -- Wawa has passed the first hurdle in a bid to sell beer at one suburban Philadelphia location....
Special elections held in parts of Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The votes are in and newly-elected state representatives are ready to get to work....
Democrat Katie McGinty running for US Senate in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Katie McGinty, the former top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf, said Tuesday she is running for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a 2016 Democratic primary showdown over Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's seat in a state Democrats see as crucial to their goal of recapturing a Senate majority....
American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits....
Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89....
Man convicted, sentenced to life in Craigslist murder case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was killed after answering a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain vehicle....
PennEnvironment threatening ArcelorMittal pollution suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- ArcelorMittal's western Pennsylvania coke plant violated the federal Clean Air Act hundreds of times by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants, an environmental activist group said Tuesday....
More jail time imposed for threatening letter to president
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man serving time in molestation case is now facing 15 more months behind bars for a threatening letter to the president that authorities said was sent to the wrong address....
72-year old Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering jumping into the 2016 race for the democratic nomination for president. Biden would join former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Rhode Island Gov Lincoln Chafee, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Virginia Senator Jim Webb.
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