Authorities: Hofstra student was killed by police
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A Hofstra University student being held at gunpoint by an intruder was accidently shot and killed by a police officer who had responded to the home invasion at an off-campus home, police said Saturday....
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Assad: Syria transition talks are internal matter
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a newspaper interview Saturday he won't step down before elections and that the United States has no right to interfere in his country's politics, raising new doubts about a U.S-Russian effort to get Assad and his opponents to negotiate an end to the country's civil war....
Attacks kill 16 in Iraq, 8 police kidnapped
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A string of attacks killed at least 16 people in Iraq on Saturday, while gunmen abducted eight policemen guarding a post on the country's main highway to Jordan and Syria, the latest in a wave of violence to grip the country....
Afghan lawmakers block law on women's rights
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience....
Federal report documents inmate sex abuse in US
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails and prisons....
Ex-Pa. officer once hailed as hero faces charges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes....
Incumbent-less race lets 'Burgh his reset button
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's decision not to seek re-election has given whoever succeeds him an opportunity to shine a national spotlight on a city that continues to reinvent itself as a post-industrial 21st century success story, say political experts and the leading candidates to replace him....
Criticism flares around new Pa. graduation tests
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It seemed to hit the Capitol like a brick: a sudden groundswell of criticism over a move by Gov. Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania State Board of Education to toughen academic achievement standards and tie them to graduation tests for the state's roughly 1.7 million public and charter school students....
Defense: Pa. woman's 1999 death was accidental
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A defense attorney says a central Pennsylvania man charged with homicide in the 1999 death of his daughter-in-law says the woman's death was accidental....
Man sentenced in 1994 eastern Pa. slaying
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A man called one of the commonwealth's 10-most-wanted fugitives has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison in the stabbing death of a man during a game of dominoes nearly two decades ago in eastern Pennsylvania....
Corbett gets cool reception at Pa. graduation
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett got a cool reception when he addressed a central Pennsylvania university's graduating class....
Landing gear issue leads to plane's belly landing
NEWARK, N.J (AP) -- An airline official says a US Airways Express flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a belly landing at Newark International Airport after experiencing landing gear trouble. No injuries were reported....
Police: Boy, 6, kicked by pony on Pa. farm dies
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a 6-year-old boy died after he was kicked in the throat by a pony on a south-central Pennsylvania farm....
Man injured in western Pa. domestic shooting dies
HILLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a western Pennsylvania man injured in a shooting stemming from a domestic dispute has died of his injuries....
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President Barack Obama is dealing with several scandals at once, including the fallout from the Benghazi terror attack, the Justice Department's seizing of phone records from the Associated Press, and the IRS program of singling out Tea Party and other conservative groups for more scrutiny. Critics are making comparisons between Obama and former President Richard Nixon who resigned in disgrace.
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