FBI searches Phoenix home in Texas prophet contest shooting
GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday....
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Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday....
Iraqi city still a ghost town a month after defeat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa's hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its bombed and battered streets....
In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger
CAIRO (AP) -- When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts....
Mom charged with throwing baby into river; he was rescued
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania mother accused of throwing her 1-year-old son into a river before jumping from a bridge herself has been charged with attempted homicide....
Pa.'s Santucci repeats at Pittsburgh Marathon women's champ
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Clara Santucci repeated as the women's champion and Kenyan Stephen Njoroge won the men's race at Sunday's Pittsburgh Marathon....
Family of 6 escapes just before freight train slams car
NEW BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a family of six escaped moments before a freight train slammed their car in western Pennsylvania....
Brush fire risk high in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Temperatures in the 80s will make winter a distant memory. But the warmer weather comes with some risks....
Casey to press for safer railcars
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Officials are pressing for safer railcars to reduce the risk of a potential oil train derailment on Pennsylvania's rail freight system....
Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) -- Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey....
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Police: Man shot, killed in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the Kensington section of Philadelphia....
Sinkhole closes Lehigh Parkway South
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Motorists are being diverted around a sinkhole on Lehigh Parkway South in Allentown....
Archdiocese needs time to study future of 5 churches
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's Roman Catholic archdiocese needs more time to study whether five Lower Northeast churches can remain open....
Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law." "Mr. Gray's death was a homicide," State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared. His arrest was illegal and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter, she said.
Should the "door be closed" to the possibility of women becoming priests?