FBI chief: Extreme concern about fanatics from Syria, Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Law enforcement and intelligence agencies remain extremely concerned that violent militants will eventually flow out of Syria and Iraq and into other countries in hopes of committing attacks, FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday....
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Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes, as a military official vowed that the offensive would continue until insurgents are "wiped out."...
Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- After a half-century of bloody combat and four years of tense peace negotiations, now the hard work begins....
Duterte: After tough talk, damage control prevails
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. counterterrorism forces out of his country's volatile south. His key officials walk back the remarks and say everything is normal....
Report: Rate of newborns with drug problems up 250 percent
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A new state analysis of Pennsylvania hospital data shows the rate of infants born with drug abuse problems rose 250 percent from 2000 to 2015....
Cop who allegedly overdosed while on duty placed on leave
JOHSNTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Johnstown police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly overdosed and was found unconscious while on duty in the Public Safety Building....
Biden, Michelle Obama, to stump for Clinton at 3 colleges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama are set to stump for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at two universities in Philadelphia and one in Pittsburgh....
Police: Armed defendant had 2 bombs in Pennsylvania home
VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a western Pennsylvania man had two homemade bombs in his home when they went to arrest him on an unrelated warrant....
Husband charged in ATV crash that killed Pennsylvania woman
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for an all-terrain vehicle that killed his wife on their way home from a bar....
Second motorcyclist at California fairgrounds race dies
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a second racer has died after being injured during a weekend motorcycle race in California in which a 20-year-old rider was also killed....
Cops: Pittsburgh-area man hid gun near school after wreck
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area man has been jailed on charges he hid a stolen, loaded gun in some bushes near an elementary school after a traffic accident....
'Mule' found dead in Pennsylvania had up to $500K in heroin
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania coroner says a suspected drug "mule" found dead over a highway guard rail was a Guatemalan man who had secreted up to $500,000 worth of heroin in his body....
Pennsylvania school board to release teacher-sex report
PLUM, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania school board is preparing to release a report on how administrators handled reports and rumors that teachers were having sex with students....
Man convicted in rock-toss that hurt teacher nears release
SMITHFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A second man convicted in a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher is set to be released from prison....
With a tight election on the line, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in their first presidential debate, a battle emerged as the most hotly anticipated moment in modern US political history. Suspense had been building for weeks, given the huge political stakes of an increasingly competitive election no one knew how the showdown at Hofstra University in New York would unfold.
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