Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon....
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Countries OK world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica's waters reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent....
Q&A: Fish and politics behind Antarctic marine reserve deal
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Nations from around the world on Friday reached an historic agreement to preserve an area of ocean near Antarctica that's about twice the size of Texas. Here are some questions and answers about the deal:...
Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebels fire missile toward Mecca
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Shiite rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile toward the holy Muslim city of Mecca overnight, Saudi Arabia said Friday, the insurgents' deepest strike yet into the kingdom amid the country's stalemate civil war....
The Latest: Jury awards ex-Penn St. assistant coach over $7M
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on a former Penn State assistant football coach's defamation suit (all times local):...
Pennsylvanians to see higher health premiums, less choice
Some Pennsylvanians who obtain their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will contend with steep rate hikes and fewer choices as they head into the annual open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1....
Judge acquits DNC delegate of assaulting fellow delegate
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge has acquitted a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of charges he assaulted a fellow delegate at a Philadelphia hotel....
Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six months into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support....
Robert E. Lee's Gettysburg headquarters gets $6M facelift
Over the decades, the stone house and grounds that served as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's headquarters at Gettysburg sprouted a motel, restaurant and other modern structures that dismayed preservationists and Civil War buffs keen on historic authenticity....
Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve....
House wraps up, after votes on casinos and police shootings
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives adjourned Thursday after a busy pre-election legislative agenda that included passing a bill that would allow casino-style gambling in Pennsylvania to expand to the internet and reinstate a provision that casinos pay tens of millions of dollars to host communities....
Diocese, priest deny claims sisters were abused as children
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania Catholic diocese and a priest are denying allegations by two sisters who say the priest repeatedly molested them as girls, including one at her First Communion party....
Feds: Pooper scooper pretended to be Secret Service agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man whose company scoops up pet poop has been charged with flashing a fake Secret Service ID and badge during a traffic stop and using it to get the "government rate" for a hotel room....
Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option - getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C....
Pa. House Bill 1947 which would have expanded statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse victims failed to come to a final vote as the Senate and House were unable to reach a compromise in Harrisburg. The bill had significant opposition from both the Catholic Conference and the Insurance Federation who argued the legislation would allow victims from decades ago to come forward and file civil suits potentially bankrupting institutions like Diocese of Johnstown-Altoona found guilty by a grand jury abusing hundreds of students over 40 years ago.
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