US sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force to Iraq to step up the fight against Islamic State militants unleashing violence in Iraq and Syria and determined to hold territory they have seized across the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday....
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Morrissey wins annual 'Literary Review Bad Sex' award
LONDON (AP) -- Maybe he should have stuck to writing songs - former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex....
German Cabinet OKs military mission against IS in Syria
Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso took a step toward strengthening its democracy with the election on Tuesday of Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who will become the West African country's second elected civilian president since it became independent from France in 1960....
Pennsylvania tax collections slightly above 2014 numbers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania collected more in state taxes in November than it did a year ago, but not by much....
House OKs moving children's insurance program to new agency
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved a bill that would move a program that provides health insurance for more than 150,000 children into a new department....
Pennsylvania GOP says Trump fundraiser isn't an endorsement
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Kane turns to former Maryland AG to lead porn email probe
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A team of Washington-based lawyers will comb through thousands of emails on government computers in an independent review of pornographic and other objectionable content shared among judges, prosecutors and others, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday....
Eagles hopeful to have QB Bradford against Patriots
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are hopeful quarterback Sam Bradford can return to action as the team takes a three-game losing streak on the road to face the New England Patriots....
Man gets 6 to 15 years for misusing county prison computer
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Army National Guardsman from central Pennsylvania has been sentenced to at least six years in prison for misusing a county prison computer while he was an inmate....
Royal Dutch Shell closing Pittsburgh-area office next summer
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Cheyney University back on probation over financial issues
CHEYNEY, Pa. (AP) -- A historically black university in eastern Pennsylvania has been placed on probation over financial concerns raised by the association that accredits colleges and university....
Double shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 critically injured
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a double shooting in Philadelphia has left one man dead and another in critical condition....
Roethlisberger to remain under concussion protocol
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ben Roethlisberger says he had a migraine. Mike Tomlin says the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has a concussion....
President Barack Obama says "the world is at a turning point" and it's up to this generation to address global warming. "I believe in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that there is such a thing as being too late. And when it comes to climate change that hour is almost upon us." If nothing is done, he said, no nation will be immune from the consequences, be them rich or poor.
Do you agree with Senator Feinstein's assessment that the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State?