Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said....
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The Latest: Israeli leaders lay wreaths on Peres' casket
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):...
Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions....
Arabs greet Peres death with silence and animosity
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Shimon Peres was widely admired around the world as a peacemaker and visionary, but the view in the Arab world was more complex: Memories linger of another Peres, who built up Israel's military might, waged war in Lebanon and promoted policies seen as harmful to the Palestinians....
Police fatally shoot suspect in Philadelphia stabbings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police said officers fatally shot a man who stabbed two boys, one of them his son, and attacked three other people Wednesday night....
Senate passes bills designed to limit municipal debt risks
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Legislation to tighten the rules around borrowing by Pennsylvania's municipalities has the unanimous approval of state senators in an effort to avoid a repeat of its capital city's near-bankruptcy....
Court blocks pro-industry provisions of gas drilling law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday blocked industry-friendly provisions of a major 2012 state law designed to modernize natural gas drilling regulations, the latest in a string of court decisions striking down key portions of the law....
High court strikes down casino payments to host communities
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday struck down a requirement that has forced casinos to pay tens of millions of dollars to their host communities for a decade, potentially dealing a crippling blow to local budgets around the state if lawmakers do not act quickly....
Professor, wife sentenced on convictions of defrauding NASA
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A university professor in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison on a conviction of defrauding NASA by letting graduate students and researchers do all the work on a $700,000 project....
Prosecutor: Boy, 2, was groomed to handle guns, shot himself
PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) -- The father of a 2-year-old suburban Philadelphia boy who accidentally shot himself to death has been accused of leaving a loaded handgun out and charged with involuntary manslaughter....
The Latest: Trump says he saved Machado's job
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):...
Penn becomes latest college sued over sex-assault review
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The University of Pennsylvania has become the latest college sued by a student fearing expulsion over what he calls an unfounded sexual-assault complaint....
'All My Children' creator Agnes Nixon dies at 93
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Agnes Nixon, the creative force behind the edgy and enduring TV soap operas "One Life to Live" and "All My Children," died Wednesday. She was 93....
Supreme Court asked to block $1B NFL concussion settlement
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats current brain injuries versus future ones....
The United Nations Human Rights Council weighed in on U.S. domestic policy Wednesday by concluding that after 14 years of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities "the slave trade was a crime against humanity and the government should pay reparations." The U.N. panel sighted how "it's deeply concerned at the alarming levels of police brutality and excessive use of lethal force committed with impunity against people of African descent in the United States”.
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