Obama to address drones, Gitmo in security speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is set to at least partially bring out into the open some of the U.S.-directed drone program, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing threat to American security....
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Canada businessman's corruption trial on in Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- A Canadian businessman caught up in a corruption probe in Cuba apparently went on trial Thursday, nearly two years after he was detained and his import company, Tri-Star Caribbean, was shuttered....
UK soldier slaying suspects had been investigated
LONDON (AP) -- Two men accused of butchering a British soldier had been investigated previously by security services, a British official said Thursday, as investigators searched several locations and tried to determine whether the men were part of a wider plot to instill terror on the streets of London....
Pakistan arrested American who was killed by drone
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- An American citizen killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in 2011 was arrested by Pakistani authorities three years earlier but escaped after being released on bail, officials said Thursday....
13 Wyeth paintings fetch $2M at NYC auction
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thirteen paintings by the famous Wyeth family of artists have sold for just over $2 million at a New York City auction....
Parents sue Pittsburgh Zoo in boy's mauling death
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled after falling into a wild African dogs exhibit last fall have sued the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, claiming officials had ample warning that parents routinely lifted children onto a rail overlooking the exhibit so they could see better....
Vicksburg marks anniversary of Civil War siege
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Even 150 years later, Vicksburg is still overshadowed by Gettysburg - so much so, that the Mississippi city is having its Civil War commemoration a few weeks early rather than compete with Pennsylvania for tourist dollars around July 4....
$250k bail set in Pa. infant's faith-healing death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bail is set at $250,000 each for Philadelphia parents who believe in faith healing over medicine and have had two children die of pneumonia....
W. Pa. parks announce summer events
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The National Park Service has announced a series of summer events at five western Pennsylvania parks....
Newly found Pearl S. Buck book is to be published
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A publisher is planning to release a newly discovered novel by the late Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck later this year, describing it as a coming-of-age novel about a young man who travels the world....
State police: Ex-Pa. judge stole coke from cases
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge who abruptly resigned last year was charged Thursday with stealing cocaine from evidence in cases before him....
US mayors group holds technology summit in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is holding a summit in Philadelphia on technology and innovation....
Cent. Pa. students try to hopscotch to record
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Students at a central Pennsylvania elementary school slated to close hope they can hopscotch their way into the Guinness Book of World Records before the school's doors are shut for good....
Pa. teacher cleared in fondling, faces second case
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A suspended northwestern Pennsylvania high school teacher has been acquitted on charges that he fondled a then-12-year-old boy during a Christmas visit which the teacher, and several defense witnesses, testified never occurred....
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Local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America are deciding this week whether to change their long-standing ban on openly gay boys belonging to the organization. The Boy Scouts would keep their ban on gay adult leaders. Some conservatives have denounced the plan, saying the Scouts' tradition would be undermined by the presence of openly gay youth.
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