Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare....
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Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group....
Scottish teens proud, passionate about voting
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book bags over their shoulders - and for the first time in British history, ballot cards in hand....
After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence....
Armed officers comb ambush suspect's woods
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning....
Mistrial declared for governor's former son-in-law
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A jury in Philadelphia could not reach a verdict on theft charges against Gov. Tom Corbett's ex-son-in-law....
Pa. drug kingpin's underling gets life in slayings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A co-defendant of Philadelphia drug kingpin Kaboni Savage has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a firebombing that killed six people....
Accountant gets 40 months in prison for conspiracy
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An accountant was sentenced Friday to 3 1/3 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud a financial services company that was targeted for takeover by an organized crime family....
Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story
SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) -- SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) - In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April....
5 guards settle lawsuits over prison abuse claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Five guards from the state prison in Pittsburgh who were disciplined over allegations they hazed or abused inmates - particularly those serving child-sex sentences - have settled lawsuits against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for a total of $132,500....
Police: 3 killed, 2 injured in Pennsylvania crash
GAP, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania highway collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck Friday killed three people and injured two others, authorities said....
Rutgers' Hermann made joke about Sandusky scandal
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall....
Man charged in ex-girlfriend's strangulation death
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- The former boyfriend of a woman found strangled in her southeastern Pennsylvania home, who authorities said was arrested in Florida while driving a car used by the victim, has been charged with murder in her death....
Planned luxury rail resort service ends in auction
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation's capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets....
President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity." He's unveiled a new campaign to change the way people think about campus sexual assault that encourages people on campus to make sure friends are safe and to intervene before an assault happens.
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