US officials: Video shows American's beheading
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist....
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Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip. At least three Palestinians were killed....
Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 and displaced another 300,000....
Liberia president declares Ebola curfew
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital....
Man wins release after '90 arson-murder rap tossed
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A New York City man who has spent 24 years in prison for setting a fire that killed his daughter will be released from custody while prosecutors decide whether to retry him....
Body of NW Pa. kayaker found
SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Search teams have found the body of a northwestern Pennsylvania kayaker who was missing....
Youth groups get $65k from swim club bias case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Funds from a swim club discrimination settlement have been distributed to six youth groups in the Philadelphia area....
Teen testifies against pal in rock-throwing case
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- One of four young men charged with throwing a rock onto a darkened central Pennsylvania interstate testified Tuesday that they intended to do some damage during a night of mayhem last month but did not anticipate their actions would cause severe injuries to an Ohio teacher....
Philly shooting leaves suspect dead, officer hurt
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A police officer was grazed by a bullet in an exchange of gunfire that left a suspect dead early Tuesday in northeast Philadelphia, authorities said....
Man charged in 3-state crime spree faces judge
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A man accused of waging a violent, three-state crime spree that ended when he crashed near the George Washington Bridge made his first court appearance Tuesday and remained held without bail....
Ravenstahl grand jury expires; feds mum on probe
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal grand jury that heard testimony from several staff members and police officials linked to former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has expired without returning indictments....
Public funeral set for former mayor Sophie Masloff
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A public funeral was set for former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff, who died Sunday at age 96....
Woman gets prison in husband's 'surprise' shooting
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A woman has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for shooting her husband in their western Pennsylvania home, which the victim told police occurred after the defendant told him to close his eyes for a "surprise."...
Police unsure if second burglary suspect in river
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say they've arrested one suspect in the burglary of a western Pennsylvania jewelry and precious metals store, but are unsure whether the other drowned or somehow escaped after diving into a river....
Throughout the last week violence has erupted in Ferguson Missouri after sunset pitting protesters against police. Senator Claire McCaskill said the biggest problem in Ferguson is that a small minority of violent individuals has “invaded” protests in the city.
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