Second act of shopping frenzy gets started
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season....
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Rebels push forward in southern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power...
Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Pope Francis arrived in Turkey on Friday at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border....
Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin
MOSCOW (AP) -- Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant....
$250,000 worth of Rolexes stolen from Pa. mall
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Police are searching for three men a jeweler says stole about $250,000 worth of Rolex watches from a central Pennsylvania mall....
Pittsburgh diocese warns against outside groups
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh's Catholic diocese is warning parishioners against worshipping with groups it says aren't affiliated with the church....
8 hurt in Pennsylvania buggy, SUV crash
KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- Seven people were injured when a sport-utility vehicle slammed into a horse-drawn buggy in Pennsylvania Dutch country....
Flames damage 6 cabs at Pittsburgh taxi company
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities say fire damaged six taxis at a Pittsburgh cab company after flames spread from one vehicle that was under repair....
1 dead, 3 hurt when SUV crashes into tree
SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police say a woman was killed and three people, including two children, were injured when the car they were in crashed into tree in Snow Hill....
Flight 93 chapel closed after being struck by car
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A car has crashed into a Pennsylvania chapel honoring the Sept. 11 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, temporarily closing it....
Families asked to host visitors for pope's US trip
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year....
Woman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery....
Expectant mom struck by car dies; baby born alive
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall, police said....
City's ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment....
Today is Black Friday which traditionally signals the beginning of the shopping season. Some consider the day after Thanksgiving the celebration of consumerism.
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