US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
GENEVA (AP) -- A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats are gathering in Geneva this weekend, hoping to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections....
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Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."...
North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejection and suspicion....
McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain says America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heighten over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea....
Authorities ID body found in suitcase near airport
ESSINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase near Philadelphia International Airport....
State wins court order in UPMC-Highmark fight over Medicare
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane hailed a court decision Friday that they had sought in a bid to protect Medicare Advantage enrollees caught in the middle of a feud between two western Pennsylvania health care giants....
Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to killing 3 at town meeting
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday to homicide for gunning down three people at a 2013 municipal government meeting because he was angry about being forced off his debris-strewn land....
Once targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter
Fair-housing advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her teenage daughter, Dani, became deeply depressed. A judge handed them a civil judgment of more than $1.1 million, which they couldn't collect....
Dissent: Book traces 400 years of protest, progress in US
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Most views of American history trace the rise of power and politics....
Ex-chief county probation officer pleads guilty to theft
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A former chief probation officer has pleaded guilty to stealing $3,500 from a western Pennsylvania county that was supposed to be used for martial arts lessons he never took....
Vatican official linked to Philadelphia faces Italy inquiry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Vatican official with a role in organizing Pope Francis' September visit to Philadelphia is under investigation in Italy....
Federal prison inmate gets 30 years for killing over stamps
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A man from El Salvador will spend 30 years in prison for killing his cellmate at a federal prison in Pennsylvania over the theft of postage stamps....
Acquitted former Philadelphia officers will not lead parade
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six Philadelphia narcotics officers who were acquitted earlier this month of federal corruption charges won't be grand marshals of this year's police motorcycle parade as originally planned....
5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday....
Former New York Governor George Pataki is the eighth Republican to formally entered the race for President. As governor of New York he served three terms in a heavily Democratic state. Mr Pataki signed some of the strictest gun-control laws in the U.S. outlawing certain semiautomatic weapons and large ammunition clips along with mandatory background checks at gun shows.
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