Pope: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis says gays - and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited - deserve an apology....
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For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations
MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) -- At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again."...
Israeli official: Reconciliation deal reached with Turkey
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday....
The Latest: Greek police arrest 5 for migrant smuggling
MADRID (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):...
Woman, 3 girls injured after car plunges off cliff
SMOCK, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman and three children were seriously injured after they car they were in swerved off a Pennsylvania cliff and plunged 150 feet....
Melted dreams: Art installation to vanish during conventions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- "The American Dream" will melt away during the Republican and Democratic national conventions....
Elusive deal could push work on state budget past deadline
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The start of Pennsylvania state government's 2016-17 fiscal year is just four days away and key budget legislation remains under negotiation behind closed doors. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature have reported no agreements on spending or how to pay for it, and have not unveiled a bipartisan budget package....
Kenny Chesney calls cop to apologize for saying he had died
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An officer shot several times near Philadelphia got a call from country singer Kenny Chesney with an apology for announcing at a concert that he had died of his injuries....
Man who criticized church's Ramadan message goes to mosque
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania politician who apologized for criticizing a church that posted a message wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan" attended a worship service and dined at a Harrisburg mosque....
Coroner: Deaths of 3 in home a 'double murder-suicide'
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say they believe a man shot and killed his wife and son and then turned the gun on himself in a western Pennsylvania home....
Woman using wheelchair struck, killed by freight train
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania coroner say a woman using a wheelchair was struck and killed by a freight train over the weekend....
NBA top draft Simmons' cousin killed in NJ hit-and-run
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- The cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft, died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in a New Jersey neighborhood, family members said....
Amish growth extended to South America settlements last year
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Amish branched out last year with new settlements in Bolivia, Argentina and Canada as their numbers continued to grow and a high percentage of young people opted to remain within the religious community, which eschews many modern conveniences....
Faculty union to mull strike authorization in August
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The union representing faculty members at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities set an August date for a decision on whether members will take a strike authorization vote....
The State House passed a bill reducing the time birth parents have to revoke an adoption from 30 days to two weeks after formal consent. Supporters say Pennsylvania’s adoption laws are archaic as many adoptive parents believe the wait too long and go out of state where laws are more favorable, leaving thousands of Pennsylvania children awaiting adoption. Bill opponents feel there's not enough consideration for the biological parent giving up the child and the amount of time they have to change their mind.
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