Before the GOP can debate, Fox will say who makes the cut
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The debate awaits, but first: Who's in and who's out?...
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After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land....
Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence....
APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year....
Nonstop trips to Chicago, Las Vegas from Pennsylvania to end
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Spirit Airlines plans to discontinue nonstop flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in southwestern Pennsylvania to Chicago and Las Vegas effective Nov. 12....
State police nominee: "Room for improvement' in diversity
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The man Gov. Tom Wolf wants to lead the Pennsylvania State Police says there's "room for improvement" in the diversity of the 4,300 troopers and that better recruiting procedures could help....
American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits....
Democrat Katie McGinty running for US Senate in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Katie McGinty, the former top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf, said Tuesday she is running for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a 2016 Democratic primary showdown over Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's seat in a state Democrats see as crucial to their goal of recapturing a Senate majority....
Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices has died. Elsie Hillman was 89....
Man sentenced to life term in Craigslist murder case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man authorities said was killed after answering an ad on a social media site for sale of an all-terrain vehicle....
ArcelorMittal reviewing pollution suit threat claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is "carefully reviewing" claims by the activist group PennEnvironment that its coke plant in the Pittsburgh suburbs is violating federal Clean Air Act standards by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants....
Mom of battered autistic boy arrested; abuse charges pending
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the mother of a badly beaten autistic boy has been arrested on a fugitive warrant in Pennsylvania and will be charged with child abuse upon her return to Maryland....
Conneaut Lake Park bankruptcy plan hearing set for Sept. 1
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A federal bankruptcy judge has set a Sept. 1 hearing on a plan by a 123-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection....
Bridge commission planning 1st toll hikes in 15 years
PALMYRA, N.J. (AP) -- Tolls could rise soon for drivers crossing two bridges connecting southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania....
Over the strong objections of various restaurant and small business associations, Pittsburgh city council adopted a requirement that employers with 15 or more workers offer 5 paid sick days. Companies with fewer than 15 employees must offer 3 unpaid sick days after one year. Some warn the city is exceeding its authority and will be sued in court over the mandate.
Should federal and state prisoners have access to Pell Grants to further their education while incarcerated?