Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal threatens Israel's security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader's bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country's survival....
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Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants....
Iraq's Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul
The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning advance last summer....
How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say
CAIRO (AP) -- Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded....
Wolf to outline plan to expand charter-school accountability
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf, who ousted the chairman of Philadelphia's School Reform Commission partly because of his support for five additional charter schools, plans to speak out about charters in Tuesday's budget address....
Cops: Man taped nude women in fitting rooms, shared online
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man is charged in what police say was a years-long effort to videotape naked young women in dressing rooms at one of the country's largest malls and post them on online porn websites....
Driver who drank and texted before fatal crash pleads guilty
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to charges she was drunk, texting and under the influence of prescription pills when she crashed her SUV into a car and killed a Good Samaritan....
Democrats say Wolf's budget proposal will be ambitious
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- More details of Gov. Tom Wolf's impending budget proposal are emerging....
Suspect surrenders month after fatal Philly SUV shooting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in an SUV has turned himself in....
Parent company of Mohegan Sun casinos appoints new president
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- The parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania has elevated a key official to president....
Black-market 'body sculptor' set to resume testifying
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for black-market "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death....
Pa. schools providing counseling after educator's death
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Two central Pennsylvania school districts are providing students with grief counseling after an educator died over the weekend in an apparent murder-suicide....
5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:...
Vandals smash windows of 29 parked cars in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police have been trying to find whoever broke the windows out of 29 parked vehicles on the city's North Side....
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that based on the agreement being negotiated by Iran and the six world powers. He believes they have given up on the commitment to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons and have accepted that Iran will gradually, within a few years, develop capabilities to produce material for many nuclear weapons. Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday and is expected to focus his speech on U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran.
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