New Jersey Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors....
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Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed, rescue workers said....
Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall....
AP Exclusive: Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion
HAVANA (AP) -- The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year....
Prosecutors seek congressional probe of supplement industry
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced....
Convicted drug dealer testifies against 6 former officers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Casciolo had left his penthouse apartment with a black laundry bag stuffed with high-grade marijuana when he saw a half-dozen men in dark clothes and ski hats pick up the pace down the hallway....
Officials: Couple bled to death in chain saw murder-suicide
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Philadelphia-area husband and wife bled to death in a murder-suicide in which a chain saw was used....
Mistrial declared in death of woman found in basement
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A judge has declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a man charged with having killed a woman found dead in the basement of a vacant Pittsburgh house more than a decade ago....
Pa. revenue collections trail projections slightly in March
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's revenue collections are running slightly below expected for the month of March, but they remain well ahead of projections for the government's fiscal year....
Jury rejects Michigan man's Heinz ketchup packet patent suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal jury on Wednesday rejected a Michigan man's claims that a condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop its Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets in 2010....
Pittsburgh Diocese eliminating fees for marriage annulments
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry and receive other sacraments....
Pennsylvania plane crash came during routine flight review
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- The crash of a plane near an airport that killed two people over the weekend occurred during a routine flight review to test a pilot's flying proficiency....
Ex-teacher waives felony to court in student custody case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former elementary school teacher who police say was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students has waived a preliminary hearing on a felony charge that she interfered with the girl's legal custody....
Insanity defense sought for man in wife's 2013 shotgun death
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- The defense attorney for a southwestern Pennsylvania man accused of having killed his wife as she slept two years ago is seeking to use an insanity defense....
The Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy is taking a toll on the former Secretary of State's public image in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Likely voters were asked if they believe Clinton is honest and trustworthy. Majorities in Florida and Pennsylvania said "NO". Voters in Ohio were evenly divided.
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