Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over....
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Russia: Syrian regime may take part in peace talks
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government has agreed "in principle" to attend a conference proposed by Russia and the United States on ending the Arab country's conflict, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday....
Syrian govt to take part in peace conference
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Syrian government has agreed to a conference on the country's future proposed by Russia and the United States, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday...
NKorean envoy delivers letter to China's Xi
BEIJING (AP) -- A top North Korean envoy has delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping. The move comes as part of efforts to mend fences after Pyongyang angered Beijing with recent snubs and moves to develop its nuclear program....
Pa. utility commission says PPL can add new charge
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania regulators have given the green light to PPL Electric Utilities to begin charging customers a new fee to fund system improvements....
Bail hearing set in Pa. baby's faith-healing death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A bail hearing is scheduled for a Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine and are charged with third-degree murder in the April death of their 8-month-old son....
3 hurt in apparent explosion at Pa. steel plant
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- An apparent explosion at a steel plant in eastern Pennsylvania has left three people injured....
Brewers team up on beer to help military families
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Craft breweries from around the country are toasting the troops with a beer aged with a unique ingredient that symbolizes America's pastime - baseball bats....
Newest Pa. casino set to open July 1 at Nemacolin
FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's newest casino will open to gamblers in just over a month....
6 Wyeth paintings fetch $2M at NYC auction
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six paintings by the famous Wyeth family of artists have sold for just over $2 million at a New York City auction....
Authorities seize 1,000 drug-laced candies in Pa.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say they confiscated more than 1,000 pieces of drug-laced candy during a house search in northeastern Pennsylvania....
8 charged in alleged high-grade pot ring in Pa.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say they've broken up a multimillion-dollar drug ring that trafficked in high-grade marijuana....
Judge awards $7,500 to former inmate for beating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that a former Allegheny County Jail corrections officer should pay $7,500 to a former inmate....
Lancaster Police say woman lied about abduction
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police in central Pennsylvania say a woman lied when she called 911 from inside a car trunk to say she had been abducted by two men....
Do you think the wounds suffered by the Fort Hood massacre victims should be reclassified as injuries suffered in combat? <More Info>
Major Nidal Hasan, the suspect in the Fort Hood massacre that killed 13 people and left 32 others wounded in 2009, has drawn 287 thousand dollars in pay while those injured have been denied combat pay. Their wounds were classified as "workplace violence." The classification also makes them ineligible for the Purple Heart. Several members of Congress argue the decision has resulted in an embarrassing lack of care and treatment for the victims and their families.
Do you support allowing openly gay youth to become members of the Boy Scouts of America?