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....
Auto shop owner sentenced in murder-for-hire plot
CAQMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A Philadelphia auto shop owner convicted of orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting of his daughter's boyfriend in Atlantic City has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in prison....
Boston short of season snow record _ for now
NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) -- It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record - for now....
Man gets prison in drunken crash that killed businessman
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man will spend 4 1/2 to 9 years in prison for driving drunk when he crashed and killed a Pittsburgh restaurant owner, whose daughter and nieces were also in his vehicle and injured....
Cops: Man taped women in fitting rooms, shared on porn sites
WAYNE, Pa. (AP) -- A man sneaking around on his hands and knees videotaped naked girls and women in dressing rooms at one of the country's largest malls and then posted the clips on pornography websites, police said Monday....
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....
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....
No. 4 Villanova leads formidable Big East into home stretch
CINCINNATI (AP) -- No. 4 Villanova has clinched the top seed in the Big East tournament. The Wildcats have been the team to beat all season in one of the nation's toughest basketball conferences, top-to-bottom....
Kang hitless, Black over Gold 2-1 in Pirates intrasquad game
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang will have to wait for his first hit as a big leaguer....
Names of 2 elderly brothers found dead in home released
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in central Pennsylvania have released the names of two elderly brothers found dead in their Lancaster County home last week....
Paramedic killed at scene of multiple vehicle crashes
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A paramedic who responded to vehicle crashes on a western Pennsylvania highway has been struck and killed at the scene by a coal truck....
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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