Military presence stepped up as Britain faces raised threat
LONDON (AP) -- Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22, as new details emerged about the bomber....
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UK steps up military patrols; probes attacker's Libya ties
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- British police and intelligence agencies worked Wednesday to piece together the allegiances of the Manchester suicide bomber and foil any new potential threats, as the country's law-and-order chief said it's "likely" he did not act alone....
The Latest: Police make 3 more arrests in Manchester
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester (all times local):...
Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. So when the day came, the 11-year-old left school a couple of hours early to make sure to get to Manchester Arena on time....
Lawsuit says state trooper had history of harassment
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former dispatcher for the Pennsylvania State Police is suing the agency, alleging that a trooper who harassed her had a history of sexually hostile behavior....
Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill....
Defense raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, defense lawyers are crying foul and accusing prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury....
DA to conduct independent probe of police shooting
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania prosecutor is opening an independent probe into a fatal shooting by state police troopers....
Insurance chief would lead new health, human services agency
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he would nominate his insurance commissioner, Teresa Miller, to lead a new agency he is proposing to oversee the public health and social and human services programs currently carried out by four cabinet-level departments....
Pennsylvania moves to comply with federal Real ID law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania is closer to complying with a federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver's licenses to be valid for federal purposes....
Pennsylvania lawmaker sued over $5,000 campaign loan
DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) -- A man says a Pennsylvania state lawmaker stiffed him on a $5,000 campaign loan....
West Virginia groups see disease threat from surface mines
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia environmentalists on Tuesday urged a national committee examining the health risks from surface mining to look at rates of cancer, asthma and birth defects among people living near large-scale coal mines....
Philadelphia man who spent 24 years in prison is exonerated
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia man who spent 24 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit has been exonerated....
Man electrocuted when cherry picker hits power line
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police in Pittsburgh say a man in a cherry picker was electrocuted after his bucket hit power lines, and his body remained in the contraption as workers tried shut off power to make it safe to remove him....
The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 in favor of allowing 870 Pittsburgh Police officers to live outside of the city limits as long as the residence is within 25 air-miles of City Hall downtown. The president of the FOP, called it a huge win for the city's officers seeking school options or lower tax rates. Mayor Peduto said the city defended the requirement on behalf of the residents who voted overwhelmingly to maintain the residency requirement, but doesn't expect scores of officers to move to the suburbs.
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