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Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday....
US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami....
THE LATEST: Lawyer for Leoz says his client is in a hospital
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:...
Freshman Pittsburgh-area senator resigning to join chamber
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- A first-term Democratic state senator from Allegheny County is resigning his seat and becoming president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce....
DA: Schools manager charged in scheme over shuttered schools
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia school official has been charged with steering a $900,000 contract related to school closures to her family and friends....
Local addiction centers vie for shares of $5M in state money
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Addiction treatment centers are responding to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to increase state funding for such programs by $5 million....
Man sentenced to 25 years to life in store clerk slaying
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to decades in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to killing a north Philadelphia store clerk who authorities said was targeted because she witnessed a prior homicide....
Charges filed in shooting that killed 2, wounded 1
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say charges are being filed in an early morning shooting that left two people dead on a Reading sidewalk and injured a third person....
Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great growth, participants in a major gambling conference agreed Wednesday....
Hearing slated for Wolf's choice to lead Pa. State Police
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate is planning a long-awaited hearing on Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee to lead the State Police....
2 sentenced in theft of $1M in nickel briquettes
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Two men have been sentenced in the theft of $1 million in nickel briquettes which were imported through the Port of Baltimore....
Trial opens in killing of pregnant woman, toddler
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors told jurors Wednesday that a suburban Philadelphia man killed a pregnant woman and her 4-year-old daughter because he wanted the woman's drug business....
Philadelphia eyes 27-acre property for airport expansion
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The city is hoping to purchase a 27-acre property on Route 291 in Delaware County as part of a long-range expansion of Philadelphia International Airport....
The head of the U.S. Air Force, General Mark Welsh warns that severe defense budget cuts will impact U.S. air superiority against enemies that the nation may not be thinking about right now. Welsh told FOX News that China and Russia are two good examples of countries who will be fielding capability in the next three to five years that is better than what the U.S. currently has in many areas.
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