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Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body....
Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes....
No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey
PARIS (AP) -- When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return....
Man accused of attack on 5-year-old girl at day care
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man high on synthetic marijuana smashed his way into a Pennsylvania day care facility and held a 5-year-old girl by the neck before a passer-by and police were able to rescue her, police said Thursday....
Pope joining gallery of murals on Philadelphia buildings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia boasts a large and colorful cast of characters painted on buildings across the city - and now Pope Francis will join the crowd....
Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down
MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) -- When coal was king, its castle was the breaker - an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast....
15 Chinese nationals accused in US of student visa scheme
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Fifteen Chinese citizens conspired to take college entrance exams on behalf of others or paid to have that done for them so they could obtain student visas, federal prosecutors said Thursday....
Body of man who drowned while retrieving football recovered
LAYTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say they've recovered the body of a 26-year-old man who disappeared in the Youghiogheny (YOCK-uh-gain-ee) River while retrieving a football....
Man gets 7 1/2 years in Uganda-based counterfeiting scheme
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A judge on Thursday sentenced a Pittsburgh man to 7 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in a counterfeit money scheme based in Uganda and several other scams....
Chevron reaches $5 million wrongful death settlement
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chevron agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a contract worker killed last year when fire engulfed a shale gas well....
Paper sorry for letter suggesting Obama should be executed
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- A newspaper apologized Thursday for publishing a letter to the editor that suggested President Barack Obama should be executed....
US gambling market saturated, yet casinos keep on coming
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The casino market in the northeastern United States is saturated, yet that's not stopping some states from approving gambling legislation and companies from building new gambling halls....
Official: US Steel not idling Granite City mill as planned
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) -- U.S. Steel will not temporarily shut down its Granite City mill as planned but will keep one of its two blast furnaces operating and idle only 80 workers, officials said Thursday....
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum yesterday formally entered the Presidential race. Santorum is an advocate for conservative family values. In 2012, he surprised many by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.
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