World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc....
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Turkey won't apologize to Russia over warplane downing
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Turkey won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country's airspace....
Putin, Obama discuss Syria political settlement
PARIS (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he and President Barack Obama have a shared understanding on how to move toward a political settlement in Syria, but added that incidents like the recent downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet stymie broader cooperation against extremism....
AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes....
Thanksgiving break ends, budget stalemate still in place
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Talks between Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers are continuing as the Thanksgiving break ends, but there are scant details about how they intend to end a five-month-old budget stalemate....
Police: Suspect in officer's death refused to drop rifle
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute was "100 percent" justified in shooting at the slaying suspect, a state police spokesman said Monday....
Group seeks hate crime investigation for cab driver shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The FBI is reviewing the shooting of a Pittsburgh cab driver after a Muslim civil rights group asked the Justice Department to determine if it was a hate crime....
Philadelphia mural of Pope Francis could be world record
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A potentially record-breaking mural featuring Pope Francis has been unveiled in Philadelphia....
'12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!...
3 dead in Pennsylvania home in apparent murder-suicide
HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a shooting has left three people dead inside a suburban Philadelphia home in an apparent murder-suicide....
Fired employee charged with stealing from hot dog shop
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- A woman has been charged with stealing from the hot dog shop where she was fired days before, by hiding in the business on the night of a western Pennsylvania town's Light Up Night celebration....
Suburban Philadelphia swimmer is SI's Sports Kid of the Year
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia swimmer has become the second Pennsylvania athlete in a row to be name Sports Kid of the Year by Sports Illustrated Kids....
Ohio man killed in crash in commuter lane near Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say an Ohio man was apparently driving too fast when he died in a crash in the high-occupancy commuter lane of Interstate 79 near Pittsburgh....
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An autopsy shows a woman had been stabbed in the back several times before she was found bleeding on a Pittsburgh street and died a short time later....
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 Special Forces to Syria will not solve the problem and advocated a larger, more specific special operations plan.
Should it be the responsibility of the government to ensure health care coverage for all Americans?