Judge: Ariz. sheriff's office profiles Latinos
PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically racially profiled Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols....
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Barrick fined $16m for Pascua-Lama violations
VALLENAR, Chile (AP) -- Chile's environmental regulator blocked Barrick Gold Corp.'s $8.5 billion Pascua-Lama project on Friday and imposed its maximum fine on the world's largest gold miner, citing "very serious" violations of its environmental permit as well as a failure by the company to accurately describe what it had done wrong....
Toronto mayor denies he smokes crack cocaine
TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied Friday that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict after a video purported to show him using the drug. The mayor of Canada's largest city did not say whether he has ever used crack....
Syrian regime OKs peace talks amid skepticism
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's government has agreed to attend a U.S.-Russian-brokered peace conference, according to Moscow. While this development might seem at first glance to be a step toward ending the civil war, strong skepticism persists on both sides....
Man will be tried for crash that killed Pa. chief
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A 32-year-old motorist will stand trial on charges that he killed a central Pennsylvania fire chief while driving drunk....
No bail for Pa. parents in faith-healing death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After their 2-year-old son died of untreated pneumonia in 2009, faith-healing advocates Herbert and Catherine Schaible promised a judge they would not let another sick child go without medical care....
Devin Hamilton named associate publisher in DuBois
DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) -- An Ohio newspaper executive has returned to his home state of Pennsylvania to become associate publisher of The Courier-Express in DuBois....
Papenfuse may face rematch for Harrisburg mayor
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The runner-up in Harrisburg's Democratic mayoral primary could get another shot at Democratic nominee Eric Papenfuse - this time as a Republican....
Website plans columns by Corbett, Schwartz
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philly.com, a website affiliated with Philadelphia's two major newspapers, is drawing criticism from politicians and journalists for its decision to publish columns by Gov. Tom Corbett and one of his prospective re-election challengers, U.S Rep. Allyson Schwartz....
Court upholds most Pa. 'kids for cash' convictions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- All but one of the convictions of a former county judge in the "kids for cash" juvenile justice scandal in northeastern Pennsylvania were upheld Friday by a federal appeals court....
Game agency reports 2nd Pa. eagle shot this month
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A second bald eagle's death in Pennsylvania in the past month has been blamed on a bullet wound, the Game Commission said Friday....
State AG settles cent. Pa. mobile home park suit
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The state attorney general's office says the owners of a central Pennsylvania mobile home park have agreed to pay more than $26,000 to settle a lawsuit over relocation expenses due to residents who had to move after the park closed....
Pa. woman charged in hit-and-run that killed teen
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a motorist was drunk and reading a text message when she fatally struck a teenager in a hit-and-run accident....
Frost, freeze warnings for W.Pa. for Memorial Day
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Memorial Day weekend is getting off to a chilly start....
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Major Nidal Hasan, the suspect in the Fort Hood massacre that killed 13 people and left 32 others wounded in 2009, has drawn 287 thousand dollars in pay while those injured have been denied combat pay. Their wounds were classified as "workplace violence." The classification also makes them ineligible for the Purple Heart. Several members of Congress argue the decision has resulted in an embarrassing lack of care and treatment for the victims and their families.
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