Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper....
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IS forces capture, kill dozens in Syria's Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists and officials say Islamic State fighters are combing Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the historic Syrian town....
Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help
SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) -- Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back....
Suicide bomber targets Shiite worshippers in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- An activist says a suicide bomber targeted a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the birth of a revered figure....
2 members of NYC based heroin ring plead guilty
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two members of a New York City based heroin distribution ring have pleaded guilty....
Feds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made device
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The chairman of Temple University's physics department has been charged in an alleged scheme to share information on U.S. technology with China....
Police: More than a dozen firearms stolen from gun shop
COLLINGDALE, Pa. (AP) -- Police are looking for the thieves who made off with nearly 20 firearms during an early-morning smash-and-grab robbery in suburban Philadelphia....
Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally devastating: Prosecutors are trying to determine if he committed a crime....
Judge won't give Pa. teen, then 11, new trial in '09 slaying
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- A judge in western Pennsylvania says he won't grant a new juvenile court trial to a teenager who was 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee....
Family offers reward after 10-month-old dog is fatally shot
SHREWSBURY, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania family is seeking answers after its 10-month-old dog was fatally shot....
9 youths charged in fight marring amusement park's opening
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) -- Police say nine juveniles have been charged stemming from a fight that forced a Pittsburgh-area amusement park to close early on opening day....
On cusp of White House bid, Santorum makes populist pitch
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Rick Santorum says he will announce his 2016 presidential intentions May 27 at a Pennsylvania factory....
Pa. family awarded $6 million in medical malpractice suit
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania family is receiving more than $6 million in a medical malpractice case stemming from the death of a 2-year-old who was treated and sent home by Harrisburg Hospital....
Suit: Competitor's smiley face cookies 'confusingly similar'
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not....
Administration officials have acknowledged the fall of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, as a "setback". Pentagon officials insisted the current U.S. approach to combating ISIS in Iraq is still viable and that the loss of Ramadi was merely part of the ebb and flow of war, not a sign that the Islamic State had exposed a fatal weakness in the Iraqi security forces and the U.S. strategy.
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