Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics....
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US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader....
Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday....
Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes....
9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone....
Cops: Groom, 2 others charged after wedding brawl
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania groom spent his wedding night in the back of a police car after allegedly harassing a waitress at the reception then resisting arrest after an altercation with the pregnant woman's boyfriend....
Counselors offered after 3 sophomores die in crash
NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Students and parents gathered at a school district on Monday to mourn three high school sophomores who were killed in an SUV crash....
Woman sues Ocean City over sidewalk ramp mat
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- A woman who says a defect in a wheelchair sidewalk ramp in Ocean city caused her to fall out of her wheelchair and break her arm is suing the resort....
President of Staten Island Museum dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- The president and CEO of the Staten Island Museum for the past 12 years has died....
5 differences between Gov. Corbett, opponent Wolf
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Common ground is scarce in the Pennsylvania governor's race, the only statewide election contest in 2014....
Campaign nuggets from Pennsylvania governor's race
Here is some campaign fodder from the Pennsylvania governor's race:...
Murder suspect can appeal home invasion case
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A man awaiting trial in a double slaying is being allowed to appeal one aspect of his conviction in a home invasion case....
Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek
PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek....
Assault trial to open for man shot by officer
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An assault trial opens this week for a man accused of dragging a police officer with his vehicle before the officer shot and paralyzed him....
U.S. General Martin Dempsey, The Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff insists the Islamic State terror group formerly known as ISIS...... is a regional threat. Dempsey says he would not recommend U.S. airstrikes in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the United States.
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