Baltimore relieved by charges, weary of curfew
BALTIMORE (AP) -- People seeking racial justice and rebuilding for Baltimore planned a day of prayer and healing, even as others chafed under a curfew set to expire early Monday. City leaders refused calls to lift the curfew following the city's top prosecutor's announcement that charges had been filed against six officers accused of fatally injuring a black man in police custody....
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Quake hobbles Nepal, so villagers fend for selves
POKHARIDANDA, Nepal (AP) -- Knock-kneed children drag scavenged sleeping mats into tarpaulin tents. Grandmothers clear rocks from demolition sites once called homes. And prodigal sons who rushed home to comfort their mothers are building new structures to shelter them from the rain....
Merkel joins survivors, US vets to mark Dachau liberation
DACHAU, Germany (AP) -- It was a shocking, horrifying "beautiful day."...
Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name
LONDON (AP) -- Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?...
Drive to depoliticize school funds adds intrigue in Capitol
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's the first thing each Pennsylvania state lawmaker checks in a governor's brand-new budget proposal: How much more money the public schools in their districts would get. Then it's closely watched until the governor signs a budget bill....
Frank Olivo, Santa pelted with snow at '68 Eagles game, dies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The fill-in Santa whose downfield jaunt at a Philadelphia Eagles game in 1968 lives on in sports history for the hail of snowballs and shower of boos that rained down on him has died. Frank Olivo was 66....
Mother found dead along with son died of natural causes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman found dead along with her infant son in a western Pennsylvania apartment died of pneumonia rather than a drug overdose as first suspected, authorities said Saturday....
Pennsylvania Turnpike crash kills driver, injures 4 workers
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say an early morning accident in a construction zone on the Pennsylvania Turnpike killed a driver and injured four construction workers....
Eagles wrap up draft with three defensive players
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's all about defense for the Philadelphia Eagles....
Girl, 9, reported shot with BB gun near Philadelphia
HULMEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a child was flown to a hospital after reportedly being shot with a BB gun in suburban Philadelphia....
Man who pleaded in 4 murders seeks to reverse conviction
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty in the drug-related slayings of four people in northeastern Pennsylvania is seeking to reverse his conviction, saying he felt his lawyers pressured him into the plea....
Massachusetts National Guard honors airmen killed on duty
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Barnes Air National Guard Base is holding a memorial service to honor the 13 members of its 104th Fighter Wing who have died on duty since 1948....
Steelers go heavy on defense in final day of NFL draft
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers won the AFC North last season almost in spite of a defense that couldn't get to the quarterback or the ball with any regularity....
Man gets 22 to 44 years in murder, dismemberment case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man identified by police as a pimp has been sentenced to 22 to 44 years in the death and dismemberment of a longtime customer investigators said he tried to rob....
Pope Francis has said he wants women to have a greater role in the Roman Catholic Church around the world and in the Vatican bureaucracy but he has said the "door is closed" to the possibility that women could become priests. The Church teaches that women cannot become priests because Jesus willingly chose only men as his apostles. Advocates of a female priesthood reject this view, saying he was acting according the norms of his times.
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