Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016....
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French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists
PARIS (AP) -- It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy proclaimed, "I am with the terrorists," the alarm bells sounded at full strength....
Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed....
South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation....
PUC gives Uber 2-year Pennsylvania license _ except Philly
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state Public Utility Commission has given ride-sharing service Uber a two-year experimental license to operate anywhere in the state except Philadelphia, where it has been operating despite a local ban....
DA: May be illegal for mayor to give 'Undercover Boss' money
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It may have been illegal for the mayor to promise $155,000 in gifts to needy city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss," and the state Ethics Commission has been contacted about the matter, the district attorney said....
Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101....
Lawmaker proposes naming I-84 exit after slain Pa. trooper
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state senator is proposing to name an exit on Interstate 84 in the Pocono Mountain region for a state trooper slain nearby while on duty....
Pa. court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania court on Friday gave the attorney general's office an extra day to prepare for a hearing next week about who should be in charge of the state Office of Open Records....
2 Ex-Penn St. rugby players get probation in team shed arson
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Two former Penn State rugby players have been sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service on charges they torched the team's storage shed because they were unhappy with their coach....
Regulators reject addition of river herring to fishing plan
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- In a decision lauded by state regulators and decried by environmentalists, federal regulators ruled this week that a plan to extend conservation efforts to river herring is not necessary at this time....
Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping....
Sale of Deflategate chocolate football nets $20K for charity
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity....
5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
In her confirmation hearing, nominee for US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said numerous times to questions that she was not Eric Holder Jr who is the current Atty General. Lynch backs President Obama on immigration but disagrees with the President on the legalization of marijuana.
Do you think the criteria to determine tax-exempt status of non-profits should be the responsibility of the General Assembly?