Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond....
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Russian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life....
Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin
BERLIN (AP) -- Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments....
Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the rulers of the Gaza Strip who once found a warm welcome under the country's past Islamist government....
Judge: Man competent for trial in murders of 3 at meeting
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has ruled that a man is competent to stand trial in the shooting deaths of three people at a municipal meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania....
Authorities arrest 2, seek another in fatal heroin overdose
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested two people and are looking for a third in connection with several fentanyl-laced heroin overdoses that killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania last year....
Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania
CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) -- Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania....
Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me to plump her posterior
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work....
Priest placed on leave due to sexual misconduct allegations
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest in western Pennsylvania has been placed on leave due to sexual misconduct allegations dating back more than three decades....
Bank fined $1.5M for ignoring judge's suspicious activity
DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) -- A bank in northeastern Pennsylvania has been fined $1.5 million for failing to file suspicious activity reports linked to a juvenile justice scandal....
Woman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail....
Toronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light....
Penn State athletic director says finances top priority
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Six months into her tenure, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour is focused on keeping the school's 31 sports financially healthy....
Wolf proposes increasing in-home health care for seniors
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he wants more seniors to obtain health care in their home instead of a nursing facility...
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Some republicans say Lynch's support for the legality of the president's executive actions on immigration disqualify her. But GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch voted in her favor saying critics are ignoring Lynch's long record of distinction.
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