Putin responds to Turkey?s downing of Russian jet by sending air-defense missiles to Syria
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Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
Shariah law key in Palestinian artist?s Saudi death sentence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution?s request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over the content of a book of poetry he wrote and for illicit relations with women based on photos he had on his phone....
AP EXPLAINS: Turkmen minority caught up in Syrian civil war
The shooting down of a Russian military plane by Turkey in Syria's Latakia province and the killing of one of the Russian pilots by a rebel group that includes local Turkmen fighters has brought the Syrian minority into focus. Here is a brief explanation on who the Syrian Turkmens are and how they have been affected by the civil war, now in its fifth year....
Stage set for vote on Pennsylvania attorney general's future
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's top prosecutor faces a new threat to her hold on office after a state Senate committee recommended Wednesday that the full chamber consider whether to remove her from the job as she fights criminal charges....
Trooper leaves hospital, teen charged in Philadelphia chase
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 17-year-old charged with shooting a trooper during a chaotic car chase that ended in a fiery crash on a downtown Philadelphia highway had been driving the car when it was stopped for an expired tag, state police said....
Man hurt in shooting outside Philadelphia transit center
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a 20-year-old man is hospitalized after a shooting outside a Philadelphia transit center....
Man gets 5 to 10 years for drunken motorcycle fatality
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man will spend five to 10 years in prison for a drunken motorcycle crash in which his passenger was killed....
Basketball coach to trial on charges he had sex with player
MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) -- A suspended Pennsylvania high school basketball coach has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he had sex with a 16-year-old female player....
Police: Homeless man jailed for stiffing cabbie on $325 fare
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A homeless man has been jailed in Pennsylvania on charges that he stiffed a cabbie out of a $325 fare for driving him nearly 140 miles from Harrisburg to Altoona....
DEP awards $9.3M contract to put out Pennsylvania mine fire
JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) -- State officials have taken a further step to extinguish a fire that has been burning in an eastern Pennsylvania mine since approximately 2012....
Fire guts central Pennsylvania tool company
MYERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Fire ripped through a central Pennsylvania tool company overnight, gutting the family-owned business....
Woman ordered to pay $600 for throwing rock at drone
HARWICK, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to pay $600 for hurling driveway gravel at her next-door neighbor's drone....
Donor helps youth football team after Disney disappointment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An undefeated youth football team from Philadelphia is heading to Walt Disney World, thanks to a donor who learned of the team's disappointment when a rule change killed its chance to play in the Magic Kingdom....
The United States issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans amid concerns that terror groups and individuals plan more attacks after the Paris massacres. The alerts does not instruct Americans to avoid travel, but it does urge U.S. citizens to "exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation."
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