Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, demonstrators at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades. Authorities labeled it a "riot."...
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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul....
Israel expands government, Lieberman to be defense minister
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal to expand his coalition government on Wednesday by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as his new defense minister....
Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation....
Solar-powered plane's latest leg: Ohio to Pennsylvania
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world....
Man gunned down in Philadelphia supermarket parking lot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are questioning two suspects after a man was shot and killed in a supermarket parking lot in Philadelphia's Germantown section....
Cosby lawyers outline defense as case heads to trial
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor's accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing....
Feds: Pennsylvania couple had illegal fireworks after blast
CENTRE HALL, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania couple whose home was rocked by an explosion a week ago has been indicted on federal charges that they dealt in commercial grade fireworks - and tried to make them more powerful - without proper licensing....
Teen pleads not guilty to threat against military personnel
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A teenager accused earlier of trying to assist the Islamic State group has pleaded not guilty to accusations he tweeted out the names and addresses of military personnel with threats of violence....
SEPTA teaming up with Uber in bid to ease parking crunch
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority wants to see if Uber can help boost ridership and ease a parking crunch....
Wolf pushes gas pedal on letting stores sell gas and beer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvanians to be able to buy six-packs of beer and gasoline in the same place, despite a pending court challenge....
Man, dog shot to death during home invasion, police say
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a man was shot to death during a home invasion in Pittsburgh....
Texas man ID'd as victim hit, killed by Philadelphia train
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities have identified a Texas man killed by a train in Philadelphia during the evening rush hour after having just visited the Liberty Bell....
Bills to expand gambling to internet, bars and airports fail
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives....
Officer Edward Nero the Baltimore cop who failed to buckle Freddie Gray into a seat belt before his 2015 spinal injury death was found not guilty of assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment, circuit judge Barry Williams ruled Monday. Nero, one of six officers charged in Gray's death, opted for a bench trial rather than a jury trial. Baltimore's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake calling for patience and calm saying "police officers must be afforded the same justice system as every other citizen in this city, state and country."
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