Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era....
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces deadline to resign, or impeachment
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Longtime President Robert Mugabe faced a midday deadline set by the ruling party to resign or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his lack of resignation during a national address vowed more protests to make him leave....
Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never before seen in Africa that has left dozens dead....
Figure known as 'Crocodile' could replace Zimbabwe president
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe....
Third-grade teacher dies after house fire
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say an elementary school teacher in Philadelphia has died after suffering injuries during a house fire....
Authorities seek suspect in fatal shooting of police officer
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer....
Democrats get nominee for special election to succeed Murphy
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A 33-year-old former federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh and Marine veteran from a political family became the Democratic nominee Sunday for next year's special election to complete the term of an anti-abortion Republican congressman who resigned in a scandal....
3 people with Pennsylvania ties chosen as Rhodes Scholars
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The first Rhodes Scholar winner from Temple University is among three people with Pennsylvania ties who have received the honor....
3 men seriously injured in shooting outside Philadelphia bar
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A shooting outside a Philadelphia bar has left three men seriously injured....
APNewsBreak: Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states
A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his impressive reputation as a healer to trap women in long-term doctor-patient relationships marked by abuse....
New Mexico runners top finishers in Philadelphia Marathon
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two New Mexico residents were the top male and female finishers in the Philadelphia marathon....
Smoky fire spurs evacuation of Allentown apartment complex
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A fire at an apartment complex has left at least four people injured....
Minivan driver dies after he's shot, crashes into building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a minivan driver died after he was shot while behind the wheel and crashed into a commercial building in west Philadelphia....
Wolf starting to look like 'two-term Tom' as 2018 approaches
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- He's starting to look like two-term Tom....
In a report by the state recovery coordinators, responsible for guiding the city governments financial comeback, is recommending Pittsburgh exit distressed status under state Act 47 designed to help struggling municipalities steady their finances. The guidance comes after Mayor Peduto's announcement that he would seek to remove the designation by early 2018. The report said "The city has strategies in place to address its primary legacy costs — employee pensions, retired employee health care and workers' compensation — while maintaining its workforce and increasing the necessary investment in Pittsburgh's infrastructure."
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