Okla. residents come home to pick up the pieces
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- With her son holding her elbow, Colleen Arvin walked up her driveway to what was left of her house for 40 years....
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North Korea sends leader's special envoy to China
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a high-profile official and close confidant to China on Wednesday as Beijing faces pressure to rein in its belligerent neighbor....
Young objector challenges Israeli army
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military has jailed a young man for six months for refusing to serve because of his opposition to Israel's occupation of the West Bank, focusing attention on the longstanding conflict between the country's universal military service and divided political beliefs....
Octogenarians race to be oldest Everest climber
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title....
2 ejected from Pa. mall over profane cancer hats
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- Two sisters say they were kicked out of a suburban Philadelphia mall after refusing to remove profanity-laden hats expressing their hatred of breast cancer....
Dems nominate new mayors in Pa. primary
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democrats nominated new mayors in Pittsburgh, Scranton and Harrisburg in the Pennsylvania primary election....
McVay wins Dem nom for Superior Court seat race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Allegheny County Judge Jack McVay has beaten Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph Waters Jr. for the Democratic nomination for a vacant seat on the state Superior Court....
Papenfuse wins Harrisburg mayoral nom over Thomas
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic voters in financially troubled Harrisburg have denied Mayor Linda Thompson a second term, choosing bookstore owner Eric Papenfuse to help the financially-strapped capital city....
Lewis, Courtright to face off for Scranton mayor
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Republican Garett Lewis and Democrat Bill Courtright have won their respective party primaries to face each other in the general election in November....
Peduto bests Wagner, Wheatley for mayor nomination
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Longtime City Councilman William Peduto has won the Democratic nomination for mayor, defeating former state auditor general Jack Wagner and state Rep. Jake Wheatley....
Philly controller Butkovitz wins primary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz has faced down two challengers for the Democratic nomination in his campaign for a third term as the city's fiscal watchdog....
W.Va.'s local-food movement a model for Appalachia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- With eight in 10 farmers making less than $10,000 a year, West Virginia will never rival big Midwestern factory farms in producing food. But creative collaborations with food entrepreneurs are seeding a new kind of economy that federal officials say could become a model for 12 other Appalachian states....
US: Prison can't contain Pa. drug kingpin's rage
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No prison can contain the fury of a Philadelphia boxer-turned-drug kingpin who killed a dozen people, including two women and four children trapped in a retaliatory house fire, prosecutors told a federal jury Tuesday....
Penn State's costs for Sandusky scandal top $44M
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's costs for legal fees, consultants and other services connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal have topped $44.4 million, the university's latest bill shows....
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After a week dominated by stories on Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, and subpoenaed AP phone records, President Barack Obama's job rating remains unaffected according to the latest Washington Post/ABC poll. The President has a 51 percent approval rating with 44 percent disapproving. That's largely unchanged from the past two months.
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