Former Israeli premier Olmert found guilty in bribery case
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians....
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Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region....
Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France....
Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
LONDON (AP) -- A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside....
Off-duty Delaware County police officer shot, killed in home
GLENOLDEN, Pa. (AP) -- An off-duty police officer was shot and killed Saturday inside his Philadelphia-area home, police said. They said no one was taken into custody, but they were not searching for a suspect....
Defense tests accusers' credibility as drug cops face trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A sweeping police corruption case starting Monday in Philadelphia will largely rest on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and one turncoat cop as it plays out following the wholesale dismissal of scores of cases developed by members of an elite narcotics unit now accused of pocketing cash and cocaine seized on the job....
2 dead after small plane crashes near Pennsylvania airport
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport Sunday took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said....
Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?...
Suspect who escaped from W.Va. hospital to be moved to SC
WESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A suspect who escaped from a state psychiatric hospital in West Virginia is being moved to a facility in South Carolina....
Homicide charge dropped against woman in ex-lover's slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have withdrawn a criminal homicide charge against a woman accused of having asked a co-worker to beat up a former lover who was later shot to death....
2 taken to hospitals after crash on Atlantic City Expressway
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Two people were taken to hospitals after a car crashed into a public utility vehicle on the Atlantic City Expressway....
Judge rejects transfer of teen homicide defendants
BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has turned down a request to transfer two teenagers charged in the murder of a western Pennsylvania woman to a juvenile detention center....
U-M press gets grant to for humanities digital preservation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan Press has received an $899,000 grant to develop a new way to preserve and make digitally available scholarly materials in the humanities....
New RISD president hopes to educate the world about art
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The prestigious Rhode Island School of Design didn't have a furniture department when Rosanne Somerson arrived in 1972 as an undergraduate from Philadelphia. But that wouldn't stop her from becoming renowned for her intricately designed tables and chairs over the last four decades....
Harry Reid has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2016, saying that he wants to leave the Senate while he's still going strong. Reid said the timing of his retirement has nothing to do with his recent injuries nor being demoted from majority leader in November. Reid has endorsed New York Senator Chuck Schumer to become the next Democratic leader.
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