Police departments on alert after cop killings
NEW YORK (AP) -- Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car....
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France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears
PARIS (AP) -- A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in France....
US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company....
N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A search for the biggest headlines in Pennsylvania this year yields ... a very big search....
Philly's top cop warns officers after NYC slayings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and other officials condemned the shooting deaths of two New York City officers, and the commissioner warned officers to be careful and alert....
Autopsies slated on 4 teenagers killed in crash
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania coroner says autopsies are scheduled Monday on the four teenagers killed in a fiery head-on collision over the weekend....
No compromise on Pittsburgh abortion clinic zones
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh and anti-abortion activists have been unable to reach a compromise on an ordinance that establishes a 15-foot buffer zone for protesters around abortion clinic entrances....
Teen gets life without parole in girlfriend's slaying
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a teenager to life in prison without possibility of parole in the stabbing death of his girlfriend on a suburban Philadelphia hiking trail last year....
Man sentenced to life in woman's slaying
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of his longtime girlfriend at their Philadelphia-area home last year....
Family: Missing college student's keys found in river
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Relatives of Shane Montgomery say keys belonging to the missing college student were recovered from a river in Philadelphia....
Trial ordered for woman in mother's shooting death
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of her 71-year-old mother last month....
President Obama says the U.S. government will respond proportionately to North Korea in connection with the computer hacking of the Sony Company that led to the cancellation of its film "The Interview". Obama also says Sony made a mistake by canceling the release of the movie saying we can't have a society in which "some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States." Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce says Congress should pass a North Korea economic sanctions bill for starters.
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