Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run....
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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap
TOKYO (AP) -- The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive....
Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. The African Union moved to send ground forces to Nigeria and the U.S. said it would assist....
South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of a covert unit for the apartheid state responsible for dozens of deaths, saying it is in the interest of national reconciliation. But those who knew de Kock's victims are struggling to accept his release....
5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
Pa. officials stop rare bourbon sale, saying it's illegal
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pennsylvania liquor regulators say they've stopped the illegal sale of a bottle of rare bourbon at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh....
W. Pa. officer shoots pit bull after it attacks man, son
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer fatally shot a pit bull after it attacked a man and his son at their suburban Pittsburgh home....
State, feds probing death of worker at Somerset County mine
HOOVERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State and federal investigators are reviewing the death of a worker at an underground coal mine in southwestern Pennsylvania....
Allegheny County to give records to Heinz History Center
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald wants to turn over the county's historical records to an entity dedicated to the region's history, the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh....
Carnegie Mellon student killed in apparent murder-suicide
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a man fatally shot a Carnegie Mellon University student in their Pittsburgh apartment and then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide....
Federal investigators eyeing McCord as he steps down
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord is stepping down after six years, his Thursday announcement coming just before it emerged that federal investigators are making inquiries into the campaign-related activity of the Democrat who spent nearly $9 million in an unsuccessful run for governor last year....
Overnight snow delaying schools in western Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Overnight snows were delaying classes at more than 200 western Pennsylvania schools, though major arteries were mostly clear and morning commuters were seeing few delays....
Survivalist pleads not guilty in trooper's ambush killing
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for a trial at which prosecutors will seek to put him on death row....
AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of Etan's disappearance a...
In her confirmation hearing, nominee for US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said numerous times to questions that she was not Eric Holder Jr who is the current Atty General. Lynch backs President Obama on immigration but disagrees with the President on the legalization of marijuana.
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