Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise....
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Guatemala top court overturns genocide conviction
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's top court has thrown another curve into the genocide case of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, overturning his conviction and ordering that the trial be taken back to the middle of the proceedings....
Myanmar Muslims jailed for killing Buddhist monk
MEIKHTILA, Myanmar (AP) -- A court in Myanmar sentenced seven Muslims to terms ranging from life to two years in prison Tuesday for the killing of a Buddhist monk during sectarian violence that is posing a serious challenge to President Thein Sein's reformist government....
After a decade, global AIDS program looks ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The decade-old law that transformed the battle against HIV and AIDS in developing countries is at a crossroads. The dream of future generations freed from epidemic is running up against an era of economic recovery and harsh budget cuts....
Pa. primary will settle municipal, judicial, races
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Nomination battles for mayor in several Pennsylvania cities and an open seat on a state appellate court are expected to be settled in a statewide primary....
More companies in Pa. trying fracking with gas
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Another natural gas exploration company says it's experimenting with the gas to power huge pump engines that drive the hydraulic fracturing process....
Pa. mayoral hopeful charged with defacing signs
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A mayoral candidate in Harrisburg is facing charges stemming from allegations that he spray painted the campaign signs of one of his competitors for the Democratic nomination....
Pa. justice's bid for new 10-term gets opposition
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Two men who were active in the successful effort to repeal the 2005 government pay-raise law have turned their sights on the state's high court, releasing a report Monday that argued the state's chief justice does not deserve another decade-long term on the bench....
Sustainable Shale head calls for broad discussion
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Andrew Place once planted 5,500 trees on his 210-acre Greene County farm, adding native hardwoods to expand the habitat of a rare salamander....
Federal judge weighs fate of Corbett suit vs. NCAA
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett will learn within the next few weeks whether his federal lawsuit against the NCAA over the penalties handed down against Penn State will be allowed to continue, following a nearly two-hour hearing Monday in Harrisburg....
Man convicted of murder in Pa. musician's slaying
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A man said by prosecutors to have been the "mastermind" of the slaying of a musician in his Philadelphia-area home three days after Christmas in 2011 has been convicted of second-degree murder....
3 charged in Philly-area home invasion, slaying
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have charged three men in the slaying of a teenager found shot in the back on the side of a road shortly after he was abducted from his Philadelphia-area home following what investigators say was a home invasion robbery....
Police incident prompts lockdown at 2 Pa. schools
PLEASANT GAP, Pa. (AP) -- An elementary school and a vocational school in north-central Pennsylvania were on temporary lockdown as police responded to an off-campus incident....
Casey wants federal probe of fiery tanker crash
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Senator Bob Casey wants federal regulators to investigate a fiery tanker crash that caused serious damage at the interchange of Interstate 81 and U.S. Routes 22/322 near Harrisburg....
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