Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad....
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In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger
CAIRO (AP) -- When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts....
A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana....
Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life
LONDON (AP) -- William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale....
Pa. state lawmaker 'in a lot of pain' after motorcycle crash
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania Senate leader who has a pivotal role in budget negotiations and plans to address public-sector pension funding was in considerable pain Monday, two days after a motorcycle accident in Allentown, an aide said....
Trailer fire kills 3 women from family; 4 relatives escape
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A fire in a mobile home killed three women from the same family on Monday, but four other relatives escaped, authorities said....
Closings set after ex-officer testifies in drug squad case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police officer took one for the team as he sparred with a federal prosecutor on the final day of testimony in a narcotics squad corruption trial....
Pa. House approves increasing 911 phone bill fee to $1.65
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers....
Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday....
Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning
Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday....
Coroner: Mother accused of shooting son, then self has died
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania coroner says a woman said by police to have shot her 11-year-old son before turning the weapon on herself has died....
Highmark urges Pennsylvania to OK $175M for hospital network
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Highmark executives and allies dominated a hearing before the state's top insurance regulator Monday, seeking a green light for the insurer to transfer $175 million into its western Pennsylvania hospital network to help it compete against rival University of Pittsburgh Medical Center....
Parents charged after death of 3-month-old in western Pa.
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) -- Police have filed child endangerment charges against a western Pennsylvania couple following the death of their 3-month-old son....
Texas Legislature acts to stop cities from limiting drilling
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries - a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."...
Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law." "Mr. Gray's death was a homicide," State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared. His arrest was illegal and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter, she said.
Should the "door be closed" to the possibility of women becoming priests?