Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) -- Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption....
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Kazakhstan 'gay propaganda' measure deemed unconstitutional
MOSCOW (AP) -- A proposed law in Kazakhstan that would criminalize dissemination to minors of information supporting homosexual relationships has been struck down as unconstitutional....
Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday....
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Teacher faces hearing on charges he intimidated sex victim
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A high school teacher who allegedly identified a student who accused another teacher of a sex crime by pointing at her in front of her classmates was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on witness intimidation charges....
Lancaster County silo to become viewing platform
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) -- Workers are going to move a 100-year-old silo so it can become a viewing platform giving people sweeping vistas of Lancaster County's farmland....
Police: Drunk teacher removed from Pennsylvania high school
NEWPORT, Pa. (AP) -- State police plan to charge a central Pennsylvania high school teacher who was found to be drunk and possessing booze in class....
Man gets prison for phoned-in threats to kill schoolchildren
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who phoned in threats to the county courthouse to kill schoolchildren so he could avoid paying court fines has been sentenced to prison....
Police, coroner investigating double shooting in Reading
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Police and the county coroner have confirmed a double-fatal shooting in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Reading, but aren't releasing details because the investigation is in its infancy....
Emergency crews find woman dead in burning Philadelphia home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's fire commissioner says a woman has been found dead inside a burning home that had no smoke detectors....
Trial set to open in killing of pregnant woman, toddler
LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Opening statements were expected in the trial of a suburban Philadelphia who could face the death penalty if he's convicted of killing a pregnant woman and her 4-year-old daughter....
Penn State frat linked to nude photos shut down for 3 years
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A fraternity linked to a secret Facebook page on which photos of nude and semi-nude women were posted was shut down by Penn State for at least three years on Tuesday after the university's Interfraternity Council recommended a milder punishment....
Teen who tried to kill aunt, uncle in arson hangs self
MUNCY, Pa. (AP) -- A teen who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to trying to kill her aunt and uncle by setting their house on fire has hanged herself in prison....
Man pleads guilty to strangling wife in Philadelphia park
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A sobbing man asked his 16-year-old daughter's forgiveness in court Tuesday as he admitted strangling his wife in a park as they fought over his texts to another woman....
The head of the U.S. Air Force, General Mark Welsh warns that severe defense budget cuts will impact U.S. air superiority against enemies that the nation may not be thinking about right now. Welsh told FOX News that China and Russia are two good examples of countries who will be fielding capability in the next three to five years that is better than what the U.S. currently has in many areas.
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