Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after New Hampshire as both parties settled in for a drawn-out slog to the nomination....
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Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom's growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East....
Pope's visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills
ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) -- One evening in September 2014, Mariana Yanez left her home in this crime-plagued Mexico City suburb saying she was going to make some photocopies. Then she vanished....
Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their way into Europe....
Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws....
Pennsylvania Senate plans vote this week on AG Kane removal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The top-ranking Republican in the state Senate said Monday the chamber will vote this week on whether to remove from office Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a first-term Democrat who has spent the past two years working to expose an explicit and objectionable government email ring and the past six months fighting her own criminal charges related to a grand jury leak....
Questions grow in Pennsylvania's confusing budget situation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday with growing questions over the state government's increasingly confusing budget situation, and with no answers on how they will solve it....
LeSean McCoy investigated over fight with off-duty cops
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl early Sunday that left two off-duty police officers injured, one with a broken nose and broken ribs and the other with a possible skull fracture....
Winter storm could dump over a foot of snow on Cape Cod
BOSTON (AP) -- A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop more than a foot of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people....
Porn actress drops $500K assault lawsuit against Josh Duggar
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated....
1 killed, 1 wounded in police-involved shooting
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police-involved shooting following a pursuit near Philadelphia ended with one person killed and another injured....
Professor gets more than 6 years in prison for child porn
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An award-winning contemporary literature professor was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in federal prison for his massive child pornography collection that topped a half million images, a federal judge said on Monday....
No new trial for priest convicted of sex tourism with boys
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras and said federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his case won't get a new trial, a judge ruled....
Officials seek to relocate Amish businesses to county
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) -- The Barbour County Economic Development Authority is seeking to attract Amish families to Philippi and the surrounding region in a strategy to boost tourism and retail opportunities....
The Obama administration is proposing a $10 per barrel tax on oil companies for the purpose of funding hundreds of billions of dollars worth of alternative transportation efforts, all part of the presidents ambitious climate agenda. The tax proposal, which would be phased in over five years, is described by the administration as a fee. GOP leaders are likely to oppose any new tax on energy companies.
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