3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war....
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Pope goes to stronghold of Naples-area mobsters
CASERTA, Italy (AP) -- Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste....
In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
HONG KONG (AP) -- As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift....
US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move....
Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher-earners to help expand the state's share of public education funding in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local property taxes levied by school boards....
Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000....
Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book....
2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back....
Merck cutting 600 jobs in Philly suburbs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Company is cutting 600 jobs in suburban Philadelphia....
Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the challenge is convincing anglers to take the bait....
Farm supplying White House Christmas tree chosen
ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) -- The White House Christmas Tree will come from a farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, following a competition in Michigan....
Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder....
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue raising funds for the search....
Charges filed in stabbing at Navy barracks
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Navy has filed charges against one of its sailors for repeatedly stabbing another in a barracks near a naval hospital....
A federal judge thinks lethal injection should be replaced by firing squad to execute death row inmates. Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote an opinion in the case of inmate Joseph Woods, who was executed for killing his estranged girlfriend and her father in 1989. It took Woods nearly 90 minutes to die following a lethal injection during which he was reportedly gasping and snorting. The judge said using drugs to carry out executions is a "misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and peaceful."
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