US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with NKorea on mind
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday...
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Israel's Ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over Gaza power
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a day after it warned Gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory....
Civilians bear brunt as fresh Syria strikes kill 35, says UN
BEIRUT (AP) -- A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and a monitoring group reported Friday, as the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating attacks against the Islamic State group in the country....
Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- President Donald Trump's views on climate change are "evolving" following discussions with European leaders who are pushing for him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday....
Jared Martin, who played Dusty Farlow on 'Dallas,' dies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jared Martin, who became a fan favorite with his portrayal of the charming cowboy Dusty Farlow on the 1980s soap opera "Dallas," has died. He was 75....
Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf's office says Pennsylvania driver's licenses that are compliant with tougher federal anti-terrorism standards should be available in early 2019....
Attorneys hope to close fired sergeant's civil rights trial
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Attorneys are hoping to get to closing arguments in the federal civil rights trial of a fired Pittsburgh police sergeant charged with wrongly beating a drunken man and then lying about it in a police report....
More legal woes for man in cerebral palsy patient attack
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Legal problems are mounting for a Pennsylvania man accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy....
Painting of Tamir Rice shooting withdrawn from art festival
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The artist of a painting depicting the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice has withdrawn the piece from a Pittsburgh arts festival after an outcry that the white artist was exploiting black pain....
Man goes wild setting Plinko record on 'Price is Right'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man is in the money after setting a record on "The Price is Right."...
Student athlete drowns in Alabama before track championship
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) -- A student athlete from Pennsylvania has drowned in Alabama, ahead of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship he was competing in....
Police: Woman, 19, killed in car crash on highway
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman has been killed in a car crash near Monroeville....
NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins kept getting by even as their star players kept skating off the ice in pain. Even as the targets on their back as Stanley Cup champions kept getting bigger. Even as Columbus and Washington and Ottawa kept pushing and prodding, poking and pinching....
Coroner: Cause of doctor's death in jail undetermined
EAGLESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The cause of death for a Pennsylvania doctor who died last year in jail couldn't be determined, a coroner says....
Britain's political parties agreed to halt campaigning after Monday's horrific bombing in Manchester just weeks before the highly anticipated June 8 elections. Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservative Party called for a snap election hoping to capitalize on her popularity and the disarray of the opposition Labour Party after the Brexit vote. Conventional wisdom suggests terrorist attacks immediately preceding elections benefit hawkish conservative candidates although that wasn't the case in France when Marine LePen lost by a significant margin despite several attacks in Paris leading up to their April election. Will the Manchester terrorist attack impact significantly Britain's upcoming elections?
Is the President's proposed budget that cuts social programs but increases defense and law enforcement a taxpayers first plan?