Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday....
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Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting top leaders in two days....
Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June - the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip....
MH17 remains return home as govt battles fallout
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies....
His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released
A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science....
Clerk acknowledges failure to file DUI documents
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- An elected clerk of courts in central Pennsylvania must give up her office after continually failing to file paperwork on drunken driving convictions....
Man acknowledges bilking IRS of nearly $3 million
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has acknowledged bilking the IRS of nearly $3 million by claiming fraudulent tax refunds....
5 charged in alleged scheme to bilk credit union
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer and a retired officer are among five people charged in scheme to bilk a credit union in northeastern Pennsylvania....
Corbett: Wolf tax reform plan unlikely to succeed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican Gov. Tom Corbett attacked Democratic challenger Tom Wolf's plan to shift more of Pennsylvania's income tax onto the wealthiest taxpayers, saying it is skimpy on details and faces legal and political obstacles that likely would prevent it from becoming law....
Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday....
New medal to be displayed at Sept. 11 ceremony
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- This year's Sept. 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will include the first public view of the Congressional Gold Medal given to the site....
Records show how often Corbett adviser at office
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Education Department released eight pages of electronic ID card records Thursday that indicate embattled former secretary Ron Tomalis was at its Harrisburg headquarters for 126 days this year....
Ex-judge must say she's sorry, just not in cuffs
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs....
Ex-justice loses appeal but apology terms altered
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice on corruption charges but has softened the terms of her mandatory apology....
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has been accused of bias for stating that a vigorous prosecution is needed in the case against Darren Wilson the officer accused of shooting Michael Brown, before a grand jury has even ruled on the case.
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