Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas
GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said....
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Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday....
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Iraqi city still a ghost town a month after defeat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa's hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its bombed and battered streets....
Brush fire risk high in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Temperatures in the 80s will make winter a distant memory. But the warmer weather comes with some risks....
Casey to press for safer railcars
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Officials are pressing for safer railcars to reduce the risk of a potential oil train derailment on Pennsylvania's rail freight system....
Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) -- Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey....
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Police: Man shot, killed in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the Kensington section of Philadelphia....
Archdiocese needs time to study future of 5 churches
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's Roman Catholic archdiocese needs more time to study whether five Lower Northeast churches can remain open....
Father wants to withdraw guilty plea for girl's rotten teeth
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania father who pleaded guilty after his daughter's teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn't neglect his 6-year-old....
Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher
TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) -- The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss....
Police: Crash that injured lawmaker may be DUI case
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A motorcycle crash on an eastern Pennsylvania interstate that injured a powerful state senator is being investigated as a possible case of driving under the influence, authorities said....
Death penalty trial set for man in girlfriend's slaying
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Opening statements were expected Monday in the death penalty trial of a western Pennsylvania man charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend more than three years ago....
Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law." "Mr. Gray's death was a homicide," State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared. His arrest was illegal and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter, she said.
Should the "door be closed" to the possibility of women becoming priests?