Train crashes into New Jersey station; 1 dead, 100-plus hurt
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A crowded commuter train crashed into the bustling Hoboken station during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said....
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India says it has struck militants across Kashmir frontier
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors....
Tumult to tranquility: Migrant family finds peace in Germany
ELZACH, Germany (AP) -- They fled Iraq just ahead of an Islamic State group onslaught in which thousands of their fellow Yazidis were enslaved or slaughtered. Months as refugees on the fringes of Turkish society, a nearly fatal trip across the Aegean and a long trek through the Balkans and Austria north to Germany came next....
Afghan unity deal expires, but gridlocked government remains
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration on Thursday of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country....
Court expands right to sue counties over public defenders
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court will allow criminal defendants to sue counties over whether its public defender's office is adequately funded to provide the constitutional right to an attorney....
Trump returning to Pennsylvania to campaign
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) -- Donald Trump is heading back to Pennsylvania....
Police fatally shoot suspect in Philadelphia stabbings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police said officers fatally shot a man who stabbed two boys, one of them his son, and attacked three other people Wednesday night....
Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- The mayor of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist pictures on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family....
Philadelphia police officer injured in crash
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia police officer guarding a crime scene is in good condition after a pickup truck slammed into his patrol vehicle....
Driver who crawled to road 3 days after crash faces charges
VERNON, Ind. (AP) -- Police in Indiana say a Pennsylvania man faces charges for lying to officers when he was found injured three days after a crash that sent the SUV he was driving down an embankment, killing his girlfriend....
Accountant pleads guilty in $8M PA Cyber school fraud
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An accountant has pleaded guilty to helping the founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania's largest online charter school avoid federal income taxes on more than $8 million that man siphoned from the school....
Jury convicts Erie man in slaying of 58-year-old woman
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been found guilty in the June 2015 slaying of a 58-year-old woman....
Newborn found alive in trash bin inside gas station restroom
NORTH BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a newborn baby has been found alive in a trash bin inside a gas station restroom in Pennsylvania....
Former Pennsylvania state Rep. Tim Pesci dead at age 72
FREEPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Tim Pesci (PAY'-see), a former Democratic state representative from western Pennsylvania, has died. He was 72....
The United Nations Human Rights Council weighed in on U.S. domestic policy Wednesday by concluding that after 14 years of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities "the slave trade was a crime against humanity and the government should pay reparations." The U.N. panel sighted how "it's deeply concerned at the alarming levels of police brutality and excessive use of lethal force committed with impunity against people of African descent in the United States”.
Will you drive on the Liberty Bridge during the remainder of its rehabilitation project?