US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say....
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Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services....
Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left....
Sealed off Liberia slum calm amid Ebola outbreak
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food....
Pa. man denies beating victim to death with hammer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the trial of a central Pennsylvania man charged in the murder of a man beaten to death with a hammer last year....
After 24 years, man to be freed in Pa. arson case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An elderly man who has spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's fire-related death is set to be released, weeks after his Pennsylvania conviction was overturned....
Pa. girl, 12, struck by train, loses part of leg
MAHANOY, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Schuylkill County say a 12-year-old girl has lost part of her leg after being struck by a train....
Man to trial in case of bomb meant for paramour
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he built a remote-controlled pipe bomb which police say he planned to use to blow up his wife's paramour....
Man, 70, charged after trooper pinned under car
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A 70-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes for allegedly backing his car onto a state trooper's leg after a brief police chase and crash in southwestern Pennsylvania....
Psychologist jailed in 'touching therapy' sex case
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania psychologist has been jailed on charges that "touching therapy" he used on two female patients really amounted to sexual abuse, for which he fraudulently billed insurance companies more than $71,000....
Judge OKs sale of Conemaugh Health to for-profit
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge has approved the sale of the Johnstown-based Conemaugh Health System to a for-profit Tennessee network, Duke LifePoint Healthcare....
Theft suspect caught after falling from tree stand
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman has been jailed after police unwittingly caught up to her when she fell from a tree stand where she had been hiding from the law....
Corbett: I kept no-new tax pledge the 'best I can'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he believes he fulfilled the spirit of his 2010 campaign pledge not to raise taxes or fees, but he will not renew that sweeping vow in his current bid for a second term....
Pa. hopes to put out underground fire near airport
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pennsylvania officials hope to extinguish an underground coal waste fire burning near Pittsburgh International Airport....
Earlier this month, the president said the U.S. military would launch strikes to protect American military and civilian personnel working in Iraq. The objectives have already stretched to include broader definitions of protection including preventing humanitarian crises in Iraq. THE U.S. is now giving air support to the Kurds in their attempt to push back the insurgency of the terrorist group ISIS.
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