Fence-jumper makes it into the White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier....
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Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis....
After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence....
Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide
KIRKCALDY, Scotland (AP) -- Dour. Grim. Downright uninspiring. When Gordon Brown ended a disappointing three years as British prime minister in 2010, few would have credited him as the man most likely to swing a popular vote ever again....
Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods
Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they had him cornered a week after the ambush outside a rural police barracks....
Mistrial declared for governor's former son-in-law
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A jury in Philadelphia could not reach a verdict on theft charges against Gov. Tom Corbett's ex-son-in-law....
Pa. drug kingpin's underling gets life in slayings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A co-defendant of Philadelphia drug kingpin Kaboni Savage has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a firebombing that killed six people....
Accountant gets 40 months in prison for conspiracy
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An accountant was sentenced Friday to 3 1/3 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud a financial services company that was targeted for takeover by an organized crime family....
Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story
SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) -- SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) - In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April....
5 guards settle lawsuits over prison abuse claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Five guards from the state prison in Pittsburgh who were disciplined over allegations they hazed or abused inmates - particularly those serving child-sex sentences - have settled lawsuits against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for a total of $132,500....
Police: 3 killed, 2 injured in Pennsylvania crash
GAP, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania highway collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck Friday killed three people and injured two others, authorities said....
Rutgers' Hermann made joke about Sandusky scandal
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall....
Man charged in ex-girlfriend's strangulation death
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- The former boyfriend of a woman found strangled in her southeastern Pennsylvania home, who authorities said was arrested in Florida while driving a car used by the victim, has been charged with murder in her death....
Planned luxury rail resort service ends in auction
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation's capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets....
President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity." He's unveiled a new campaign to change the way people think about campus sexual assault that encourages people on campus to make sure friends are safe and to intervene before an assault happens.
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