Obama sees terror threat reduced to pre-9/11 level
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror....
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UK police question alleged soldier killer's friend
LONDON (AP) -- Counterterrorism police on Saturday questioned a friend of alleged Islamic extremist Michael Adebolajo, one of two suspects in a savage killing of a British soldier on a London street that has horrified the country....
Hezbollah chief says group is fighting in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah warned Saturday that the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime would give rise to extremists and plunge the Middle East into a "dark period," and vowed his Shiite militant group will not stand idly by while its chief ally in Damascus is under attack....
Kerry makes 1st official sub-Saharan Africa visit
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan....
Budget season may bring passage of other Pa. laws
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State lawmakers will soon return to the Pennsylvania Capitol with the state budget as the top order of business, accompanied by three marquee issues: liquor system privatization, public pension changes and transportation infrastructure funding....
Police: Knife-wielding man shot, killed in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officers shot and killed a man they say was armed with a butcher knife Saturday, the fourth police-involved shooting in the city in as many days and the third one to result in a suspect's death....
Youth, 16, charged in slaying of teenage Pa. girl
BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) -- Police in western Pennsylvania say a teenager has been charged and a second suspect is being sought in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl at a Pittsburgh-area housing complex....
3 cited for bringing alcohol from Del. into Pa.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Liquor control authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania have cracked down on those trying to buy tax-free alcohol across the state line in Delaware....
Company investigates explosion at Pa. steel plant
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Officials have begun investigating an apparent explosion at an eastern Pennsylvania steel plant that hurt three people....
Man will be tried for crash that killed Pa. chief
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A 32-year-old motorist will stand trial on charges that he killed a central Pennsylvania fire chief while driving drunk....
Dead Pa. baby's dad believes in 'divine healing'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After their 2-year-old son died of untreated pneumonia in 2009, faith-healing advocates Herbert and Catherine Schaible promised a judge they would not let another sick child go without medical care....
Devin Hamilton named associate publisher in DuBois
DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) -- An Ohio newspaper executive has returned to his home state of Pennsylvania to become associate publisher of The Courier-Express in DuBois....
Papenfuse may face rematch for Harrisburg mayor
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The runner-up in Harrisburg's Democratic mayoral primary could get another shot at Democratic nominee Eric Papenfuse - this time as a Republican....
Website plans columns by Corbett, Schwartz
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philly.com, a website affiliated with Philadelphia's two major newspapers, is drawing criticism from politicians and journalists for its decision to publish columns by Gov. Tom Corbett and one of his prospective re-election challengers, U.S Rep. Allyson Schwartz....
Do you think the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay should be closed or remain open? <More Info>
President Barack Obama promised to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay both while he was a candidate during the 2008 campaign and as President. But a new poll finds 63 percent of Americans want to keep the military prison open because they feel it has made the United States safer. 28 percent say it should be closed and the terrorist suspects should be moved to federal prisons in the U.S.
Do you think the wounds suffered by the Fort Hood massacre victims should be reclassified as injuries suffered in combat?