Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250
PESCARA DEL TRONO, Italy (AP) -- Aftershocks in central Italy rattled residents and rescue workers alike Thursday, as crews worked to find more earthquake survivors and the country anguished over its repeated failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from seismic catastrophes....
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Russia downplays conflict with US over Syria weapons report
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia's U.N. ambassador said Thursday there doesn't have to be a confrontation with the United States over a report that blames the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for carrying out chemical attacks in the conflict-torn country....
Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas....
Rebels, residents to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb
BEIRUT (AP) -- After four years of grueling bombardment and crippling siege, the remaining residents and rebels of a Damascus suburb agreed to surrender and evacuate under the terms of an agreement reached Thursday, Syrian government and opposition activists said....
Nonbelievers sue over Pennsylvania House's opening prayers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A group of people who don't believe in God filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that seeks to change how prayers are handled before sessions of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives....
Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price
Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about an average cost that has soared over the past decade....
Heroin paraphernalia supplier gets sentence of time served
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A more than 20-year battle between law enforcement and a Pittsburgh-area man who has repeatedly been convicted of selling drug-related paraphernalia is coming to a close....
Philadelphia train station's departures board to make exit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The ticking departures board at Philadelphia's main train station could make its own exit soon. But just how long the letters will continue to flip and signal passing trains at 30th Street Station remains in question....
Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday....
Philadelphia police hunt for bike-riding groper
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia are searching for a man who's been groping women while riding his bike....
The Latest: Ohio governor sees progress, despite drug toll
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Latest on the Ohio's new record drug overdose death toll (all times local):...
Construction begins on $500M natural gas-fueled power plant
SMITHTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Nebraska-based energy company has begun building a $500 million natural gas-fueled power plant in western Pennsylvania....
Power company to give park to conservancy after backlash
HOLTWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- A power company has agreed to give a popular Pennsylvania park to a nature conservancy after getting zapped for closing it in the spring, but when or whether it will reopen remains unclear....
Pennsylvania launches patient prescription database
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania is launching its database on prescription drug dispensing in an effort to prevent their abuse....
Associated Press reported this week that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's schedule showed more than half of her non-government meetings were with Clinton Foundation Donors who combined gave a total of 154 million to the charity. Her opponent Donald Trump has called it a "pay to play" scheme demanding a special prosecutor to investigate. James Carville, Bill Clinton's former campaign manager and confidant stated "they’re going to have to shut it down because of this foolishness and I think it's a tragedy".
Will Donald Trump's "What do you have to lose" appeal encourage more minorities to vote for him this fall?