Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces....
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Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson drops leadership bid
LONDON (AP) -- In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with "House of Cards," Britain's victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country evaporate Thursday after the defection of a key ally....
UK stock index above pre-vote level: Crisis over? Not likely
LONDON (AP) -- Don't be fooled: the rebound in Britain's main stock market to where it was before the vote to leave the European Union does not mean all is now fine for the country's economy....
Turkish official: Attackers were from Russia, Central Asia
ISTANBUL (AP) -- As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and police raided neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group....
Child sex abuse prosecution, lawsuits bill passes Senate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate is voting to lift time limits for some perpetrators of child sexual abuse to be sued by their victims and prosecuted by authorities....
15-year-old surrenders after boy, 13, fatally shot in face
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy has turned himself in after a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot in the face while a group of kids was playing with a gun, authorities said Thursday....
Hershey says board unanimously rejects Mondelez takeover bid
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hershey says its board has unanimously rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez and that the offer provided "no basis for further discussion."...
What is Mondelez? A look at the brands the cookie maker owns
NEW YORK (AP) -- A takeover of Hershey by Mondelez would bring together some of the best-known cookie and chocolate brands under one company....
Man who helped cop subdue gunman is among 23 Carnegie heroes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A civilian who helped a New York police officer subdue a gunman who had already fatally shot another officer is one of 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism announced Thursday....
Pittsburgh sex offender gets life for 'third strike' offense
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh sex offender has had three strikes and is never getting out of prison....
Pennsylvania judge deciding degree of guilt in woman's death
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania man will spend life in prison after a judge ruled he committed first-degree murder when stabbing his girlfriend, not a lesser degree of murder or manslaughter....
Family sues mental health organization over man's death
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman is suing a mental health organization, alleging its negligence resulted in the death of her son....
More Pennsylvania spending votes loom, amid tax debate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House and Senate returned to the session on the last day of the state's fiscal year Thursday, with differences remaining over a tax package to finance a $31.5 billion budget plan....
Man accused of killing roommate held for trial
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man is being held for trial on charges he beat his roommate to death after the two were drinking and smoking crack together....
A Pew Research Center report released Monday suggests there is still a stark difference in attitudes about race relations among racial and ethnic groups. Eight years after electing a black president, two-thirds of blacks and hispanics think President Barack Obama at least tried to make race relations in the United States better while about half of whites think Obama made race relations better or at least tried to, but a third saying the president made race relations worse.
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