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World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc....
Pope urges peace while visiting C. African Republic mosque
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Pope Francis made a historic visit to the last remaining Muslim neighborhood in Central African Republic's capital Monday, a move that almost immediately opened up a part of the divided city troubled for months by retaliatory violence between Muslim and Christian militias....
AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes....
Thanksgiving break ends, budget stalemate still in place
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Talks between Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers are continuing as the Thanksgiving break ends, but there are scant details about how they intend to end a five-month-old budget stalemate....
Police: Suspect in officer's death refused to drop rifle
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute was "100 percent" justified in shooting at the slaying suspect, a state police spokesman said Monday....
Group seeks hate crime investigation for cab driver shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The FBI is reviewing the shooting of a Pittsburgh cab driver after a Muslim civil rights group asked the Justice Department to determine if it was a hate crime....
Philadelphia mural of Pope Francis could be world record
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A potentially record-breaking mural featuring Pope Francis has been unveiled in Philadelphia....
Officials: 76ers' Okafor cited for excessive speed on bridge
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Officials have confirmed that Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor was recently cited in New Jersey for driving at "an excessive rate of speed" and reckless driving on a major area bridge....
Bryant kicks off hoops goodbye tour in hometown of Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Kobe Bryant's farewell tour begins in the city that loves and hates him....
'12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!...
3 dead in Pennsylvania home in apparent murder-suicide
HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a shooting has left three people dead inside a suburban Philadelphia home in an apparent murder-suicide....
Report: More Northeast casinos, more Atlantic City closures
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A Wall Street firm predicts a new wave of casino expansion in the northeast will lead to more casino closings in Atlantic City....
Fired employee charged with stealing from hot dog shop
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- A woman has been charged with stealing from the hot dog shop where she was fired days before, by hiding in the business on the night of a western Pennsylvania town's Light Up Night celebration....
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said the United States is not doing enough to fight Islamic State, and the group is gaining strength outside Iraq and Syria. Feinstein said President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 Special Forces to Syria will not solve the problem and advocated a larger, more specific special operations plan.
Should it be the responsibility of the government to ensure health care coverage for all Americans?