Democratic senators to press Sessions on talks with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears before a Senate committee Wednesday to discuss his leadership of the Justice Department....
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Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates
BEIRUT (AP) -- Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group....
US-backed Syrian fighters clearing war remnants in Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria were removing land mines and clearing main roads in Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after their commanders declared the city was under their control, a spokesman said....
UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan
YEI, South Sudan (AP) -- Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help....
For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out....
Sandusky to learn if he'll get new trial or charges tossed
Football player cut from Albright passes on reinstatement
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A football player who was offered reinstatement after being cut from the team at Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania says he will not rejoin the team....
Dog law officer cites Humane Society shelter for conditions
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A township dog law officer has cited a western Pennsylvania Humane Society kennel for allegedly failing to maintain sanitary and humane conditions and for failing to have animals vaccinated for rabies....
Police seek robbery suspect in fatal gas station shooting
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Police were searching for a robbery suspect who fatally shot a clerk at a Pennsylvania gas station....
Man accused of carjacking, dragging veteran gets prison term
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of carjacking a military veteran and dragging the 67-year-old about 30 feet down a roadway has been sentenced to prison....
Former county prison guard on trial for sex assault of nurse
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former guard at a Pennsylvania county prison is on trial for charges that he sexually assaulted a nurse two years ago....
Newlyweds' pot-bellied pig gets second reprieve from borough
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania borough has granted a second reprieve to a newly married couple fighting for the right to keep their pet pot-bellied pig....
Teachers striking in Pennsylvania's Ringgold School District
NEW EAGLE, Pa. (AP) -- More than 200 members of a teachers' union in Pennsylvania's Ringgold School District have gone on strike....
Cops: Naked man tries to grab teen near Philadelphia school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say they've arrested a naked man who tried to grab a teenage girl near a school, then shouted "I'm a pedophile" and "kill me."...
Monday Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away in 2009 from his Afghanistan post, pleaded guilty to desertion and endangering comrades, some who were seriously wounded during the intensive search. Bergdahl, admitted guilt without striking a deal with prosecutors, meaning his punishment will be decided by a military judge later this month, and due to the severity of the charges, could be sentenced to life in a military prison.
Should taxpayers support the immediate suspension of Obamacare subsidies to insurance companies that help pay expenses for low income patients?