In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday to find large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets....
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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said....
EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed....
Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire
PARIS (AP) -- Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip....
Wolf: Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher-earners to help expand the state's share of public education funding in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local property taxes levied by school boards....
2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia are still hunting for a pair of carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings....
Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book....
Merck cutting 600 jobs in Philly suburbs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Company is cutting 600 jobs in suburban Philadelphia....
Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said....
Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder....
Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Whether Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics remained a matter of speculation Friday after the archdiocese said a report he would attend should not be considered confirmation....
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue raising funds for the search....
Charges filed in stabbing at Navy barracks
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Navy has filed charges against one of its sailors for repeatedly stabbing another in a barracks near a naval hospital....
Report blames pilot for 2011 Hawaii copter crash
KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii (AP) -- The likely cause of a Molokai helicopter crash that killed all five people aboard was the pilot flying too close to the mountains during inclement weather, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a final report published Friday....
A federal judge thinks lethal injection should be replaced by firing squad to execute death row inmates. Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote an opinion in the case of inmate Joseph Woods, who was executed for killing his estranged girlfriend and her father in 1989. It took Woods nearly 90 minutes to die following a lethal injection during which he was reportedly gasping and snorting. The judge said using drugs to carry out executions is a "misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and peaceful."
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