Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers
HOUSTON (AP) -- The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case....
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Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion....
After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land....
Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the president nears death and rumors of coup attempts swirl. Now, the unprecedented firing of three top generals is generating fear that a power struggle within the regime will break into the open - unleashing a new cycle of the bloodshed that plagued the country in the 1990s....
Mom of battered autistic boy arrested; abuse charges pending
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the mother of a badly beaten autistic boy has been arrested on a fugitive warrant in Pennsylvania and will be charged with child abuse upon her return to Maryland....
ArcelorMittal reviewing pollution suit threat claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelmaker ArcelorMittal is "carefully reviewing" claims by the activist group PennEnvironment that its coke plant in the Pittsburgh suburbs is violating federal Clean Air Act standards by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants....
Democrat Katie McGinty to run for US Senate in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The former top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says she is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate next year....
Bridge commission planning 1st toll hikes in 15 years
PALMYRA, N.J. (AP) -- Tolls could rise soon for drivers crossing two bridges connecting southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania....
Things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday....
DA confirms fired jail guard target of inmate sex probe
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a western Pennsylvania county jail guard fired last month is being investigated for allegations that he had sex with a female inmate....
UPMC to post satisfaction surveys, star ratings of doctors
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-based health care system is expected to post patient satisfaction surveys and star ratings of physicians online this week to help patients choose the right doctor....
Man found dead in pool of blood on Harrisburg street
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a large pool of blood on a Harrisburg street....
Police: Ex-store clerk stole $50K worth of lottery tickets
MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) -- Police have charged a former cigarette store clerk with stealing nearly $50,000 worth of Pennsylvania lottery scratch-off tickets while she worked....
Victims identified in fatal Pittsburgh crash
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities say two men in their late 20s were killed when a car crashed into a support column on a Pittsburgh underpass....
Over the strong objections of various restaurant and small business associations, Pittsburgh city council adopted a requirement that employers with 15 or more workers offer 5 paid sick days. Companies with fewer than 15 employees must offer 3 unpaid sick days after one year. Some warn the city is exceeding its authority and will be sued in court over the mandate.
Should federal and state prisoners have access to Pell Grants to further their education while incarcerated?