Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama turned Tuesday to a dramatic symptom of climate change - a melting Alaska glacier - to highlight the dangers of global warming....
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Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision."...
US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week, officials said Tuesday....
A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they're passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police....
Mayors to talk government and families ahead of papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The mayors of Rome, New Orleans and Puebla, Mexico are headed to Philadelphia for an event tied to Pope Francis' visit that'll focus on the role of local governments in strengthening and sustaining families....
Ex-wrestler 'Superfly' charged in girlfriend's 1983 death
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend in eastern Pennsylvania more than three decades ago....
Auditor general: School audits will reflect budget impasse
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania audits of its school districts will highlight unscheduled expenses resulting from the state government's budget impasse now in its third month, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday....
Pennsylvania Turnpike whistleblower lawsuit given new life
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania Turnpike employee is getting another chance to pursue his claim that he was improperly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices....
Penn State coach unsure if tight end Breneman will play
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State coach James Franklin said Tuesday he is unsure if tight end Adam Breneman will be able to play this season because of an unspecified injury....
Wolf tries new budget talks tactic: Smaller, quiet meetings
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is shifting strategy as a state government budget stalemate stretches into a third month, abandoning heavily attended meetings with lawmakers and aides in the Capitol in favor of smaller, more private meetings without staff....
Pa. man sentenced to life with no mercy in W.Va. slaying
WELLSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man convicted of killing a West Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole....
Firefighter suspected of DUI in crash that killed colleague
HERMINIE, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors have filed homicide by vehicle charges against a western Pennsylvania firefighter suspected of driving under the influence in a February crash that killed a fellow firefighter....
Police: Funeral home had no license, mishandled bodies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are investigating a Philadelphia funeral home for operating without a license and improper handling of bodies and organs....
Man wants separate trials on homicide, threat charges
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- An Easton man charged in a slaying at a hotel earlier this year is seeking to be tried separately on homicide and terroristic threats charges....
Ohio Republican lawmakers are upset with President Obama's plan to formally rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley, to "Denali" during his trip to Alaska this week. Denali is the Native American name for the peak. Alaska has a longstanding petition to rename the mountain to Denali. It's been called Mt McKinley after the nation's 25th President for over 100 years. Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs calls the move a political stunt that is insulting to all Ohioans. McKinley never visited Alaska.
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