Clinton seeks to move past email woes in Democratic debate
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton entered Tuesday night's first Democratic debate a weakened front-runner, anxious to move past the controversy over her email practices and persuade voters she's the best-qualified candidate to lead the party to a third straight term in the White House....
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Dutch probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian jet in Ukraine
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) -- The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph and shearing the cockpit from the rest of the plane....
Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- As a wave of violence sweeps across Jerusalem, victims and perpetrators are often surprised to be reunited - at each other's bedside in the city's largest emergency ward....
Russian Embassy shelled in Syria as insurgents hit back
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Russian Embassy in Damascus was shelled Tuesday as pro-government demonstrators gathered outside, and Syria's largest insurgent coalition announced an offensive to counter Moscow's airstrikes that have injected new fury in the conflict....
Prisoner who escaped had shackle key, used nurse as obstacle
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A prisoner shackled to a hospital bed and guarded by a deputy somehow obtained a key to his handcuffs and used a nurse as an obstacle as he hopped off a gurney and escaped, the county's chief deputy sheriff said Tuesday....
Pittsburgh investigating officer's takedown slam of Cubs fan
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city will investigate a police officer's takedown slam of a Chicago Cubs fan who was kicked out of the National League wild-card playoff game....
Jury to hear statements in hospital paralysis case
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A jury has been selected to hear the case of a man who claims three northwestern Pennsylvania doctors are the reason he can no longer walk....
District attorney in northwestern Pennsylvania to resign
SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania district attorney is resigning....
Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying any resulting harm came from the city's tactics, not the media's reporting of them....
Penn State looking forward to rare showdown with No. 1 team
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Jordan Lucas realizes he and most of his teammates won't get an opportunity like this again....
Spurned builders replacing Pittsburgh Toby Keith restaurant
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Developers in Pittsburgh are searching for a replacement after learning that a Toby Keith bar and grill is spurning their retail and office complex like one of the characters in a country song....
Wolf says he won't cave on demand to fix state's deficit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he won't cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out the state government's long-term deficit that has plunged its credit rating into the bottom ranks of states....
Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania combine on gas drilling
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania have agreed to cooperate in attracting shale gas development and jobs to their region over the next three years rather than compete with each other....
Man escapes injury when car gets stuck on railroad tracks
ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) -- A 73-year-old man escaped injury after a tire on his vehicle got stuck on the railroad tracks near Orange Park as a train was approaching....
Pittsburgh city council is considering legislation that would ban operating drones within city parks and playgrounds. Council has given the ban preliminary approval out of concerns for public safety and privacy.
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