AP sources: Cops' killer angry over Garner death
NEW YORK (AP) -- A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said....
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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails....
Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity
PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) -- With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night")....
A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US
HAVANA (AP) -- Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice....
4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two....
New lawmakers bring fresh eyes to Pa.'s problems
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Twenty-eight are Republicans, five are Democrats. Six are women. And once they're sworn in next month, all of them will get a vote in the Pennsylvania Legislature....
Man involved in crash that killed officer dies
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities say a man involved in a crash that killed a western Pennsylvania police officer almost a week ago has died....
Man gets 3 1/2 to 10 years in stabbing death of friend
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to 10 years in prison for the murder of a friend that authorities said was committed while the defendant was under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms....
Trial ordered for woman in mother's shooting death
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of her 71-year-old mother last month....
Man gets life on sex trafficking convictions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A southeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in federal prison on a conviction of trafficking women and a minor for prostitution....
Man dies in apartment fire; cause of blaze sought
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a man who died following a fire at a western Pennsylvania apartment complex....
Man charged with bogus report during police search
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been accused of making a bogus carjacking report while police were searching for someone believed to have killed six people in suburban Philadelphia....
Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others across the country....
Pa. agency ruling could mean home-delivered beer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A new ruling by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is clearing the way for something few if any state residents have experienced - home delivery of beer....
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs, forced unpaid days off for employees and possibly closure for a day here and there is one idea being tossed about to save money. In the recent budget deal, Congress cut the IRS budget by $346 million to $10.9 billion . Since 2010 their ’ budget has been reduced by $1 billion. The agency was the only agencies that got a cut this year.
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