Defense chief: After Ramadi, Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged, a harsh assessment that raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East....
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170 kids on their own among migrants to arrive in Indonesia
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) -- It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to stretch their legs....
Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held....
Iraqi lawmaker slams US criticism of Iraqi military
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An Iraqi lawmaker says U.S. military commanders are pointing fingers for their own failure to properly support the Iraqi military in the fight against the Islamic State group....
High-profile votes, fights preview Wolf's challenges in June
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- June is crunch time in the state Capitol and the challenges in front of Gov. Tom Wolf are becoming clearer in the Democrat's first go-round with budget negotiations....
Police: Driver shot, other cars damaged in Pittsburgh tunnel
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a driver was hit by gunfire from another vehicle in a tunnel in Pittsburgh....
Carbon monoxide sends 8 people to hospital; 2 critical
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania say a carbon monoxide leak sent eight people to the hospital, two of them in critical condition....
Car crashes into farm field, killing 2, injuring 2
WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a car traveling at high speed crashed into a central Pennsylvania farm field over the weekend, killing two people and severely injuring two others....
Vermont hosting Great Lakes scientists at not-so-great lake
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Scientists at the University of Vermont still chuckle at the memory of Lake Champlain's brief listing as the sixth Great Lake, and they don't hold a grudge: those who spent years studying the not-so-great lake are hosting colleagues from across the globe eager to hear about the latest research about the world's largest bodies of fresh water....
Defendant gets married after homicide trial ordered
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man got married about an hour after a judge held a preliminary hearing on criminal allegations against him and ordered him to stand trial for the death of a man whose body was found in a river in another state....
What we know right now about the deadly Amtrak derailment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nearly two weeks after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia killed 8 people and injured more than 200 others, investigators are still trying to piece together what led the train to enter a sharp curve at more than double the 50 mph speed limit....
Change certain on Pennsylvania's top court; 3 seats to fill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions, change is inevitable....
Man testifies in own defense in murder-for-hire case
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man accused of trying to hire someone to kill a male acquaintance of his wife says in his defense that he didn't want to kill anyone he just wanted the man beaten up....
Trial ordered in gas station attack on homeless man
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Another defendant, among six charged in an attack on a homeless man at a north Philadelphia gas station, has been ordered to stand trial....
In a first-in-the nation program, Oregon will charge 5000 volunteer car owners by the mile rather than taxed on their fuel use. The program is meant to help raise more revenue to pay for road and bridges projects. Due to greater fuel efficiency, hybrid and electric cars revenues from gasoline taxes have declined thus limiting costly road and bridge repairs across the nation.
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