Obama sees narrower terror threat, defends drones
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sought Thursday to advance the U.S. beyond the unrelenting war effort of the past dozen years, defining a narrower terror threat from smaller networks and homegrown extremists rather than the grandiose plots of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida....
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Clashes in Lebanon feed fear of Syria spillover
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad fired heavy machine guns and lobbed mortar shells at each other Thursday in some of the worst fighting in the port city of Tripoli in years....
US, Israel raise hopes for Mideast peace restart
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The United States and Israel raised hopes Thursday for a restart of the Middle East peace process, despite little tangible progress so far from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's two-month-old effort to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table....
WHO: Scientific red tape mars efforts vs. virus
GENEVA (AP) -- International efforts to combat a new pneumonia-like virus that has now killed 22 people are being slowed by unclear rules and competition for the potentially profitable rights to disease samples, the head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday....
Newest Pa. casino set to open July 1 at Nemacolin
FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's newest casino will open to gamblers in just over a month....
Authorities seize 1,000 drug-laced candies in Pa.
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say they confiscated more than 1,000 pieces of drug-laced candy during a house search in northeastern Pennsylvania....
8 charged in alleged high-grade pot ring in Pa.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say they've broken up a multimillion-dollar drug ring that trafficked in high-grade marijuana....
Judge awards $7,500 to former inmate for beating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that a former Allegheny County Jail corrections officer should pay $7,500 to a former inmate....
6 Wyeth paintings fetch $2M at NYC auction
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six paintings by the famous Wyeth family of artists have sold for just over $2 million at a New York City auction....
Lancaster Police say woman lied about abduction
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police in central Pennsylvania say a woman lied when she called 911 from inside a car trunk to say she had been abducted by two men....
Allentown fire crews find body in burned apartment
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters responding to an apartment blaze in Allentown have discovered a man's body in a top-floor unit....
Ex-PSU player takes battle vs. bullying to book
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A former Penn State women's basketball player has written a new book to champion the anti-bullying efforts she supported during her playing days in Happy Valley....
SEPTA riders to see fare hikes starting July 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Public transit riders in Philadelphia and its suburbs will be paying more to travel starting this summer....
Defense: Ex-Pa. judge cooperating in coke case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge who abruptly resigned last year was charged Thursday with stealing cocaine from evidence in cases before him, and his attorney said the former jurist is cooperating with the investigation....
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Local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America are deciding this week whether to change their long-standing ban on openly gay boys belonging to the organization. The Boy Scouts would keep their ban on gay adult leaders. Some conservatives have denounced the plan, saying the Scouts' tradition would be undermined by the presence of openly gay youth.
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