Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades....
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The Latest: Ukrainian pilot Savchenko freed, flown to Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezda Savchenko (all times local):...
Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul....
Official: Ukrainian pilot released in Russia, returning home
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia on Wednesday released Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine, an official in the Ukrainian presidential administration said....
Solar-powered plane's latest leg: Ohio to Pennsylvania
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world....
Man gunned down in Philadelphia supermarket parking lot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are questioning two suspects after a man was shot and killed in a supermarket parking lot in Philadelphia's Germantown section....
Cosby lawyers outline defense as case heads to trial
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor's accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing....
Jury to mull death penalty arguments in sisters' slayings
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A jury must determine whether a Pittsburgh man deserves the death penalty or life in prison for killing his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, while stealing a bank card from them in February 2014....
Pittsburgh council considering banning wild animal shows
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh City Council is considering a ban on circuses and other wild animal shows at the behest of animal rights activists....
Supe gets 48 hours to mull leave in teacher-sex scandal
PLUM, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Pittsburgh school board has given their superintendent two days to consider taking paid leave while they investigate how he handled reports of inappropriate sexual relationships between teachers and students....
Pennsylvania county jail kept inmate 17 months too long
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Officials at a county jail in Pennsylvania say they mistakenly kept an inmate locked up 17 months longer than the prisoner should have been....
Pennsylvania 'street singer' pleads to disorderly conduct
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A man known to police for singing the Beach Boys' song "Barbara Ann" loudly as he walks through an eastern Pennsylvania city has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for two other alleged instances of nuisance behavior....
10 hurts when van carrying Amish, car crash in Pennsylvania
BART, Pa. (AP) -- Ten people have been injured after a van carrying Amish people collided with a car in south-central Pennsylvania....
Feds: Pennsylvania couple had illegal fireworks after blast
CENTRE HALL, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania couple whose home was rocked by an explosion a week ago has been indicted on federal charges that they dealt in commercial grade fireworks - and tried to make them more powerful - without proper licensing....
Officer Edward Nero the Baltimore cop who failed to buckle Freddie Gray into a seat belt before his 2015 spinal injury death was found not guilty of assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment, circuit judge Barry Williams ruled Monday. Nero, one of six officers charged in Gray's death, opted for a bench trial rather than a jury trial. Baltimore's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake calling for patience and calm saying "police officers must be afforded the same justice system as every other citizen in this city, state and country."
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