More than 300 at wake for 2 nuns killed in Mississippi
DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- More than 300 people came to a small church Sunday evening to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home, even though more than half had to watch the service called vigil for the deceased on a monitor outside....
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Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy....
Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns
BEIRUT (AP) -- Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River....
Pirelli's starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin
Toddler struck by SUV, killed in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A toddler has been struck by an SUV and killed in Philadelphia....
A look at Penn State scandal legal fallout after 5 years
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's been nearly five years since retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, and earlier this month he testified as he seeks to have his 45-count criminal conviction overturned. The scandal has produced new state laws regarding child abuse, millions in civil settlements to his victims and significant changes to Penn State's policies and procedures....
Ohio chief justice on court impacts, roles in drug epidemic
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The chief justice of Ohio's supreme court helped bring together experts and officials from nine states in a regional judicial summit on the opioid drug epidemic, even as an overdose surge sweeping nearby streets showed dramatically the scope of the problem....
Woman ordered to trial in boyfriend's beating death
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the beating death of her boyfriend....
Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....
Bald eagle crippled by leg trap in Pennsylvania recovering
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- A young bald eagle crippled by a leg trap in central Pennsylvania is recovering in a wildlife rehabilitation center but is unlikely to be returned to the wild, officials said....
Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child....
Judge sent to prison despite cancer treatments
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A former suburban Philadelphia judge has been sent to prison, ending her efforts to avoid incarceration while she is treated for breast cancer....
Body found in trunk of burning car identified
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say the body of a man found in the trunk of a burning car in a Pittsburgh suburb last spring has been identified....
Owner: Pig found after 6 weeks in 'pretty good' condition
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal says the pig is in "pretty good" condition after being missing for six weeks....
On Thursday a group of atheists filed a lawsuit in Harrisburg's federal court in an attempt to modify the prayer protocol at Pennsylvania's House of Representatives saying officials rejected atheists' requests for an opening invocation. The lawsuit stated "Like theists, atheists are capable of giving inspiring and moving invocations, similar to those given in other communities across the U.S., but with one significant difference - the former believe in God, while the plaintiffs do not."
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