$2B in Okla. tornado damage means hard recovery
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- All that is left of Shayne Patterson's three-bedroom home is the tiny area where his wife hunkered down under a mattress to protect their three children when a tornado packing winds of at least 200 mph slammed through his neighborhood....
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Q&A: What is known about London attack
A look at the key known facts about the Wednesday attack in south London, when two men hacked another to death near military barracks....
Building materials blamed in Bangladesh disaster
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A government investigation found that "extremely" poor quality construction materials and a series of violations caused the collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh that has been called the worst garment-industry disaster in history, the committee head said Thursday....
Restaurant torched in 4th night of Sweden riots
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Groups of youth have burnt down a restaurant, torched more than 30 cars and injured three police in a fourth night of riots in suburbs of the Swedish capital that started following a fatal police shooting....
For Philadelphia bicyclist, a cat is his co-pilot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot....
Faith healers charged with murder after 2nd death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine and who were on probation in their son's pneumonia death were charged with murder Wednesday after a second young child died under what a prosecutor called "eerily similar" circumstances....
Pa. Constitution Center to display Bill of Rights
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- One of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights that may have been pilfered from Pennsylvania in the late 1800s will be on display in Philadelphia for three years, beginning with the 225th anniversary next year of the drafting of the country's highest ideals....
Corbett says distribution center will bring jobs
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett says American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is planning a $160 million-plus distribution center near Hazleton that is projected to generate nearly 400 jobs....
Pa. control may limit Harrisburg election's impact
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's debt-laden capital city will have a new mayor next year, but he could have little role in sorting out the pressing financial problems that dragged Harrisburg to the brink of bankruptcy after an unprecedented takeover by the state....
Pa. auditor general gives layoff notices to 67
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Dozens of employees of the Pennsylvania auditor general's office are in line to be laid off because of budget cuts....
Man fatally shot outside Philly water ice shop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police have identified a man shot and killed outside a northwest Philadelphia water ice shop....
Philly police shoot, kill 2 suspects after chases
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say officers shot and killed two armed suspects in Philadelphia after pursuits in different parts of the city....
Corbett says Latino comment taken out of context
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett defended a comment he made last week that he had no Latinos on his staff, saying Wednesday that it had been taken out of context to hurt him politically....
Ex-PSU prez seeks dismissal of criminal charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has asked a county judge to throw out charges accusing him of helping cover up abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky....
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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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