Brazil's Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office....
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North Korea denounces UN condemnation, warns US of action
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea has denounced a U.N. Security Council statement condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches, calling it "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and warning that it could precipitate America's "self-destruction."...
Obama to meet with Turkey's Erdogan on Asia trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will meet with the president of Turkey next week when he travels to Asia for meetings with world leaders....
Quake survivors erupt in anger at funeral plan; govt relents
ROME (AP) -- Italian quake survivors rebelled in anger Monday over the government's plan to hold a state funeral for their loved ones in an airport hangar in a distant town, where scores of bodies are being kept in refrigerated trucks, and let them watch it on screens from near their emergency tent camp....
Fire engulfs century-old Presbyterian church; no injuries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A massive fire engulfed a century-old Gothic church that hosted many programs for young children and gay worshipers, but no injuries were reported....
Pennsylvania can do more to end marijuana arrests, Wolf says
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday, yet he remains guarded about the kind of recreational legalization that is in place in several western states....
Mayor: City to take ownership of gate, sensor system
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city will take over inspections and maintenance of a gate and sensor system that failed to keep people off an oft-flooded road during flash flooding, five years after four people were killed in flash floods there, Mayor Bill Peduto announced Monday....
Hearing for brother accused of impersonating twin is delayed
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for the brother of Pennsylvania twins whom welfare caseworkers haven't been able to locate for 10 years has been postponed....
Refugee students win order to let them attend high school
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Refugee students who accused a central Pennsylvania school district of diverting them into an alternative school have won a court ruling allowing them to attend the regular high school....
Foreclosed Pittsburgh Mills mall value drops to $11M
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- A real estate market research firm says a Pittsburgh-area mall that was worth at about $190 million a decade ago is now valued at $11 million....
Ex-Western Michigan football players in court on charges
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Two Western Michigan football players who were kicked off the team after their arrest have appeared in court on armed robbery charges....
Woman charged in 2015 tire-slashing outside DA's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman identified in financial disclosure statements as the girlfriend of Philadelphia's district attorney is accused of slashing tires on two of his security cars outside his home last year....
Police: Car fire suspect yelled at officers to shoot him
WILSON, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania man remains hospitalized two days after police say he yelled at police to shoot him and wouldn't surrender peacefully after he allegedly set fire to a car....
Tax trial set for owner of rink where Penguins practiced
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The owner of a practice rink formerly used by the Pittsburgh Penguins is facing a federal trial on charges he dodged paying more than $1 million in payroll taxes by moving the money through a shell company....
The Fraternal Order of Police is now conducting an online departmental survey about the Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McClay, with an eye toward a "no confidence" vote at its meeting Sept. 15. McClay and the union have clashed over various issues, most recently his address to the Democratic National Convention while in uniform. The chief called the effort "“background noise" and to be expected as he was hired to reform the department by the Mayor.
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