2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself
NEW YORK (AP) -- The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner....
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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war....
Obama says US can influence new generation in Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. a chance to influence events at an important moment of change for the communist nation, and he brushed off critics who accuse him of kowtowing to dictators....
Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground
RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) -- As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run."...
4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two....
Philly police commissioner concerned after 2 NYC cops killed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is calling on his officers to be careful and alert following the fatal shooting of two New York City officers and says he's concerned about the current environment for police....
New lawmakers bring fresh eyes to Pa.'s problems
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Twenty-eight are Republicans, five are Democrats. Six are women. And once they're sworn in next month, all of them will get a vote in the Pennsylvania Legislature....
Man involved in crash that killed officer dies
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities say a man involved in a crash that killed a western Pennsylvania police officer almost a week ago has died....
Man gets 3 1/2 to 10 years in stabbing death of friend
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to 10 years in prison for the murder of a friend that authorities said was committed while the defendant was under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms....
Trial ordered for woman in mother's shooting death
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of her 71-year-old mother last month....
Man gets life on sex trafficking convictions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A southeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in federal prison on a conviction of trafficking women and a minor for prostitution....
Man dies in apartment fire; cause of blaze sought
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a man who died following a fire at a western Pennsylvania apartment complex....
According to results of a national poll by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute and Trib Total Media, nearly half of Americans support a ban on youth playing contact football prior to entering high school. In addition to encouraging children to ban football prior to high school and middle school, nearly 47-percent of respondents would be very or somewhat likely to encourage their own child or another child to avoid playing contact football altogether.
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