Obama: Iran vote most important intl. debate since Iraq war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics....
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Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's efforts to restore national pride and revive the economy after years of unrest....
A look at Egypt's Suez Canal, past and present
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt is to unveil a major expansion of the Suez Canal on Thursday in what the government hopes will be a moment of national pride following years of political unrest....
AP WAS THERE: Egyptian president nationalizes the Suez Canal
CAIRO (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In July 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, marking Egypt's decisive break with its colonial past....
Special elections held in parts of Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The votes are in and newly-elected state representatives are ready to get to work....
Democrat Katie McGinty running for US Senate in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Katie McGinty, the former top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf, said Tuesday she is running for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a 2016 Democratic primary showdown over Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's seat in a state Democrats see as crucial to their goal of recapturing a Senate majority....
American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits....
Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89....
Man convicted, sentenced to life in Craigslist murder case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was killed after answering a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain vehicle....
PennEnvironment threatening ArcelorMittal pollution suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- ArcelorMittal's western Pennsylvania coke plant violated the federal Clean Air Act hundreds of times by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants, an environmental activist group said Tuesday....
More jail time imposed for threatening letter to president
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man serving time in molestation case is now facing 15 more months behind bars for a threatening letter to the president that authorities said was sent to the wrong address....
Investigators probe escape of inmate suspected in killing
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities plan to investigate what led up to the escape of a prison inmate suspected of having strangled an acquaintance while on the run in western Pennsylvania last week....
Choir begins rehearsals for pope's Philadelphia Mass
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Those fretting about how Philadelphia will accommodate huge crowds when Pope Francis visits are now hearing some soothing sounds....
State police nominee: 'Room for improvement' in diversity
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf's new nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday that he sees room for improvement in the diversity of troopers and that better recruiting practices could help....
72-year old Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering jumping into the 2016 race for the democratic nomination for president. Biden would join former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Rhode Island Gov Lincoln Chafee, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Virginia Senator Jim Webb.
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