Top military leader says deal keeps Iran from atomic weapon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's top military leader said Wednesday that the recently signed nuclear deal works to keep Iran from having an atomic weapon, but does not address other concerns about Tehran's malign activities in the region....
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Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years....
Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was "unethical"
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. The head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn't even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone....
Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts....
Pennsylvania US Rep. Fattah indicted in racketeering case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A longtime Philadelphia congressman who was indicted Wednesday paid off a campaign loan with charitable donations and federal grants, funneled campaign money to pay down his son's student loan debt and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a car he never sold, federal prosecutors said....
The Latest: Indicted congressman leaves committee post
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The latest developments surrounding the indictment of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Democrat from Philadelphia (all times local):...
Man gets life plus 16 years in woman's strangulation death
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 16 years in the strangulation death of his girlfriend last year....
Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a surgical team had to amputate his leg when he became pinned underneath a freight train in Philadelphia....
Fire damages room at Penn State engineering building
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State says a late-night fire damaged a classroom and left the building smelling like smoke....
Man found shot on Pittsburgh porch won't cooperate with cops
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a man found shot multiple times on a Pittsburgh porch is refusing to cooperate with investigators....
Heat warning issued for Philadelphia, suburbs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hazy, hot and humid conditions are blanketing Philadelphia and its suburbs....
Cost-cutting, gambling rise boost Mohegan Sun 3Q profit
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- A spike in slot machine and table game use and cost-cutting helped significantly boost third-quarter profit at the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, the parent company reported Wednesday....
Philadelphia museum seeking nominees for award ceremony
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia museum is seeking nominations for its annual Awards of Valor ceremony honoring living police officers, correctional officers and firefighters in the region....
Court upholds reversal of house's tax sale over $6.30 bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court decision reversing the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a $6.30 tax bill....
The Boy Scouts of America announced yesterday an end to its ban on gay scout leaders and employees. The Mormon Church said it is "deeply troubled" by the announcement and said it might leave the organization. LGBT rights groups applauded the decision as a step in the right direction, but say there is still more to be done. The new policy does still allow for church-sponsored units to choose its own leaders, even if they are restricted to heterosexual men.
Should the Justice Department launch a criminal probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for government business?