Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found....
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Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An al-Qaida splinter group has kidnapped a French citizen and announced on Monday that it will execute him unless France ends its participation in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq....
Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists....
Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday....
Private team to replace 558 state bridges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is poised to pick a team from the private sector that will replace hundreds of deficient state bridges....
New Pittsburgh mayor's budget includes tax hike
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's first proposed budget includes a half-mill property tax increase that will cost homeowners about $40 for each $100,000 their property is worth. That factors in discounts including homestead exemptions....
Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- The survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks 10 days ago will be caught, Gov. Tom Corbett vowed Monday as a police official said authorities believe they are hot on his trail....
DA to seek death penalty in pregnant woman's death
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor will pursue the death penalty against a western Pennsylvania man jailed on charges that he killed his pregnant girlfriend and her baby....
Chief supports charges over gay couple's injuries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey believes that at least some people should be charged in a high-profile altercation that left two gay men injured....
Engineers call for national approach to flooding
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy....
Ex-investigator sues Human Relations Commission
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former investigator has sued the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, saying she was forced to quit the agency because of harassment and the failure to accommodate her health issues....
Explosion at steel plant kills 1, injures 2 others
FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say an explosion at a U.S. Steel plant near Birmingham killed one worker and severely injured two others....
New Jersey firm moving to Philadelphia
MARLTON, N.J. (AP) -- A southern New Jersey firm that manages construction projects around the world is planning to move its headquarters to Philadelphia in the latest move in a battle between New Jersey and Pennsylvania for businesses....
Investor sues over Education Management stock drop
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An investor has filed a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status against Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. seeking to recoup losses resulting from the for-profit college company's ongoing run-ins with federal regulators....
A new bill being proposed in Harrisburg would allow teachers and employees in public schools in Pennsylvania to carry guns. Senator Donald White, the author of the bill, told the Senate Education Committee that the bill is meant to settle the minds of those worried about school shootings. The measure would authorize school boards to permit administrators and staff to arm themselves as long as they are properly licensed and trained to carry a concealed weapon.
Do you agree with the Nigerian human rights lawyer who says terrorism has spread because the Obama Administration has downplayed religion in its foreign policy?