'Number of fatalities' in Texas balloon crash; toll unclear
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) -- A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, causing what authorities described as a "significant loss of life."...
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Pope urges clergy to go into the world, tend to the needy
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis encouraged Catholic priests and nuns to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy as he celebrated a Mass on Saturday in a Polish church dedicated to St. John Paul II, the Polish pontiff whose staunch defense of workers' rights in the 1970s and '80s challenged his nation's then-Communist rulers....
Putin tests West's sanctions resolve on visit to Slovenia
VRSIC, Slovenia (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a conciliatory tone Saturday on a visit to Slovenia, shaking hands and honoring dead soldiers as he tested Western resolve in maintaining crippling sanctions against the Kremlin for its role in Ukraine....
45-foot ship to tell story of the American Revolution
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Visitors to the birthplace of America can soon climb aboard a life-size Revolutionary era privateer ship in the heart of the city's historic district, while staying firmly planted on land....
Mayor says DNC showcased Philadelphians as fun and friendly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's mayor says the Democratic National Convention allowed the city to showcase its fun and friendly side....
Convention over, Clinton faces hacking, Trump criticism
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Giddy if exhausted, Hillary Clinton embarked on a post-convention Rust Belt bus tour just hours after becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. The celebratory mood quickly evaporated amid fresh revelations that hackers had breached a program used by her campaign and Republican nominee Donald Trump promised to sharpen his barbs....
2 charged in shots fired at central Pennsylvania officers
COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) -- Two suspects face multiple charges of attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer in connection with shots fired - some of them at officers - in central Pennsylvania, authorities said....
Teen ordered to trial in woman's stabbing death in alley
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A teenager has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbing death of a woman in a northeastern Pennsylvania alley....
Death of man, 72, attacked near home ruled homicide
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say the death of a man attacked a few blocks away from his western Pennsylvania home has been ruled a homicide....
Fire crews called to old Pittsburgh Macy's building
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Firefighters in western Pennsylvania have been called to a blaze reported at the former Macy's building in downtown Pittsburgh....
Kane to decide at trial whether to testify in own defense
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says she'll decide at her own criminal trial next month whether to testify in her own defense....
State pact with Hershey Trust would limit member pay, terms
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State regulators and a $12 billion trust established by the founder of chocolate maker Hershey to educate poor children have announced a deal to revamp the trust's board and change its operating rules following reports about its lavish spending....
States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz had just finished walking in a July 4th parade when her assistant told her a central Illinois man had been arrested on suspicion of burning an American flag....
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