Obama to address drones, Gitmo in security speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is set to at least partially lift the veil of secrecy surrounding U.S.-directed drone strikes around the world, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing threat to American security....
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Pakistan arrested American who was killed by drone
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- An American citizen killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in 2011 was arrested by Pakistani authorities three years earlier but escaped after being released on bail, officials said Thursday....
UK soldier slaying suspects had been investigated
LONDON (AP) -- Two men accused of butchering a British soldier had been investigated previously by security services, a British official said Thursday, as investigators searched several locations and tried to determine whether the men were part of a wider plot to instill terror on the streets of London....
Czech police seek US man suspected of 4 murders
BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) -- An American man suspected of killing four people is on the run in the Czech Republic and likely armed, officials said Thursday....
Publisher releasing newly found Pearl S. Buck book
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A publisher is planning to release a newly discovered novel by the late Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck....
State police: Ex-Pa. judge stole coke from cases
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pennsylvania State Police have charged a western Pennsylvania judge with stealing cocaine from evidence in cases before him before he abruptly resigned last year....
US mayors group holds technology summit in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is holding a summit in Philadelphia on technology and innovation....
Cent. Pa. students try to hopscotch to record
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Students at a central Pennsylvania elementary school slated to close hope they can hopscotch their way into the Guinness Book of World Records before the school's doors are shut for good....
Pa. teacher cleared in fondling, faces second case
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A suspended northwestern Pennsylvania high school teacher has been acquitted on charges that he fondled a then-12-year-old boy during a Christmas visit which the teacher, and several defense witnesses, testified never occurred....
Allentown fire crews find body in burned apartment
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters responding to an apartment blaze in Allentown have discovered a man's body in a top-floor unit....
Cops probe link between Pa. heist, school threats
BENTLEYVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police and the FBI are investigating whether two high school bomb threats were phoned in to divert authorities from a southwestern Pennsylvania bank robbery that occurred about the same time....
5 things to know for Thursday in Pa. news
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday....
Fla. Man killed in NJ crash
PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A Florida man died and his wife was critically injured after their vehicle was struck by a dump truck in New Jersey....
Pa. couple face charges in stabbings over 'Idol'
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A couple face charges after police in York County say they stabbed each other during an argument over which contestant should win `American Idol.'...
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Local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America are deciding this week whether to change their long-standing ban on openly gay boys belonging to the organization. The Boy Scouts would keep their ban on gay adult leaders. Some conservatives have denounced the plan, saying the Scouts' tradition would be undermined by the presence of openly gay youth.
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