Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines
ATLANTA (AP) -- Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes....
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Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons....
In Iraq's battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don't fully trust....
Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull, pal died
SICULIANA, Sicily (AP) -- A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya recounted Friday how the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck, leaving hundreds of people foundering in the Mediterranean....
Pennsylvania priest on leave after sexual harassment suit
DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) -- A Catholic priest has been placed on leave after a woman sued his diocese, saying she was forced to resign when she complained that the cleric touched himself improperly during work meetings....
Man admits to 2003 killing of ax murderer's 3-year-old son
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A man already serving time in a Pennsylvania prison has pleaded guilty to killing a convicted ax murderer's 3-year-old son in 2003....
Police: Owner killed in shooting at Pittsburgh-area motel
JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Police say the owner of a motel in the Pittsburgh suburbs was fatally shot while working behind the front desk....
Pennsylvania girl, 17, found dead in car on graduation day
LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner and police are trying to figure out how a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl died in a car early on the day she was supposed to graduate from high school....
Child endangerment charges dropped against ex-radio host
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped charges against a former radio host who police say was caring for her infant daughter when she suffered a skull fracture....
Churchgoer charged in Sunday service slaying headed to trial
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia church member has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he shot a fellow churchgoer to death after the victim became verbally disruptive during Sunday services and punched the man in the face....
Uber appeals Pennsylvania utility regulator's $11.4M fine
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ride-hailing company Uber is asking state utility regulators to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they issued against it....
Ex-kitchen supervisor at prison admits to sex with inmate
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A former kitchen supervisor at a Pennsylvania prison has admitted having sex with an inmate inside a produce cooler at the facility....
Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) -- Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract....
Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years
MIAMI (AP) -- U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months....
The DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has long been accused of favoritism by Bernie Sanders supporters, who claimed that her decision to schedule and limit Democratic debates was meant to protect Hillary Clinton,and in recent weeks, been increasingly open in attacking Sanders. Pro-Clinton voices on Capitol Hill are recommending Wasserman Schultz be removed prior to July national convention to avoid the appearance of bias.
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