16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."...
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China, Japan foreign ministers meet to smooth tense ties
BEIJING (AP) -- China portrayed the visit Saturday by the Japanese foreign minister as an act of outreach to an angry Beijing, as the two sides try to repair relations bedeviled by disputes over territory, history and competition for influence in East Asia....
Irish leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's age-old political enemies struck a historic deal Friday night to create a fragile new government following an inconclusive election and two months of deadlock....
Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."...
The Latest: Firm says pipeline in fire was fine in 2012
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania (all times local):...
Ex-sergeant jailed over locked computer in child-porn probe
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police sergeant has spent seven months in solitary confinement after being held in contempt for failing to unlock his computers in a child-porn investigation....
Dismissal of charges against ex-Penn St. officials to stand
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors said Friday they will not appeal a ruling that threw out some of the most serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal....
Funeral arrangements set for former police chief Williams
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Funeral arrangements are set for former Philadelphia and Los Angeles police chief Willie L. Williams....
Pennsylvania probes possible link between quakes,
Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations by an oil and gas company....
Ex-Rendell aide pleading guilty in FBI campaign cash sting
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A onetime chief of staff to ex-Gov. Ed Rendell agreed in a court document filed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for pocketing thousands of dollars in supposed campaign contributions from a fake company set up by the FBI to investigate public corruption in the state....
Expert: Freshman died of nosebleed, not attack by boyfriend
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A defense expert says a Pennsylvania college freshman who prosecutors say was beaten and strangled by her boyfriend in her dorm room actually died from a "massive nosebleed" caused by a previous fracture of her eye socket....
FAA: Smoke in jet cabin, cockpit leads to emergency landing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal safety investigators say a regional jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after smoke was reported in the cabin and the cockpit....
Police: Boy, 13, in custody after taking gun into school
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has been taken into custody after police say he took a loaded gun into a western Pennsylvania school....
Ex-priest gets 20-40 years in prison for sexual assault
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- Victims confronted a former Roman Catholic priest in court Friday as he was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing students at a Michigan high school in the 1980s....
John Boehner, ex-House Speaker from Ohio, left no doubt he's not a fan of fellow Republican Texas senator Ted Cruz, calling him "Lucifer in the flesh…having never worked with a more miserable S.O.B. in my life saying I'd vote for Trump in a general election, but not Cruz. Mr. Cruz replied that he's met him but two or three times and his comments reveal everything that's wrong with Washington, and if you think John Boehner is the kind of leader you want running the Republican party, then Donald Trump is your guy."
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