Fractured GOP shows no immediate signs of mending itself
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A fractured Republican party showed few signs of mending itself Friday, after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus declared his support for Donald Trump and Trump bashed House Speaker Paul Ryan for not falling in line....
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At congress, North Korean leader hails nuclear progress
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed his country's recent nuclear test to uproarious applause as he convened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, an event intended to showcase the North's stability and unity in the face of tough international sanctions and deepening isolation....
Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, through the community to safe areas south of the Canadian oil sands capital...
Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp
BEIRUT (AP) -- Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as activists said a coalition of rebels and militants, including Syria's al-Qaida branch, seized a strategic village from pro-government forces near the contested city of Aleppo....
Paterno's son calls 1976 allegation about father 'bunk'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Paterno's son said Friday that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk."...
DA: Aunt, uncle killed boy; parents held on related charges
RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) -- The aunt and uncle of a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy found beaten to death in their squalid apartment have been charged with killing him, while his parents - who left the boy in their care two months before - face charges they contributed to his death....
US attorney: 2 Belarusians took in $1.35M from phishing scam
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Federal authorities in Pittsburgh say two men have been charged by authorities in Belarus with receiving $1.35 million stolen in a phishing scheme from the bank account of a Pennsylvania oil and gas drilling company....
Police: Pennsylvania man killed man who insulted his brother
ARCADIA, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a western Pennsylvania man shot another man in his sleep, apparently because the victim repeatedly insulted the suspect's brother....
Retaining wall, parking lot collapse onto businesses below
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A concrete retaining wall supporting a surface parking lot collapsed in Pennsylvania onto two businesses below, authorities said....
Turbulence injures 7 on Pittsburgh-bound jet from Punta Cana
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-bound flight from Punta Cana had to be diverted to Florida after four crew members and three passengers were injured from unexpected turbulence....
Police: Student sold LSD from East Stroudsburg U. dorm room
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a student has confessed to buying LSD from a secretive site on the internet then selling the drugs from his East Stroudsburg University dorm room....
Judge tells Philly Gas Works to stop targeting landlords
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge has told Philadelphia Gas Works to stop targeting landlords whose tenants don't pay their utility bills....
Car crashes into parked vehicles, 3 killed in resulting fire
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a car crashed into three parked vehicles and burst into flames, killing three people inside in eastern Pennsylvania....
Green, oily substance spotted on Philly's Schuylkill River
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Emergency crews found a green, oily sheen on the Schuylkill (SKOOL'-kil) River in Philadelphia, the second time this week there appears to have been some kind of spill into the river....
Pittsburgh City Council is considering banning the use of wild animals in performances, outlawing Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey and the Shrine Circus from appearing in town after 2016. Council President Bruce Kraus proposal prohibits the performance of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement…to protect them from cruel and inhumane treatment. Educational, research, rehabilitative venues such as the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, The National Aviary and the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center would be excluded.
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