Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) -- A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago....
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Greece's Tsipras prevails over rebels at party meeting
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to bailout talks and an exit from the euro currency....
Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group's 14-year insurgency....
Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban
Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan....
Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home....
White House nominates 4 for US judgeships in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- President Barack Obama has nominated four veteran judges to serve on the federal bench in Pennsylvania....
Escaped Pennsylvania inmate suspected in killing near jail
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania police are searching for an escaped jail inmate suspected of killing a woman after walking away from a work-release program....
Anchor denies sham Porsche sale; congressman husband charged
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A news anchor said Thursday that authorities have wrongly accused her of a shady Porsche transaction in the indictment of her congressman husband....
New grave marker for Pa. baby who inspired Safe Haven Law
SHAMOKIN DAM, Pa. (AP) -- A new bronze plaque has been installed with the help of dozens of donations seven months after one was stolen from the grave of a Pennsylvania infant who was killed in 2000....
Pittsburgh trying to keep 2 eateries after Macy's closure
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city of Pittsburgh is trying to secure the naming rights of a restaurant and cafe from Macy's in hopes that both will live on after the landmark store is closed....
Lawsuit filed over mass shooting at township building
The widow of one of three people killed in a shooting at a municipal building has filed a federal lawsuit against township officials and a county sheriff, alleging they knew the gunman was mentally unstable and capable of violence but failed to provide security at a township meeting where he opened fire in 2013....
3 plead guilty to charges stemming from 4-state heroin ring
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- Three people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a multistate heroin trafficking operation....
Woman hurt in high-speed chase, crash at federal building
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman is hospitalized after a high-speed chase that ended in a crash outside a Pittsburgh federal building....
Suspect in Cape Cod camp child abuse case withdraws plea
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man charged with sexually abusing three boys at a Christian summer camp on Cape Cod has withdrawn his guilty plea and now faces trial....
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, will be granted parole in November. Pollard, who served 30 years of a life sentence for spying for Israel, will be required to remain in the United States for five years. The Obama Administration has dismissed the notion that Pollard’s release is tied to any other foreign policy issues, including the Iran nuclear deal.
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