Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press....
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Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle....
AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say....
Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries
TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured at least 30 people, officials said....
Top Pa. officials' salaries grow with inflation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost two dozen legislators and a Supreme Court justice their seats....
Cops: Philadelphia officer hit by fleeing vehicle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a Philadelphia officer responding to a report of a person with a gun has been hit by a vehicle....
City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly....
Plans to sell closed western Pa. prison hit snag
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Plans to sell off a closed state prison near Altoona are running into difficulty over the sales price and other issues....
Illini field goal sinks Penn State, 16-14
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Late in the fourth quarter Saturday, Illinois kicker David Reisner lined up for a 50-yard field goal and watched as a hard wind pushed it wide left of the target....
Western Pa. drivers hit by icy conditions
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Freezing rain in western Pennsylvania is creating headaches for drivers and business for tow trucks and body shops....
Sites face uncertain future after casino decision
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The future of two valuable properties in Philadelphia is unclear after they weren't selected for a casino license....
Children removed from filthy West York apartments
WEST YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Police in West York say two adults face charges and three others were taken into custody after they found two apartments where seven children lived in unsafe, filthy and unsanitary conditions....
Army officer convicted of sex trafficking in Texas
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- An Army officer from New Hampshire has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor while on temporary duty last year in Texas....
The city Parking Authority, at a cost of $350,000, will waive parking fees at 11 garages on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and on Saturdays until Christmas in an attempt to attract shoppers. Next week City Council will vote on extending the free parking to street meters.
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