Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -- The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service....
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Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis' Bosnia visit
ZAVIDOVICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Salem Hajdarovac says he didn't sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honor of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia....
German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) -- How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license....
NEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time
Centrifuges. Sanctions. Nuclear research. Sticking points remain on some of the most basic issues as negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program hit crunch time....
Prosecutors: Ex-drug cops on trial looted millions in cash
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lawyers for six former police officers charged with stealing millions of dollars in cash and drugs while working undercover attacked the Justice Department case Monday as a fable crafted by 19 drug dealers and a dirty colleague....
Michigan entrepreneur claiming idea for Heinz Dip & Squeeze
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Michigan food entrepreneur claims the "Little Dipper" condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop its Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets, which it rolled out in February 2010, lawyers in opening statements told a federal court jury in Pittsburgh on Monday....
Lawyer: Mumia Abu-Jamal hospitalized for unknown reason
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has been hospitalized, but his lawyer says prison officials won't tell him why....
High school students plan walkout over nude photo sharing
LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) -- Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school are planning a walkout after nude photos and videos of female classmates were allegedly shared online....
Tennessee pastor, son who saved 3 boys among Carnegie Heroes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Tennessee pastor and his son are among 20 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission....
1st-degree murder conviction in girlfriend's stabbing death
RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the in the stabbing death of his girlfriend two years ago....
Couple withdraw guilty pleas in elderly woman's death
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man and woman from northeastern Pennsylvania have withdrawn their guilty pleas in the death of an elderly stroke victim in their care....
Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer....
Paterno estate's contract breach lawsuit tossed again
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can't sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a Pennsylvania judge on Monday ruled for a second time....
Man decorating family grave is killed by falling headstone
THROOP, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man decorating a relative's grave for Easter with his wife has been killed after a headstone fell on him....
Harry Reid has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2016, saying that he wants to leave the Senate while he's still going strong. Reid said the timing of his retirement has nothing to do with his recent injuries nor being demoted from majority leader in November. Reid has endorsed New York Senator Chuck Schumer to become the next Democratic leader
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