Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks
NEW YORK (AP) -- The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media....
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Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue
NICOLOSI, Sicily (AP) -- Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship, drowning dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe....
Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash
PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday....
Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- More than a month of relentless airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has inflicted painful damage on Shiite rebels in Yemen, but they show little sign of collapse....
GOP seeks end to traditional pensions, employee concessions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican senators want to end Pennsylvania's debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees and require concessions from many current workers to provide immediate taxpayer savings, according to details released Wednesday....
Sandusky appeal seeks to have molestation case thrown out
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky argued in a new appeal Wednesday that pretrial publicity, leaks and unprepared defense lawyers are among the reasons a judge should throw out his child sexual abuse conviction....
Mayor: $10,000 reward offered in shooting that hurt girl, 8
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a $10,000 reward is being offered for information in an apparent road-rage shooting in west Philadelphia that wounded an 8-year-old girl....
Education Management to close 15 Art Institute campuses
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-based for-profit college company has announced plans to close 15 of its Art Institute campuses nationwide, one quarter of the total, over the next two or three years....
New bishop installed in Lexington diocese
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A new bishop has been installed for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington....
Struggling suburban Pittsburgh district outlining its future
WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The head of a struggling suburban Pittsburgh school district is expected to outline its plans for next school year at a community meeting Thursday....
Exterminator goes on trial in Philadelphia doctor's death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A pediatrician researching tuberculosis, HIV and other infectious diseases was strangled by an exterminator after she questioned his work and was then tied up with equestrian gear and set on fire, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements at his murder trial....
Study: Lake Erie would offer plenty of food for Asian carp
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Runaway growth of algae in Lake Erie since the early 2000s has made the shallowest of the Great Lakes even more vulnerable to an invasion by greedy Asian carp, federal scientists said Wednesday....
Winter proves tough on deer, states weigh hunting limits
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Wildlife regulators in states where deer hunting is a way of life and an important tourism draw are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits after a tough winter killed off many of the animals....
Police: HS coach partied with students, gave them alcohol
PALMYRA, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania high school softball coach played drinking games with students, provided them alcohol and belittled those who wouldn't drink, police said in an affidavit....
New research indicates the U.S. birth rate remains at an all-time low. Experts attribute the low birth rate to reduced teen pregnancies, weak economy and women postponing motherhood to establish careers.
From what you know about this group of candidates, who would you most likely vote for...Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina or Senator Bernie Sanders?