Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday....
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What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?
NEW YORK (AP) -- What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don't show up?...
Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."...
North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejection and suspicion....
The Capitol's hot topic? How long a budget deal will take
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's the talk of the Capitol: How long will it take for Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature to settle on a budget?...
Police: 3 killed in apparent murder-suicide in York County
WELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a man apparently killed two women in his south-central Pennsylvania home and then killed himself....
Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting animatedly with current students....
Death of man found in suitcase near airport ruled homicide
LIMA, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say the death of a man whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase near Philadelphia International Airport last week has been ruled a homicide....
Man gets life in prison in December 2011 stabbing death
READING, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania man angrily denied having killed his ex-lover's new roommate as he was being sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole....
School van driver killed, students injured in crash with SUV
PENN RUN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a school van driver was killed and several students were injured when the vehicle collided with a sport utility vehicle in western Pennsylvania....
State wins court order in UPMC-Highmark fight over Medicare
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane hailed a court decision Friday that they had sought in a bid to protect Medicare Advantage enrollees caught in the middle of a feud between two western Pennsylvania health care giants....
Policies on transgender admissions at women's colleges
Barnard College's Board of Trustees is expected to vote next week on a formal policy governing admission of transgender students. The vote at the Manhattan campus follows those at a number of women's colleges across the country over the past year. The policies, which all acknowledge changing norms regarding gender, differ in their breadth. Here's a look at some of them:...
Once targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter
Fair-housing advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her teenage daughter, Dani, became deeply depressed. A judge handed them a civil judgment of more than $1.1 million, which they couldn't collect....
Dissent: Book traces 400 years of protest, progress in US
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Most views of American history trace the rise of power and politics....
Former New York Governor George Pataki is the eighth Republican to formally entered the race for President. As governor of New York he served three terms in a heavily Democratic state. Mr Pataki signed some of the strictest gun-control laws in the U.S. outlawing certain semiautomatic weapons and large ammunition clips along with mandatory background checks at gun shows.
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