In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska....
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UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria "destroyed"
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A satellite image on Monday shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said. The image was taken a day after a massive explosion was set off near the 2,000-year-old temple in the city occupied by Islamic State militants....
Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded....
Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar....
Papal welcome at US seminary expected to be rowdy, reverent
The last time a pope visited the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary just outside Philadelphia, he got a rousing, even rowdy, rock star welcome. "Viva! Viva Papa!" the seminarians shouted....
3,000 Philly Naked Bike Riders photo-bomb wedding shoot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Here comes the bride all dressed in white. And, don't look now, but here come thousands of bicyclists not dressed in anything....
Kane, supporters mobilizing against effort to force her out
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane has retained a lawyer to look into disciplinary matters for her, the lawyer said Monday as her supporters mobilized against perceived efforts to force her out of office as she fights criminal charges....
Feds charge liquor board ex-official with taking kickbacks
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man who once played a major role in deciding what showed up on the shelves of Pennsylvania's state-owned system of liquor stores plans to plead guilty to a criminal charge for taking cash and gifts from suppliers, federal prosecutors said Monday....
New trial slated for man in 1995 deaths of 3 firefighters
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided against hearing an appeal of a lower court's decision to grant a new trial to a man in the deaths of three Pittsburgh firefighters two decades ago....
Police: 18-year-old shocked, arrested after 100 mph chase
MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old Pennsylvania man has been shocked with a stun gun and arrested after a weekend police chase that authorities say reached 100 mph....
Man sentenced to 2 life terms in slayings of father, son
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole after pleading guilty but mentally ill in the shotgun slayings of a father and his stepson last year....
Man charged with homicide in woman's stabbing death
NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been charged with criminal homicide in the stabbing death of a woman after an altercation in a western Pennsylvania apartment....
Police: Woman dies in shooting during domestic dispute
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a woman died in a shooting that police say stemmed from a domestic dispute with her husband....
Tebow getting biggest chance with Eagles in last exhibition
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tim Tebow is getting his last chance this offseason to prove he should stay with the Eagles as their third-string quarterback....
Ohio Republican lawmakers are upset with President Obama's plan to formally rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley, to "Denali" during his trip to Alaska this week. Denali is the Native American name for the peak. Alaska has a longstanding petition to rename the mountain to Denali. It's been called Mt McKinley after the nation's 25th President for over 100 years. Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs calls the move a political stunt that is insulting to all Ohioans. McKinley never visited Alaska.
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