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Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom's growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East....
'Georgy Girl' author Margaret Forster, 77, dies of cancer
LONDON (AP) -- Margaret Forster, the author of "Georgy Girl" and more than 20 other novels, has died in London after suffering from cancer in the back and spine. She was 77....
Syria troops make more gains in Aleppo, near Turkish border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian army troops recaptured a new village north of Aleppo Monday, bringing troops and allied militiamen to within a few kilometers of the Turkish border as part of a major Russian-backed offensive in the area, the Syrian government and opposition activists said....
Questions grow in Pennsylvania's confusing budget situation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are returning to the Capitol with growing questions over the state government's increasingly confusing budget situation....
Porn actress drops $500K assault lawsuit against Josh Duggar
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated....
The Latest: Bus crash closes I-95 in Connecticut
BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on the snowstorm that's moving into the Northeast (all times local):...
Woman convicted in group attack on gay men awaits sentence
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A police chief's daughter will be sentenced Monday in an attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation....
Villanova latest No. 1 in AP poll; 6th top team this season
Villanova joined an exclusive club Monday. The Wildcats are now among the 57 schools to have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll....
Pennsylvania facing another round of snow
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pennsylvania is facing another round of snow that could slow traffic across the state....
LeSean McCoy investigated over fight with off-duty cops
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over the alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub....
Detectives: Inmate grabs guard's stun gun and fires, hurts 4
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- Detectives say a Pennsylvania inmate being hauled off to solitary confinement grabbed a guard's stun gun and fired, injuring four correctional officers....
Award-winning prof faces 5 years for child porn, likely more
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An award-winning contemporary literature professor faces at least five years in federal prison when he's sentenced for his massive child pornography collection - and likely more....
No new trial for priest convicted of sex tourism with boys
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge refused to grant a new trial for a Pennsylvania priest who claimed federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his sexual tourism case....
The Obama administration is proposing a $10 per barrel tax on oil companies for the purpose of funding hundreds of billions of dollars worth of alternative transportation efforts, all part of the presidents ambitious climate agenda. The tax proposal, which would be phased in over five years, is described by the administration as a fee. GOP leaders are likely to oppose any new tax on energy companies.
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