Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff....
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Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet....
Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday....
Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace....
Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July....
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. He was 89....
States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Sixteen states will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned now that President Barack Obama has presented his final plan to cut emissions from U.S. power plants....
Service for woman killed after inmate escape draws 100
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- A woman killed last week following the escape of a western Pennsylvania prison inmate now charged in her death has been laid to rest....
Lottery starts for regional rail passes for papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An online lottery for special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia has started....
Alpha is latest coal producer to seek bankruptcy protection
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas and stricter pollution regulations....
Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume his leadership position on a powerful congressional committee by year's end....
Pennsylvania resident guilty in Chinese test-taking plot
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Chinese citizen who lives in western Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges she used phony passports to take English-language fluency tests used for college entrance purposes for two other Chinese women, including one now enrolled at Virginia Tech....
Hypothermia, drowning to blame for 2 Maine canoeists' deaths
JONESPORT, Maine (AP) -- The deaths of two canoeists off the coast underscore a deadly fact: The North Atlantic remains cold enough to kill even on a picture-perfect summer evening....
Wolf taps retired state police major to be commissioner
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday nominated a retired state police major to lead the agency two months after the Senate scuttled his first choice for the commissioner's job....
Over the strong objections of various restaurant and small business associations, Pittsburgh city council adopted a requirement that employers with 15 or more workers offer 5 paid sick days. Companies with fewer than 15 employees must offer 3 unpaid sick days after one year. Some warn the city is exceeding its authority and will be sued in court over the mandate.
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