Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard's 2 feet of snow
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow....
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Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage....
Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war....
North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday....
Penn State president: Freeh acted like prosecutor in review
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky as "not useful to make decisions."...
DNC visits Philadelphia as decision on 2016 convention nears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A delegation from the Democratic National Committee visited Philadelphia on Wednesday as it nears a decision on which city should host its 2016 convention....
AP NewsBreak: Wolf to restore ban on new gas drilling leases
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said Wednesday....
W.Va. lawmakers pass bill allowing well pad permit transfers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer oil and natural gas horizontal drilling well permits....
Former state senator named Pa. Turnpike Commission chairman
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former state senator from western Pennsylvania is the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission....
Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs....
Defense: Bar animal cruelty conviction in homicide case
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Attorneys for a woman charged in the northeastern Pennsylvania shooting deaths of a father and son are asking a judge to bar prosecutors from mentioning her animal cruelty conviction....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
House committee passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A bill banning a key exfoliation ingredient in popular cosmetic products passed through an Indiana House committee Wednesday, adding to an effort gaining momentum in other states to protect the Great Lakes....
Fight between cities, nonprofits flares in Pa. Senate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican efforts to put Pennsylvania state lawmakers back in control of granting tax-exempt status to charities is meeting more resistance....
The Republic majority in the state senate is suing democratic Governor Tom Wolf over the firing of his predecessor's appointee as head of the state office of open records. Republicans say former governor Tom Corbett's appointee is entitled to serve a full 6-year term and that the state legislature insulated that position from removal. Governor Wolf says Corbett's 11th hour appointment lacks transparency.
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